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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.

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, 2020-07-19 (Update: 2020-07-17)