At CES 2023, MSI announced the Creator Z and updated its Prestige Series Creator laptops.

The most recent Intel and Nvidia hardware is included in these laptops geared at creative workers.

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A number of new gaming laptops have been unveiled by MSI, but the company has also updated its models for professionals who create content and for individuals who require performance but not necessarily the aesthetics of most gaming hardware. These laptops are equipped with GeForce RTX 40-series GPUs from Nvidia and new 13th Gen Core CPUs from Intel. The creator models frequently employ Nvidia’s Studio drivers, which are certified and optimised for programmes and workflows for video creation. Within a few weeks, the new models should be available for purchase in the US, and they’ll follow soon after to India.

The new MSI Creator Z17 HX Studio and Creator Z16 HX Studio are equipped with 13th Generation (13th Gen) HX-series Core CPUs from Intel, including the Core i9-13950HX with 24 cores, which is claimed to give desktop-class performance on the go. They additionally have a brand-new vapour chamber chiller. Up to the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 with 8GB of GDDR6 RAM is available as a GPU. Both models include a PCIe 5.0 X4 slot for a fast NVMe SSD and can accommodate up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM.

The bigger Creator Z17HX Studio boasts a 17.3-inch QHD+ 16:10 2560×1200 IPS-class screen with a refresh rate of 165 Hz and 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut. A 16-inch 120Hz display with the same resolution and other characteristics is included in the marginally more portable Z16 HX Studio.

A 17.3-inch QHD+ 16:10 2560×1200 pixel IPS-class screen with a 165Hz refresh rate and 100% DCI-P3 colour coverage is featured on the bigger Creator Z17HX Studio. The 16-inch 120Hz display of the slightly more portable Z16 HX Studio has the same resolution and other characteristics. Each weighs 2.49kg, whereas the other is 2.35kg.

Additionally, all models come with a quad-speaker sound system, an IR webcam, an SD Express card port, a fingerprint sensor, per-key RGB LED backlighting, and Thunderbolt 4. Prices start at $2,999 (about Rs. 2,48,225 before taxes) for the former and $2,899 (roughly Rs. 2,39,950) for the latter.

Regarding the thin and light Prestige series, MSI has unveiled the all-new MSI Prestige 13 Evo in addition to updated versions of the MSI Prestige 14 Evo and Prestige 16 Evo models. With a weight of only 990g and a chassis made of aluminium alloy, the latter is what MSI refers to as the lightest laptop in the company’s complete lineup. It nonetheless offers up to 15 hours of battery life.

The ultraportable Prestige 13 Evo receives a Core i7-1360P CPU, while the larger two variants have up to a Core i7-13700H CPU. All three of these use Intel’s Iris Xe integrated graphics, but MSI also offers the Prestige 16 Studio, which has a separate GPU that can reach the maximum of RTX 4060. All variants come pre-installed with Windows 11 and include 16GB of soldered LPDDR5 RAM. They all include microSD card slots, IR webcams, white backlit keyboards, and fingerprint sensors.

To keep things fresh, the MSI Modern line receives updated hardware and new colour options. A new 13.4-inch full-HD touchscreen MSI Summit Flip Evo variant is also available.

In addition to laptops, MSI has unveiled the new MSI Pen 2 stylus, which features 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and haptic feedback. It employs the MPP 2.6 standard to assure compatibility with a range of computers. In order to take notes on paper, you don’t have to change what you’re holding because it also functions as a standard writing tool.

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