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MSI Creator Z16 Series

MSI Creator Z16 HX Studio B13VFTProcessor: Intel Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H, Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H, Intel Tiger Lake i9-11900H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
Display: 15.60 inch, 16.00 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.35kg
Price: 2000, 2500, 3050 euro
Average Score: 87.74% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 93%, features: 78%, display: 86%, mobility: 70%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 78%

 

MSI Creator Z16 A11UE-074

Specifications

MSI Creator Z16 A11UE-074Notebook: MSI Creator Z16 A11UE-074
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6144 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

Reviews

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

 

MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-076NEU

The latest MSI Creator Z16 is a laptop marketed towards content creators but actually works better as a hybrid device for creatives and gamers. As far as its design is concerned, the plain metallic grey colour of the chassis is playing things safe, with the MSI dragon logo located on the top of the case. But it has been etched so lightly that it is rather difficult to see it unless it is caught in the right light. There are no frills or bold design choices though. The chassis is definitely robust and constructed from solid metal, weighing in at 4.9 lb with the whole laptop measuring up at 14.13 x 10.08 x 0.64 inches. Well, it is perfectly portable at that size and fits into a standard backpack or satchel back, and that solid construction feels reassuring if it needs to be carried around for frequent travelling. In terms of its connectivity, this model has plenty of ports, but with a single, glaring issue. There is a standard headphone/mic jack, a single USB-Type C port, USB-Type A port, and the power port on the left side. Meanwhile on the right, there is a MicroSD reader, another USB-Type C port, and another USB-Type A port. However, for some reason MSI has opted to not include an HDMI or DisplayPort. This is highly unusual given how often they’re used in both creative offices and gaming environments. So, this might turn out to be an issue with this laptop.
On the other hand, the touchpad obviously looks small given how much empty space is available on the base of the laptop. Rather than having distinct buttons for left/right mouse clicks, this comes with a single panel. Therefore, it is quite easy for mistakes to happen and incorrectly press the wrong function. But it is responsive and has a nice feel to it. Apart from that, the keyboard too seems to appear too small for the device itself, but typing on it might turn out to be a fantastic experience. While it might take some getting used to from a design perspective, the functionality is there even if the style feels rather spartan. As for its display, the MSI Creator Z16 has been equipped with a 16-inch screen with slim bezels along with a 2560 x 1600 resolution. The laptop is powered by the 11th-gen Intel i9 processor and RTX3060 GPU which are ideal for powering the demanding applications used by creatives, which makes this ideal for video and photography editors. The device comes with a 16GB of RAM and an available upgrade to 32GB, which is a must for creatives. Overall, it is definitely a great laptop with its own high and low points to be considered.

Specifications

MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-076NEUNotebook: MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-076NEU
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i9-11900H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6144 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 85.75% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

Reviews

80% MSI Creator Z16 review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI Creator Z16 is a laptop marketed towards content creators but actually works better as a hybrid device for creatives and gamers. It's a great laptop, but this middle ground means it doesn't particularly excel at either, instead, sitting the fence as a middling alternative for folks looking for a single device for work and play.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI Creator Z16 review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MSI Creator Z16 is a competent content creator mobile workstation, that would be a real prosumer powerhouse if MSI had given you options of an Nvidia RTX 3070 or 3080, instead of just the middle-tier 3060. That said, the Z16 easily handled every photo and video editing task I threw at it. With its gorgeous, QHD touch display, powerful Intel Core i9-11900H CPU, and large speedy 2TB SSD, the GPU isn’t really a dealbreaker. There’s so much to like about this elegant, punchy performer, provided you can look past the slightly steep pricing. But if you’re a content creator looking for a MacBook Pro alternative, you’ll end up saving some money in comparison to a similarly specced Apple.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET Review
Source: Vortez English
This is the first laptop we’ve reviewed which features the Intel Core i9-11900H and its performance is impressive. Placing such a processor inside a laptop which has more of a focus on content creation is a good move by MSI, especially when it’s combined with 32GB DDR4. Adding in dual Thunderbolt 4 ports is something that users looking at this laptop will expect. Not only can these ports allow for fast data transfers to compatible devices, but they also carry a video signal – giving the option to output to a dedicated display, should you require it. Pricing for Creator Z16 sees it hit the shelves at: GBP £2500 | USD $2599 | AUD $3699. It also arrives with a decent 2 year warranty.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2021

