MSI has long made a name for themselves with gaming, building PC’s and laptops that deliver power, performance and style. Some of the top laptop’s CGMagazine has looked at have been from MSI. While gaming may be what they are known for, the new Z16 Creator Laptop brings that level of performance to creators, designers and people that want to bring their own concepts to life.
The MSI Creator Z16 oozes style with its clean lines, slim body and striking CNC milled aluminum chassis. It is a look that acts as a bold statement, giving the laptop a refined feel that masks just how powerful it truly is. Boasting an 11th GEN Intel Core i9 Processor, an Nvidia RTX series graphics card, and all the ports a budding designer could need, the MSI Creator Z16 is built from the ground up to deliver an ideal experience for the creators among all of us.
With all that power, the MSI Creator Z16 delivers an amazing editing and creation experience. Jumping into any of the top design tools is effortless, making it a great companion for filmmakers, photographers and even designers. The screen on the laptop makes each of these tasks better with its 220 PPI True Pixel 16:10 display delivering a vibrant image with QHD+ resolution, DCI-P3 (typical) 100% colour gamut, with every unit display factory-calibrated Delta-E<2 accuracy.
MSI boasts about a “golden ratio design”, delivering a better experience with the screen thanks to the 16:10 ratio, and they are right. That slight difference makes it easier to cut in Premiere, design in InDesign, or edit photos in Photoshop. They opted for this to make the overall experience more fluid and natural, with design and creative apps just working better with that setup.
“The MSI Creator Z16 is built from the ground up to deliver an ideal experience for the creators among all of us.”
The power under the hood also keeps the creative juices flowing by not letting load times and stuttering hold back an idea. The RTX graphics card offers the performance needed for tasks such as rendering and scrubbing through video, with the NVMe drive delivering the read/write speeds needed to craft video on a deadline. The plethora of ports and IO make the MSI Creator Z16 ideal for creators who are on the go, giving you the ability to connect external displays through the two Thunderbolt 4 ports, with the Wi-Fi 6E keeping you connected wherever you go, at speeds you crave while working.
The battery is another highlight, showing MSI takes note of creators’ needs. Delivering 90 Whr to keep you charged while on the go. Thanks to fast charging, it won’t take you all night to get a boost before a trip, and the overall design makes it easy to carry with you even while travelling. With a thin 15-inch design and only weighing 5.07 lbs, MSI made the right choices when they crafted the Creator Z16.
But with all this power, the question remains, can it deliver staggering gaming performance, and thankfully, MSI delivered a laptop that can do both with ease. From Fortnite, to Call of Duty and beyond, the Creator Z16 can take it on without breaking a sweat. While it may not look like a beast, it can trade blows with some of the best laptops on the market. The keyboard, with its LED RGB Per, looks great in the boardroom and the Twitch stream, with the trackpad offering enough room to play or work with ease.
MSI knows how to build fantastic laptops, and the Creator Z16 is just another example of that. It looks stunning, offers features creators demand, and it is a powerhouse, crashing everything you can throw at it. Looking great for gaming or creative work, MSI has delivered a laptop that hits all the marks, and one that looks amazing as it does so. Find it at Best Buy today.