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MSI Creator Z17 A12UHST-052

Specifications

MSI Creator Z17 A12UHST-052
MSI Creator Z17 A12UHST-052 (Creator Z17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-12900H 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, Alder Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, Core: 1175 MHz, 90 W TDP, GDDR6
Memory
64 GB 
, DDR5-4800
Display
17.30 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 175 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 165 Hz
Storage
2TB SSD
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/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): 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 IR
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
5150 Euro

 

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Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI Creator Z17 A12UHST-052

80% MSI Creator Z17 review: looks good, works good, drains battery bad
Source: Creative Bloq English
There's no denying that the Creator Z17 is an expensive laptop. We’re in 16in Macbook Pro territory here, and while the MSI is no slouch in the performance department, it’s heavy and doesn’t last very long on batteries. Getting this kind of power into a laptop chassis is no mean feat, however. The cooling system alone consists of three fans and five heatpipes, and MSI has to be congratulated for the engineering that’s gone on here. That’s not a reason to buy it, though – the Creator Z17 is for you if you want a whole lot of computing power that you can pick up and carry with you. Just don’t travel too far away from a charger.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% MSI Z17 Creator review: A big-screen creative powerhouse
Source: It Pro English
The Z17 is one of the more successful efforts to combine desktop performance with a laptop form factor which makes it a highly recommendable workstation despite the high price tag. The display is arguably the Z17's star attraction, it really is very good indeed while the potent chipset can produce performance stronger than anything other than a very high-end gaming laptop. MSI could have made better use of the expansive deck for a bigger keyboard while adding more storage or RAM really shouldn't involve taking your laptop apart and the fact that you don't get a pen or a LAN adapter in the box seems parsimonious. But those are ultimately minor criticisms of what is a very impressive creative tool.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% MSI Creator Z17 review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI Creator Z17 is a slight vertical side-step forward for the Taiwanese manufacturer’s creative- and gaming-leaning line of high performance laptops. From the start, there’s a lot of improvement from what we saw in our MSI Creator Z16 review. The well-received 16:10 display with a 165Hz refresh rate gets stylus pen support which enhances its task capability (MSI touts the Creator Z17 as the world’s first 17-inch touch screen laptop with stylus support). Meanwhile, the laptop has some seriously powerful specs. A 12th-Gen Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, 64 GB of DDR5 RAM and 2TB storage are all packed into this military-grade chassis weighing a bit under 8 pounds.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

92% MSI Creator Z17 A12UHST, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2022
Rating: Total score: 92%
83% TEST MSI Creator Z17 A12UHT-036NEU
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 83%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA103S chip. At the time of the launch in early 2022, the 3080 Ti is the fastest laptop graphics card on the market.

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.


i9-12900H: 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 1.8 to 5 GHz and supports vPro.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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.


87%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2022-09- 9 (Update: 2022-09- 9)