MSI unveils Summit, Prestige and Modern Business Laptop Series

By Mithun Mohandas | Published on 03-Sep-2020
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MSI is entering the business laptop market with the introduction of new series aimed at enterprises with focus on high performance, enterprise-grade security and clean aesthetics. The MSI Summit, Prestige and Modern series will together make up MSI's new business laptop range. The Prestige and Modern series have been around for a while and were also catering to the needs of creative professionals. Now, all three series have been brought together under the same umbrella. The Summit Series are the first from MSI to feature Intel Tiger Lake processors with Intel Xe graphics.

MSI Summit Series

MSI's new Summit series has been introduced to meet the growing needs of the work-from-home movement that has taken the world by storm with the Covid-19 pandemic. The Summit series will sport enterprise security solutions such as TPM 2.0, fingerprint reader, SD Card lock, IR camera and several more hardware based security mechanisms.

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The Summit series itself has two line ups. One being the Summit E Series which is geared towards creators and professionals in the media creation business, whereas Summit B Series is powered by Intel Xe Graphics and is more suited for enterprise folk.

Intel EVO certified Prestige 14 Evo

Intel recently announced a rebranding of their brand and introduced the new EVO Platform which can be termed as Athena 2.0. EVO laptops offer instant wake in under 1 second, quicker login, faster Wi-Fi thanks to Wi-Fi 6 and more. The Prestige 14 Evo is MSI's first laptop to be Intel EVO certified.

MSI Stealth 15M

Also announced in today's even is the MSI Stealth 15M which MSI terms as the world's thinnest 15-inch gaming laptop. The Stealth 15M is powered by an 11th Intel Gen processor and GeForce RTX 2060 or GTX 1660 Ti discrete graphics card. It has a thickness of 15.95 mm and weighs 1.78kg. It's one of the first laptops from MSI to incorporate PCIe 4.0.

MSI Summit, Prestige, Modern SKUs and Specs

Here's the complete list of MSI Summit, Prestige, Modern and Stealth laptops announced today. First, we have the Summit E and B series of laptops powered by Intel Tiger Lake 11th Gen processors.

Model SUMMIT E15 SUMMIT E14 SUMMIT B15 SUMMIT B14
Processor 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX1650Ti GDDR6 4GB with Max-Q design Intel® Iris Xe Graphics
Display 15.6" 4K UHD, 100% Adobe RGB, IPS-Level thin bezel 15.6” FHD Touchscreen, IPS-level display with thin bezel design (10-points multi-touch) 14" 4K UHD, 100% Adobe RGB, IPS-Level thin bezel 14” FHD Touchscreen, IPS-level display with thin bezel design (10-points multi-touch) 15.6" FHD, IPS-Level thin bezel 14" FHD, IPS-Level thin bezel
Memory DDR-3200, 2 Slots, Max 64GB LPDDR4x-4267 on board, up to 32GB DDR-3200, 2 Slots, Max 64GB DDR-3200, 12 Slots, Max 32GB
Storage Slot 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4 1 x M.2 SSD Slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3) 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4 1 x M.2 SSD Slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3) 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4
Keyboard Single Backlit Keyboard (White)
Security TPM 2.0, Finger Print Reader (support Fido 2)
Webcam IR HD type (30fps@720p)
Ports 2x Thunderbolt 4 (support power delivery, DP1.4a, and USB4.0), 2x Type-A USB3.2 Gen2, 1x HDMI(4K@60Hz), 1x Micro SD Card Reader(UHS-III), 1 Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack 2x Thunderbolt 4 (support power delivery, DP1.4a, and USB4.0), 2x Type-A USB3.2 Gen2 1x Type-A USB2.0, 1x Micro SD Card Reader (UHS-III), 1x Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack 1x Thunderbolt 4 (support power delivery, DP1.4a, and USB4.0), 2x Type-A USB3.2 Gen2, 1x Type-A USB3.2 Gen1, 1x HDMI(4K@60Hz), 1x Micro SD Card Reader, 1 Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack, 1x DC-in 1x Thunderbolt 4 (support power delivery, DP1.4a, and USB4.0), 2x Type-A USB3.2 Gen2, 1x HDMI(4K@60), 1x Micro SD Card Reader, 1 Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack, 1x DC-in
Dimension 356.8mm (W) x 233.7mm(D) x 16.9 mm (H) / 1.79kg / 1.65Kg(Non-Touchscreen 319mm (W) x 219mm(D) x 15.9 mm (H) / 1.32Kg/ 1.29Kg(Non-Touchscreen) 356.8mm (W) x 233.7mm(D) x 16.9 mm (H) / 1.6kg 319mm (W) x 215mm(D) x 16.9 mm (H) / 1.3kg

Then we have the Prestige Series. This includes the Prestige 14 Evo which is Intel Evo certified.

