MSI Prestige 14 AI Evo

MSI Prestige 14 AI Evo

MSI Prestige 14 AI Evo

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.6/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.8/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.0/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.5/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: 14"

The MSI Prestige 14 AI Evo offers a balance of performance and portability, making it suitable for professionals who need power for tasks like video editing and multitasking but also value a lightweight design for easy travel. However, while it delivers on computing power, its battery life isn't the longest, so frequent travelers might need to carry a charger for extended work sessions. This model isn't geared towards heavy 3D gaming or high-end machine learning tasks, so those looking for a gaming or specialized engineering laptop might consider other options with dedicated graphics capabilities. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Lightweight and portable design
  • High-resolution display for clear visuals
  • Fast processor for smooth performance
  • Good battery life for all-day use
Cons
  • Higher price point may not fit all budgets
  • Limited ports may require adapters
  • Webcam quality may not be the best
  • Fan noise can be noticeable under 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:
4.4
The MSI Prestige 14 AI Evo offers a strong CPU and ample RAM, providing smooth performance for everyday tasks and multitasking, alongside a high-quality screen that enhances viewing experiences. It's lightweight and has a long battery life, which makes it highly portable and suitable for on-the-go use, without sacrificing the necessary power for general computing needs.
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.4
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.3
The MSI Prestige 14 AI Evo, equipped with a powerful CPU and ample RAM, easily handles demanding engineering software, while its high-quality GPU and screen enhance visual tasks and design work. Despite its robust performance, it maintains a balance with decent portability and a comfortable keyboard, ensuring it's equipped for both power users needing mobility and those doing extended work sessions.
Software Development:
4.3
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.
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 14 AI Evo's GPU isn't on par with those typically found in dedicated gaming laptops, limiting its ability to handle demanding games and rendering tasks efficiently. While its screen quality is decent, the refresh rate doesn't match the higher standards required for optimal gaming and smooth 3D visualization experiences.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,300
Release Date
February 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 7.5'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.7 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
90 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
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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