Out of the array of gear needed in a corporate executive’s arsenal, there’s one thing that ranks right next to a power suit and smartphone that has taken on even greater importance in the new normal – a good laptop.
Not just any laptop foisted off procurement will do though. If you’re looking to rank up there in the big leagues, rubbing shoulders with captains of industry and heavy hitters alike you’ll need a laptop that not only has the pedigree to mix it with the best but the performance to match which is where the MSI’s new Summit E13 Flip Evo comes into the picture.
Announced earlier at CES 2021, the Summit E13 Flip Evo is MSI’s latest convertible business laptop intended for productivity on the go with no compromises in performance or design. It’s not just about pure specifications though as MSI has added in several innovative features that make the Summit E13 Flip Evo a cut above the rest. Here’s why the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is the preferred choice of professionals…
What is the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo
While MSI is best known for their high-powered gaming and content creator laptops, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo represents one of the first of their growing array of offerings into the demanding realm of laptops for corporate professionals.
Leveraging their mastery of notebook manufacture and design spanning over three decades, MSI sought to create a business laptop with no compromises in performance, security or design.
To achieve that, MSI went back to antiquity to the very fundamentals of contemporary design, all the way back to the core aspect of modern art, architecture and which underlies every aesthetically significant aspect of human endeavour – the Golden Ratio.
What is the Golden Ratio
For the uninitiated, the Golden Ratio is a mathematical ratio approximately equal to 1.618 that is derived from a naturally occurring sequence of numbers found in nature.
When applied to creative design be it art, architecture, painting or music, the Golden Ratio creates visually harmonious designs.
The sum total of that engineering prowess and application of the Golden Ratio is distilled into the Summit E13 Flip Evo.
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo – Four Modes, One Harmonious Design
Utilising the latest manufacturing techniques, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo uses precision CNC-machine milling to craft a strikingly beautiful chassis finished in either an elegant Pure White or Ink Black that is just 14.9mm thick while weighing just 1.35kg, all elegantly contained into the form factor of a 13-inch laptop which makes it extremely portable indeed.
In harmony with the Golden Ratio, MSI has tailored the Summit E13 Flip Evo’s expansive 13.4-inch Full HD touchscreen display to a 16:10 aspect ratio, creating a wide and tall aspect that’s perfectly sized for comfortably reading through emails, documents and more.
This is repeated MSI’s tastefully redesigned logo on the top lid which is embossed and positioned based on the Golden Ratio.
Where craftsmanship meets design is in the subtlest of details in the Summit E13 Flip Evo – it’s hinges. Precision engineered for sturdiness and smoothness akin to the movement of a vintage timepiece, the 360-degree hinges enable you to reposition the touchscreen into any of four modes to meet any possible eventuality with your choice of :
For additional versatility, MSI pen has integrated a Microsoft MPP 2.0 stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, allowing professionals to annotate documents, sketch, draw and allow for additional versatility for modest content creation.
Powerful Performance to Get Down to Business
The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is ideal for discerning professionals seeking a finely tuned blend of performance and design with best-in-class security and reliability.
It packs the most powerful processors currently available in the market today in the form of the 11th Generation Intel Core i7-1185G7 4.8GHz processor at 28W paired with Intel Iris Xe graphics.
Compared to its predecessor, the new 11th Gen Intel core processors are 1.5 times faster while the Iris Xe graphics are capable of up to being 4.5 times faster than the previous generation UHD graphics. To complement this best-in-class setup, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo integrates up to 32GB LPDDR4 RAM and up to a 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD.
To ensure excellent endurance, it integrates a large 70Wh battery which is rated to offer up to 20 hours of battery life before needing a recharge. Add in next-generation WiFi 6e for faster data transfers and you have an immensely powerful and versatile computing platform.
This world-class combination of specifications has ensured that the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is also Intel Evo certified, meaning that it offers blazing fast wake-up times as well as all-day battery life and superior performance for daily computing.
Enterprise Grade Security Features
When you’re working on the move, safety and security for critical data is paramount which is why the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo has robust security on the hardware level and up. The laptop integrates a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 that is able to mitigate tampering to ensure stored data and the laptop remains secure at all times.
The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo also features Windows Hello authentication for secure logins in tandem with an integrated fingerprint reader and an IR camera. For additional privacy, the MSI webcam has a kill switch for additional privacy outside of scheduled video calls.
Where to Buy the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo
The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is will be officially available nationwide in Malaysia and online at MSI’s official online store in the following configuration for RM6,899 and in your choice of Inky Black or Pure White this coming April 2021.
For more details, check out MSI’s official page at https://mystore.msi.com/
|Processor||11th Gen Intel Core i7-1185G7 processor (Tiger Lake)|
|Display||13.4-inch, 16:10 FHD+, 100% sRGB, IPS-Level thin bezels, 500 nits, touchscreen, supports MSI active pen (MPP2.0)|
|Graphics||Intel Iris X graphics|
|Memory||LPDDR4 32GB, onboard with dual channel design|
|Storage||1TB, 1x M.2 2280 SSD (NVMe PCIe Gen4x4)|
|Webcam||IR HD type (30fps@720p) with Ambient Light Sensor & MSI Noise Reduction Cam|
|Communication||Intel WiFi 6E (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.2|
|Keyboard||White backlit keyboard with 1.5mm key travel|
|Security||Stand alone type fingerprint reader (supports Fido 2)
Windows Hello (Finger Print & IR camera), dTPM 2.0, Microsoft MPP 2.0
|I/O Port||2 x Thunderbolt 4 (supports PD 3.0 charging, DPI 1.4a and USB 4.0), 1 x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2, 1 x Type-A USB3.2 Gen 1, 1 x Hidden microSD card reader (2nd storage), 1 Mic-in/Headphone-out combo jack, 1x Webcam lock switch|
|Audio||2 x 2W speaker, Hi-Res audio certified, Nahimic|
|Adaptor/Battery||65W USB-C PD charging, supports Fast Charging/ 4-Cell 70Whr|
|Dimension/Weight||300.2 (W) x 222.25mm (D) x 14.9mm (H) / under 1.35kg|
|Certification||Intel EVO (Project Athena)|