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Updated March 13, 2024·

When choosing between the ASUS ROG Strix G16 and the MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo, consider that the ASUS is designed for gaming and graphically intensive tasks, offering robust performance but at the cost of being heavier and having a shorter battery life, which affects portability and convenience for all-day use. The MSI, on the other hand, is lighter and has a longer battery life, making it better suited for professionals on-the-go who need good performance for productivity applications but might not require the high graphics capability for gaming or intense video editing. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the ASUS ROG Strix G16
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Very good speakers
Advantages of the MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for content creation
  • Very good overall display quality
  • Very good portability

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.9
ROG Strix G16
Prestige 13 AI Evo
6.8
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.2/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G16 is good for gaming and AI, while the MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo is only fair.

Engineering and Design

8.3
ROG Strix G16
Prestige 13 AI Evo
7.7
9.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The ASUS ROG Strix G16 is very good for engineering and design, while the MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo is good.

Screen Quality

7.5
ROG Strix G16
Prestige 13 AI Evo
8.2
16.0in
SIZE
13.0in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
291.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
415.0 nits
The MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo has a better screen than the ASUS ROG Strix G16 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Portability

Fair
ROG Strix G16
Prestige 13 AI Evo
Very Good
16.0in
SIZE
13.0in
5.5 lbs
WEIGHT
3.5 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo has very good portability, while the ASUS ROG Strix G16 has only fair portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.7
ROG Strix G16
Prestige 13 AI Evo
8.0
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
291.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
415.0 nits
9.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
6.4/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.5/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo to be very good for general use, while the ASUS ROG Strix G16 is good.

Content Creation

7.9
ROG Strix G16
Prestige 13 AI Evo
8.1
9.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo to be very good for content creation, while the ASUS ROG Strix G16 is good.

Software Development

7.7
ROG Strix G16
Prestige 13 AI Evo
7.9
9.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo and ASUS ROG Strix G16 are both good for software development.

Battery

9.0 Hours
ROG Strix G16
Prestige 13 AI Evo
8.0 Hours
The ASUS ROG Strix G16 has 9 hours of battery life. The MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo has 8 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

7.8
ROG Strix G16
Prestige 13 AI Evo
7.4
The ASUS ROG Strix G16 and MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo both have good build quality.

Cost

$1,299
ROG Strix G16
Prestige 13 AI Evo
$1,280
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The ASUS ROG Strix G16 has a price of $1,299 and the MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo costs $1,280.

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How the ASUS ROG Strix G16 and the MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS ROG Strix G16MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo
ASUS ROG Strix G16MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo

GENERAL

Price
$1,299
$1,280
Release Date
February 1, 2023February 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
13.9'' x 10.4'' x 1.05''11.8'' x 8.3'' x 0.67''
Weight
5.51 lbs3.53 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13650HXIntel Core Ultra 7 155H
Graphics
RTX 4060 (140 W)Arc 8-Cores
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh73 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"13"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12002880 x 1800
Refresh Rate
165Hz144Hz
Display Brightness
291 nits415 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.8/107.4/10
Portability Score
6.5/108.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
7.3/107.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/107/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
21
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
44

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Marc Herter | March 2023
"With the mobile Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080, the Asus ROG Stix G16 hits the sweet spot between performance and cooling. The G16 also does not have to shy away from direct comparison with its supposedly stronger family member, the ROG Strix Scar 18 with its RTX 4090, as most benchmarks of the two laptops are very close to each other. Moreover, the G16 should be significantly cheaper. Depending on the supplier, the price difference here could be almost US$ 2,000. In the 2023 model series, Asus has significantly leveled out the differences between the two high-end lines."

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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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