MSI Summit E15 (A11x) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 8000GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 + 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home
Dimensions
356.8 x 233.7 x 16.9 mm (14.05" x 9.20" x 0.67")
Weight
1.65 kg (3.6 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • Card reader MicroSD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5 Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the MSI Summit E15 (A11x) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)
price
2530
performance

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the MSI Summit E15 (A11x) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

MSI Summit E15 (A11x) in-depth review

If we have to be honest, we were surprised to see that the Summit series of MSI is dubbed as a business device. Nevertheless, it definitely has the visuals, and the manufacturer seems to be pretty confident about its abilities. By that, we mean that it should provide high productivity, security, and reliability. MSI even goes as far as stating that it is the "best-in-class" in all of the aforementioned categories. For the highest performance possible, they have gone for Intel's Tiger Lake[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • 2x Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6 connection, and a MicroSD card reader on board
  • 2 M.2 PCIe slots, 2 RAM-SODIMM slots (up to 64GB of RAM in total)(beware of the Factory Seal sticker)
  • Thin and light aluminum body
  • PWM-free display (AUO B156HAB03.1 (AUO0291))
  • Good battery life
  • 92% sRGB coverage and accurate colors with our Gaming and Web design profile (AUO B156HAB03.1 (AUO0291))
  • Decent battery life
  • IR and fingerprint Windows Hello login

Cons

  • Uncomfortable keyboard
  • Gets really warm under load

Inside MSI Summit E15 (A11x) - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
108
fps
80
fps
55
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
118
fps
102
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
80
fps
35
fps
27
fps
18
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
305
fps
31
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
52
fps
31
fps
16
fps
8
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
122
fps
78
fps
41
fps
24
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
41
fps
33
fps
23
fps
8
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
55
fps
49
fps
36
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
316
fps
136
fps
66
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
80
fps
59
fps
48
fps
33
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
196
fps
190
fps
170
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
 
Bench
54
fps
42
fps
38
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
85
fps
65
fps
55
fps
51
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
96
fps
65
fps
62
fps
50
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
129
fps
101
fps
96
fps
85
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
59
fps
55
fps
42
fps
27
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
 
Bench
81
fps
74
fps
46
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
86
fps
54
fps
32
fps
23
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
 
Bench
60
fps
24
fps
11
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
266
fps
206
fps
217
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
71
fps
49
fps
31
fps
23
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
 
Bench
66
fps
50
fps
44
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
77
fps
46
fps
41
fps
26
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
145
fps
107
fps
65
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
292
fps
159
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
134
fps
126
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
156
fps
105
fps
95
fps
85
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
77
fps
71
fps
62
fps
51
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
81
fps
51
fps
42
fps
33
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
196
fps
95
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
97
fps
65
fps
31
fps
20
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
132
fps
109
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
157
fps
140
fps
128
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
Bench
62
fps
51
fps
46
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
 
Bench
102
fps
76
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
206
fps
199
fps
59
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
51
fps
46
fps
41
fps
25
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
Bench
98
fps
84
fps
79
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
 
Bench
68
fps
65
fps
50
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
120
fps
72
fps
62
fps
58
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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Jibay
Jibay
10 months ago

How can the cinebench 15 CPU score of the 1185g7 be worst than the 1165g7 and the 1135g7 ? Is there an error?