In their recent MSIology online launch, MSI shared their latest generation content creation laptops which feature the latest 11th Generation Tiger Lake-H CPUs in the form of the MSI Creator Z16, the Creator M16 and the Creator 17.
MSI Creator Z16
The MSI Creator Z16 as you’d surmise from the name is intended for demanding content creators like video editors that features a 16-inch IPS touchscreen with QHD+ (2,560 x 1,600 pixel) resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate with a full 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut.
This is paired with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 Tiger Lake-H processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM and a seriously beefy storage setup that offers up to 64GB DDR4, 3,200MHz RAM and a pair of NVME M.2 PCIe Gen 4 x 4 SSD slots.
Other mod-cons include WiFI 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 and a pair of Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, a pair of USB Type-A ports and a microSD card reader. It also has four speakers, which lends it extra street cred for gaming and movie watching duties.
Keeping it charged is a 90Wh battery. Even with this hefty setup, the MSI Creator Z16 is remarkably slim at 16.18mm and weighing just 2.2kg.
This compact, high powered setup is more than ideal for rendering video on the go and, of course gaming too.
There’s no official prices yet for Malaysia or exact launch dates but a version with an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H, 32GB RAM, a 1TB SSD and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU will retail for US$2,599 which is about RM10,731. Another variant is upguns the processor to an Intel Core i9-11900H with 2TB of storage for US$400 more for a grand total of US$2,999 which is a whopping RM12,383.
MSI Creator M16
While it shares a similar model number as the U.S Military’s perennial service rifle since the 1970’s, the MSI Creator M16 is certainly an offering of far more recent vintage and way more punch.
The Creator M16 features a 16-inch QHD+ non-touch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 100% DCI-P3, up to the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 Tiger Lake-H processors, either an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM or an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM, up to 64GB RAM and one NVMe M.2 SSD PCIe Gen 3 slot. It also features stereo speakers and is powered by a 3-cell Li-Polymer battery while weighing in at 2.2kg.
Compared to the Creator Z16, the M16 has a similar size and resolution display albeit one that’s non touch-capable, potentially similar CPU configurations but more modest graphics cards, less potential storage and a smaller battery. There’s no official price announcement yet for the Creator M16.
MSI Creator 17
The MSI Creator 17 has the best display out of the lot with a 17.3-inch UHD MiniLED display with 100% DCI-P3, the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processors, up to the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX3080 with 16GB GDDR6 VRAM, 2 NVMe M.2 SSD PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD slots, up to 64GB RAM, stereo speakers and a 4-cell 99Whr Li-Polymer battery. There’s no word on the price yet for the Creator 17.
Is the MSI Creator Z16, Creator M16 and Creator 17 coming to Malaysia?
As yet, there’s no official word from MSI Malaysia if these three content creator laptops are coming to Malaysia or how much they will cost if they do so but we’ll keep you posted.