One of many Summit sequence laptops. [credit: MSI ]
This week, PC-maker MSI held a “digital summit” the place it introduced a plethora of latest machines, largely pushed by the launch of Intel’s 11th-generation CPUs. A lot of what was mentioned quantities to the same old suspects—numerous kinds and configurations of gaming laptops to compete with Razer and its ilk. However the Taiwanese tech firm additionally introduce the Summit sequence: slim enterprise laptops which are exterior the latest norm for the corporate.
MSI’s present Status and Trendy strains may even get a Tiger Lake refresh, with retail availability anticipated in October.
As a laptop computer vendor, MSI focuses on the upper finish, each in gaming and productiveness laptops. Till now, all MSI fashions we’re conscious of—together with the general-purpose laptops not geared toward avid gamers—have featured Nvidia discrete GPUs. The Tiger Lake refresh of the productivity-oriented Trendy line does away with the Nvidia GPU, relying solely on Intel’s built-in Xe graphics as a substitute. Seeing an OEM who has been all-in on discrete GPUs all of a sudden drop them in present product strains is one other good indicator that Intel’s Xe built-in graphics will doubtless reside as much as the hype.
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