Let’s dig into the MSI Prestige 14 EVO. Built on the Intel Evo platform it’s designed to deliver powerful performance you can count on anywhere anytime. MSI is known for their beautiful designs and reliable quality so it’s no wonder they’ve released such an enticing business laptop.
MSI Prestige 14 vs MSI Prestige EVO 14
Traditionally, content creators have been the target audience for the MSI Prestige 14 (non-EVO). Equipped with a discrete graphics card, the non-EVO Prestige 14 gives you extra oomph for running creative suites and AAA gaming titles. With prices ranging from $1350 towards $1500, it offers the type of performance you would expect from a lightweight mobile workstation.
In contrast, MSI Prestige 14 EVO is a standard business laptop priced at $1,000 to $1200. Instead of a discrete graphics processor, it has Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics, which is no slouch in the gaming or work department. Laptops in the MS Prestige EVO 14 EVO line are available in different hardware configurations that run the gamut in price and power.
Power users should check out the MSI Prestige 14 EVO A12M-011 ($1,149) for a cost effective way to get a hefty Intel Core i7 12th Gen 1260P (2.10GHz) CPU. A Core i7 processor makes the Prestige EVO ideal for production work in creative or engineering software, or when working with large databases. If you’re a multitasker, you know how important these extra features are.
Every Prestige 14 EVO comes with multiple Thunderbolt 4 ports so you can quickly charge your device, transfer data, and connect to multiple displays and other peripherals all at once.
What is Intel EVO?
EVO is a platform created by Intel for OEM laptop manufacturers to identify powerful, portable laptops. Each Intel EVO laptop should be light, feature long battery life and speedy charging, as well as powerful adaptive performance. Every Intel Evo laptop must meet several strict standards in order to sport this seal.
Naturally, EVO laptops are powered by 11th and 12th Gen Intel Core processors, and are subject to a number of other build requirements.
Intel EVO build standards include:
- Intel Iris Xe graphics for immersive images and effective editing
- At least 8GB of RAM and 256GB of NVMe SSD storage
- A display that’s 1080-pixels or higher
- An ultra-slim clamshell or 2-in-1 chassis
- A backlit keyboard and precision touchpad
- Wakes from sleep mode in under one second
Additionally, EVO laptops have rigorous battery standards.
- Capable of at least 16 hours of video playback on a single charge
- Achieve at least four hours battery life after 30 minutes of charge time
- Features a USB-C charging port
Connectivity requirements include:
- Thunderbolt 4 support
- Wi-Fi 6 support
- A user-facing camera capable of 720-pixel resolutions at 30 frames per second.