The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is a laptop designed for the business segment. Offering a sleek appearance and of course fast performance, this laptop is sold at a price of 21 million rupiah. For your information, the Summit series is a line of business laptops that also promise enterprise-class security.
Curious as to what the advantages are? Come on , just take a look at our review!
Elegant 2-in-1 laptop
When the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo first came to the test table, we immediately felt it was an elegant and eye-catching laptop. In the Ink Black variant that we reviewed, the combination of black with rose gold accents also creates a quite luxurious impression.
The Summit series itself has always favored premium materials as one of its main selling points. This compact laptop carries an aluminum body with a CNC process which is claimed to have high precision.
Once you touch it, you will immediately realize that the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is a premium class laptop. The dimensions are quite slim and thin (14.9mm only), with a build quality that feels solid and already meets MIL-STD-810G military standards. While the weight is only about 1.35 kg.
Please note, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is a 2-in-1 type laptop. The hinge can be rotated up to 360 degrees, allowing you to use the laptop in different modes, such as a tablet. Even so, we feel when the screen is rotated the hinge feels too light. Maybe it would be better if it was a little stiffer.
A little discussing the keyboard, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo offers a sensation of use that we think is very comfortable for a slim laptop size like this. The distance between the buttons is ideal, the travel distance is good or not too short, and it already has a backlit that can be adjusted for brightness. The touchpad is also spacious and comfortable to use.
In terms of connectivity, on the right side of the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo has an audio combo jack, USB 3.2 Type-C, webcam Lock Switch, and a hidden microSD reader (must be opened with a device such as a SIM-card ejector). While on the left, there is one USB 3.2 Type-A and two USB Type-C which is also a Display Port and Thunderbolt 4 complete with PD Charging support. Interestingly, this is the world’s first business and productivity laptop that is equipped with Wi-Fi 6E.
Overall we really like the exterior of the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo. Everything looks premium, perfect for you business professionals who always pay attention to appearance. One thing that might be a bit lacking is the outside which is a little easy to get dirty by finger marks.
16:10 . touch screen
Called the Golden ratio, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo carries a 16:10 screen. Not 16:9 like laptops in general. The use of the 16:10 screen is not only a matter of aesthetics, but is also designed so that users get a more comfortable visual experience.
MSI calls the touch screen with 100 percent sRGB has thin bezels. But in our opinion, it should be made even thinner. This screen measures 13.4 inches and uses an IPS-Level panel with Full HD resolution only. There are no higher resolution options like 1440p let alone 4K.
For various work needs, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo screen is indeed very good. The aspect ratio of 16:10 is able to present content such as web pages or spreadsheets with more spaciousness. The brightness level is also quite okay, making it ideal for viewing content on the screen when outdoors.
The color rendering of the IPS-Level panel looks rich and vibrant. There does not appear to be a significant loss of quality when viewed from a different angle. Watching content such as movies still feels quite satisfying even though the aspect ratio is not 16:9. Regarding sound, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo already supports Hi-Res Audio and the quality of the internal speakers is quite good.
MSI Pen Support
Equipped with a touch screen, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is also equipped with an MSI Pen to support your various work needs. This stylus carries MPP2.0 technology which is claimed to be able to provide stable performance.
The MSI Pen has 4096 pressure levels. During our testing, we found the MSI Pen to provide a fairly comfortable user experience for purposes such as writing and signing documents. In addition, you can also use the stylus as a presentation remote.
When not in use, you can stick the MSI Pen on the outside of the laptop. You don’t have to worry about this stylus easily falling and being lost because it has a magnetic system to keep it in position. It should be underlined, the MSI Pen uses a battery that can be recharged via the USB Type-C port.
High performance, fast storage
Turning to the performance sector, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is equipped with the latest 11th generation Intel Core i7 processor which is certainly capable of providing fast performance for various needs. While graphics matters are entrusted to Intel Iris Xe (A11MT).
The combination is actually in accordance with the standards of business laptops in the same price class. The RAM used is LPDDR4X (on-board) with a capacity of 16 GB or 32 GB. There is no option to upgrade RAM. While the storage carries NVMe PCIe Gen 4 technology with an M.2 SSD with a capacity of 512 GB or 1 TB.
During testing, we think the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is able to provide super smooth performance. For the needs of heavier work such as video editing is still adequate. In fact, even light gaming is quite fun, as long as it’s not an AAA game that demands super-heavy graphics performance. Naturally, because this is not a gaming laptop. DOTA 2 can still get around 60 fps more at medium settings.
Thumbs up is also worthy of the battery life of the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo. As a support for productivity, this laptop is promised to be able to turn on for almost 20 hours. With our test style always connected to the internet via WiFi, the battery can be up to 12 hours. Still a number that is quite fantastic and certainly suitable for those of you who are always mobile. Charging is also fast, 65W. It only takes about 1 hour 45 minutes to fully charge.
Security system and other interesting features
For those of you businessmen who always prioritize the security sector, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is equipped with a hardware-based security system (TPM 2.0) that offers a high level of data protection. You can store data and passwords with an encrypted key.
In addition, there is also Windows Hello support and a webcam equipped with a physical button to turn it on and off. This webcam is also supported by noise reduction so that the image quality is clearer, especially in poor light conditions. There is also MSI Noise Cancellation with an online algorithm to reduce noise. The ideal combination for those of you who often have online meetings.
Premium business laptop to support productivity
In its price range, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is an attractive option for business people who need a device to work anytime and anywhere. The existence of features such as MSI Pen support, a capable security system, and a long battery life also play a role in supporting productivity.
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is sold with prices starting from Rp. 21,999,000. This laptop is officially available in Indonesia through the official MSI store, both online and offline. The good news is, MSI has a Back To School promo which is also valid until 30 September 2021 with an offer in the form of 500K GoPay for the purchase of the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT-066ID laptop. More detailed information can be accessed via the following link.
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is suitable for:
- Business professional: With its premium design, fast performance, and high-level security system, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is the ideal partner for you to work with.
- Employees who are always on the move : Its long-lasting battery makes this laptop reliable to work anytime and anywhere. The body is also slim and quite light. Convenient for traveling.
- Students/Students: Despite entering the business segment, MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is still ideal for use by students or college students. The combination of hardware and features makes it reliable to do various tasks.
Pros of MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo:
- Luxurious, solid and sleek design
- CPU and GPU performance is quite good in its class
- RAM options up to 32 GB
- 16:10 touch screen with good quality (100 percent sRGB)
- Supported MSI Pen
- Fast PCIe NVMe SSD storage
- Comfortable keyboard for thin laptops
- Has 2 Thunderbolt 4 . ports
- Long battery life
- Charging is quite fast
- Powerful security system
- Already supported Wi-Fi 6E
Disadvantages of MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo:
- It would be more interesting if there was an OLED or 4K option
- The hinge is too light to turn. It might be better if it was made a little stiffer.
- Pretty warm when working hard