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MSI 16" Creator Z16

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  • Processor

    Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen), Intel Core i9-11900H (11th Gen)

  • Processor Cores

    2.3 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core, 2.5 to 4.9 GHz 8-Core

  • Graphics Card

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM

  • Installed Memory

    16 GB, 32 GB

Description
The MSI 16" Creator Z16 Multi-Touch Laptop is a powerful, portable, and versatile laptop that’s built for creators who need an ultra-portable laptop with discrete graphics. It has an Intel Core i9-11900H (11th Gen) processor power of 2.5 to 4.9 GHZ 8-Core and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM so you can work on design projects, stream or play games without the need for additional hardware. The MSI 16" Creator Z16 Multi-Touch Laptop also boasts a 16" screen with 2560 x 1600 resolution that delivers 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) ports for all your connectivity needs as well as storage up to 1 TB M.2 NVMe so you’ll have plenty of room to store your favorite media files, photos.
Specification
MSI 16" Creator Z16 Multi-Touch LaptopMSI 16" Creator Z16 Multi-Touch LaptopMSI 16" Creator Z16 Multi-Touch Laptop
Storage

It comes with 512 GB of hard drive storage installed, via 1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD harddrive.

It comes with 2 TB of hard drive storage installed, via 1 x 2 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD harddrive.

It comes with 1 TB of hard drive storage installed, via 1 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD harddrive.

SSD Slots
1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface) x4 (In Use) 1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface) x4 (Available)1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface) x4 (In Use) 1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface) x4 (Available)1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface) x4 (In Use) 1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface) x4 (Available)
Storage Installed
512 GB2 TB1 TB
Solid State Storage
1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe1 x 2 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe1 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Performance

It contains a 2.3 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen) processor with 24 MB of L3 Cache.

It contains a 2.5 to 4.9 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9-11900H (11th Gen) processor with 24 MB of L3 Cache.

With an 11th gen Intel CPU you can be assured that the laptop has a recent CPU. Whilst not the latest, due to the release of the Intel 12 Series CPUs, it is still recent. However, with the release of the 12th gen you may wish to choose that instead to ensure the longevity of your new laptop.

With the 12th Gen processors now released, choosing this laptop with a 12th gen CPU inside will ensure your laptop goes the mile. It's the latest CPU from Intel, offering many performance increases over the previous 11th gen CPUs.

There's a Dedicated graphics card which is a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM.

A dedicated graphics card usually offers a little bit more graphics power so could be better suited towards gaming and/or graphics processing work like image or video editing.

The maximum memory capacity is 64 GB via the 2 (0 Available) memory slots.

The RAM slot type is 260-Pin SO-DIMM.

Because at least one of the ram slots in the MSI 16" Creator Z16 is replaceable, you will be able to upgrade the ram at a later date.

L3 Cache
24 MB24 MB24 MB
Memory Type
3200 MHz DDR43200 MHz DDR43200 MHz DDR4
Processor Cores
2.3 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core2.5 to 4.9 GHz 8-Core2.5 to 4.9 GHz 8-Core
Memory Configuration
2 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)2 x 16 GB (User-Replaceable)2 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)
Graphics Card Type
DedicatedDedicatedDedicated
Installed Memory
16 GB32 GB16 GB
Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAMNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAMNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Max. Memory Capacity
64 GB64 GB64 GB
Memory Slots
2 (0 Available)2 (0 Available)2 (0 Available)
Memory Slot Type
260-Pin SO-DIMM260-Pin SO-DIMM260-Pin SO-DIMM
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen)Intel Core i9-11900H (11th Gen)Intel Core i9-11900H (11th Gen)
Display

The screen has a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

120Hz would be the current minimum recommended refresh-rate for mid-level to serious gaming, as it will ensure your screen is not the difference between you and your competitor.

Panel Type
IPS-Type LCDIPS-Type LCDIPS-Type LCD
Screen Resolution
2560 x 16002560 x 16002560 x 1600
Colour Gamut
100% DCI-P3100% DCI-P3100% DCI-P3
Aspect Ratio
16:1016:1016:10
Refresh Rate
120 Hz120 Hz120 Hz
Screen Size
16"16"16"
TouchScreen?
YesYesYes
Connections

You'll find Wifi 6 inside the laptop, which is the current generation. This gives you a small step up in terms of future-proofing your tech, yet may not give you much of an advantage over wifi 5 unless your router and the rest of your setup is up to scratch.

With the latest standard of Bluetooth included, Bluetooth 5, you'll be set for a few more years of ensuring any new peripheral purchased is fully compatible.

