Inside MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo (A12M) – disassembly and upgrade options

Well, the Summit E16 Flip Evo is not a champ in upgradeability. However, it is pretty good in other areas.

Check out all MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo (A12M) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

To access this laptop’s internals, you need to undo a total of 7 Phillips-head screws. Then, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, starting from the back two corners.


2. Battery

Inside we see an 82Wh battery pack. It lasts for about 12 hours and 30 minutes of Web browsing, or 12 hours of video playback. If you need to remove the battery, you will have to undo all 4 Phillips-head screws that keep it attached to the chassis. Then, unplug the connector from the motherboard.


3. Memory and storage

The memory here is soldered. You can get configurations of up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Storage-wise, you get a single M.2 PCIe x4 slot, which supports Gen 4 drives.


4. Cooling system

Here, the cooling comprises three heat pipes attached to the CPU, a long heat sink, and two fans. Interestingly, MSI uses the same cooling setup for the Evo version, as it does for the RTX models. This means that there is a heat spreader and another heat pipe mounted, neither of which does any work whatsoever.

Check out all MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo (A12M) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

MSI Summit E16 Flip (12Ux) in-depth review

Quite frankly, the Summit brand is very young, since it has been only a couple of years before it first appeared on the mobile computer scene. However, MSI shows great attention to detail, which gives all Summit devices the good first impression they need. Furthermore, it is interesting that it appears as a premium product, but it is not that expensive, which is great for everybody. Today's laptop in particular comes in two configurations. It is called the MSI Summit E16 Flip, and our unit is the Evo version, which lacks a dedicated graphics card. On the other hand, being part of the Evo p[...]

Pros

  • 2x Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6E connection, and a MicroSD card reader on board
  • M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 4 support
  • Thin aluminum body
  • PWM-free display (AUO B160UAN01.J (AUOA9DA))
  • Good battery life
  • 100% sRGB coverage and accurate colors with our Gaming and Web design profile (AUO B160UAN01.J (AUOA9DA))
  • 165Hz refresh rate with quick pixel response times (AUO B160UAN01.J (AUOA9DA))
  • IR and fingerprint Windows Hello login

Cons

  • 65W charger is a limiting factor on the Evo model
  • Memory is soldered to the motherboard (but works in quad-channel mode)
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