MSI’s new Prestige 13 Evo trades the corporate’s usually hefty gaming laptop computer designs for an ultraportable profile that weighs just a bit over two kilos. Just just like the Prestige Evo gadgets earlier than it, the laptop computer retains a equally spectacular choice of I/O ports regardless of its dimension, together with a DC enter, HDMI 2.0 port, headphone jack, microSD card reader, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and even a USB-A port.

The Prestige 13 Evo has a reasonably glossy chassis that is available in both grey or white, in addition to a 13-inch full HD plus show (1920 x 1200) able to operating at 60Hz. But the laptop computer’s lightness doesn’t imply it’s tremendous skinny — it’s 0.67 inches thick, more likely to match all of the ports on the edges of the machine. That’s thicker than the 13-inch M2 MacBook Air, which has a paper-thin top of simply 0.44 inches.

In phrases of efficiency, you may anticipate as much as the most recent thirteenth Gen Intel Core i7-1360P processor and an Intel Iris Xe graphics chip, whereas storage choices vary from as much as 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and as much as 2TB of storage on an M.2 2280 NVME SSD.

According to MSI, the Prestige 13 Evo has a 50 p.c bigger touchpad when in comparison with different 13-inch laptops. Other good touches embody a shutter-equipped full HD webcam, a backlit keyboard, and a fingerprint sensor on the ability button. The Prestige 13 Evo begins at $1,199, making it barely costlier than the Prestige 14 Evo launched final yr.

As my colleague Monica Chin notes in her overview of the Prestige Evo 14, the machine has various drawbacks, together with poor audio, a dim show, and terrible battery life. It seems to be just like the Prestige 13 Evo made some incremental enhancements in these areas, as MSI claims it could possibly stand up to fifteen hours of battery life and says the show can attain as much as 400 nits of brightness.

MSI’s launching a bigger 14-inch Prestige Evo and an everyday 16-inch Prestige laptop computer as effectively, each of which include as much as a thirteenth Gen Intel Core i7-13700H processor. Only the 16-inch Prestige mannequin sports activities as much as 4060 Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics chip, whereas the 14-inch Prestige Evo has the identical Intel Xe chip. These gadgets are a bit costlier than the Prestige 13 Evo, beginning at $1,899 and $1,299, respectively.

Both the Prestige Evo and Prestige laptops are set to turn into accessible in February.

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