MSI Summit E16 Flip

MSI Summit E16 Flip

MSI Summit E16 Flip

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BEST RATING
General Use:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/3D: Good7.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.8/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.6/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.6/10
SIZE: 16"

The MSI Summit E16 Flip is a midrange 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a 16-inch touchscreen that offers flexibility as both a laptop and tablet. This laptop is equipped with a 12th Gen Intel i7 processor, Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti graphics, and ample storage space. It's suitable for general use, 3D applications, and some engineering tasks, with very good performance in general tasks and fair for more intensive tasks like 3D rendering or machine learning. Its screen has very good color coverage, making it suitable for tasks that require accurate color representation. While it has a good port selection, including Thunderbolt 4, and a backlit keyboard, bear in mind that its weight is moderate, which impacts portability slightly, and its battery life is adequate for several hours of typical use. However, if mobility and all-day battery life are crucial for you, you might find this laptop on the heavier side with less battery longevity compared to others. 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
  • 2-in-1 convertible laptop to tablet
  • High screen resolution and pixel density
  • Dedicated Nvidia graphics for performance
  • Good build and input device quality
  • Decent array of ports including Thunderbolt
Cons
  • Average battery life for typical use
  • On the heavier side for portability
  • Fair performance for 3D, machine learning tasks
  • No available RAM slots for upgrade

Ratings by Category

General Use:
4.4
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:
4.4
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 Summit E16 Flip is equipped with a high-performance CPU and a dedicated GPU, which are crucial for the heavy computational tasks encountered in engineering and design. Additionally, its high-quality screen with a wide color coverage and high resolution enhances the visual precision required for such detailed work.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
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.
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, 3D & AI:
4.0
The MSI Summit E16 Flip excels in gaming and 3D applications due to its high-performance Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti graphics card and a high screen refresh rate of 165Hz, which ensures smooth visuals and gameplay. Additionally, the quality IPS display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 contributes to clear and vivid images that enhance the gaming experience.
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
$1,397
Brand
MSI
Release Date
January 01 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 Pro
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.66''
Weight
4.19 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1260P
Overall CPU Score
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7.9/10
Graphics
RTX 3050 Ti (40 W)
Overall GPU Score
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2.9/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
2560 x 1600
General Use Screen Score
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8/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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7.9/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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8.1/10
Diagonal Size
16"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
0
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 hours
Battery Capacity
82 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

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

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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Sascha Mölck | October 2022
"The MSI Summit E16 Flip is a 2-in-1 laptop with pen, 16:10 display, and RTX 3050 Ti. The Summit E16 Flip is a 2-in-1 laptop from the business segment that primarily targets creative users. MSI combines a 16-inch touchscreen in the 16:10 format with a powerful midrange GPU. While the 2-in-1 laptop from MSI isn't meant for everybody, it should definitely attract some followers. The touchscreen display (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) covers the DCI-P3 color space. This is accompanied by stable viewing angles, a good color reproduction, short response times, and a good contrast level."

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