One of the first laptops powered by Intel’s upcoming 14th-generation Meteor Lake CPUs has been spotted online, and based on what we’re seeing, the prices seem surprisingly affordable.
This information originated from X (formerly Twitter) @momomo_us, who initially shared details about these new laptops via Newegg US. The post revealed information about the expected CPU and key specifications of the laptop. MSI’s lineup of work laptops features Meteor Lake CPUs, with the Prestige 13 and 16 being the first to be identified. The leak also mentions the CreatorPro 16 Studio, as well as the popular gaming SKUs, the Stealth 14 and 16, though details were not provided for these.
Here is the full list of laptops that MSI is expected to launch with the new Intel 14th Gen Meteor Lake CPU range:
- Prestige 16 AI Studio
- Prestige 13 AI Studio
- Prestige 16 AI EVO
- Prestige 13 AI EVO
- Stealth 14 AI Studio
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- Stealth 16 AI Studio
- Stealth 13 AI Studio
- stealth 16 ai
- stealth 13 ai
- CreatorPro 16 AI Studio
But again, the important thing here is the price. According to the listing, the MSI Prestige 13 will be the most affordable option starting at $1,049. Note that this is the configuration with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. This makes it cheaper than the previously rumored price of $1,500 and above suggested by Money UDN.
These laptops are set to include Intel Core Ultra 5 and Core Ultra 7 CPUs with top-tier features like 6400 MHz DDR5 memory and OLED displays with impressive color gamut capabilities. The anticipated MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo equipped with Core Ultra 5 125H is speculated to feature a 16-core and 24-thread configuration. Although the exact clock speeds of these CPUs remain speculative, rumors suggest that the Core Ultra 5 125H could potentially reach boost clock speeds of up to 4.50GHz.
A higher-end variant featuring the Core Ultra 7 155H has also been identified, and is expected to offer a total core count of 14 with 18 threads and a boost clock speed of up to 4.80GHz.
Despite the absence of a dedicated GPU, they should reportedly be able to handle content creation and light gaming thanks to the latest Arch Alchemist-based integrated GPU. According to Intel, the updated graphics solution can deliver performance similar to low-end discrete GPUs and support modern features like ray tracing, DX12 Ultimate, and XESS.
MSI may unveil its new Prestige AI EVO laptops at the upcoming Intel “AI Everywhere” launch event on December 14, followed by availability on December 18. If not, CES 2024 is a safe bet for many of these new 14th-gen laptops. To be debuted.