MSI Unveils New MSI Creator Series at CES 2024

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New MSI Creator Series

MSI has unveiled an exciting new lineup of Creator Series laptops designed specifically for content creators and creative professionals at CES 2024. These powerful new machines pack the latest high-end specs and AI capabilities to handle demanding creative workloads like video editing, 3D modeling, game development, and more.

MSI Creator 16 8
MSI Creator 16 8

Performance Headliners: Creator Z17 HX Studio and Creator 16 AI Studio

Headlining the series are the Creator Z17 HX Studio and Creator 16 AI Studio, representing the pinnacle of performance and innovation. The Z17 HX Studio features MSI’s proprietary vapor chamber cooling and can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9-14900HX CPU and Nvidia RTX 4070 graphics. The 16 AI Studio sports next-gen Intel Core Ultra processors with integrated AI acceleration and Mini LED displays. Both models also incorporate custom audio tuning by Dynaudio.

MSI Creator 16 1
MSI Creator 16 1

What sets these flagship Creator laptops apart is how they balance raw power with intelligent automation. The built-in AI Engine developed by MSI provides smart optimizations around noise canceling, video conferencing, creative workloads, and more. For example, it can automatically adjust fan speeds or disable notifications to avoid distractions when rendering video projects. This allows creators to stay focused on the creative process.

Affordable but zero-compromise options: Creator M16 HX and M14

Moving down the stack, the Creator M16 HX and M14 provide more affordable options without compromising too much performance. The M16 HX can still be equipped with the latest 14th Gen Intel Core HX chips and RTX 4070 graphics in a redesigned 16-inch chassis. The ultraportable M14 packs the power of an RTX 4060 in a thin and light magnesium-aluminum alloy body. Both models also incorporate AI features to automate system tuning.

By combining cutting-edge silicon with intelligent software, MSI’s Creator Series laptops provide the ideal platforms for next-generation content creation and creative workflows augmented by AI. The mix of models caters to creators with varying performance, form factor, and budget needs. Though pricing has yet to be announced, these laptops will likely appeal from hobbyist creators all the way up to production studios when they hit the market later this year.

MSI Creator Z17 HX Studio Specifications

Model Name Creator Z17 HX Studio A14VGT / A14VFT / A14VET
ProcessorUp to Intel® Core™ i9 processor 14900HX
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
Display17“ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, Touchscreen, 165Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel, Support MSI Pen 2
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A14VGT) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A14VFT) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 (A14VET)
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Storage Slot1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen5 x4
Webcam / MicrophoneIR FHD type (30fps@1080p) / Quadruple Microphone
KeyboardPer-Key RGB keyboard
SecurityDiscrete Trusted Platform Module(dTPM) 2.0/ Fingerprint Reader / IR Webcam
SensorAmbient Light Sensor
CommunicationIntel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4
Audio4 × 2W Stereo Speakers by Dynaudio system 1 × Audio combo jack DTS Audio Processing, Hi-Res Audio Ready
I/O Port1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A 1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (8K@ 60Hz / 4K@ 120Hz) 1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader 1 x DC-in
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr
Power Adapter280W(for i9) / 240W(for i7)
Dimension382(W) × 260(D) × 19(H) mm
Weight2.49 Kg

MSI Creator 16 AI Studio Specifications

Model Name Creator 16 AI Studio A1VIG / A1VHG
ProcessorIntel® Core™ Ultra 9 processor 185H
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
ChipsetIntegrated SoC
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display16″ UHD+ (3840×2400), 16:10, MiniLED, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3 (Typical), VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000 Certified, IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6 (A1VIG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4080 Laptop GPU 12GB GDDR6 (A1VHG)
Storage Slots2 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
KeyboardSingle Backlit Keyboard (White)
Audio2 x 2W Speakers and 4 x 2W Woofers designed by Dynaudio system 1 x Audio combo jack DTS Audio Processing Hi-Res Audio ready
USB Ports1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
Card Reader1 x microSD Card Reader
Video Output1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (8K@ 60Hz / 4K@ 120Hz) 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP
CommunicationIntel® Killer™ Ethernet E3100 (up to 2.5 GbE) / Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 7 BE1750, Bluetooth v5.4
WebcamIR FHD type (30fps@1080p) with HDR & 3D Noise Reduction+ (3DNR+)
SecurityIR Webcam / Webcam Shutter / Fingerprint Reader / Discrete Trusted Platform Module(dTPM) 2.0 / Kensington Lock
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 99.9Whr
Power Adapter240W Slim adapter
Dimension355.8 (W) x  259.7 (D) x 19.95 (H) mm
Weight1.99 Kg

MSI Creator M16 HX Specifications

Model Name Creator M16 HX C14VGG / C14VFG
ProcessorUp to Intel® Core i9 processor 14900HX
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
Display16″ QHD+(2560 x 1600), 16:10, 240Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3 (Typ.), IPS-level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (C14VGG) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (C14VFG)
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Storage Slot1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen5 x4 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
WebcamHD type (30fps@720p) with 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR)
KeyboardSingle Backlit keyboard(White)
SecurityKensington lock / Webcam Shutter / Discrete Trusted Platform Module(dTPM) 2.0
CommunicationGigabit Ethernet, Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth v5.3
Audio2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack DTS Audio Processing, Hi-Res Audio Ready
I/O Port1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C / DP (w/ PD 3.0 Charging) 3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A 1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz) 1 x RJ45 1 x Audio combo jack 1 x Kensington lock 1 x DC-in
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 65Whr
Power Adapter180W
Dimension359 (W) × 259(D) × 26.95 (H) mm
Weight2.25 Kg

MSI Creator M14 Specifications

Model Name Creator M14 A13VF / A13VE
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-13620H Processor
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.) Windows 11 Pro
Display14“ 2.8K (2880×1800), 16:10, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (A13VF) NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 (A13VE)
MemoryDDR5, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Storage Slot1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4 x4
WebcamHD type (30fps@720p)
KeyboardSingle Backlit keyboard(White)
SecurityFirmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0 / Kensington lock
CommunicationGigabit Ethernet, Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth v5.3
Audio2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack DTS Audio Processing, Hi-Res Audio Ready
I/O Port1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A 1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (4K@ 60Hz) 1 x RJ45 1 x DC-in
Battery3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr
Power Adapter120W
Dimension314.7 (W) x  233.5 (D) x 18.6~22.3 (H) mm
Weight1.6 Kg

Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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