Foreign Reviews

MSI Creator Z16
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2021
Msi Creator Z16 A11UET
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; premium design; great built quality; nice display; great speakers; long battery life; Thunderbolt 4 port. Negative: Noisy under loads; small touchpad; no HDMI output.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2021
83% Recensione MSI Creator Z16: la strada per la maturità è tracciata
Source: Smart World - 8tmPqtc2UJM Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 65% features: 90% display: 85% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 65%
Che Potenza! Recensione Msi Creator Z16 Con RTX 3060
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful processor; high gaming performance; excellent display. Negative: Mediocre speakers; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2021
Recensione MSI Creator Z16, questa volta non è un semplice re-brand!
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; high performance; beautiful display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2021
Review MSI Creator Z16: Laptop Content Creation Kelas Profesional yang Cantik & Lengkap
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: High performance; beautiful display; slim size; light weight; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/15/2021
100% MSI Creator Z16: En lysande överraskning
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209

Specifications

MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209Notebook: MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6144 MB
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Reviews

86.7% MSI Creator Z16: Creative laptop with AdobeRGB in review | Notebookcheck
MSI dares to fight for the creative crown of the 16-inch superstars. Creatives are supposed to achieve results in the shortest time with high performance. The idea is essentially successful, but the details are slightly lacking, which makes the Z16 miss the mark of Very Good.

 

MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-011NEU

Specifications

MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-011NEUNotebook: MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-011NEU
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6144 MB
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 100% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Reviews

100% Review Msi Creator Z16 A11UET-011NEU
Source: L&B TechReview English
The MSI Creator Z16 is the first full-blooded “creative” computer we’ve seen from MSI. It is solidly configured with appropriate powers in both processor and graphics card as well as a really nice QHD touch screen. At the same time, it is so slim and light that you can take it with you in your bag every day. That it also looks unbelievably good is just an added plus. Creator Z16 is not the only bid for graphic designers and 3D designers in this class. But MSI has done it right on all counts. That kind of hardware costs a lot of money, but the price is certainly justified.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

100% Test Msi Creator Z16 A11UET-011NEU
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

MSI Creator Z16 HX Studio B13VFT

Specifications

MSI Creator Z16 HX Studio B13VFTNotebook: MSI Creator Z16 HX Studio B13VFT
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 2.35kg
Price: 3050 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Reviews

MSI Creator Z16 HX Studio (A13V) review – great device for content creation
Source: Laptop Media English
The MSI Creator Z16 HX Studio (A13V) is a 16″ device that offers premium build quality and powerful hardware. The vapor chamber cooling is doing its job well. Despite the 19mm profile, the CPU clocks and power limits under heavy loads are very high. The GPU can also sustain stable 90W which is nice to see. Interestingly, the two fans aren’t as loud as a jet fighter even while benchmarking the processor with Cinebench R24. During gaming, the noise is lower which is good. By the way, the fans are turned off when the laptop is in an idle state. The optional 1600p 165Hz MiniLED display (AUO B160QAN02.K (AUODB95)) boasts 100% sRGB and 96% DCP-P3 color coverage. This combined with the snappy and well-cooler hardware transforms the device into a very capable laptop for content creation. The only downside of the panel is the PWM usage. The I/O isn’t full of ports but the selection is modern with its Thunderbolt 4 connector and SD Express Card Reader.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/02/2024
How to open MSI Creator Z16 HX Studio (A13V) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 01/02/2024

 

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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.


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

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.

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 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 8 GB GDDR6 (128 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost). 

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


Intel Tiger Lake:

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.

i9-11900H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores clock with 2.5 - 4.9 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 32 cores at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured in the 10nm SuperFin (improved 10nm) process.

Intel Raptor Lake-H:

i7-13700H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks with up to 5 GHz. Compared to the i9-13900HK no easy overclocking supported, but instead full vPro management feature-set.

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


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This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

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


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87.74%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

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Stefan Hinum, 2021-10- 1 (Update: 2021-10- 1)