Our review of the MSI Summit E16 Flip A12UCT-025FR
A slim and lightweight 2-in-1 multimedia laptop designed for creators and gamers MSI Summit E16 Flip A12UCT-025FR It can be converted into a tablet with a 16 inch IPS 2.5K HD capacitive touchscreen 16 inch with more faithful colors than average. Designed for both creation and play, the versatile Ultrabook, which takes advantage of 1TB SSD storage for increased responsiveness, is powerful with an Alder Lake-H processor featuring 14 hybrid cores and a massive 32GB of RAM that speeds up processing at the same time. An image of the NVIDIA Ampere ray tracing GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card capable of running a number of games. Also in the software for this black Windows 11 Pro hybrid laptop is a dual biometric authentication fingerprint reader + an infrared webcam, a backlit keyboard, or even connectivity with 2 USB-C Thunderbolt and Wi-Fi ax.
Features of MSI Summit E16 Flip A12UCT-025FR
|screens)||16″ 2.5K 16/10th 100% DCI-P3 Ultra Thin Multi-Touch Bezel 360° Openable (2560×1600, Glossy)
|Healer||Intel Core i7-1280P Alder Lake-H (1.8 GHz, 6 cores Q, 8 cores, TDP 28W)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||32 GB (soldered) LPDDR5 4800MHz|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6 Dedicated (1323MHz, 40W), Intel Iris Xe Integrated Processor and Optimus|
|storage||1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI (4K @ 60Hz)|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2 x 2, Killer), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Backlit keyboard||yes (white)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader and infrared webcam|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 2 watts)|
|Operating System||Windows 11 Pro 64-bit Edition|
|Declared autonomy / battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 82Whr . cells|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.9 kg / 358 x 258.55 x 16.85|
MSI Summit E16 Flip A12UCT-025FR Against the Competition
The MSI Summit E16 Flip A12UCT-025FR is currently offered in . format Upgrade in Darty and in Fnak. It is positioned as one of the few in its class that adopts such a large format by being switchable with such a high-performance processor and graphics solution, a screen in 16/10 format with such faithful colors and such high definition, or even a connection with a Wi-Fi ax and USB-C Thunderbolt 4, all within Windows 11 Pro.
Chassis, Connectors, and Monitor MSI Summit E16 Flip A12UCT-025FR
Open 360 degrees to transform into a tablet, this versatile 2-in-1 laptop with a slim and light black design, cooled by Dynamic Cooler Boost technology via two fans, heat pipes and air outlets, and robust due to its compliance with Army standard MIL-STD-810G resistance, has the look of Sober, elegant and original.
Its screen is decorated with multi-touch technology: by applying at least one finger to it, by pressing / gestures, you can interact with the system and the program.
Due to its tactile appearance, the screen is glossy and makes a great color impact but is prone to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
The screen is also distinguished by the fact that it adopts 100% of the DCI-P3 and IPS specifications, which indicates more faithful colors than average with large viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. Something that appeals to creators, but also those who appreciate high-definition content because the screen is decorated with a resolution of 2.5K above Full HD, associated with a 16 / 10th format more comfortable in height than the classic 16 / 9th.
This versatile hybrid Ultrabook runs on Windows 11 Pro, a more complete version of the classic Windows 11 with its advanced security and network management tools like BitLocker.
Biometric authentication is possible in two ways on this 2-in-1 laptop, via Windows Hello technology: a fingerprint reader and a webcam that allows infrared technology to recognize the face.
The button keyboard can, of course, be in the form of a gum backlit, which is practical to better distinguish its keys in the dark.
The connectivity built into this versatile hybrid laptop is good, consisting of two USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports (compared to 1 usually max), Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax modules (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ax) to connect and connect wirelessly from a distance, a handy HDMI video output to easily connect this Ultrabook to a TV or monitor for example, but also two USB 3.2 ports (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals connected to it.
The performance and autonomy of the MSI Summit E16 Flip A12UCT-025FR
The MSI Summit E16 Flip A12UCT-025FR can appeal to those who are looking for a professional-configured laptop in a convenient format that can be converted into a high-performance multimedia and gaming-oriented tablet.
With a large amount of RAM of 32 GB that is above average allowing you to see a good future of this class and an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-1280P processor with 14 hybrid cores, the Ultrabook 2-in-1 delivers high performance year strong able to satisfy the maximum number of users.
This core will particularly appeal to creators as it ensures much faster processing than 8/16GB DDR4 and a classic quad/six core processor, in particular by exploiting 14 Ader Lake-P cores within the RAM and CPU consuming software that It exploits many points, such as in video editing, 3D rendering, or photo editing.
In addition, the integrated GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card accelerates multimedia processing under programs that take advantage of multiple cores, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
The GeForce RTX 3050 NVIDIA Ampere ray tracing will also be of interest to gamers as it is able to support multiple games with compromises under graphics intensive operations for good playability.
In particular, care must be taken to reduce screen drop because 2.5K requires more GPU calculations than Full HD, resulting in lower frames per second.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3050 is automatically dialed in real time, by NVIDIA Optimus technology depending on the tasks being performed.
Optimus prefers the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated into the Alder Lake-H Core i7 as much as possible, although its benefits are more modest because it is energy efficient which enhances autonomy.
In that regard, while waiting for more full tests, expect about 7 hours of battery operation in light use.
Anyway, the GeForce RTX 3050 is powered by Optimus for graphics processing that’s too heavy for an Iris Xe. With any of these graphic solutions, it is clear that it is possible to display photos and videos
Storage is logically entrusted to a 1 TB SSD, a capacity that rivals well with hard disk drives in this field.
Note, however, the fact that an SSD offers several advantages over a simple hard disk drive: greater shock resistance, lower power consumption, silent operation, and faster speed.
As a result, thanks to the SSD, multimedia processing is much faster, for example, as with the start / stop of games / programs, and you can access online game cards faster.
In fact, SSD offers much better responsiveness and fluidity in use than a simple hard drive.
Finally, expect a versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook designed for build and play, easy to transport through its thinness and controlled weight, to heat up when used heavily (ex: treats, games)
If necessary to contain temperatures, a well-ventilated brace (Remember to check the dimensions carefully!).