MSI Creator 17 Laptop

For CES 2020, MSI has announced the Creator 17. It’s a 4K notebook that is the first notebook to utilize MSI’s revolutionary mini-LED display panel technology.

One of the biggest highlights of the Creator 17 is its display and the technology behind it. MSI claims professionals can rely on its “color-accurate” displays, allowing pros to “ensure their content is represented exactly as intended.”

Rundown

The Creator 17 features a 4K resolution screen along with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. Additionally, the display is supported by a backlighting system that can reach 1000nits in brightness.

“[The Creator 17 permits] the screen to be viewed easily regardless of ambient lighting conditions; whether working in a dim coffee shop or outside, basking in the sun,” says MSI.

Inside, this computer sports Intel 10th generation CPUs and the latest RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. As for input and output ports, it has the latest revision USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports. The USB Type-C port supports QC2.0 charging capable of offering up to 18 watts of power. Also, the Thunderbolt 3 port allows users to expand storage and connect up to an 8K resolution display. However, in total, three external displays can be connected to the Creator 17 through other ports. Additionally, the notebook integrates a UHS-II MicroSD card reader.

Color accuracy

Representing content as intended comes down to a display’s color accuracy. The display’s IPS-level is calibrated MSI’ “True Pixel” calibration process to reach 100% of the AdobeRGB, sRGB, and DCI-P3 color gamut. Additionally, the display includes “Mini LED” technology. What is Mini LED technology? It’s described by MSI as tech to help reduce the distance between colors on the panel to just Delta E < 2. Basically, the lower the Delta E number, the closer the display is to reproducing color that will match the desired input color. The Creator 17 claims to be the first notebook to use this kind of panel technology.

Control

“Never been simpler to scroll, zoom, slide, and pan while photo editing with a touchpad as it is now,” says MSI. Its touchpad that’s embedded into the Creator 17 is 35% larger than traditional touchpads and offers 10 gestures.

Pricing

The MSI Creator 17 will cost $1,999.

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