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MSI Prestige 14 Evo Review Rundown

MSIPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Dual Thunderbolt 4 ports
  • Very thin for its power
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons**
  • Only USB Type-A port

Summary

MSI Prestige 14 Evo is one of the first laptops to house an 11th-gen Intel processor. It is certified to Intel's Project Athena standards, which require laptops to include long battery life, fast charging time, and split second wake time. Still, the laptop doesn't have the longest battery life compared to other laptops in the same class.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

ndtv[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from ndtv have found the following[***]:
MSI Prestige 14 Evo is an interesting showcase of the Evo platform. The 11th Gen Core i7 CPU performed well in a variety of tests. Even light gaming is possible if you lower your settings. My biggest issues are the way the left wrist rest gets warm, and the lack of high-speed Type-A USB ports.
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Pros[**]
  • Good build quality
  • Good battery life
  • Decent performance
Cons[**]
  • No Thunderbolt 3

gizmodo[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following[***]:
MSI's flagship Intel Evo-certified productivity laptop costs $1,200. Battery life, charging speed, USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, design—almost everything. Prestige 14 Evo's strength is not necessarily in 3D rendering or video transcoding. It exports a lot faster in Adobe Premiere Pro than Handbrake.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Long battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Touchpad could be better
  • Touchpad is a little small

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The MSI Prestige 14 Evo is the fastest Intel U-series laptop we've tested. It competes more strongly against AMD's latest offerings than the rest of the class. It does so while providing a reasonable battery life. At $1,199 you're getting a very well-configured laptop with only a slightly flexible display.
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Pros[**]
  • Fastest Intel U-series laptop we’ve tested
  • Stunning OLED display
  • Decent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Display brightness could be better

laptopmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
MSI's Prestige 14 Evo is equipped with Intel's integrated Iris Xe graphics. The ultrabook is certified through Intel's Evo platform, which means it's guaranteed to offer nine hours of battery life. It's on our laptops with the best battery life list, but it's no match for the MacBook Pro.
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Pros[**]
  • Color-accurate display
  • Fast video transcoding
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Dim display
  • Dim display

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 56%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Prestige 14 Evo boasts a very good system performance. The quad-core processor's base clock speed is 3.0 GHz, and up to 4.8 GHz is possible via Turbo Boost. The 512 GB drive from Phison partly leaves the Samsung and Intel SSDs of the competitors behind in the CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD benchmarks.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good battery life
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good system performance
Cons[**]
  • High temperatures under load
  • No Thunderbolt 3

notebookcheck[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 in the Prestige 14 Evo is also able to display games with slightly higher demands on the graphics performance, as long as you use reduced detail levels. With the support for fast charging, the 52-Wh capacity battery can be completely recharged within about 1.5 hours. With an average power consumption of 5.2 watts in our scenario of idle operation, the MSI laptop is also an efficient device.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • High-quality case
  • Good performance
  • Good battery life
  • Good keyboard
Cons[**]
  • No Thunderbolt 4
  • No Thunderbolt 3

theverge[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 55%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following[***]:
The 1185G7 is a clear improvement over lower-clocked Tiger Lake chips. Its integrated graphics seem to be neck and neck with those of the M1. Battery life is okay, but not the best. MSI's Center for Business and Productivity is a bit of a pain to use.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic performance
  • Good portability
  • Decent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Dim screen
  • Loud fans
  • Mediocre audio

tomshardware[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The MSI Prestige 14 Evo has a 720p webcam that's true-to-life in low light. The laptop's fans were on full blast most of the time, and I quickly took to turning the MSI off when it wasn't in use. The Razer Book 13 has a brighter screen as well as louder and, in our experience, clearer audio.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Bright, colorful screen
  • Strong audio performance
Cons[**]
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

References

1. ^ MSI Prestige 14 Evo Review: Portability, But at What Cost?. ndtv. 2021-02-23 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ MSI's Prestige 14 Evo Is a Delightful Laptop for Getting Work Done. gizmodo. 2021-02-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ MSI Prestige 14 Evo review: Priced low, powered up. digitaltrends. 2020-12-29 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ MSI Prestige 14 Evo review: speedy with some slip-ups. laptopmag. 2021-04-12 Retrieved 2021-04-17.
5. ^ MSI Prestige 14 Evo laptop review: Intel is catching up. notebookcheck. 2020-12-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ MSI Prestige 14 Evo review: fast but flawed. theverge. 2021-04-07 Retrieved 2021-05-22.
8. ^ MSI Prestige 14 Evo Review: Power Isn’t Everything. tomshardware. 2020-12-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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