MSI Stealth 14 Studio

MSI Stealth 14 Studio

MSI Stealth 14 Studio

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.8/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.9/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.8/10
BATTERY: Fair6.5/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.5/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 14"

The MSI Stealth 14 Studio is a midrange laptop with a strong combination of storage, memory, and an Intel i7 processor paired with an Nvidia RTX 4060 GPU, ideal for gaming or creative tasks. Its 14-inch IPS display offers a resolution conducive to detail-oriented work, though it does not support touchscreen. It's relatively lightweight and slim, enhancing its portability, but this may impact its battery life, which is average. Equipped with multiple USB-C ports including Thunderbolt 4, an HDMI port, and a backlit keyboard, it caters well to peripheral connectivity and low-light typing. Its high screen refresh rate ensures smooth visuals, beneficial for fast-paced gaming or fluid motion in video playback. Built for performance, this laptop is apt for general use, 3D rendering, and engineering tasks but users should be aware of its balance between portability and battery endurance. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Very good for engineering work
  • Very good overall performance
Cons
  • Only fair battery life
  • Pricier than other options

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D 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.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
The MSI Stealth 14 Studio is good for gaming and 3D thanks to its powerful Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics card, which can handle intensive graphics tasks and run games smoothly. Furthermore, its high screen refresh rate of 165Hz ensures a fluid visual experience, which is particularly important for fast-paced gaming where screen clarity and lack of motion blur are crucial.
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.
Portability:
4.4
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use:
4.3
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
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.
Software Development:
4.2
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.
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.
Battery Life:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Operating Noise:
3.5
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
$1,699
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 9.7'' x 0.75''
Weight
3.75 lbs
Width
12.4"
Depth
9.69"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13620H
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5
RAM Slots
2
Storage
1024 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
5 Hours
Battery Capacity
72 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
165Hz
Display Brightness
300 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.6/10
Portability Score
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7.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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9.5/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
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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Francisco Lahoz | June 2023
"You'll find a versatility in the MSI Stealth 14 Studio that isn’t matched by many content-creator laptops we've tested of late. The small frame allows you to (potentially) work from anywhere with an outlet and, if noise isn’t a concern, run your most demanding of programs, thanks to some powerful hardware inside. The MSI Stealth 14 Studio is an attractive and powerful option if you want a portable laptop to be the center of your content work setup."

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