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MSI Creator 17 A10SGS

Specifications

MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS (Creator 17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10875H 8 x 2.3 - 5.1 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 735 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, ForceWare 446.14, Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, 2x 16 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2666, dual channel, all slots occupied, max. 64 GB
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 255 PPI, B173ZAN05.0 (AUO278E), Mini LED IPS level, 4K/UHD, glossy: no, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB, 2048 GB 
, NVMe, slots: 2x M.2 Type 2280 (1 slot empty)
Soundcard
Realtek ALC298 @ Intel Comet Point PCH - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1x headphones, 1x microphone, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Controller I225-V (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 396 x 259 ( = 0.79 x 15.59 x 10.2 in)
Battery
82 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD (720p)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 230-watt power supply, Creator Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.39 kg ( = 84.3 oz / 5.27 pounds), Power Supply: 725 g ( = 25.57 oz / 1.6 pounds)
Price
4200 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.25% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 92%, features: 68%, display: 93% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 71%

Reviews for the MSI Creator 17 A10SGS

82.5% MSI Creator 17 A10SGS Laptop Review: Winning with a Mini LED | Notebookcheck
In contrast to the similarly equipped GS75, the Creator 17 is targeted towards creative professionals as the name already tells us. However, its most unique feature is not the target group, but the brand-new Mini LED display with HDR support. Is it worth the high price, or is the technology just smoke and mirrors?
MSI Creator 17 Review - Laptop with a Mini LED Display
Source: Mobile Tech Review English Archive.org version
Lisa Gade reviews the MSI Creator 17, a 17.3” mobile workstation and laptop for creatives with an optional mini LED 4K display. The silver aluminum clad Creator 17 is in some ways a reinvented MSI GE75 Raider with more staid looks, a white backlit keyboard and your choice of a full HD IPS 144Hz display, IPS 4K wide gamut and 4K mini LED HDR 1000 wide gamut displays. The laptop is available with a range of NVIDIA dedicated graphics with Optimus, ranging from an RTX 2060 to the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q in our unit. It has an Intel Core i7-10875H 8 core CPU, 2 M.2 NVMe SSD slots, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, a fingerprint scanner and Windows Hello IR camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2020

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI Creator 17 A10SGS Review
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: MSI Creator 17 A10SGS (i7-10850H + RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q)
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: High portability; big screen; excellent display; premium design; great built quality; metal case; powerful hardware; high performance; backlit keys; fast fingerprint sensor; nice connectivity. Negative: High price; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2020
Test ordinateur portable MSI Creator 17 A10SGS : pour la création
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; high autonomy; excellent display. Negative: Noisy under loads; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2021

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 3,072 shaders. Runs at reduced clock speeds compared to a laptop RTX 2080 Super to achieve a much lower power consumption. The TGP is specified between 80 and 90 Watts with different clock speeds.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i7-10875H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates eight processor cores clocked at 2.3 - 5,1 GHz (all 8 cores up to 4.3 GHz) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


81.25%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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Stefan Hinum, 2020-11- 4 (Update: 2020-11- 4)