Prestige 16 AI series announced. AI series

MSI has announced new laptops in the 16 AI series. The new Prestige 16 AI series, equipped with the Intel Core Ultra 9 processor, weighs only 1.5 kg thanks to its magnesium alloy body.

Prestige 16

MSI has announced a new series of Prestige 16 AI laptops, equipped with the Intel Core Ultra 9 processor. These laptops have a magnesium alloy body and weigh only 1.5 kg, yet they offer high performance and long battery life thanks to a 99.9 Wh battery with fast charging. A feature of the new series is the integrated Intel NPU technology, which provides efficient computations on the CPU/GPU and enhances energy efficiency. The new model is also equipped with the MSI AI Engine, which automatically adjusts hardware parameters depending on the usage scenario determined by artificial intelligence. Additionally, the laptop is certified by the Intel Evo and NVIDIA Studio platforms, ensuring high performance and compatibility with creative applications. The novelty also boasts an OLED display, new Wi-Fi 7, and a rearrangement of input-output ports. Alongside the Prestige 16 AI, the Prestige 13 AI Evo model has also been introduced, weighing just 990 g and featuring a 75 Wh battery.

The MSI Prestige 16 AI series includes several models with different specifications, reflecting the company’s emphasis on high performance and lightweight design in their latest offerings. Here’s a summary of the key features across different variants:

  1. Prestige 16 AI Evo B1M:
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Ultra 9 185H.
  • Operating System: Offers both Windows 11 Home and Windows 11 Pro, with MSI recommending the Pro version for business use.
  • Graphics: Intel® Arc Graphics.
  • Display: 16″ QHD+ (2560 x 1600), 16:10 aspect ratio, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 400 nits brightness, IPS-Level panel.
  • Design: Noted for being ultra-light at 1.5 kg and ultra-slim with a thickness of 18.95 mm.
  1. Prestige 16 AI Studio B1V:
  • Processor: Also powered by Intel® Core™ Ultra 9 processor 185H.
  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home / Windows 11 Pro.
  • Graphics: Up to the latest GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU with 8GB GDDR6; NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ Studio Laptop.
  • Display: Offers a 16″ UHD+ (3840 x 2400) display option, 16:10 aspect ratio, 100% DCI-P3, with an optional OLED panel.
  • Additional Features: This model is part of the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ Studio Laptop range, indicating a focus on creative applications.
  1. General Features of 16 AI Series:
  • Display: Options include 16” QHD+ (2560×1600) and 16” UHD+ (3840×2400) OLED displays.
  • Graphics: Equipped with Intel® Arc™ Graphics and storage capabilities of 2x M.2 SSD slots (NVMe PCIe Gen4).
  • Memory: Up to 32GB LPDDR5 RAM.
  • Build: The series features a lightweight design, weighing only 1.5kg, and uses a Magnesium-Aluminum Alloy chassis.

Overall, the 16 AI series appears to be aimed at professional users who need a balance of high performance, advanced graphics capabilities, and portability. The inclusion of Intel’s latest processors and Arc Graphics, along with the option for NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, indicates a focus on demanding applications, including creative and AI-driven tasks. The choice between QHD+ and UHD+ displays, along with the availability of OLED technology in certain models, suggests a commitment to visual quality and detail.

The MSI Prestige 16 AI series laptops are available for purchase, with pricing varying depending on the specific model and configuration:

  1. MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo: This model was announced in mid-December 2023 and is available at several retailers. The pricing starts at $1,400 at Best Buy and Amazon. However, it’s important to note that availability may vary, as Best Buy did not have stock of the unit at the time of the announcement.
  2. MSI Prestige 16 AI Studio Evo: The pricing for this variant begins at $1,899. This model is part of the higher end of the Prestige 16 AI series, likely due to its enhanced specifications and features tailored for creative professionals.
  3. General Availability and Pricing: Besides Best Buy and Amazon, the new Prestige 16 AI Evo configurations are also available on Amazon starting at $1,399.

These prices reflect the starting cost for each model and can vary based on the specific configuration and specifications chosen, such as processor type, memory, storage, and display options.