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MSI Creator 17 Series

MSI Creator 17 A10SFS-269Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10750H, Intel Comet Lake i7-10875H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Display: 17.30 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.39kg, 2.5kg
Price: 1600, 1900, 3200, 4200 euro
Average Score: 80.75% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 92%, features: 82%, display: 96%, mobility: 63%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 71%

 

MSI Creator 17 A10SGS

Specifications

MSI Creator 17 A10SGSNotebook: MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10875H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 8192 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 2.39kg
Price: 4200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

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
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
MSI Creator 17 Review - Laptop with a Mini LED Display
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
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
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI Creator 17 A10SGS Review
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
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
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
Review: MSI Creator 17 A10SGS (i7-10850H + RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q)
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
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
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

 

MSI Creator 17M A10SE-214

Specifications

MSI Creator 17M A10SE-214Notebook: MSI Creator 17M A10SE-214
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 6144 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 1900 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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Foreign Reviews

MSI Creator 17M A10SE-214
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2020

 

MSI Creator 17 A10SE-256

Specifications

MSI Creator 17 A10SE-256Notebook: MSI Creator 17 A10SE-256
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10875H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 6144 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% MSI Creator 17 2020 review – performance notebook with a mini LED display
Source: Ultrabook Review English
This Creator 17 is right now the only notebook available with a mini LED display, with 1000+ nits of maximum brightness, HDR 1000 support, and excellent colors and uniformity. It's also a fairly well-rounded product, with a minimalist and lightweight metallic build, alright IO and inputs, latest-generation hardware, and a fair-sized battery. At the same time, though, this is compromised in a couple of ways and expensive, with most of the extra demanded for that mini LED screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI Creator 17 2020 review – primul laptop cu ecran mini LED
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review MSI Creator 17 – primul laptop cu ecran mini LED
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: High performance; big screen; powerful processor; great GPU; premium 3D design; excellent mini LED display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2020

 

MSI Creator 17 A10SF-270

Specifications

MSI Creator 17 A10SF-270Notebook: MSI Creator 17 A10SF-270
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10875H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8192 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 3200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 82% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

MSI Creator 17 A10SF-270
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2020
82% Recensione MSI Creator 17
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 65% features: 95% display: 100% mobility: 65% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

 

MSI Creator 17 A10SFS-269

Specifications

MSI Creator 17 A10SFS-269Notebook: MSI Creator 17 A10SFS-269
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10875H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Review – MSI Creator 17 with the world’s first Mini LED backlit display
Source: NLT English
Let’s take a look at the brand new MSI Creator 17 here, with the codename of A10SFS. The main highlight of this laptop right here is the display as it is the world’s first laptop to be equipped with Mini LED backlight technology. Let’s talk about it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2020
MSi Creator 17 Review: The Makers' Machine
Source: MrMobile English
The MSI Creator 17, according to my reviewing partner Joshua Vergara, is more "folding desktop" than actual laptop. With its 17" 4K display and desktop-class CPU and GPU suite, its spec sheet was custom formulated for creators of all stripes (hence the name). What's more, coming from the Always-Connected PCs and Razer Blades I've recently covered, the MSi Creator 17's price tag is downright reasonable given everything you're getting. But is that raw power with the sacrifices in build quality, audio output and the keyboard (oh, that keyboard)?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2020

Foreign Reviews

MSI Creator 17: Mini LED e HDR 1000 per immagini alla massima qualità
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2020
Recensione MSI Creator 17 con display MINI-LED da 1000 nit!
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; compact size; rich set of ports; high performance. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2020

 

Comment

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

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.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 2,560 shaders. Runs at reduced clock speeds compared to a laptop RTX 2070 Super to achieve a much lower power consumption. The TGP is specified at 80 Watts and therefore significantly lower than the RTX 2070 Super Mobile (115 Watt).

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

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile: Mid range to high end laptop graphics card based on the Turing architecture with raytracing features and 1,920 shaders. Compared to the similar named desktop card it offers reduced clock rates.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Offers reduced clock speeds to achieve a much lower power consumption.

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


Intel Comet Lake:

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++).

i7-10750H: A high-performance hexa-core processor designed for the thicker laptops with room for better thermals. The Comet Lake-H processor is manufactured on the third-gen 14 nm Intel process and features the UHD Graphics 630 iGPU clocked at 350 MHz to 1,150 MHz. The CPU cores run at 2.6 GHz (base clock speed) Boosting up to 5 GHz and the likely all-core Boost frequency is 4.3 GHz. Hyper-Threading support is enabled, allowing two threads to run simultaneously on each core.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.2 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.5 kg:


80.75%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices with the same GPU

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GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10750H, 15.60", 2.5 kg
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS-440
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10875H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT000TGE
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10750H, 15.60", 2.25 kg
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition, i7-10875H, RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10875H, 15.60", 2.2 kg
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Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-71K5
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Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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MSI Katana GF66 11UE-063
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11800H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
MSI GS66 Stealth 11UH-471
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11800H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH 4K i9 3080
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MSI Summit E14 A11SCST-069NE
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, Tiger Lake i7-1185G7, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI GE76 Raider 11UH-083
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11800H, 17.30", 2.9 kg
MSI ‎Pulse GL66 11UGK-001
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MSI Sword 15 A11UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i5-11400H, 15.60", 2.25 kg
MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-229RU
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11800H, 15.60", 2.38 kg
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-076NEU
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MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-008
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MSI Creator Z16 A11UE-074
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11800H, 15.60", 2.2 kg
MSI Katana GF66 11UC-011NL
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11800H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2020-08-15 (Update: 2020-08-15)