MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo

MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo

MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.6/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.3/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.5/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.9/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.5/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.8/10
SIZE: 13.4"

The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is a midrange 2-in-1 convertible laptop that can be used as both a laptop and a tablet, suitable for business and general use with a premium build and an Intel i7 processor coupled with integrated graphics. Adequate for tasks like office work, web browsing, and light photo editing, it offers a compelling touchscreen experience with good color coverage. Its 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage should suffice for everyday multitasking. However, it's not built for intensive gaming or high-end engineering software due to the absence of a dedicated graphics card. Keep in mind its lack of an Ethernet port requires wireless connections or an adapter for wired internet. The device is fairly portable with a reasonable weight, and offers a variety of modern USB-C and Thunderbolt ports for connectivity. It has an above-average battery life, backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and facial recognition for added security and convenience. 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.








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Pros
  • 2-in-1 laptop and tablet design
  • High screen brightness
  • Good color space coverage
  • Multiple USB-C and Thunderbolt ports
  • Quality build and keyboard
Cons
  • Moderate battery life
  • No Ethernet port
  • No hardware ray tracing or DLSS
  • Limited heat management

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.7
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
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.
General Use:
4.2
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.
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.
Content Creation:
4.2
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.
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is suitable for engineering and design work due to its capable Intel i7-1260P CPU alongside the integrated Iris Xe graphics, providing considerable processing power for demanding tasks, and the device's 16GB of RAM facilitates multitasking and complex operations.
Gaming & AI:
3.5
The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo has a decent integrated GPU and a standard screen refresh rate, making it suitable for light gaming and 3D tasks, but it lacks a dedicated gaming-grade GPU and high refresh rate display, which are crucial for more demanding gaming and intense 3D work. Additionally, while it has a capable CPU and good screen quality, these factors do not compensate for the GPU limitations when it comes to serious gaming and complex 3D applications.
Operating Noise:
3.0
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
$1,149
Release Date
August 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
11.8'' x 8.8'' x 0.59''
Weight
2.98 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1260P
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
11 Hours
Battery Capacity
70 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.4"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
517 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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8.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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6/10
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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8/10
Webcam
720p
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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Allen Ngo | April 2021
"MSI wants to prove that it can do more than just gaming laptops and the Summit E13 Flip is a great example of what the manufacturer is capable of especially in terms of aesthetics and performance. Normally for subnotebooks or convertibles, TDP and performance are often below average as makers want to meet slimmer designs and lower weight targets. The Summit manages to outperform others in its size class and category while still looking sleek and portable in the process. If you want a convertible that won't throttle significantly when under load, then this MSI will be one of the better options you can find."

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