In today’s digital age, content creators have risen to the fore as the rock stars of our time, crafting creative works of art that inform, entertain and inspire in equal measure.
Ranging from professionally done movies and artful digital masterpieces gracing art galleries, all the way to aspiring game streamers sharing their latest gameplay walkthrough on Twitch or a homemaker sharing their latest recipe on YouTube, content creators cover a gamut of topics ranging from the thought provoking to the whimsical and everything in between.
What they all have in common is that each and every creative work is a labour of love, one that’s made easier with a properly equipped content creator laptop much like the new MSI Creator Z16 that has been built from the ground up to be a content creator’s dream come true.
What is a content creator laptop?
Content creators in general have a specific set of requirements when selecting a laptop for their work. A good content creator laptop should ideally have a high quality display capable of reproducing accurate colours paired with a high-powered processor and graphics card to tackle demanding graphical tasks like video editing and 3D rendering though some creative tasks like photo editing can be accomplished with less pixel crunching power.
This is a gross simplification though as a good creator laptop also has a host of other requirements to be effective in its chosen role including superior connectivity and sustained cooling performance under demanding workloads.
While many laptops labelled as content creator laptops exist in the market with these requirements single or partially in nature, a good content creator laptop blends all these features and requirements together to become greater than the sum of its parts, with every component working harmoniously together in harmony to bring content creator’s vision is brought to life which is where MSI’s new Creator Z16 content creator laptop comes into the picture.
What is the MSI Creator Z16 Content Creator Laptop
Built with a singular purpose to be the perfect melding of high technology and superior design, the MSI Creator Z16 is inspired by aesthetics perfected since antiquity as its design integrates the celebrated Golden Ratio while featuring the most powerful hardware available including the new 11th Gen Intel Core Tiger-Lake H-series processors and the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics.
There’s more to what makes the MSI Creator Z16 one of the most desirable content creator laptops in the market than mere specifications alone. Here’s 6 fantastic reasons why content creators will love the MSI Creator Z16…
#1 Harmonious Design adhering to the Golden Ratio
Every aspect of the design of the MSI Creator Z16 was considered according to the mathematically beautiful Golden Ratio that has been used by creators such as Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh and other master artists to create works of art that have withstood the test of time.
Not only does the MSI Creator Z16’s 16:10 display adhere to this celebrated 1.618 ratio, the very design of the laptop itself including the placement of the MSI logo itself pays homage to the Golden Ratio.
Seeing its mission profile for uncompromising performance in a portable form factor, the laptop also takes advantage of the latest machining technologies and ultra light metals to ensure it is a mere 15.9mm thin while weighing a modest 2.2kg.
Even with this modest carry weight, the MSI Creator Z16 offers no compromise in performance with the latest technologies and a massive 90Whr battery with fast charging support.
#2 Colour calibrated 16-inch MSI True Pixel Touchscreen Display
The MSI Creator Z16 features a 16-inch QHD+ resolution (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) touchscreen with an effective 16:10 aspect ratio that adheres to the Golden Ratio, allowing it to offer 11% more screen real estate than a conventional 16:9 aspect ratio display.
The dense 1440p resolution and smooth 120Hz refresh rate display ensures that content looks absolutely breathtaking onscreen. That’s not all, the MSI Creator Z16 is ideal for content creators as it supports 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, has a Delta E<2 which means it is exceptionally accurate for colour reproduction – what you see onscreen is what colours actually look like in real life
On top of that, the touchscreen display has been certified by Calman Verified, which means that the display has passed their rigorous validation scheme that’s necessary for reference monitors and other demanding tasks where accurate colours are required like photo and video editing.
Better yet, the integration of responsive multi-touch and a sturdy lay-flat hinge for the display means that content creators can interact with content and collaborate in exciting new ways with the MSI Creator Z16.
#3 Full suite of I/O Ports and fast WiFi 6E for Superb Connectivity
An ideal content creator laptop requires excellent connectivity and the MSI Creator Z16 does not disappoint. In terms of connectivity, the Creator Z16 offers the latest WiFi 6E for fast data transfer speeds as well as a complete suite of I/O ports that cover every eventuality.