Model Prestige 15 Prestige 14 Prestige 14 Evo
Processor Up tp 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q (A11SCS) NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1650 Max-Q (A11SCX) Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Display 15.6" 4K UHD, 100% Adobe RGB, IPS-Level thin bezel 15.6” FHD, IPS-Level thin bezel 14" 4K UHD, 100% Adobe RGB, IPS-Level thin bezel 14” FHD, IPS-Level thin bezel 14” FHD, , 300nits, lower power, IPS-Level thin bezel
Memory DDR4-3200, 2 Slots, up to 64GB 16GB LPDDR4x-4267 onboard, dual channel 32GB LPDDR4x-4267 onboard, dual channel (for 4K monitor) 16GB LPDDR4x-4267 onboard, dual channel
Storage Slots 1x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4
Keyboard Single Backlit Keyboard (White)
Security Finger Print Reader (support Fido 2)
Webcam IR HD type (30fps@720p)
Ports 2x Thunderbolt 4 (support power delivery, DP1.4a, and USB4.0), 2x Type-A USB3.2 Gen2, 1x HDMI(4K@60Hz), 1x Micro SD Card Reader(UHS-III), 1 Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack 2x Thunderbolt 4 (support power delivery, DP1.4a, and USB4.0), 2x Type-A USB3.2 Gen2 1x Type-A USB2.0, 1x Micro SD Card Reader (UHS-III), 1x Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack
Dimension 356.8mm (W) x 233.7mm(D) x 16.9 mm (H) / 1.65kg 319mm (W) x 215mm(D) x 15.9 mm (H) / 1.29kg

Then there's the Modern series which are powered with 11th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA MX450 graphics.

Model Modern 15 Modern 14
Processor Up to 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Display 15.6” FHD, IPS-Level thin bezel 14” FHD, IPS-Level thin bezel
Memory DDR4-3200, 1 Slot, Max 32 GB DDR4-3200, 1 Slot, Max 32 GB
Storage Slots 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD slot by PCIe Gen4, 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD slot by PCIe Gen3 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD slot by PCIe Gen4
Keyboard Single Backlit Keyboard (White)
Webcam HD type (30fps@720p)
Ports 1x Thunderbolt 4 (support power delivery, DP1.4a, and USB4.0), 2x Type-A USB3.2 Gen2, 1x Type-A USB3.2 Gen1, 1x HDMI(4K@60Hz), 1x Micro SD Card Reader, 1 Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack, 1x DC-in 1x Thunderbolt 4 (support power delivery, DP1.4a, and USB4.0), 2x Type-A USB3.2 Gen2, 1x HDMI(4K@60Hz), 1x Micro SD Card Reader, 1 Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack, 1x DC-in
Dimension 356.8mm (W) x 233.7mm(D) x 16.9 mm (H) / 1.6kg 319mm (W) x 220.2mm(D) x 16.9 mm (H) / 1.3kg

And lastly, we have the Stealth 15M thin gaming laptop.

Model

Stealth 15M

Processor

Up to 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor

Graphics

Up to GeForce® RTX 2060 Max-Q 6GB GDDR6

Display

15.6” FHD, 144 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Memory

DDR4-3200, 2 Slots, Max 64GB

Storage Slot

1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4

Keyboard

RGB backlit gaming keyboard

Webcam

HD type (30fps@720p)

Ports

1x Thunderbolt 4 Type-C (PD charging/DP1.4a/USB 4.0), 

2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A,

1 Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack,

1x DC-in

MSI GF63 Thin 9SC-240IN Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹59990
Release Date: 19 Jun 2020
Variant: None
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

Mithun Mohandas
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