MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo review: a slick 2-in-1 Windows laptop

The MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo offers creative-friendly features but lacks pro-spec processing power and screen performance

MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo laptop on a wooden table top
(Image: © James Abbott / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo is a great productivity and general-use laptop with the ability to handle enthusiast-level photo and video editing. It does struggle with more demanding image and video processing tasks but works well with Adobe Lightroom. The ability to use the device as a laptop or tablet is great, including using it like a pen display, but with the keyboard disabled in this mode, you have to rely on menus.

Pros

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    Excellent build quality

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    Fast software loading

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    Comfortable in use

Cons

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    Integrated graphics

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    Only 16GB of RAM

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    Unimpressive screen resolution

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With the debate and arguments about which platform is best for creatives well and truly over, it’s safe to say that these days you can use both Apple and Windows computers effectively for creative work. There will always be people who prefer one platform over the other for different reasons, but with Windows laptops like MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo - A13MT, creative users can take advantage of features not available in their Apple counterparts.

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Processor13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P 12-core CPU
Graphics (GPU)Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Display16-inch QHD 16:10 IPS touchscreen, 1920x1200, 165Hz refresh rate, 100% sRGB
MemoryLPDDR5 16GB
Storage512GB NVMe PCIe Gen4 SSD
Battery82Wh
Ports2x Thunderbolt 4/DP/USB-C (w/ PD Charging), 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen2, Audio combo jack, HDMI 2.0, MicroSD Card Reader
WirelessIntel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth 5.3
CameraIR FHD (30fps at 1080p)
Power65W USB-C Power Adapter
Size (HxWxD)358 x 258.55 x 16.85 mm (14.09 x 10.18 x 0.66 in)
Weight1.9 kg (4.19 lbs)
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James Abbott

James Abbott is a landscape and portrait photographer based in Cambridge. He’s also an experienced photography journalist specializing in camera skills and Photoshop techniques. He is also a CAA-approved drone pilot and professional aerial photographer.