MSI Creator 17: A great display in a weak case
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.