“Business laptops” are a fun category: depending on who you’re talking to, it might mean “economical, reliable, and somewhat sturdy” or “expensive, cool looking status symbol”. MSI̵
Available in 13 “2-in-1, 14” and 15 “sizes, the Summit series is a new sub-brand for the company that previously focused on the reliable gaming market for its more expensive G-Class offerings. The sandblasted, aluminum-clad machines use a gold-on-black color scheme with Intel’s 11th generation Tiger Lake processors below, paired with integrated Iris Xe graphics or discrete NVIDIA GTX GPUs from the E-series variants .
Other technical features include USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4, integrated fingerprint readers and IR Windows Hello cameras, 10 hours of battery life for the B series, Wi-Fi 6, noise-canceling microphones for conference calls and TPM 2.0 security. While all laptops have touchscreens, MSI seems particularly proud of the Summit E13 Flip, the only 2-in-1 player in the range. It can flatten the screen and automatically change its orientation to better share a presentation across a table.
MSI isn’t talking about pricing or availability just yet, although it does say the E13 Flip will be available “by the end of 2020”. It also announced updated versions of its mainstream Prestige line with 11th generation Intel processors and a milder update for the Budget Modern series.