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MacBook Air 15 (2023)
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a larger screen and longer battery life for activities like writing, web browsing, or watching videos, the Apple MacBook Air 15 is suitable with its fanless design ensuring silent operation. Conversely, if you require more power for multitasking or demanding apps, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo offers a stronger processor, more RAM, and additional storage, yet has a smaller screen and shorter battery life. The MSI also offers flexibility with a touchscreen and is designed for business use. The MacBook Air is typically pricier, while the MSI is somewhat less expensive and aligns better with Windows-based work environments. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023)
  • Best in class overall build quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Best in class keyboard
Advantages of the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo
  • The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo has no clear advantages over the Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023).

Key differences

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Screen Quality

7.8
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
Summit E13 Flip Evo
7.3
15.3in
SIZE
13.4in
2880 x 1864
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
501.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
517.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Air 15 has a better screen than the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo for general use, AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

15.0 Hours
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
Summit E13 Flip Evo
11.0 Hours
The Apple MacBook Air 15 has 15 hours of battery life. The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo has 11 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

10.0
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
Summit E13 Flip Evo
7.4
The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) has best in class build quality, while the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo has good build quality.

Cost

$1,299
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
Summit E13 Flip Evo
$1,149
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The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) has a price of $1,299 and the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo costs $1,149.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.9
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
Summit E13 Flip Evo
7.6
2880 x 1864
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
501.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
517.0 nits
15.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
11.0 Hours
10.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
8.9/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.9/10
The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) and MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.4
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
Summit E13 Flip Evo
6.4
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
2880 x 1864
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.0/10
The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) and MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.3
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
Summit E13 Flip Evo
7.3
6.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) and MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.9
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
Summit E13 Flip Evo
7.5
6.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
2880 x 1864
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) and MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.9
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
Summit E13 Flip Evo
7.4
6.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2880 x 1864
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
10.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) and MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo are both good for software development.

Portability

Very Good
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
Summit E13 Flip Evo
Very Good
15.3in
SIZE
13.4in
3.3 lbs
WEIGHT
2.9 lbs
0.4in
THICKNESS
0.5in
The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) and MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo both have very good portability.
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How the Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) and the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023)MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo
Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023)MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo

GENERAL

Price
$1,299
$1,149
Release Date
June 1, 2023August 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
13.4'' x 9.4'' x 0.45''11.8'' x 8.8'' x 0.59''
Weight
3.3 lbs2.98 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Apple M2Intel i7-1260P
Graphics
M2 (8C) Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
15 Hours11 Hours
Battery Capacity
66.6 Wh70 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.3"13.4"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2880 x 18641920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
501 nits517 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
10/107.4/10
Portability Score
9/108.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
10/106/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
10/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
10/108/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
01
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
13
Thunderbolt Version
34

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Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023)

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Andreas Osthoff | June 2023
"The Apple MacBook Air 15 is boringly good. The new MacBook Air 15 is a very good, but also boring device, because apart from the larger screen and the higher price, there are no differences compared to the smaller MacBook Air M2 from last year. No new processor, no additional ports, just the usual basic hardware - but the overall package is extremely good and it simply works. Above all, the lack of fans is an aspect that should not be underestimated in everyday use. In our opinion, the Air could be a lot better, but Apple goes easy on itself here."

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 Apple

Apple, an American technology company, is one of the world’s largest company in terms of market capitalization. Their MacBook laptops feature a slim, minimalistic design, class-leading battery life, and premium display and speaker quality. In 2020 Apple switched from using Intel processors to their own silicon chips which have excellent performance and efficiency. The macOS operating system is the second most widely used OS, after Windows.

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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