MSI Creator Z, Updated Prestige Series Creator Notebook, MSI Pen 2 Stylus Announced at CES 2023
In addition to revealing a new series of gaming laptops, MSI has also updated its models aimed at professional content creators and those who need performance but not necessarily the style of the most gamer-focused hardware. These laptops feature Intel’s new 13th Gen Core CPUs and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs. Creator models also typically use Nvidia’s Studio drivers optimized and certified for the app and content creation workflow. The new models will go on sale in the US within a few weeks and will arrive in India shortly after.
The new MSI Creator Z17 HX Studio and Creator Z16 HX Studio feature Intel’s 13th Gen HX series Core CPUs, up to a Core i9-13950HX with 24 cores, which are said to deliver desktop-like performance on the go. . They also have a new vapor chamber cooler. GPU options go up to the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 with 8GB of GDDR6 RAM. Both models support up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM and have a single PCIe 5.0 X4 slot for a high-performance NVMe SSD.
The larger Creator Z17HX Studio features a 17.3-inch QHD+ 16:10 2560×1200 pixel IPS panel with a 165Hz refresh rate and 100% DCI-P3 color coverage. The slightly more portable Z16 HX Studio has a 16-inch 120Hz display with the same resolution and other specifications. Both weigh 2.49kg and 2.35kg respectively.
Other features include Thunderbolt 4, an SD Express card slot, an IR webcam, a fingerprint sensor, per-key RGB LED backlighting, and a four-speaker audio system on both models. Prices start at $2,999 (approximately Rs 2,48,225 before tax) and $2,899 (approximately Rs 2,39,950) respectively.
For the thin and light Prestige series, MSI introduced the refreshed MSI Prestige 14 Evo and Prestige 16 Evo models as well as the all-new MSI Prestige 13 Evo. The latter is what MSI calls the lightest laptop in MSI’s entire lineup, weighing just 990g thanks to its aluminum alloy frame, while still offering up to 15 hours of battery life.
The two larger models have a Core i7-13700H CPU while the ultraportable Prestige 13 Evo has a Core i7-1360P CPU. All three rely on Intel’s Iris Xe integrated graphics but MSI also offers another model, the Prestige 16 Studio, with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 discrete GPU. All models come with 16GB of pre-soldered and bundled 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. with Windows 11. They all have white backlit keyboards, infrared webcams, fingerprint sensors, and microSD card slots.
The MSI Modern series gets updated hardware and new color options to keep things fresh. There’s also a new MSI Summit Flip Evo model with a 13.4-inch full-HD touchscreen.
In addition to laptops, MSI has announced the new MSI Pen 2 stylus, which uses the MPP 2.6 standard to ensure compatibility with a wide range of laptops and boasts haptic feedback and pressure sensitivity. force 4,096 levels. It can also act as a traditional writing tool, so you don’t have to transfer what you’re holding to take notes on paper.
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