Thin, Light and Powerful – MSI Creator Z17 Laptop Review

The MSI Creator Z17 is interesting, but not without flaws. Do watch before buying.
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Full System Specs – MSI Creator Z17
CPU – Intel Core i9-12900H
Memory – 64GB DDR5-4800
GPU – Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (90W)
Display – 165Hz 2560x1600p Touch Screen
Storage – 2TB NVMe SSD

0:00 – Introduction
1:15 – Design, Materials, Build Quality
2:09 – Connections
2:39 – Inside, Keyboard, Touchpad
3:40 – Power Behaviour
4:24 – Intel Core i9-12900H Performance
5:09 – Thermals & Noise – Performance Profiles
5:51 – Gaming Performance & Thermals (RTX 3080 Ti)
7:36 – Display Quality
9:48 – Battery Life
10:17 – Speakers, Webcam
10:40 – Maintenance, Upgrades
11:03 – Issues – Hot to Touch
11:41 – Issues – Software
12:27 – Pricing & Final Thoughts

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This Post Has 37 Comments

  1. reviewforthetube

    Msi has come out swinging this yesr from laptops to there suprim x lineup of gpu's lol

  2. Behnam Moghaddam

    thank you for your perspective on this.
    though kind of powerful it looks kind of sad to me from a "value standpoint". i'm waiting for some more XMG laptops with alder lake…
    any chance to see your review on one of those?

  3. Promis QS Panda

    MSI has been trending downwards lately. Especially with their laptops. Not sure what they think that they can charge such high prices for mediocre performance. :/

  4. reptilespantoso

    Ok, but how is the performance with Davinci Resolve? Or Bitwig running a bunch of plugins?

  5. Paul Spatafora

    I love your reviews. It would be great if you could review the Asus Studiobook 16 OLED laptop. I'm more interested in battery life than performance. I would like to hear your insight on this laptop as a whole. Also, you mentioned gaming laptops that were better than this computer. Could you please let us know which ones you would recommend preferably with a 4K panel?

  6. Khonjel Singh

    Is the vent near the display hinge blowing hot air to the display?

  7. FakeBeDo_Op

    Nice video but can you also please review Lenvo Legion 5 please

  8. Vale

    When I buy a laptop I look for the easy access for upgrades/ cleaning, than by the cooling system and than the rest. Thank you for an honest review. Chapeau 🎩

  9. Charles De Wit

    Eerlijk is eerlijk; dit ding is absoluut niet voor mij, maar ik kijk lekker toch; goede Nederlandse content creators moet je toch proberen op de voorgrond te zetten. Niet alleen die sokken-en-sandalen Canadees verdient aandacht πŸ˜€

  10. DJ-RocketMan

    What a shame, make them so thin that they throttle so fast.

    Why can they take the vapor chamber from the GE67 and make it 3 or 4mm thicker and maybe more vents with this screen and build quality?

  11. Pedro Brigham

    Another noisy hot power hunger jet engine from intel, arm is light years ahead. x86 is really on his last legs, will end soon.

  12. PLease review IIISi Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara limited edition which is mini LED screen and has 1000 nits with HDR on and 500 with HDR off . I have it and it is BEST … And it cost me only grand with RTX 3060

  13. Joe Marano

    Can write have the mighty Β£ with the prices please? To deliver a video in English and neglect us is πŸ™ πŸ™


  14. Michael Thompson

    Nice looking laptop 🀩πŸ₯°πŸ‘. The lift function when the screen is 120o plus is a bit pointless ….. the laptop should lift in general use for better cooling imo πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦. 4c of better cooling for 9dB …. Lol that’s a bad thermal design in this laptop πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜… The RTX3080Ti is another useless feature that adds ridiculous costs to such a laptop ….. an RTX3060Ti/70Ti at 90W wouldn’t yield much difference for many tasks πŸš½πŸ’©πŸ’©A bad design flaw from MSI. The screen / laptop screams β€œgamer” and renamed as a β€œcreator” series laptop wtf was MSI thinking here 😒😭🀬. Great review Nada and glad you pointed out ALL the faults here! πŸ₯°πŸ‘πŸ˜‡

  15. J. T.

    Yikes. Hot to touch. Low brightness. Data collection. MSI fail.

    Thank you for the warning.

  16. Shawn Miranda

    Honestly, as a creator, I'd probably prefer any of the MacBooks at this price point, and if I also wanted to game on the side, I'd get the Zephyrus G15. I just don't see the value in a laptop like this.

    I'm still rolling on the floor after reading "Could you like to turn it off?" πŸ˜‚

  17. Puerta DLM

    Can you test the Asus Zephrus line? Can't help but feel they are 1,000x better than the msi ones.

  18. Clark Kent

    I hope you've had a great day leading to having a wonderful week πŸ˜€

  19. ilias iosifidis

    For 5k euros, i d buy a macbook air (1300), a gaming/ rendering pc (2000), all the peripherals (700) and a week vacation to italy

  20. RKcuddles

    That webcam compared to the xps line is WAAAY better…

  21. BamQuazamGaming

    Babe is back, I love her 😍😍😍😍😍

  22. Tennis Elbow

    MSI will forever be a hard pass for me. They are just not a trustworthy company

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