Strategically spaced along its sides are a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports, allowing data transfers up to 40Gbps or output to two 8K resolution external displays or Screen Extension with a compatible Apple iPad. Not only that, the laptop also features a pair of full-sized USB-A 3.2 ports, a combo audio jack for traditional wired headphones and a microSD card reader too.
#4 MSI Creator Z16 – Powerhouse Performance
Befitting its intended role as a peerless content creator laptop, the MSI Creator Z16 is outfitted with an 11th Gen Tiger-Lake H-series Intel Core i7-11800H processor along with the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM.
This powerhouse combination work hand in hand, offering enhanced performance, especially when handling demanding graphical and rendering tasks. According to MSI’s benchmarks, it performs 152% faster in Cinema 4D and 145% faster in V-Ray versus a last generation 10th Gen Intel Core i7 and RTX 2060 GPU equipped laptop. Less time spent rendering means more time spent creating new masterpieces!
To complement the potent processor and GPU, the MSI Creator Z16 for Malaysia comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM upgradable to a whopping 64GB and a 1TB PCIe SSD with an extra bay for an additional SSD.
#5 One-stop MSI Center for powerful performance optimisation
Keeping any laptop updated to perform at its best is a challenge in and of itself. Fortunately the MSI Creator Z16 makes maintenance and updates as easy as possible as it comes with their MSI Center software that handles all of the nitty gritty under the hood for you.
To ensure all your favourite creative apps are running at their best, the MSI Center has a Smart Priority function that leverages Microsoft Azure and the latest MSI AI Engine learning algorithms so that the most commonly used creative and productivity apps like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and more will be automatically prioritised for system resources to ensure optimum performance.
An MSI Center Pro V2.0 update will also be available in the future that gives users a bird’s eye view of overall system health via a System Analysis mode while a One-Click Optimization feature helps to clean up and optimise memory.
Better yet, the upcoming V2.0 update also has a handy Hardware Diagnosis mode that helps you troubleshoot any possible technical issues while offering a seamless way to contact MSI’s Service Center.
#6 Cooler Boost Trinity+ Cooling Tech for Sustained Cooling Performance
Having the best hardware possible crammed into a laptop means nothing if it overheats and can’t be used effectively which is why the MSI Creator Z16 features theirvenhanced Cooler Boost Trinity+ technology to rapidly and effectively shunt heat away from vital areas like the graphics card and processor.
Featuring 3 fans with hyper efficient 0.1mm thin fan blades and 5 heat pipes, the Cooler Boost Trinity+ cooling solution ensures that the MSI Creator Z16 is able to offer uncompromising performance to tackle everything from the latest AAA games to rendering videos.
Where to buy the MSI Creator Z16 in Malaysia
The MSI Creator Z16 content creator laptop is now available in Malaysia at the MSI Online store, and on the official Lazada store and all authorised retailers priced at RM11,999 in the following configuration:
|Display||16-inch 16: 10 aspect ratio , QHD+ resolution, 120Hz, 100% DCI-P3, 400 nits, Touch panel, support True Pixel|
|Processor||11th Gen. Intel Core i7-11800H processor|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6|
|Memory||16GB RAM – Up to DDR4-3200, 2 Slot, Max 64GB|
|Storage||1TB – Up to 2x NVMe PCIe Gen4 x 4 SSD|
|Webcam||IR HD type (30fps@720p)|
|Keyboard||Per-key RGB MiniLED Keyboard|
|Communications||Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.2|
|Connectivity||2 x Thunderbolt 4, 2x Type-A USB3.2 Gen2, 1x Micro SD Card Reader (Support UHS-III) , 1x Audio Combo Jack|
|Audio||4x Stereo Speaker by Dynaudio, Hi-Res Audio Certified, Nahimic|
|Adapter/Battery||180W AC adapter / 90 Whr battery (support fast charging)|
|Size/Weight||359mm (W) x 256mm (D) x 15.9mm (H) / ~2.2kg (est.)|