MSI’s new productivity PCs shoot for the moon

MSI Prestige Series Computex 2024
Pictured: MSI's new Prestige Series laptops on display at Computex 2024
// Lifestyle laptops + Lunar Lake
Fergus Halliday
Jun 05, 2024
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MSI has announced a glut of new laptops to go with Intel’s newly announced Lunar Lake processors. Courtesy of these new chipsets, the new MSI Summit, MSI Prestige and MSI Modern devices promise to offer both better power efficiency and increased GPU and NPU performance without any major compromises when it comes to design.

The first cab off the rank here is the reworked MSI Summit 13 AI Plus Evo. This machine features the new Intel Core Ultra 7 processor, a 13.3-inch FHD+ IPS display with MSI Pen 2 stylus support, a Spatial Array microphone (with AI noise cancelling), and Wi-Fi 7.

Specific RAM and storage configurations are to be announced but no matter which one you choose you’ll still end up with a lightweight chassis and performance that’s automatically optimised by MSI’s Engine software.

Writ large, the story that MSI is telling with this feature is that it’ll analyse your behaviour and application usage and optimise system resources accordingly. It’s the kind of feature that you could very easily imagine becoming a standard inclusion as more laptop makers move towards processors that come with a dedicated and integrated NPU.

Next up, there are a trio of new MSI Prestige models. This Lunar Lake-equipped lineup combines lighter designs with larger batteries for better portability and battery life. MSI has also upgraded the webcam on its Prestige models to 5MP, which should translate into tangible improvements for those who spend too much time on Zoom.

Unlike the MSI Summit 13 AI Plus Evo, you get three sizes to choose from (13-inches, 14-inches and 16-inches) rather than just a single one. Other confirmed internals include Intel Core Ultra CPUs and Nvidia’s latest RTX 4000-series GPUs. As usual, specifics around how much memory and storage each model will offer are to be confirmed.

Last but not least, MSI has also updated its MSI Modern laptop line.

Available in 13-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch sizes, these new machines promise to blend the premium with the practical. While these new models lack the new Lunar Lake processor found elsewhere, they do feature the RJ-45 networking port which the previous generation of Modern laptops lacked. Even if that inclusion is a little mundane or overdue for some, it is always to have for those who want the peace of mind that only a fixed-line connection can provide.

Check out the table for a snapshot of how the new MSI Modern 15, MSI Modern 14 and MSI Modern 13 compare.

Model
CPU
Display
Graphics
Storage
RAM
Weight
MSI Modern 15Up to Intel Core 7 processor 150U15.6-inch FHD IPSIntel Xe graphics1 x NVMe M.2 SSD drives (Gen4)DDR5, up to 64GB1.84 Kg
MSI Modern 14Up to Intel Core 7 processor 150U14-inch FHD IPSIntel Xe graphics1 x NVMe M.2 SSD drives (Gen4)DDR5, up to 64GB1.58 Kg
MSI Modern 13Up to Intel Core 7 processor 150U13.3-inch FHD IPSIntel Xe graphics1 x NVMe M.2 SSD drives (Gen4)DDR5, up to 64GB1.84 Kg

Although screen size is the most visible thing differentiating the three models from one another, the Modern 15 also features a pair of 2W speakers rather than 1.5W speakers found in the Modern 14 and Modern 13.

In terms of ports, all three models share the same layout. That consists of a single USB-C port, a trio of USB-A ports, a single HDMI output, a MicroSD card reader, a Kensington lock and a DC power input.

Exact Australian pricing and availability for the new MSI Summit, MSI Prestige and MSI Modern laptops are expected to be announced later in the year.

Disclosure: Reviews.org Australia's coverage of Computex 2024 is supported by MSI.

Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for Reviews.org. He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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