MSI has updated the Summit Series, its high-end business laptops, with a few new features, including being powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel Core Processor. There’s also the Summit E14 Flip Evo, a new 14-inch convertible model that bridges the screen-size gap between the E13 Flip Evo and E16 Flip.
Here’s a quick explainer on MSI’s naming convention before we continue. The number in E13, E14 and E16 refer to the device’s screen sizes, of 13.4 inches, 14 inches and 16 inches respectively. Having a ‘Flip’ in the name means the laptop comes with a touchscreen, and can be converted into tablet mode.
The new E14 Flip Evo has the highest resolution amongst its siblings, at 2880 x 1800. The E13 Flip Evo, E14 Evo and E16 Flip Evo max out at 1920 x 1200, while the E16 Flip goes up to 2560 x 1600. The E16 Flip is also the only model in the series that comes with a discrete graphics card, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU.
Other than the display, the E14 Flip Evo and E14 Evo are largely similar, having the same battery, ports, and dimensions (314mm x 227.5mm x 17.9mm). They both come with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB NVMe SSD, and weigh in at just 1.6kg.
These new Summit models also come with Tobii Aware, a head-tracking technology that locks the device if the laptop owner is not nearby or blurs the screen if a stranger walks behind the user. This form of security software gives users some added peace of mind when dealing with sensitive information, especially when working at an unsecured location.
The models also support Tile‘s item-finding technology. This is another layer of security for users who misplace their laptops. They can then utilise the free Tile app on smartphones or tablets to locate the missing laptops.
Beyond the Summit Series, MSI has also refreshed its Prestige and Modern lineups, updating to the 12th Gen Intel Processor and coming in new chassis colours.