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Updated January 12, 2024·

The ASUS ROG Flow X16 offers versatility with its 2-in-1 convertible feature being both a laptop and a tablet, suitable for those who desire flexibility in usage. It houses an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU, which can handle intensive tasks but may fall slightly short for extreme gaming or professional 3D rendering compared to the MSI. With a larger 16-inch display, better battery setup, and a higher weight, it leans towards users who prioritize screen real estate and battery life over portability. The MSI Stealth 14 Studio, on the other hand, is more portable due to its lighter weight and smaller 14-inch screen, making it a better option for on-the-go users. The Intel i7-13620H processor and Nvidia RTX 4060 GPU generally grant better performance in demanding applications and games. However, its smaller battery could mean more frequent charging. Deciding between the two depends on whether you value flexibility and battery life (ASUS) or superior performance and portability (MSI) for a similar cost. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the ASUS ROG Flow X16
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for content creation
  • Very good overall display quality
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Very good keyboard
Advantages of the MSI Stealth 14 Studio
  • The MSI Stealth 14 Studio has no clear advantages over the ASUS ROG Flow X16.

Key differences

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Screen Quality

8.5
ROG Flow X16
Stealth 14 Studio
7.6
16.0in
SIZE
14.0in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
502.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
The ASUS ROG Flow X16 has a better screen than the MSI Stealth 14 Studio for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Build Quality

8.5
ROG Flow X16
Stealth 14 Studio
7.6
The ASUS ROG Flow X16 has very good build quality, while the MSI Stealth 14 Studio has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
ROG Flow X16
Stealth 14 Studio
7.8
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
502.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
5.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
5.0 Hours
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
7.4/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.8/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS ROG Flow X16 to be very good for general use, while the MSI Stealth 14 Studio is good.

Gaming and AI

7.6
ROG Flow X16
Stealth 14 Studio
7.8
7.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.1/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
7.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The MSI Stealth 14 Studio and ASUS ROG Flow X16 are both good for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

8.3
ROG Flow X16
Stealth 14 Studio
8.3
8.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
7.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.1/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The ASUS ROG Flow X16 and MSI Stealth 14 Studio are both very good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.1
ROG Flow X16
Stealth 14 Studio
7.9
8.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS ROG Flow X16 to be very good for content creation, while the MSI Stealth 14 Studio is good.

Software Development

7.7
ROG Flow X16
Stealth 14 Studio
7.4
8.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The ASUS ROG Flow X16 and MSI Stealth 14 Studio are both good for software development.

Battery

5.5 Hours
ROG Flow X16
Stealth 14 Studio
5.0 Hours
The ASUS ROG Flow X16 has 5.5 hours of battery life. The MSI Stealth 14 Studio has 5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
ROG Flow X16
Stealth 14 Studio
Good
16.0in
SIZE
14.0in
4.6 lbs
WEIGHT
3.7 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The MSI Stealth 14 Studio and ASUS ROG Flow X16 both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$1,300
ROG Flow X16
Stealth 14 Studio
$1,250
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$1,200

$1,400

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$1,800

$2,000

The ASUS ROG Flow X16 has a price of $1,300 and the MSI Stealth 14 Studio costs $1,250.

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How the ASUS ROG Flow X16 and the MSI Stealth 14 Studio compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS ROG Flow X16MSI Stealth 14 Studio
ASUS ROG Flow X16MSI Stealth 14 Studio

GENERAL

Price
$1,300
$1,250
Release Date
August 1, 2022February 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.6'' x 0.76''12.4'' x 9.7'' x 0.75''
Weight
4.63 lbs3.75 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HSIntel i7-13620H
Graphics
RTX 3060 (125 W)RTX 4060 (90 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours5 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh72 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16001920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
165Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
502 nits300 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.6/10
Portability Score
7.4/107.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
7/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8.5/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.5/109.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
21
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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ASUS ROG Flow X16

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Christian Hintze | June 2023
"Above all else, the Asus ROG Flow X16 is one thing - versatile! It is a thin, mobile work device, it's a 2-in-1, tablet, a powerful workstation and even a gaming PC. But something even more surprising: It does all of these things really well without making any big blunders. It's anything but a lazy compromise. Because, despite its compact dimensions and 2-in-1 functionality, the hardware isn't throttled and boasts, at least in turbo mode, above-average performance."

MSI Stealth 14 Studio

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Francisco Lahoz | June 2023
"You'll find a versatility in the MSI Stealth 14 Studio that isn’t matched by many content-creator laptops we've tested of late. The small frame allows you to (potentially) work from anywhere with an outlet and, if noise isn’t a concern, run your most demanding of programs, thanks to some powerful hardware inside. The MSI Stealth 14 Studio is an attractive and powerful option if you want a portable laptop to be the center of your content work setup."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

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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