NFC
NoNoNo
MU Mimo Support
2 x 22 x 22 x 2
WIFI
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth
5.25.25.2
Ports & Peripherals

When it comes to ports, it's offered with 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) ports. 2 Type-A ports is usually enough for regular laptop users, giving you enough freedom for the peripherals you need.

There's an option of using the Type-C USB ports, with 2 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort) ports being offered too, allowing both the use of almost any current peripheral, but also adaptors & dongles allowing use of additional ports for the laptop.

With a backlit keyboard, you'll clearly see your keys and ensure minimal mistakes when you're typing what you need to type.

Don't fret about your wired headphones though, the 3.5mm headphone jack will let you plug right in.

USB Type C
2 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort)2 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort)2 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort)
Security
Facial RecognitionFacial RecognitionFacial Recognition
Keyboard
84-Key Notebook Keyboard with Backlight84-Key Notebook Keyboard with Backlight84-Key Notebook Keyboard with Backlight
Built in Mic
YesYesYes
Audio Ports
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Ports
2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)
Media / Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC (UHS-III)Single Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC (UHS-III)Single Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC (UHS-III)
Display Ports
2 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort)2 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort)2 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort)
Pointing Device
TouchPad, TouchscreenTouchPad, TouchscreenTouchPad, Touchscreen
Webcam
User-Facing: 720pUser-Facing: 720pUser-Facing: 720p
Build in Speakers
4 x 2 W4 x 2 W4 x 2 W
Design

It comes in at a weight of 5.07 lb / 2.3 kg, and total dimensions of 14.13 x 10.08 x 0.64" / 35.89 x 25.6 x 1.63 cm.

Dimensions
14.13 x 10.08 x 0.64" / 35.89 x 25.6 x 1.63 cm14.13 x 10.08 x 0.64" / 35.89 x 25.6 x 1.63 cm14.13 x 10.08 x 0.64" / 35.89 x 25.6 x 1.63 cm
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
Brand
MSIMSIMSI
Weight
5.07 lb / 2.3 kg5.07 lb / 2.3 kg5.07 lb / 2.3 kg
Manufacturer ID
Z16 A11UET-046CREATOR Z16 A11UET-043CREATOR Z16 A11UET-045
Power

The power supply for the MSI 16" Creator Z16 is a 180 W with Barrel so if you're concerned about power usage, make sure this fits within your requirements.

Power Supply
180 W with Barrel180 W with Barrel180 W with Barrel
Battery

The battery life is achieved via a 4-Cell: 90 Wh capacity battery.

Battery Capacity
4-Cell: 90 Wh4-Cell: 90 Wh4-Cell: 90 Wh
Where to buy the MSI 16" Creator Z16
MSI 16" Creator Z16 Multi-Touch Laptop
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$2649
MSI Laptop Creator Z16 A11UET-043 Intel Core i9 11th Gen 11900 H (2.50GHz) 32GB Memory 2 TB NVMe SSD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 16.0" Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
newegg.com
$2649
MSI - Creator Z16 16" QHD+ Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core I9 - NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3060 - 2TB SSD - 32GB Memory - Lunar Gray
bestbuy.com
$2699.99
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET 16" Premium Professional Laptop (Intel i9-11900H 8-Core, 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD, RTX 3060, 16" Touch Wide QXGA (2560x1600), Fingerprint, WiFi, Win 10 Pro) with Hub\
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$3148.97
Reviews of the MSI 16" Creator Z16
Rated 4.1 / 5 from 6 Reviews
A niche for gaming content creators
techradar.com
  • - 4
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.
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MSI achieves harmony between style and substance with the Creator Z16 offering content creators a solid to meet their needs
laptopmag.com
  • - 4
The MSI Creator Z16 is a solid MacBook alternative that’s stylish and packs enough power to handle your creative needs
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Well made in every way
lbtechreviews.com
  • - 5
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.
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The Creator Z16 is slim, powerful, and straved for battery
theverge.com
  • - 3.5
Overall, while the Z16 isn’t totally topping its category, you’re getting some real graphics power — and certainly more than you would expect from a thinner and lighter big-screen device. It seems like a compelling package — but that’s before we talk about battery life
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Creative laptop with AdobeRGB in review
notebookcheck.net
  • - 4.35
Modern ports, matte display option, a fast TFT with AdobeRGB and excellent processor performance. It is then details like keyboard and load volume that screw up the Z16's Very Good rating
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MSI 16" Creator Z16 Multi-Touch Laptop
creativebloq.com
  • - 4
The MSI Creator Z16 is an industrial-styled hybrid laptop that combines features from both Creative workstations and gaming devices. Where it tries to succeed at both, there are a few issues that make it more of a toasty middleground than a champion of both markets though.
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