MSI has made a number of updates to the Summit Series, its line of high-end business laptops. The Top E14 EvoAnd the Summit E13 Flip EvoAnd the E16 Flip EV SummitQ and E16 Flip Top (It is similar to the Flip Evo with a higher resolution screen and separate GPU options.) There is also a brand new model, which is Summit E14 Flip Evo, which is a convertible version (meaning its screen can be folded back into a tablet) of the Summit E14 Evo. It is interesting that 15 inch Summit E15 It does not appear to have been updated.
The Summit E14 Flip will be for people who need a larger screen than the 13.4-inch E13 Flip Evo but don’t want to jump to a 16-inch model. It also offers a higher-resolution panel than the 13-inch convertible, at a maximum of 2880 x 1800, while the smaller model (plus the E14 clamshell) is an older school 1920 x 1200.
Screen resolution aside, the E14 Flip looks a lot like the E14 clamshell, with identical configuration, dimensions, and port selections.
The new Summit models come with Tobii Aware, a head-tracking technology that locks the device or dims its screen if its user is not nearby. This type of software has become more and more popular on high-end business laptops over the past few years and can provide some peace of mind for users dealing with sensitive information.
“Users and businesses want computers that work proactively to keep their information secure while also helping with their well-being and productivity. That is exactly what Tobii Aware brings when paired with MSI’s new line of laptops,” said Ulrica Wikström, Tobii Vice President for PC, at statment.
The Summit E Series is priced to compete with premium models like Dell XPS lineIt is known for packing a reasonable amount of power into a lightweight chassis. While the build quality was not at the level of big business competitors (such as Apple’s MacBook Pro or Lenovo ThinkPads), designs are sleek and professional with durable finishes.
New laptops are now available for purchase. E14 Flip Evo Models Starting at $1,499The E14 Evo starts at $1,249. The E13 Flip Evo starts at $1,299, while the E16 and E16 Flip Evo start at $1,899 and $1,549, respectively.
Correction on March 24 at 10:15am ET: An earlier version of this story described Tobii Aware as eye-tracking technology. It is a head tracking technology. We are sorry for the error.
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