MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo

MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo

MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.7/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.1/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.5/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: 13"

The MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo is designed for professionals who need a balance between performance and portability. Its sleek design makes it easy to carry around, and it generally offers good battery life, which is beneficial if you're often on the move. It can handle general use and some more demanding applications like photo editing or light video work; however, it may not be the best fit for heavy gaming or advanced engineering software. If you need a machine for such intensive tasks, you might consider a laptop with more powerful graphics capabilities, although it may be heavier and have shorter battery life. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • High performance for demanding tasks
  • Portable and light for travel
  • Good battery life for all-day use
Cons
  • Premium price, more expensive
  • Limited repairability, harder to upgrade
  • Can get hot under heavy load

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.6
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.5
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
General Use:
4.4
The MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo offers a strong CPU and ample RAM, which ensures smooth performance for everyday tasks along with a high-quality screen that's easy on the eyes. Its lightweight design and long-lasting battery life make it highly portable and suited for those on the go, without needing frequent access to a power outlet.
Software Development:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Engineering & Design:
4.3
The MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo boasts a powerful CPU and ample RAM, which are crucial for running complex engineering software efficiently, while its high-quality GPU and screen ensure sharp visuals for design work. Although slightly less important, this laptop also offers good portability and a high-quality keyboard, making it a comfortable choice for professionals who need to work on the go.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.2
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
3.9
The MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo, while having a capable CPU and good screen quality, may not deliver the best gaming and 3D experience due to its graphics card, which isn't as powerful as those found in dedicated gaming laptops, and its standard screen refresh rate, which is lower than the higher rates preferred for smooth gaming visuals. Therefore, while suitable for moderate use, serious gamers or 3D professionals could benefit from a laptop with a stronger GPU and a higher refresh rate display.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,280
Release Date
February 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
11.8'' x 8.3'' x 0.67''
Weight
3.53 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
Graphics
Arc 8-Cores
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
73 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2880 x 1800
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Display Brightness
415 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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8.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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