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MSI Summit E15 - A challenger for the Dell XPS 15 and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

MSI Summit E15 review: An advance into the premium business segment
MSI Summit E15 review: An advance into the premium business segment
The Summit E15 is supposed to make life difficult for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme and Dell XPS 15 top dogs. To do this, MSI uses the most current technology: Tiger Lake, Turing, USB 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, and PCI Express 4.
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With the Summit E15, MSI offers a 15.6-inch laptop for the business segment that is supposed to steal customers from the established manufacturers in the business area. Visually, the device makes a good impression. The hardware of the laptop is housed in a slim, black metal case with a few copper-colored accent elements. However, the case lacks some stability, and the lid and particularly the base unit can be warped significantly.

The test unit provided to us is run by a Core i7-1185G7 processor and a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti-Max-Q graphics core. They are accompanied by 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode; max. 64 GB) and a 1-TB NVMe SSD. Thanks to being connected via PCI Express 4, the SSD delivers excellent transfer rates. You could also add a second NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) into the laptop, but the second M.2 slot supports "only" PCI Express 3.

The built-in 80-Wh battery ensures a battery life of 9 to 10 hours in practice. The laptop is charged via a USB Type-C charger that can be connected to either of the two USB-C ports (USB 4/Thunderbolt 4). This means that you can also connect accessories such as a docking station or external GPU to the second USB-C port while the charger is connected. In addition to power delivery, the USB-C ports also support DisplayPort via USB-C. The 15.6-inch laptop offers a total of three video ports (2x DP, 1x HDMI).

While the touchscreen display (FHD, IPS) offers stable viewing angles, a decent color reproduction, good contrast, and decent color space coverage, the maximum brightness turns out too low. Overall, the display of a 2000-Euro laptop (~$2427) should offer more.

You can find additional information and many benchmark results in our MSI Summit E15 review.

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 820 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Mark Riege
Translator: Mark Riege - Translator - 239 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
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Sascha Mölck, 2021-02- 3 (Update: 2021-02-20)