MSI Creator Z16 limited edition model unveiled with a 165 Hz and mini LED display
MSI has unveiled a new version of the Creator Z16, a laptop that it originally launched in May alongside a broader Creator series refresh. MSI has created the new model in partnership with AU Optronics (AUO) and Hiroshi Fujiwara, a Japanese designer and musician. Unsurprisingly, the new Creator Z16 looks like the original model, save for its slightly darker chassis and large symbol adorning its display lid.
However, the Hiroshi Fujiwara Limited Edition contains a better display than the regular Creator Z16. For reference, the regular model has a 16-inch QHD panel running at up 120 Hz and 400 nits. By contrast, the Hiroshi Fujiwara Limited Edition has an AUO Adaptive mini LED (AmLED) panel with quite a few improvements over the 120 Hz panel in the regular Creator Z16.
Specifically, the mini LED backlights in the Hiroshi Fujiwara Limited Edition model allow its display to reach 1,000 nits, making it one of the few VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified laptops available. AUO's panel also has a 165 Hz refresh rate and runs at 2,560 x 1,600 pixels (QHD+), the same resolution as the regular Creator Z16's display.
Unfortunately, MSI will only manufacture 3,000 units of the Creator Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara Limited Edition. The company will start selling the laptop from next month, but it is already listed on MSI's website.