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MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-049

Specifications

MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-049
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-049
Processor
Intel Core i7-12700H 14 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR5-4800
Display
17.30 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 175 PPI, IPS, 165 Hz
Storage
1TB SSD
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.98 x 382 x 256 ( = 0.79 x 15.04 x 10.08 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: FHD 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2900 Euro

 

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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-049

70% MSI Creator Z17 review: One-upping the MacBook Pro?
Source: Digital Trends English
The MSI Creator Z17 is a fast performer given its CPU and GPU, proving that the company is leveraging its gaming background to squeeze out every ounce of performance. It’s well-built and attractive and sports an excellent keyboard (with per-key RGB lighting) and touchpad. All of that is great. At the same time, the display isn’t at the same level as some of its competition, particularly in its narrower AdobeRGB gamut and its accuracy, which is good but not up to professional creative standards. Where the Creator Z17 is most challenged is in its pricing. It’s a very expensive laptop, in line with laptops produced by manufacturers like Apple and Razer, which are well known for making expensive machines. Is it good enough to compete at this level? Yes, but with a strong caveat. The best laptop for creators who don’t care about gaming is the MacBook Pro 16, and it’s not even close. But if you want a fast Windows laptop that can do some serious gaming as well, then the Creator Z17 manages to sneak into a recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. Available in different versions with a TDP from 80 to 125 Watt and different maximum Boost clock speeds of 1035 - 1485 MHz.

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

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


i7-12700H: On 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 from 1.7 to 4.7 GHz and supports vPro.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.30":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


2.5 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 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).


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2022-06-12 (Update: 2022-06-12)