MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo

MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo

MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.6/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.1/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.6/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.8/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 16"








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Pros
  • High-resolution 16-inch screen
  • 32 GB RAM for multitasking
  • Powerful Intel Core Ultra processor
  • Ample 1024 GB storage
  • Thunderbolt and USB-C support
Cons
  • No touchscreen or high refresh rate
  • Limited battery life
  • On the heavier side for portability
  • No room for additional RAM, storage

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.7
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.7
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:
4.6
The MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo stands out for general use due to its high-performance CPU and abundant RAM which ensure smooth multitasking and quick application response, accompanied by an OLED screen with excellent color representation and sharpness for a superior visual experience. Additionally, its portable design, substantial battery life, backlit keyboard, and built-in fingerprint reader strike an ideal balance for productivity, convenience, and security on the go.
Software Development:
4.6
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:
4.6
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:
4.5
The MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo excels in engineering and design use due to its powerful CPU and GPU combination that can handle demanding applications and multitasking, alongside a substantial amount of RAM for smooth performance. Additionally, its high-resolution OLED screen offers exceptional color accuracy and contrast, which is ideal for detail-oriented tasks such as CAD and graphic design.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
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.
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:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,449
Release Date
December 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10'' x 0.75''
Weight
3.31 lbs
Width
14.11"
Depth
10.02"

INTERNAL

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

BATTERY

Battery Life
12 Hours
Battery Capacity
99.9 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
OLED
Resolution
3840 x 2400
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
362 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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7.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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7/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8.8/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

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

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Mark Anthony Ramirez | December 2023
"The MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo is meant to be a business-focused laptop, but it ends up being the MacBook challenger PC laptop enthusiasts have longed for. Not only can it meet and, in many cases, surpass the M2-powered MacBooks, but it is also surpassing the baseline M3 MacBooks, which is a giant leap forward for Intel-powered laptops. This isn’t hyperbole; this is what the numbers show."

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