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MSI Summit E15 15.6" Laptop (A11S, 2020)

NEX score 67%

Product Overview

MSI Summit E15 is the flagship of MSI's new Summit series business laptops. It features 11th-gen Intel Core U-series processors with discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti graphics in a compact aluminum chassis marked by a clean, professional design.
In serving its market positioning, the Summit E15 has a large range of class-leading I/O options, including dual Thunderbolt 4, full-size HDMI, and WiFi 6. It also features DDR4 3200MHz memory and M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 SSDs. These features together boost the versatility and performance of the compact laptop.
Alongside the Summit E15, MSI also introduced a similarly-specified 14-inch Summit E14 as well as slightly lower-powered Summit B14 and B15.
While the Summit series sit at the top of MSI's laptop lineup, Prestige and Modern series round up the range.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Bright, high-contrast display
  • Good battery life
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • 2x DP, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort
Cons
  • Below-average CPU performance
  • Only one USB-C port

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 67% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Solid performance
  • Good battery life
  • Sleek, sleek design
  • Full-HD resolution
  • NVMe SSD
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3
  • Only one NVMe SSD
  • No discrete GPU
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
Non-touch
Touch

Connectivity

Ports
2x Thunderbolt 4 + 2x USB3.2 Gen 2 + 1x USB3.2 Gen 1 + 1x HDMI + 1x microSD + 1x Audio jack
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
82 Wh
Camera | Front
IR HD camera
Material
Aluminium
Speakers
2x 2W Speaker

Dimensions

Size | Depth
233.7 mm
Size | Height
16.9 mm
Size | Width
356.8 mm
TouchWeight
1.79 kg
Non-touchWeight
1.65 kg

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Display Diagonal
15.6 inch
Display Type
IPS
Gamut
100% Adobe RGB
Resolution
4K UHD (3840x2160) or FHD (1920x1080)

Function

Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti Max-Q 4GB GDDR6
Keyboard Backlight
White
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
11th-gen Intel Core i7 U-series
Touch Screen
Available in FHD

Performance

Battery Life
16 h
Memory | Capacity
Up to 64 GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 3200MHz
Power Supply
90 W
Storage
1x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4 + 1x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen3

Production

Debut
2020-09-03
TouchModel Name
Summit E15 A11SCST
Non-touchModel Name
Summit E15 A11SCS

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score 63%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The Summit E15 has a Core i7-1185G7 processor, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti-Max-Q GPU, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode; max. 64 GB), and 1-TB NVMe SSD. The built-in 80-Wh battery ensures a battery life of 9 to 10 h in practice. While the touchscreen (FHD, IPS) offers stable viewing angles, decent color reproduction, and decent contrast, the maximum brightness turns out too low.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • Full-HD resolution
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3
  • Only one NVMe SSD

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 71%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
MSI's Summit E15 has multiple configuration options within its own model, as well as Summit-brand siblings that offer similar alternatives. The star of all configurations will be an 11th Generation Core i7-1185G7 processor. The new Iris Xe integrated graphics processor (IGP) delivered a major improvement over Intel's past IGP offerings.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, sleek design
  • Solid performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No discrete GPU
  • No Thunderbolt 3

User Reviews

References

1. ^ MSI Summit E15 laptop review: Advance into the premium business segment. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/MSI-Summit-E15-laptop-review-Advance-into-the-premium-business-segment.517736.0.html. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ MSI Summit E15 Preview. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/msi-summit-e15. 2020-09-28. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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