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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Eluktronics RP-15 offers solid performance for engineering and gaming due to a stronger GPU, but it's less portable with shorter battery life compared to the MSI Summit E16 Flip, which has a 2-in-1 design, better screen for general use with higher resolution and touchscreen features, and longer battery life. The Summit E16 Flip also has a more professional look, which might be preferred for business settings. If budget is a concern and gaming or engineering tasks are a priority, consider the RP-15, but for a versatile, portable laptop with a focus on business and general use, the MSI Summit E16 Flip stands out. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Eluktronics RP-15
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
Advantages of the MSI Summit E16 Flip
  • Good portability

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.9
RP-15
Summit E16 Flip
6.8
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.8/10
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The Eluktronics RP-15 is good for gaming and AI, while the MSI Summit E16 Flip is only fair.

Engineering and Design

8.2
RP-15
Summit E16 Flip
7.5
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.8/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Eluktronics RP-15 is very good for engineering and design, while the MSI Summit E16 Flip is good.

Screen Quality

8.0
RP-15
Summit E16 Flip
8.0
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
350.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
294.0 nits
The Eluktronics RP-15 has a better screen than the MSI Summit E16 Flip for gaming and AI, while the MSI Summit E16 Flip has a better screen for software development.

Battery

6.0 Hours
RP-15
Summit E16 Flip
8.0 Hours
The Eluktronics RP-15 has 6 hours of battery life. The MSI Summit E16 Flip has 8 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
RP-15
Summit E16 Flip
Good
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
4.9 lbs
WEIGHT
4.1 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The MSI Summit E16 Flip has good portability, while the Eluktronics RP-15 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$1,000
RP-15
Summit E16 Flip
$1,397
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The Eluktronics RP-15 has a price of $1,000 and the MSI Summit E16 Flip costs $1,397.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.5
RP-15
Summit E16 Flip
7.9
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
350.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
294.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
6.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.6/10
The MSI Summit E16 Flip and Eluktronics RP-15 are both good for general use.

Content Creation

7.7
RP-15
Summit E16 Flip
7.9
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The MSI Summit E16 Flip and Eluktronics RP-15 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.5
RP-15
Summit E16 Flip
7.6
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The MSI Summit E16 Flip and Eluktronics RP-15 are both good for software development.

Build Quality

7.2
RP-15
Summit E16 Flip
7.4
The MSI Summit E16 Flip and Eluktronics RP-15 both have good build quality.

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How the Eluktronics RP-15 and the MSI Summit E16 Flip compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Eluktronics RP-15MSI Summit E16 Flip

GENERAL

Price
$1,000
$1,397
Release Date
May 1, 2023January 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.7'' x 1.05''14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.66''
Weight
4.97 lbs4.19 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HSIntel 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
6 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
62 Wh82 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 14402560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
165Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
350 nits294 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/107.4/10
Portability Score
6.9/107.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
7/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
7/107.5/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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Eber Anthony | October 2020
"To conclude, I’m genuinely impressed with Eluktronics and what they have been able to deliver with the RP-15. You see this is all about maximizing performance, cooling, and giving users the most flexible I/O, and then wrapping it into a chassis that doesn’t feel super cheap. Let’s also not forget the price point, I think they have really nailed it in that department."

MSI Summit E16 Flip

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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 Eluktronics

Eluktronics is a relatively new American gaming laptop company, founded in 2011. They are a reseller for the Taiwanese brand Clevo, who manufacture laptops exclusively and ship them to resellers like Eluktronics who customize them. Eluktronics laptops generally have great hardware specifications for the money, including the CPU, GPU, and RAM. They also feature a relatively clean design by gaming laptop standards, with few logos and discreet colors.

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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