High Definition panel in faithful colors for the MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo A12MT-042FR convertible into Tablet with its 14-inch 2.8K 16/10th DCI-P3 touch screen open at 360 ° at significant viewing angles. This versatile black creator-oriented 2-in-1 Ultrabook relies on a 16GB of RAM as well as an Alder Lake-H Core i7-1280P processor with 14 hybrid cores and Iris Xe graphics solution for good overall performance with the ability to run modest games. Equipped with a fast 1 TB SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, this hybrid laptop that runs on Windows 11 offers a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader or connectivity with 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi ax.
Features of the MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo A12MT-042FR
|Screen(s)||14″ 2.8K 16/10th DCI-P3 multi-touch touch thin edges 360° (2880×1800, glossy)
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1280P Alder Lake-H (1.8 GHz, 6 P Cores, 8 E Cores, 28W TDP)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR5 4800MHz|
|Video card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (PCIe 4.0 NVMe)|
|Connection||1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI (4K@60Hz), microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, Killer), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (white)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 72Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.6 Kg / 314 x 227.5 x 17.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo A12MT-042FR
Robust with its compliance with the MIL-STD-810G military resistance standard, it sports a sober, elegant and original appearance with its thin black design and light open to 360 ° to convert into a Tablet.
The multi-touch technology equips the screen which makes it possible to interact with the system and software by simply applying at least one finger on it, and this by pressing / gestures.
Due to its tactile aspect, the screen is bright which implies revived colors but increased sensitivity to reflections in bright environments (eg outdoors) compared to an anti-reflective treatment.
The screen stands out for the fact that it reproduces colors much more faithfully than average thanks to its DCI-P3 characteristics. In addition, it will interest lovers of High Definition because it adopts a 2.8K definition higher than Full HD, here associated with a 16/9th format more comfortable in height than the 16/9th. In addition, thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical.
It is possible to authenticate by fingerprint recognition via Windows Hello technology because a biometric reader is integrated.
The chiclet keyboard is obviously equipped with a practical backlight solution to better distinguish its keys in the dim light.
On the connectivity side, this versatile hybrid 2-in-1 Ultrabook is well equipped. There are indeed no less than 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 (against 1 maximum usually), Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more powerful than Wi-Fi ax) and Bluetooth 5.2 to connect and communicate remotely, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example as well as 1 USB 3.2 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device to it.
Performance, battery life of the MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo A12MT-042FR
The MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo A12MT-042FR is aimed at those looking for a discreet laptop that can be transformed into a Tablet for everyday, creatively oriented versatile use.
As it incorporates an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-1280P processor offering 14 hybrid cores combined with 16 GB of RAM, this hybrid laptop delivers good overall performance to satisfy many users.
On the other hand, as no dedicated graphics card is embedded, demanding gamers are not interested. On the other hand, those who are content to indulge in modest games and are ready for concessions (reduction of the definition, 2.8K requiring more calculations from the GPU than Full HD which implies a lower number of fps) will be able to be satisfied with the benefits of the modest Intel Iris Xe solution housed in the Core i7 Alder Lake-H. Of course the latter also allows you to watch photos and videos.
On the storage side, MSI logically opts for such a thin and light 2-in-1 laptop for an SSD that has the advantage of being silent, more energy efficient than a hard drive, more shock-resistant and much faster.
In practice, the SSD ensures a much better responsiveness and fluidity in use compared to a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, we obtain much faster processing, especially just as the starts/stops and launches of software are much faster, or a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Finally in terms of autonomy while waiting for more complete tests, bet on about 7 hours of operation on battery in light use for this versatile 2-in-1 Hybrid Ultrabook convertible into a Tablet whose transport is facilitated by lightness, compactness and finesse.