MSI Summit E16 Flip EVO gets Alder Lake and Arc Alchemist
A new version of the ultra-portable business laptop has just been spotted on the PugetBench website.
The MSI Summit E16 Flip is a 2-in-1 laptop with a 360 degree hinge mechanism that converts it into a tablet. This is a high-end business laptop with a 16:10 aspect ratio display and touch and pen input. The current version with 11th Gen Intel Core processors offers a U-series processor and RTX 3050 Ti graphics.
MSI Summit E16 Flip EVO (Tiger Lake), Source: MSI
The new model, which was spotted HXL and Benchleaks on the PugetBench website, features a higher TDP processor based on the 12th generation base series codenamed Alder Lake-H. According to this leak, E16 Flip Evo will feature up to a Core i7-12700H processor with 14 cores and 20 threads. It’s a 45W TDP processor, so power-wise it’s an upgrade over the Tiger Lake model. There is also an upgrade for the memory subsystem, instead of LPDDR4X memory, the updated model could be among the first LPDDR5-6400 laptops to be launched soon.
The interesting part is probably the new GPU. Instead of using the RTX 3050 series, 2022 E16 Flip EVO comes with the next Intel Bow A370M Mobile GPUs. However, it’s unclear how much better the A370M would be than the RTX 3050 laptop GPU. The overall score of 1034.5 points is based on the PugetBench benchmark for Lightroom Classic, which is technically not a GPU benchmarks.
MSI Summit E16 Flip EVO (Alder Lake), Source: MSI
The Intel Arc A370M is most likely based on the DG2-128EU GPU and features an all-silicon configuration. This mobile GPU is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR6 memory on a 64-bit memory bus. According to the most recent leaks, this mobile GPU is around 20% slower than the Arc A380 desktop model.
As for the release date and pricing, unfortunately, neither MSI nor Intel has made a public announcement yet.
Source: PugetSystems via @9550pro