MSI’s latest Creator-series laptop is a high-performance notebook with a 15.6 inch display and support for up to a 4K screen, a Core i7-10875H octa-core processor, 64GB of RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q graphics.
The new MSI Creator 15 is also fairly compact for a notebook with that kind of horsepower (particularly one with a 99.9 Wh battery). It measures 358.3mm x 248mm x 19.8mm (14.1″ x 9.8″ x 0.8″) and weighs 2.1kg (4.6 pounds).
MSI hasn’t announced the price or release date yet, but the company says the new laptop offers up to 40-percent better CPU performance than its predecessor, while laso including improved airflow for better cooling.
Update 8/17/2020: The MSI Creator 15 is now available for purchase from:
Prices vary by retailer and configuration, but an entry-level MSI Creator 15 sells for $1599, while a top-of-the-line version can cost as much as $3,299.
The laptop has an IR webcam with support for Windows Hello face recognition, a fingerprint reader, stereo 2W speakers, a Thunderbolt 3 port, and a 230W power supply.
The MSI Creator 15 has two SODIMM slots for DDR4-3200 memory, support for dual SSDs thanks to an M.2 slot with support for PCIe NVMe storage and a second slot with support for SATA or NVMe storage. And the notebook comes with three display options:
- 4K UHD IPS display with 100-percent Adobe RGB color gamut
- FHD IPS touchscreen display
- FHD IPS display
Graphics options range from an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU to the aforemention RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q GPU.
Other features include WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, HDMI, USB Type-A and TYpe-C ports, an SD card reader, and a headset jack.
This article was originally published July 1, 2020 and last updated August 17, 2020.