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MSI Summit E15 A11SCST


MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST (Summit E15 Series)
Intel Core i7-1185G7 4 x 3 - 4.8 GHz, 35 W PL2 / Short Burst, 28 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake-UP3
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q - 4 GB VRAM, Core: 1200 MHz, Memory: 1250 MHz, 35 W TDP, GDDR6, Nvidia 461.09 (, Optimus
16 GB 
, DDR4-3200, dual-channel mode, two memory slots (both in use)
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, capacitive, 10 touchpoints, AU Optronics B156HAB03.1, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162, 1024 GB 
, 2x M.2-2280 (1x PCIe 4, 1x PCIe 3), 876 GB free
Realtek ALC298 @ Intel Tiger Point-LP PCH - cAVS
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combined audio port, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.9 x 357 x 234 ( = 0.67 x 14.06 x 9.21 in)
80.25 Wh, 5280 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 15.2 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MS Office 365 (trial), Norton Security (trial), 24 Months Warranty
1.824 kg ( = 64.34 oz / 4.02 pounds), Power Supply: 325 g ( = 11.46 oz / 0.72 pounds)
2000 Euro



Average Score: 71.23% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 85%, features: 62%, display: 80% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the MSI Summit E15 A11SCST

83.7% MSI Summit E15 laptop review: Advance into the premium business segment | Notebookcheck
The Summit E15 is supposed to make life difficult for the established Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme and Dell XPS 15 top dogs. To achieve this, MSI uses the most current technology: Tiger Lake, Turing, USB 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, PCI Express 4. Our test shows, whether this plan succeeds.
MSI Summit E15 (A11x) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/02/2021
MSI Summit E15 (A11x) review – the mountain is high but you have the equipment
Source: Laptop Media English
On its Web page, MSI states that its notebook will last for more than 16 hours on a single charge. Yeah… no. Its large 82Wh battery lasted for 11 hours and a half of Web browsing, and a bit over 10 hours of video playback. Also, we tried gaming on it, but then, it ran out of juice after one hour and 37 minutes.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2021
70% MSI Summit E15 (2021) review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The MSI Summit E15 delivers medium-to-high performance on a range of productivity tasks and its styling complements any office environment. With an 11-gen chipset and 4K display, its utility for creative professionals is especially appealing. However, its battery life is not the best when playing 4K video on high brightness settings.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
MSI Prestige 14 (A11SX) review – GTX 1650 Max-Q on a laptop that weighs 1.29 kg?
Source: Laptop Media English
Today, we had the thinnest and lightest laptop that has a GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics card up to date. Or at least it is a first for us. The Prestige 14 (A11Sx) looks absolutely stunning, especially when it’s dressed in white. In order to accommodate the dedicated GPU, as well as the Core i7-1185G7, MSI decided to lift the backside of the base from the ground. This gives a lot more breathing space for the fan inside. Interestingly, the cooling solution is able to maintain a 35W power limit on this CPU, which is one of the highest out there, pretty much helping it perform significantly better than a Core i5-10300H.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2021
60% MSI Summit E15 laptop review 2021 | Model A11SCS
Source: Bit-Tech English
The MSI Summit E15 A11SCS can be had for $2,899 and comes with a two-year warranty. To be frank, that feels expensive: the laptop promises greatness but doesn't to achieve it. The high-end business laptop market is crowded with great choices – including from MSI's own stable – and we’d choose all of them over this. There's also the mid-range, $1,499 MSI Modern 15 which, at half the price, is not far behind the Summit at all. We much prefer the resplendent MSI Prestige anyway (despite being a 14-inch model) and that's $800 less.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Recensione MSI Summit E15, buona la prima!
Source: Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good hardware; nice autonomy; elegant design. Negative: Poor display; overheats while using; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2021


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops that uses a Turing TU117 chip without raytracing and Tensor cores. Runs at reduced clock speeds compared to a laptop GTX 1650 Ti to achieve a much lower power consumption (35 versus 50 - 80 Watt).

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

i7-1185G7: Tiger Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock around 3 - 4.8 GHz. Produced on the second-gen 10 nm Intel process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.824 kg:

This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).

71.23%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q

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GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10750H

Devices with the same GPU

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GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 14.00", 1.49 kg
HP Envy 14-eb0003ns
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 14.00", 1.49 kg
HP Envy 14-eb0775ng
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 14.00", 1.49 kg
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HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 14.00", 1.63 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI GV15 Thin 11SC-633
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Tiger Lake i5-11400H, 15.60", 1.86 kg
MSI Prestige 14 A12SC-086CA
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Alder Lake-P i7-1280P, 14.00", 1.6 kg
MSI Modern 14 B10RBSW-257XFR
GeForce MX350, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A12UD-093
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i7-1280P, 15.60", 1.76 kg
MSI Modern 14 B11SB, i5-1135G7 MX450
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A11SB-449
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 15.60", 1.65 kg
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-008ES
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Bravo 15 B55DD-005XES
Radeon RX 5500M, Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 5800H, 15.60", 1.96 kg
MSI Modern 15 A11SB-011ES
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 15.60", 1.6 kg
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-009XES
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-014
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 15.60", 1.65 kg
MSI Creator 15 A10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Comet Lake i7-10875H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
MSI Modern 15 A11SB-039RU
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 15.60", 1.6 kg
MSI Modern 14 B10RBSW-064XES
GeForce MX350, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Alpha 15 A3DC-250XES
Radeon RX 5300M, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3550H, 15.60", 0 kg
MSI Modern 14 B10RBSW-063XES
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 0 kg
MSI Modern 14 A10RAS-870XES
GeForce MX330, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 1.2 kg

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MSI Pulse 17 B13VFK
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MSI Cyborg 15 A12VE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i7-13620H, 15.60", 1.98 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2021-02-17 (Update: 2021-02-17)