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MSI Creator 17 B11U Laptop (11th-gen Intel, 2021)

NEX score 84%

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Product Overview

The 2021 MSI Creator 17 is a flagship 17.3-inch laptop engineered for content creators. Like its predecessor, the new Creator 17 boasts a gorgeous 4K Mini-LED IPS display with 100% DCI-P3 coverage and VESA DisplayHDR1000 support.
Over the 2020 model, the 2021 Creator 17 carries several key improvements: The headline change is the new NVIDIA RTX 30-series graphics that offers significantly performance bump over the RTX 20-series chips. This is joined with Thunderbolt 4, WiFi 6E, and PCIe Gen4 SSD made available with the new 11th-gen Intel processor.
For those who would like the power these components afford on the go, the new Creator 17 boasts a 99.9Wh battery, the largest allowed to be carried on a plane. MSI has also endowed the laptop with its latest Cooler Boost Trinity+ heat management system with 3 fans, 6 heat pipes, and ultra-thin, 0.1mm blades. The machine remains a hair above 20mm thin and weighs just under 2.5kg.
Like before, the Creator 17 has a full-size keyboard with 1.9mm key travel as well as a large touchpad that help boost productivity. With HDMI, Thunderbolt 4, and USB-C 3.2 Gen2 ports, it is able to power three external displays simultaneously.
Alongside the new Creator 17, MSI also unveiled Creator M16 and Creator Z16 powered by Tiger Lake processors.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Gorgeous 4K display with 1,000 nits of brightness
  • Powerful Intel Core i9-11900H CPU, 32GB of RAM, and 2TB solid-state drive
Cons
  • Lacks Nvidia G-Sync

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 84% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent battery life
  • Gorgeous Mini LED display
  • High-end graphics
Cons
  • Nothing in particular
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
1x Thunderbolt 4 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 + 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 + 1x RJ45 (2.5Gbps) + 1x SD + 1x HDMI + 1x Audio combo
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6E + Bluetooth 5.2

Construction

Battery | Capacity
99.9 Wh
Camera | Front
HD type (30fps@720p)
Colors
Core Black
Material
Aluminum
Speakers
2x 2W Duo Wave Speaker

Dimensions

Size | Depth
259.4 mm
Size | Height
20.25 mm
Size | Width
396.1 mm
Weight
2.45 kg

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Display Backlight
Mini LED (full-array LED)
Display Diagonal
17.3"
Display Type
IPS
Gamut
100% DCI-P3
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Resolution
4K UHD (3840x2160)

Function

Chipset
Intel HM570
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6, or RTX 3080 16GB GDDR6
HDR
HDR1000 with miniLED
Keyboard Backlight
Single-color (white) back-lit
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
Up to 11th-gen Intel Core i9 Tiger Lake

Performance

Battery Life
9 hours
Durability
MIL-STD-810G military standard for reliability and durability
Key Travel
1.9 mm
Memory | Capacity
2x SO-DIMMs, Max 64GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 3200 MHz
Power Supply
230 W Slim adapter
Storage
1x M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 + 1x M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4

Production

Debut
2021-05

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External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The MSI Creator 17 with Mini LED display is a marvel. It provides an incredibly bright image with remarkable contrast for content professionals. At a price that approaches $4,000, however, our test configuration is likely beyond the budget of enthusiasts. It's only for workstation-class creative pros who seek the best display.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous Mini LED display
  • High-end graphics
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

User Reviews

References

1. ^ MSI Creator 17 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/msi-creator-17. 2021-09-30. Retrieved 2021-10-03.

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