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MSI Creator Z16 limited edition model unveiled with a 165 Hz and mini LED display

The MSI Creator Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara Limited Edition features AUO's AmLED display. (Image source: MSI)
The MSI Creator Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara Limited Edition features AUO's AmLED display. (Image source: MSI)
MSI has unveiled a limited version of the Creator Z16 in collaboration with Hiroshi Fujiwara. The Creator Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara Limited Edition features an AUO AmLED display that delivers mini LED backlights, a peak 1,000 nit brightness and a 165 Hz refresh rate.

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.

Hence, the Creator Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara Limited Edition comes with up to an Core i9-11900H, an octa-core processor based on Intel's Tiger Lake H45 generation. The laptop also an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU containing 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a 90 Wh battery, among other components.

(Image source: MSI)

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.

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(Image source: MSI)
(Image source: MSI)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-09-17 (Update: 2021-09-17)