[US] Best Buy: $250 OFF 2020 14" MSI Prestige EVO - $949.99
 
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itsage
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This is the reference 11th gen Tiger Lake CPU Thunderbolt 4 laptop that Intel used as media units for its EVO V platform. Best Buy is discounting $250 off an already good deal on an i7-1185G7 16GB RAM 1TB SSD 14-in FHD ultrabook. Besides the Thunderbolt 4 ports and the 28W processor, I'm curious about PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot inside this machine as well. I ordered one and will pick it up on Monday. https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/mxb7X

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tsakal
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@itsage, MerryXmas 

is the ram user upgradable in this one. I show a review this morning that mentioned that memory can be up to 32gb

 

A) 2020 MacBook Pro, i7-1068NG7, 32GB RAM, 1TB, EGPU Razer Core X, Gigabyte OC 3080 10Gb, Samsung 49 1440p UltraWide C49RG
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7, Internal Bootcamp Windows 10 latest update previously W10 2004 pci.sys swap.
B) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, LG 32UK550
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1903 V1 .295

C) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1803

D) 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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itsage
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@tsakal, The RAM is soldered unfortunately.

 

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itsage
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I picked up the MSI Prestige 14 on Sunday and have been doing some testing. The RTX 3080 Gaming Box performs better with this i7-1185G7 laptop compared to the 2020 13-in Ice Lake MacBook Pro [unboxing link]. The package comes with a carrying case (much larger than the 14" footprint), a compact 65W USB-C charger, and a USB-A to Ethernet adapter.

The raised hinge design allows better airflow. I noticed the CPU holds boost longer. The machine comes with MSI Center utility to change performance modes and fan speeds. The fans can get loud with "High Performance" and "Cooler Boost". I tried different combinations and found "High Performance" and "Advanced" to be a good setting.

HWiNFO64 and AIDA64 confirmed 28W TDP for the CPU and full bandwidth on the Thunderbolt 4 ports. The system memory is soldered and reported as quad-channel.

I'll put a build guide together in the morning.

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Ryan Zeelie
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Really interested to see the benchmarks for this! It was between my mechrevo and this Prestige when I was in the buying phase! 

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