“Business laptops” are a fun category: depending on who you’re talking to, it could mean “budget, reliable, and rugged enough” or “expensive and stylish status symbol.” MSI’s Summit Series, announced earlier today, definitely fits the latter description.
Available in 13-inch 2-in-1, 14-inch, and 15-inch sizes, the Summit Series is a new sub-brand for the company, which previously focused on the reliable gamer market for its more expensive G-Class offerings. . Sandblasted aluminum-coated machines use a gold-on-black color scheme with 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake processors underneath, paired with integrated Iris Xe graphics or discrete NVIDIA GTX GPUs on E-Series variants.
Other specs include USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4, built-in fingerprint readers and Windows Hello IR cameras, 10 hours of battery life on B-series, Wi-Fi 6, noise-canceling microphones for teleconferencing and TPM 2.0 security. While all laptops have touch screens, MSI seems particularly proud of the Summit E13 Flip, the only 2-in-1 in the line. It can flip the screen flat and automatically change the orientation, to better share a presentation on a table.
MSI is not talking about pricing or availability yet, although it does indicate that the E13 Flip will be available “by the end of 2020”. It also announced updated versions of its traditional Prestige line with 11th generation Intel processors and a lighter update for the modern budget series.