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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Nitro 16 is more suitable if you prioritize gaming or intensive engineering tasks due to a more powerful GPU, although it is less portable and has a shorter battery life. The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is more portable with a better battery life and is suitable for general use, coming with a touchscreen and more compact design, but it lacks the high performance of the Acer Nitro 16 for demanding applications. Consider the Acer for performance-intensive tasks and gaming, or the MSI for general use, portability, and touch screen needs. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Nitro 16
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Very good overall display quality
  • Very good keyboard
Advantages of the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo
  • Very good portability
  • Very good battery life
  • Very good speakers

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

8.0
Nitro 16
Summit E13 Flip Evo
6.4
9.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.0/10
The Acer Nitro 16 is very good for gaming and AI, while the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is only fair.

Engineering and Design

8.2
Nitro 16
Summit E13 Flip Evo
7.3
8.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
9.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Acer Nitro 16 is very good for engineering and design, while the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is good.

Screen Quality

8.3
Nitro 16
Summit E13 Flip Evo
7.3
16.0in
SIZE
13.4in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
494.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
517.0 nits
The Acer Nitro 16 has a better screen than the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

9.0 Hours
Nitro 16
Summit E13 Flip Evo
11.0 Hours
The Acer Nitro 16 has 9 hours of battery life. The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo has 11 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
Nitro 16
Summit E13 Flip Evo
Very Good
16.0in
SIZE
13.4in
5.9 lbs
WEIGHT
2.9 lbs
1.1in
THICKNESS
0.5in
The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo has very good portability, while the Acer Nitro 16 has only fair portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.8
Nitro 16
Summit E13 Flip Evo
7.6
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
494.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
517.0 nits
9.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
11.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
6.0/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.9/10
The Acer Nitro 16 and MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo are both good for general use.

Content Creation

7.8
Nitro 16
Summit E13 Flip Evo
7.5
8.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Nitro 16 and MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.7
Nitro 16
Summit E13 Flip Evo
7.4
8.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The Acer Nitro 16 and MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo are both good for software development.

Build Quality

7.4
Nitro 16
Summit E13 Flip Evo
7.4
The Acer Nitro 16 and MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo both have good build quality.

Cost

$1,153
Nitro 16
Summit E13 Flip Evo
$1,149
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The Acer Nitro 16 has a price of $1,153 and the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo costs $1,149.

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How the Acer Nitro 16 and the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Nitro 16MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo
Acer Nitro 16MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo

GENERAL

Price
$1,153
$1,149
Release Date
May 1, 2023August 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 11'' x 1.1''11.8'' x 8.8'' x 0.59''
Weight
5.95 lbs2.98 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HSIntel i7-1260P
Graphics
RTX 4070 (140 W)Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours11 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh70 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"13.4"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16001920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
165Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
494 nits517 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.4/10
Portability Score
6.1/108.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
7/106/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
7.5/108/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
31
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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Acer Nitro 16

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Sascha Mölck | June 2023
"Video editing, rendering and, of course, gaming represent the Nitro 16's core competencies with a Ryzen 7 7735HS and GeForce RTX 4070 providing the necessary power. Both chips run at consistently high clock speeds. A fast PCIe 4 SSD (1 TB) provides the required storage space and ensures short loading times. With the Nitro 16 AN16-41, Acer has a well-specced, mid-range gaming laptop in its portfolio."

MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo

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Allen Ngo | April 2021
"MSI wants to prove that it can do more than just gaming laptops and the Summit E13 Flip is a great example of what the manufacturer is capable of especially in terms of aesthetics and performance. Normally for subnotebooks or convertibles, TDP and performance are often below average as makers want to meet slimmer designs and lower weight targets. The Summit manages to outperform others in its size class and category while still looking sleek and portable in the process. If you want a convertible that won't throttle significantly when under load, then this MSI will be one of the better options you can find."

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About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

About MSI

MSI, also known as Micro-Star International, is a Taiwanese technology corporation. MSI is known for their wide range of gaming devices. Their series include the entry-level Cyborg/Thin and Sword/Katana series, the mid-range Bravo/Delta and Crosshair/Pulse series, and their high-end Vector, Raider, Stealth, and Titan GT series. At every performance level, MSI offers a variety of devices with varying balances between performance, battery life, weight, and price, making them a solid option to consider at every price point.

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