Unveiling the AI Laptop: An In-Depth Look at the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo


When discussing MSI, most individuals immediately associate the brand with gaming. Indeed, MSI has garnered widespread recognition in the gaming community. However, it is essential to recognize that MSI also caters to professionals by offering workstations tailored to their needs. If you are in search of a reliable workstation, allow us to introduce you to the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo.


A compact professional laptop

Upon initial observation, the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo may appear ordinary, resembling a standard laptop. However, one should not judge a book laptop by its cover. Weighing a mere 1.5 kg, the Prestige 16 AI Evo owes its lightweight profile to a meticulously engineered magnesium aluminium alloy chassis. The laptop’s display boasts a unique capability—it can be laid flat entirely. This feature enhances convenience during collaborative work sessions or presentations.



The MSI Prestige has a 16:10 aspect ratio display


The full keyboard layout with the large touchpad


The webcam with a physical shutter


Thumbs up for the location of the HDMI, USB-A and two USB-C ports at the back



The left and the right side of the laptop 

For a compact laptop, the Prestige 16 AI Evo comes with a surprisingly large 16-inch IPS display in QHD+ (2560 x 1600) resolution, 400nits peak brightness and a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut. You should also know that the screen ratio is 16:10, so the display size is rather big. As you should know, this makes watching videos, viewing images and doing work a nice treat.

It's also worth noting that the keyboard layout is complete with a numpad on the right side. Additionally, the touchpad is generously large. The laptop is equipped with essential I/O ports, such as USB C Thunderbolt ports and a single HDMI port catering to professional work requirements.


An AI-powered Laptop

But that's not the only thing that gets the Prestige 16 AI Evo going. At the heart of the laptop lies the MSI AI Engine. This software can dynamically adjust settings based on your usage patterns. Even if you haven’t explicitly configured your own profiles, the AI Engine intuitively switches modes. This multifaceted program empowers users to customize their experience. Whether you prioritize gaming, work, meetings, or entertainment, the MSI Center adapts settings accordingly. 

As we mentioned, the MSI AI Engine is a remarkable feature that adapts to your specific tasks. By intelligently fine-tuning your laptop’s resources, it ensures optimal performance. Whether you’re immersed in work, content creation, or leisure activities, the AI Engine streamlines processes, allowing you to focus on what truly matters.


MSI Center home page


You can turn on the AI Engine to better understand your laptop usage


Or you can choose other power modes and set up four other profiles


AI Noise Cancellation Pro is a great feature for online meetings

Furthermore, the AI Noise Cancellation Pro feature enhances your virtual meetings. It effectively filters out sounds from any direction, ensuring clear communication even in noisy environments. Whether you’re collaborating with colleagues or participating in online conferences, this technology can elevate your meeting experience.

Next up, Tobii Aware is a program that enhances security and privacy for cameras, productivity and digital well-being. Of all the functions, perhaps one of the most useful features is the enable blurring or locking. It also provides subtle visual cues when someone is peeking at your screen. If you think you are spending too much time on your laptop, digital well-being can tell you about it with records.


Tobii Aware home page


Some options for camera and streaming


The privacy and security page


Notice how the display brightness dims down on the left, this happens when you are away. When you return, the display will recognize

Among the array of features offered by the Prestige 16 AI Evo, one stands out as a personal favourite: Intel Unison. This innovative functionality bridges the gap between your laptop and smartphone, facilitating seamless connectivity. Whether you are using an iOS or Android device, Intel Unison is compatible with both. After you pair them up, it enables file transfers, photo sharing, and video synchronization between your laptop and smartphone.

Besides these data exchanges, Intel Unison also supports calls and messaging across devices. This unified communication experience enhances productivity and streamlines interactions. This is perfect for someone who frequently transfers work-related images and we can attest that Intel Unison has significantly simplified this process.


Intel Unison works with iOS and Android phones and tablets


Transferring files has never been this easy!


Powerful and long battery life

In terms of performance, the Prestige 16 AI Evo features up to an Intel Core Ultra 9 processor, up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a total of 1TB of NVMe M.2 SSD PCIe Gen 4 storage. The laptop relies on an Intel Arc graphics card, and while not geared toward intensive gaming, it is more than enough for everyday work tasks and lightweight gaming experiences.

For gaming, we don't recommend playing graphics-intensive ones, but the laptop is good enough for indie games. Surprisingly, it performs admirably even with titles like Sifu, showcasing its versatility, as well as Counter Stike 2. That should give you some ideas on what kind of games it can play. 


Great score on the Prestige 16 AI Evo as expected


Low 3DMark scores were also expected since it's not a gaming laptop


Display information


Despite the low-power Intel Arc Graphics, you can still play simple casual games like Celeste and even Counter-Strike 2

This laptop can play Sifu rather well

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Prestige 16 AI Evo is its battery longevity. Under typical usage conditions, the laptop can sustain itself for over 19 hours of battery life before requiring a full recharge. This extended endurance holds true for routine work tasks and social interactions.

Of course, the battery longevity may vary based on the nature of your work. But even if you frequently find yourself on the move, rest assured that your laptop battery won’t drain that quickly. Furthermore, the inclusion of a lightweight 100W PD charging adapter, which conveniently fits into your bag, adds to the laptop’s practicality.


This laptop is good enough for video editing


 You can lay it flat and even turn the display upside down to share details with a friend or colleague!


The 100W PC 3.0 charger adapter


The AI-powered Laptop you're looking for


Recommended for working professionals

Overall, the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo is a lightweight and high-performance device best suited for business professionals who are often moving around. Moreover, the laptop has an excellent battery life of up to 19 hours. And when you're all done with a day's work, you can continue to relax with the laptop with entertainment and light video games.

The laptop also has useful and innovative features such as the MSI Center, Tobii Aware and Intel Unison. The MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo provides an all-in-one package experience, from security to work and play. The laptop is priced at RM6699 which is quite decent for a professional working laptop. 

What do you think about the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo? Would you be interested in getting it once the price is out? Share your thoughts in the comments below and stay tuned for more tech gadget previews at TechNave.com. To learn more about the laptop, you may visit the official MSI Malaysia website here for more details.


Tech specs and features of the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo B1MG

  • Intel Core Ultra 7 (155H) Processor
  • Intel Arc Graphics
  • Up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM
  • 2x NVM M.2 Gen 4 SSD PCIe storage (total 1TB)
  • Measure 358.4 x 254.4 x 16.85~18.96 mm, weighs 1.5kg
  • 16-inch QHD+ (2560 x 1600), 16:10, 100% DCI P3 colour gamut, 400nits, IPS-level display
  • Features Single Backlit Keyboard (White), Fingerprint Reader/Power Button, IR Webcam, Webcam Shutter, Kensington Lock, MSI Center, Tobii Aware, Intel Unison
  • Supports Gigabit Ethernet, Intel Killer WiFi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth 5.4
  • I/O port - 2x Thunderbolt 4 (USB C with PD 3.0 Charging), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A, 1x SD Card Reader, 1x HDMI 2.1 (8K@60Hz, 4K@120Hz), 1x RJ45
  • Battery - 4-cell, Li-Polymer, 99.9Whr, 100W USB C PD 3.0 charger
  • Windows 11 Home
  • Colour - Stellar Gray


Pros: Everything that a business professional needs in a laptop - high performance, long battery life, great display visuals and lightweight

Cons: Nothing much. 

Conclusion: A valuable business laptop that you can't go wrong with