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MSI Creator Z16 A11UE-074

Specifications

MSI Creator Z16 A11UE-074
MSI Creator Z16 A11UE-074 (Creator Z16 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6 GB VRAM, Core: 1357 MHz, 65 W TDP, GDDR6
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4-3200
Display
15.60 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 194 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 120 Hz
Storage
512GB SSD
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW) (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.18 x 359 x 256 ( = 0.64 x 14.13 x 10.08 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
Operating System
FreeDos
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p IR
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2000 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 9 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI Creator Z16 A11UE-074

70% Msi Creator Z16 Review: Thin Isn’T Everything
Source: The Verge English
MSI’s Creator Z16 is one of a new cadre of “creator” laptops that have been popping up from companies that are traditionally gaming-oriented over the past two years. They tend to take the sorts of specs that you might see in a gaming laptop and cram them into a thinner chassis that looks more like something one might bring into a boardroom. While you could certainly use the Z16 for gaming — it has an RTX 3060 discrete GPU and a heavy-duty “Cooler Boost” cooling system — it also has a more subtle look than even the most subdued of MSI’s gaming laptops, with a silvery-gray finish, a barely visible dragon logo, and MacBook-esque rounded corners. There’s a 16:10 QHD+ screen with a 120Hz refresh rate (my much-preferred aspect ratio for productivity devices). It ships with Windows 10 Pro. And the video conferencing features — the speakers, in particular — are a solid upgrade from what I often expect to see on a gaming laptop. The system would make a fantastic multimedia machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
MSI Creator Z16 review: This could’ve been the content creation king
Source: Soycincau English
If you were already planning on spending around ten grand for your next workstation laptop, the Dell XPS 15 is one of the more obvious options to look at. Prices will change based on how you configure it, but we managed to configure one with the same processor, a weaker NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and a 15.6-inch, 3.5K OLED display—all for less than the MSI Creator Z16 at RM10,778.99. I mean yeah you’re giving up a bit in terms of graphics performance and refresh rate, but with a much better display panel that could be a more important factor for content creators. But sometimes not everyone has that much to drop on a laptop, even if it is for work and creating content. If you want a cheaper alternative to the MSI Creator Z16, then the Acer Swift X is perhaps more up your alley. There’s two models, but the one with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, 16GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is a mere RM4,999!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2021
4 reasons content creators should have an MSI Creator Z16 for their creative needs
Source: Tech Nave English
There you have it - 4 main reasons as to why we think this laptop is great for creators. It's a workstation that's compact, performs well, and can be the device that provides you with hours of entertainment. It's even endorsed by local star Lin Min-Chen, who is MSI's brand ambassador in Malaysia. The laptop is now available for pre-order in Malaysia, at a retail price of RM11999. Do check out the website for more details!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2021
MSI Creator Z16 (A11Ux) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2021
MSI Creator Z16 (A11Ux) review – aesthetics are above all
Source: Laptop Media English
First of all, the battery. It won’t be a smart decision to do heavy-duty work away from the plug. Not only you won’t be able to get the maximum performance you need but your battery will drain extremely quickly. While on the note of computing power, we feel that content creators will be generally happy with the laptop. But from all devices we’ve tested with the Core i7-11800H, this was the worst in terms of performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2021

Foreign Reviews

Eindrücke zum Notebook (nicht nur) für Kreative
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2022
Eindrücke zum Notebook (nicht nur) für Kreative
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2022
90% MSI Creator Z16, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
MSI Creator Z16: мощный инструмент для творчества
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Great cooling system; microSD card; nice connectivity; excellent display; elegant design; metal case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/18/2021

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA106 chip with 3072 cores. Available in different versions with a TDP from 60 to 115 Watt.

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.


i7-11800H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores run at 2.3 GHz to 4.6 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 32 EUs at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


2.2 kg:

Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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).


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2021-09-28 (Update: 2021-09-28)