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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you need a laptop with a larger screen for gaming and do not mind a heavier device, the ASUS ROG Strix G17 provides robust processing and graphics capabilities with a high-refresh-rate screen, making it better suited for intensive gaming and demanding tasks. However, keep in mind that it is not as portable and has shorter battery life. On the other hand, if portability and longer battery life are more important to you, and you want features like a touchscreen and a more professional look, consider the MSI Summit E16 Flip. It's lighter and slimmer, includes business-oriented features like a fingerprint reader and facial recognition, and still offers decent performance, although not to the same extent as the ASUS for high-end graphics tasks or gaming. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the ASUS ROG Strix G17
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Very good for content creation
  • Best in class speakers
  • Very good keyboard
Advantages of the MSI Summit E16 Flip
  • Good portability
  • Good battery life

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

8.4
ROG Strix G17
Summit E16 Flip
6.8
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.8/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.2/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 is very good for gaming and AI, while the MSI Summit E16 Flip is only fair.

Engineering and Design

8.8
ROG Strix G17
Summit E16 Flip
7.5
9.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.8/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 is very good for engineering and design, while the MSI Summit E16 Flip is good.

Screen Quality

8.4
ROG Strix G17
Summit E16 Flip
8.0
17.3in
SIZE
16.0in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
320.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
294.0 nits
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 has a better screen than the MSI Summit E16 Flip for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, and content creation.

Battery

3.0 Hours
ROG Strix G17
Summit E16 Flip
8.0 Hours
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 has 3 hours of battery life. The MSI Summit E16 Flip has 8 hours of battery life.

Portability

Poor
ROG Strix G17
Summit E16 Flip
Good
17.3in
SIZE
16.0in
6.1 lbs
WEIGHT
4.1 lbs
1.2in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The MSI Summit E16 Flip has good portability, while the ASUS ROG Strix G17 has poor portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.9
ROG Strix G17
Summit E16 Flip
7.9
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
320.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
294.0 nits
3.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
5.6/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.6/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 and MSI Summit E16 Flip are both good for general use.

Content Creation

8.3
ROG Strix G17
Summit E16 Flip
7.9
9.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS ROG Strix G17 to be very good for content creation, while the MSI Summit E16 Flip is good.

Software Development

7.7
ROG Strix G17
Summit E16 Flip
7.6
9.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 and MSI Summit E16 Flip are both good for software development.

Build Quality

7.8
ROG Strix G17
Summit E16 Flip
7.4
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 and MSI Summit E16 Flip both have good build quality.

Cost

$1,399
ROG Strix G17
Summit E16 Flip
$1,397
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The ASUS ROG Strix G17 has a price of $1,399 and the MSI Summit E16 Flip costs $1,397.

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How the ASUS ROG Strix G17 and the MSI Summit E16 Flip compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS ROG Strix G17MSI Summit E16 Flip
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GENERAL

Price
$1,399
$1,397
Release Date
February 1, 2023January 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.6'' x 11.1'' x 1.21''14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.66''
Weight
6.17 lbs4.19 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HXIntel i7-1260P
Graphics
RTX 4060 (140 W)RTX 3050 Ti (40 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
3 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh82 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
240Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
320 nits294 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.8/107.4/10
Portability Score
5.7/107.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
7.3/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.8/107.5/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

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

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ASUS ROG Strix G17

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PCMag

Mark Knapp | October 2023
"The Asus ROG Strix G17 is an attractive but unbalanced gaming laptop. Its potent AMD Ryzen 9 processor excels in 1080p gaming, but playing at 1440p leaves the middling GeForce RTX 4060 GPU shouldering most of the burden. The display is exceptionally colorful, which is handy for content creators, but since this is a gaming laptop it would be better served with improved HDR capabilities. If battery life isn't a priority, the Strix G17 could serve as a designer by day and a gamer by night."

MSI Summit E16 Flip

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NotebookCheck

Sascha Mölck | October 2022
"The MSI Summit E16 Flip is a 2-in-1 laptop with pen, 16:10 display, and RTX 3050 Ti. The Summit E16 Flip is a 2-in-1 laptop from the business segment that primarily targets creative users. MSI combines a 16-inch touchscreen in the 16:10 format with a powerful midrange GPU. While the 2-in-1 laptop from MSI isn't meant for everybody, it should definitely attract some followers. The touchscreen display (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) covers the DCI-P3 color space. This is accompanied by stable viewing angles, a good color reproduction, short response times, and a good contrast level."

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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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