Manufacturer MSI has just unveiled an exciting notebook novelty. The new MSI Prestige 16 relies on the latest Intel i7-1280P, 32 GB of RAM, and an exciting mini-LED display with a refresh rate of 165 Hz and a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits, which also fully covers the DCI-P3 color space.
The MSI Prestige 16 in detail
The MSI Prestige 16, which is visually designed in a simple silver tone, has quite a lot to offer. It measures 358 mm x 258.55 mm x 16.85 mm and weighs around 1.9 kg. The technical features are particularly exciting.
MSI has installed a maximum of a 12th generation Intel Core CPU up to the Core i7-1280P, which is supported by 32 GB LPDDR5 RAM and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU with 4 GB GDDR6 RAM. Storage is on an unspecified M2.SSD in PCIe Gen4 x4 standard.
Despite these impressive features, the Prestige 16 is supposed to be surprisingly quiet even under full load. Thanks to Dynamic Cooler Boost technology and two fans, the notebook shouldn’t get louder than 35 dB.
Other features include a keyboard with white backlight, a fingerprint and ambient light sensor, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, and Bluetooth 5.2. Also built in are two Hi-Res-capable speakers, each offering 2 watts of power and supporting DTS.
Notebook with impressive mini LED display
The star of the MSI Prestige 16, however, is clearly the display. Here, the company relies on a 16-inch IPS panel with mini-LED backlighting in a 16:10 format. It offers a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels at a refresh rate of 165 Hz, which means that it is poaching in the gaming notebook segment. The manufacturer also presented four new notebooks in June.
Thanks to the mini-LEDs, the display achieves a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits and thus offers a VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification. What’s also exciting for content creators, as well as image and video professionals, is that the DCI-P3 fab space is fully 100 percent covered.
Otherwise, the notebook has an IR webcam in Full HD resolution (1080p with 30 FPS), which also offers noise reduction. Interesting for business users are also four built-in microphones, which should allow clear voice reproduction.
The battery of the Prestige 16 holds 82 watt-hours, charging is via USB Type-C with a maximum of 100 watts, which promises a fast charging speed. The notebook is also well positioned in terms of ports.
Two Thunderbolt 4 ports including image playback and charging via USB PowerDelivery, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, one HDMI port for 4K image output with a maximum of 60 frames per second, a 3.5 mm jack and a microSD card reader are available.
Alternatively, MSI also offers the Prestige 16 as an “Evo” model. However, this only relies on the internal Intel Iris Xe Graphics solution, a Hull HD+ display and a battery that can be charged with a maximum of 65 watts. Otherwise, there are apparently no differences.
Unfortunately, the manufacturer has not yet announced when and at which prices the MSI Prestige 16 and MSI Prestige 16 Evo will be available in stores. If you are looking for an all-in-one solution, the AiO-PC MSI Modern AM272 might be something for you.