These are the new MSI notebooks you should keep a lookout for
MSI showcases new of Intel 13th Gen and NVIDIA 40 series notebooks
Note: This feature was first published on 3 March 2023.
The big news from this year’s CES is the launch of Intel’s 13th Gen Core mobile processors and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 40 series mobile GPUs. This naturally means lots of new notebooks coming our way and MSI is perhaps one of the fastest to market with a whole new lineup of models. There are too many to cover here in detail so here are the key models that you should keep an eye out for as they come to market in the coming weeks and months.
Prestige 13 Evo
The MSI Prestige 13 Evo is the lightest model in the lineup. Thanks to its magnesium-alloy chassis, it’s incredibly light, tipping the scales at a mere 990g. It has a 13.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display and can be equipped with up to a Core i7-1360P processor. Connectivity is good despite a thickness of a mere 16.9mm. It has two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB-A USB 3.2 port, a full-size HDMI 2.1 port, and a microSD card reader. Curiously, it also has a DC-in jack if you want to use the barrel plug to charge it.
It will be available around late March to early April and prices will start at S$2,399.
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Summit E13 Flip Evo
This is MSI’s flagship convertible notebook. It has a 13.4-inch FHD+ IPS LCD touchscreen display and can be equipped with up to a 13th Gen Core i7 processor. It’s just 14.9mm thick and weighs only 1.35kg, which is quite remarkable for a convertible notebook. It supports MSI Pen, making it a great device for note-taking or light creative work. Again, despite its slim dimensions, connectivity is good. It has two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB-A USB 3.2 port, a full-size HDMI 2.1 port, and a microSD card reader. Those concerned about privacy will be happy to know that it has a camera kill switch that disables the FHD webcam.
It will be available around late March to early April and prices will start at S$2,749.
Creator Z16 HX Studio
As you can probably tell from its name, this is a notebook designed for content creators. To start, it has a large 16-inch QHD+ touchscreen display that has a high 120Hz refresh rate and supports 100% of the DCI-P3 colour space. Under the proverbial hood, you’ll find up to a Core i9-13950HX processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics. To keep things cool and ensure the CPU and GPU run at their maximum potential, it has a vapour chamber cooling system. And despite the large size and rather high-end specifications, it remains relatively portable, weighing in at 2.35kg and measuring 18.4mm thick. To cater to creative professionals, it has an SD Express card reader. It also has a single USB-C Thunderbolt 4 port, a USB-A USB 3.2 Gen 2 port, and a full-size HDMI 2.1 port.
It will be available around late March to early April and prices will start at S$4,499.
The Cyborg 15 is an all-new addition to MSI’s lineup of gaming notebooks. It’s an entry-level 15-inch gaming notebook and it’s called “Cyborg” because of design cues like the translucent rim and translucent WASD keycaps. The 15.6-inch display is FHD and has a high refresh rate of 144Hz. Despite its size, it remains quite portable at just under 2kg heavy and 22.9mm thick. Powering the unit is up to a Core i7-13620H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060. Storage comes in the form of a PCIe 4.0 SSD that can deliver speeds of up to 7.88GB/s. As for connectivity, it has a single USB-C USB 3.2 port that can be used to hook up to external displays or external SSDs, two USB-A USB 3.2 ports that can be used for a keyboard and mouse, and a full-size HDMI 2.1 port. Online gamers will probably be happy to find that it has an Ethernet jack. Sadly, there’s no Thunderbolt port.
It will be available around late March to early April and prices will start at S$2,299.
The flagship MSI gaming notebook is the Titan GT77HX. You’ve probably read about it earlier when we put it through its paces here, but I thought I ought to mention it again because of how crazy it is. As our tests have shown, this is one of, if not the fastest gaming notebook money can buy today. That’s mostly thanks to its combination of Core i9-13980HK processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU. It also comes with a whopping 64GB of memory and a fast 4TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. The 17.3-inch display is 4K and has a high 144Hz refresh rate. It is also VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified.
As impressive as its specifications, is its price. The MSI Titan GT77HX should be available around late March to early April and it will be priced at S$9,299.