MSI has just announced the Creator Z16 and M16, computers with attractive specs. The manufacturer also unveiled two low-cost gaming PCs, the GF Katana, and GF Sword.
During a virtual conference, MSI did not content itself with refreshing its PCs with the arrival of the new Intel H series processors and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050. The manufacturer also presented a slew of laptops for designers and players to complete its already well-supplied ranges.
The Creator Z16 and M16
These newcomers in the Creator range come to make a link with the Creator 15 and 17, sober machines, equipped with dedicated Nvidia graphics cards to be able to use graphic designers and photo/video editing software without problem. The Creator Z16 and M16 are therefore aimed at content creators, especially those who do not want to work on a MacBook Pro to enjoy the benefits of Windows.
The Z16 is decked out with high-end components and has it all: modern design, GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, 32 GB of RAM expandable to 64 GB, 1 or 2 TB of SSD, and your choice of an Intel Core i7-11800H processor or an 8-core Core i9-11900H both.
A quality screen
Its 16:10 QHD + touchscreen covers 100% of the DCI-P3 space and boasts a refresh rate of 120 Hz. In addition, it is calibrated and a delta E of less than 2 is provided by MSI. Demanding characteristics that allow you to work, but also to play thanks to the dedicated Nvidia GPU.
The connection is made up of 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, 2 USB-A ports, a mini-jack, and a microSD card reader. The webcam has an infrared module to use Windows Hello and films in HD, while connectivity has the latest standards with Bluetooth 5.2 and wifi 6E.
It will take $ 2,600 when it is launched in the United States, or a little over € 3,000 if we add VAT. This price will however be verified once officially announced for France.
The Creator M16 is its little brother a little less upscale with a probably more affordable price. It retains the QHD + panel, but not the 120 Hz refresh. In terms of components, it can only be equipped with an Intel Core i7 and an RTX 3050 Ti at most. The connection is however more provided with an HDMI port, an Ethernet port, 3 USB-A ports, and a USB-C port.
Its price is currently unknown in Europe and across the Atlantic.
The 15 and 17 inch GF Katana and Sword
Among the novelties presented by MSI, the PC Katana and Sword were in the spotlight. This new series of entry-level gaming PCs promise low prices with the GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 3050, 3050 Ti to take advantage of Nvidia’s DLSS and the latest video game titles. Note that a less efficient model will also be launched with a GTX 1650 only. The Sword is white while the Katana is black, and these come with 8 and 16nbsp; GB of RAM respectively (expandable to 64nbsp; GB).
The computers are adorned with 144nbsp; Hz Full HD screens and their connection is fairly standard with 2 USB A 3.2 ports, a USB-A 2.0, a USB-C 3.2 port, a mini-jack, and an HDMI port.
If we do not yet have the availability dates, the starting price is announced at 999nbsp; $, or approximately 1200nbsp; € in Europe including VAT.