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MSI Creator 17: A great display in a weak case

MSI Creator 17: For creative professionals
MSI Creator 17: For creative professionals
With the Creator 17, MSI has introduced a powerful high-end notebook that uses a Mini LED display. However, in contrast to the display, the case does not do justice to its premium price.
Florian Glaser (translated by Mark Riege), 🇩🇪
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The brand new Creator 17 from MSI left us with mixed feelings in our test. As the most important highlight, we should mention the HDR-capable Mini LED screen, which not only scores with an ample resolution (3840 x 2160), but also a large color space coverage and a first-rate brightness: Almost 1000 cd/m² is worthy of becoming a reference and outshines all the other competitors.

On the other hand, the whole package also has its price: for the top model with a Core i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, 32 GB of RAM, and a 2 TB SSD you have to pay around 4000 Euros (~$4575) in Germany.

For that amount you should be allowed to expect a flawless, high-quality case. Unfortunately, MSI messes up in this regard. When twisting the relatively weak case, there are some strong creaking noises that remind us of an absolute budget notebook.

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Florian Glaser
Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming Laptops - 654 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood, growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 1990s. I was especially fascinated with computer games, even from an early age. From Monkey Island through Lands of Lore to Doom, I tried every game I could get my hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with my focus mostly being on high-performance gaming laptops.
Mark Riege
Translator: Mark Riege - Translator - 251 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
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Florian Glaser, 2020-07-19 (Update: 2020-07-17)