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MSI Prestige 14 Evo 14" Laptop (A11M, 2020)

NEX score 69%

Product Overview

MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M is a mid-range business laptop slotted below the Summit series and above the Modern series. Powered by 11th-gen Intel Core processors, the Prestige 14 Evo is built compact, lightweight, and durable.
Available in three stylish colors, the Prestige 14 Evo benefits from an ergonomic hinge that raises the keyboard 5 degrees when the lid is open.
Like all premium MSI laptops launched in 2020, the Prestige series comes with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connectivity. They also boast Thunderbolt 4 support as well as PCIe Gen4 SSD.
Compared to more powerful models in the 11th-gen Intel-powered Prestige range, the Prestige 14 Evo loses the discrete graphics.

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Ratings

What we found**

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

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 69% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good build quality
  • Good performance
  • Good portability
  • Good keyboard
Cons
  • Dim display
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Mediocre audio
  • Dim screen
  • Touchpad could be better
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
2x Thunderbolt 4 + 1x USB 2.0 + 1x microSD + 1x Audio combo
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
52 Wh
Camera | Front
IR HD camera
Colors
Pure White, Rose Pink, Carbon Grey
Speakers
2x 1.5W

Dimensions

Size | Depth
219 mm
Size | Height
15.9 mm
Size | Width
319 mm
Weight
1.29 kg

Display

Display Diagonal
14 inch
Display Type
IPS, low power
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)

Function

Graphics
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Keyboard Backlight
White
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
Up to 11th-gen Intel Core i7 U-series

Performance

Memory | Capacity
Up to 32 GB
Memory | Type
LPDDR4
Power Supply
65 W
Storage
1x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen4

Production

Debut
2020-09-03

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

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.
Find the original article here.
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.
Find the original article here.
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.
Find the original article here.
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.
Find the original article here.
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.
Find the original article here.
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.
Find the original article here.
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

User Reviews

References

1. ^ MSI Prestige 14 Evo Review: Portability, But at What Cost?. [ndtv]. https://gadgets.ndtv.com/laptops/reviews/msi-prestige-14-evo-review-price-in-india-performance-weight-battery-intel-11th-gen-2376906. 2021-02-23. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ MSI's Prestige 14 Evo Is a Delightful Laptop for Getting Work Done. [gizmodo]. https://gizmodo.com/msis-prestige-14-evo-is-a-delightful-laptop-for-getting-1846175393. 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ MSI Prestige 14 Evo review: Priced low, powered up. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/laptop-reviews/msi-prestige-14-evo-review/. 2020-12-29. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ MSI Prestige 14 Evo review: speedy with some slip-ups. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/msi-prestige-14-evo. 2021-04-12. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
5. ^ MSI Prestige 14 Evo laptop review: Intel is catching up. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/MSI-Prestige-14-Evo-laptop-review-Intel-is-catching-up.509352.0.html. 2020-12-15. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ MSI Prestige 14 Evo laptop review: What are the capabilities of the new Core i7-1195G7?. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/MSI-Prestige-14-Evo-laptop-review-What-are-the-capabilities-of-the-new-Core-i7-1195G7.553141.0.html. 2021-08-03. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
7. ^ MSI Prestige 14 Evo review: fast but flawed. [theverge]. https://www.theverge.com/22368806/msi-prestige-14-evo-review-price-specs-features-intel-1185g7. 2021-04-07. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
8. ^ MSI Prestige 14 Evo Review: Power Isn’t Everything. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi-prestige-14-evo. 2020-12-22. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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