MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13VG Gaming Laptop

MSI just unveiled the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Edition of their Stealth 16. The laptop retains the 13th-generation Intel Core i9 engine and RTX 4070 graphics for its OLED display, but it has a new “aesthetic” appearance and unpacking experience based on its legally licenced branding. According to the OEM, this will result in a “luxury gaming experience” mixed with “extreme performance.”

MSI previously announced a collaboration with Mercedes-AMG to develop a motorsport-themed version of the Stealth 16 (or A13VG-236) in 2023. The “luxury” gaming laptop has now been released on the US market, approximately 3 months later.

This limited-edition 16-inch laptop features a 16:10 4K (or 3840×2400) OLED display powered by the Core i9-13900H processor. However, unlike other Stealth-series models, it features MSI x Mercedes branding on its lid, as well as matching emblems.

The PC also comes with a “exclusive, designed colour” retail box that holds complimentary accessories such as a mouse, a mousepad, a USB stick, and even a cable tie, all of which are meant to “enhance the luxurious experience” that the partners want to achieve with this partnership.

The Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport is currently available for pre-order on B&H or Newegg for $2,899, or may be bought directly from MSI for $2,899.99 with a complimentary voucher for the Overwatch Invasion Ultimate Bundle.

On Amazon, you can get an i9-13900H/RTX 4070 Stealth 17 Studio for a lot less.

MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes SPECIFICATIONS:

CPUIntel Core i9-13900H 4.1GHz up to 5.4GHz, 14 Cores 20 Threads ,24MB Cache
RAM32GB (16×2) DDR5 5200MHz (2x SO-DIMM socket, up to 64GB SDRAM)
Storage drive2TB SSD PCIE G4X4 (2 slots M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4)
Graphics cardNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 8GB GDDR6 + MUX Switch
Screen16″ UHD+ (3840×2400), 16:10, 100% DCI-P3, OLED, DisplayHDR True Black 600

The web of communication
1 x Thunderbolt 4/ DP / USB Type-C (supports PD charging)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.1 (8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz)
1 x Poisoning MicroSD card
1 x Audio combo Jack
1 x RJ45
KeyboardPer-Key RGB Gaming Keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio2 x 2W subwoofers and 4 x 2W subwoofers, designed by Dynaudio, Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer, Hi-Res Audio support
Wired connection (LAN)Killer Ethernet E3100 (up to 2.5GbE)
Wireless ConnectivityIntel® Killer™ AX1675 Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.3
WebcamIR FHD type (30fps@1080p) with Camera cover lever
The battery4 Cells 99.9WHrs
Weight1.88 kg
Operating systemWindows 11 Home
ColorSelenite Gray
Size355.8 x 259.7 x 19.95 (mm)

Detailed evaluation of MSI Stealth 16 gaming laptop Mercedes AMG A13VG 289VN

At the recent Computex 2023 event , MSI has just had a shocking comeback when it announced a cooperation with the world’s leading supercar brand Mercedes. The handshake between two giants in two different industries naturally took the spotlight at the biggest technology event on the planet. Not disappointing people.

Design inspiration from Mercedes supercar

If MSI has been too expansive in the gaming field, Mercedes is no less competitive as one of the world’s famous racing and luxury car manufacturers. MSI Stealth belongs to the high-end gaming laptop series of the Dragon family with a careful investment from design to performance to bring the best user experience to users. 

This version of MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes AMG A13VG 289VN has a relatively new appearance when it is inspired by the Mercedes AMG luxury car, from the ventilation slots in the shape of the AMG logo or the “Start Engine” power button as if you are starting your super car. And there are many small details with new design language such as spacebar with AMG’s exclusive drift pattern, hinge or Dynaudio speaker system perforated with the words AMG, …

Still the usual Anodized aluminum material with the main strong Selenite Gray tone and two logos on the back and the legendary dragon logo in one corner of the screen to help increase brand recognition for the laptop . Thanks to the high-quality aluminum-magnesium alloy finish, the weight of the MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes is relatively light, just under 2kg and less than 20mm thick. This has met the design criteria of a gaming laptop that must be optimized for the convenience of the user’s movement. 

Keyboard and touchpad are optimized design

Although the design language is renewed and inspired by the AMG series, the MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes AMG A13VG 289VN still retains the familiar SteelSeries keyboard design and RGB lighting system on each key. The typing experience on the MSI Stealth must be said to be the top of the top. The touchpad part is a bit disappointing because it is not the invisible touchpad like the MSI Raider series of the same house, but in return the touchpad has an average size, covered with glass, accurate sensitivity and tracking for you to operate comfortably. roof as possible.

MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes AMG performance is as terrible as a supercar

We’ve covered quite a bit about looks, but performance is ultimately what every gamer looks for. The laptop is equipped with Intel Core i9-13900H processor , 14 cores 20 threads with overclocking ability up to 5.4GHz. The laptop also supports the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card for quality image reproduction, graphic images look sharp and impressive. Performance out of sauce like that, indeed, MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes AMG Motorsport will be a delicious bait for gamers.

High quality display

The screen has a size of 16 inches, UHD + resolution combined with OLED technology for vivid, sharp and sharp display. Not only that, MSI also equips this racing-standard gaming laptop model with the latest AI versions to help gamers, designers, and content creators take advantage of their laptops to do well in all image and graphic tasks. illustrations in a smart, creative and fast way, but still ensure the safety of privacy.

Full connectivity ports and cooling system for gamers

Although the design of the MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes AMG A13VG 289VN is quite thin, MSI is still fully equipped with the most common and popular connection ports such as USB Type A, USB Type C, microSD, HDMI, Thunderbolt 4 for charging support . fast device, DC port, headphone jack. In parallel, the company’s exclusive Cooler Boost 5 cooling system with dual fans, 5 heatsink copper pipes ensures the temperature on the CPU and GPU does not overheat, contributing to maintaining high-end performance on gaming laptops.