MSI 16" Creator Z16 Multi-Touch Laptop

BH #MSCREATORZ16 • MFR #Z16 A11UET-046
MSI 16" Creator Z16 Multi-Touch Laptop
Great for Graphic Design
Intel® Core i7 + NVIDIA graphics = sky's the limit visuals
Key Features
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 8-Core (11th Gen)
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM | 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 16" 2560 x 1600 IPS Touchscreen
  • 120 Hz Refresh Rate
Designed with creative professionals in mind, the 16" Creator Z16 Multi-Touch Laptop from MSI is well suited for intensive tasks such as gaming, rendering, editing 8K HDR raw video, working with large 3D models, and more. Driven by an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, sharp and realistic visuals are produced on a 15.6" 2560 x 1600 IPS touchscreen that is Calman validated, covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and delivers color accuracy of Delta E<2, so you'll get precise color accuracy for highly detailed photorealistic visuals. Additionally, a refresh rate of 120 Hz helps render smooth motion. 512GB of SSD storage provides fast data transfers, while external peripherals and additional displays may be connected using the two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and mobile data transfers may be accomplished using the built-in UHS-III microSD card reader. To help ensure optimal thermal dissipation, MSI's Cooler Boost Trinity+ uses three fans and five heat pipes to enhance system airflow.
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MSI Z16 16" Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Display and Graphics
  • 3Processor, Ports, and Network
  • 4Four 2W Dynaudio Speakers
  • 5Battery
  • 6Thermal Cooling
  • 7RGB Backlit Keyboard and Durability
  • 8Windows 10 Pro
Featured: Great for Graphic Design
Intel® Core i7 + NVIDIA graphics = sky's the limit visuals

Designed with creative professionals in mind, the 16" Creator Z16 Multi-Touch Laptop from MSI is well suited for intensive tasks such as gaming, rendering, editing 8K HDR raw video, working with large 3D models, and more. Driven by an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, sharp and realistic visuals are produced on a 15.6" 2560 x 1600 IPS touchscreen that is Calman validated, covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and delivers color accuracy of Delta E<2, so you'll get precise color accuracy for highly detailed photorealistic visuals. Additionally, a refresh rate of 120 Hz helps render smooth motion. 512GB of SSD storage provides fast data transfers, while external peripherals and additional displays may be connected using the two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and mobile data transfers may be accomplished using the built-in UHS-III microSD card reader. To help ensure optimal thermal dissipation, MSI's Cooler Boost Trinity+ uses three fans and five heat pipes to enhance system airflow.

Display and Graphics

Represent the Exquisite

Visualize your artistic works with the True Pixel display that delivers vibrant images with QHD+ resolution, 100% coverage for the DCI-P3 color gamut, factory-calibrated Delta-E < 2 for out-of-the-box accuracy, and True Color Technology.

Fast-Track Your Creativity

If you can imagine it, NVIDIA Studio Laptops powered by GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs will help you bring it to life. With twice the rendering performance and up to twice the graphics memory of the 20 Series, editing up to 8K HDR raw video and working with extra-large 3D models is snappier than ever. Enjoy the rich, pixel-accurate display that will catch every detail, now with 1440p options.

Intuitive Golden Ratio Display

The 16:10 display echoes the Golden Ratio of 1.618:1, considered as the law of beauty. This aspect ratio provides 11% more room than 16:9 to make it easier to check workspace and timeline in Adobe applications.

Processor, Ports, and Network

A Leap in Performance

With an 11th Gen 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 8-Core (11th Gen) processor, the Creator Z16 delivers a turbo frequency of up to 4.6 GHz, giving you cross-generation power to satisfy your multitasking and pro-level processing tasks.

Connect to All Possibilities

The Creator Z16 offers a full set of high-performance I/O ports. Thunderbolt 4 offers connectivity with speed and versatility, supporting a bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s with daisy-chain capabilities. With a UHS-III microSD card reader, you'll save more time when transferring your high-quality videos with speeds of up to 624 MB/s.

Wi-Fi 6E Wireless Connectivity

Wi-Fi 6E delivers fast speeds while keeping the network smooth and stable, even in a crowded environment. With its efficient throughput and low latency, you can enjoy smooth streaming of online videos or express your creative genius uninterrupted.

Four 2W Dynaudio Speakers

Auditory Euphoria

MSI's Dynaudio sound system with its Speaker Tuning Engine generates plenty of bass and clean, crisp vocals for an immersive auditory sensation.

Battery

Breaking the Boundaries

The Creator Z16 provides a 4-cell/90Wh battery and fast-charge technology that adapts to the way you work. Crafted with a slim 15.9mm metal chassis, the Creator Z16 helps enhance your productivity.

Thermal Cooling

Uncompromised Productivity

MSI's exclusive Cooler Boost Technology helps ensure optimal thermal dissipation. With thin 0.1mm sharp-edged fan blades, the Cooler Boost Trinity+ enhances the fan airflow and provides a better multitasking workflow.

RGB Backlit Keyboard and Durability

Illuminate Your Studio

Enlighten creative inspiration with an LED backlit keyboard. The Creator Z16 illuminates the keyboard in dimly lit environments with a personalized per-key RGB backlight by SteelSeries Engine3.

Military-Grade Durability

This product meets the MIL-STD-810G military standard for reliability and durability.

Windows 10 Pro

Start Menu

After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.

Cortana

Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.

Xbox on Windows 10

Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.

Microsoft Edge

After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.

Windows Store

For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.

Windows Continuum

Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.

Additional Windows 10 Pro Features

The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for business users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.
UPC: 824142257173

MSI Z16 16" Specs

Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
Performance
ProcessorIntel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen)
CPU2.3 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core
L3 Cache24 MB
Memory Type3200 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory16 GB
Memory Configuration2 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity64 GB
Memory Slot Type260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots2 (0 Available)
Graphics TypeDedicated
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Display
Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
Size16"
Aspect Ratio16:10
Resolution2560 x 1600
TouchscreenYes
Color Gamut100% DCI-P3
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Storage and Expansion
SSD Slots1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface) x4 (In Use)
1 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface) x4 (Available)
Total Installed Capacity512 GB
Solid State Storage1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Optical DriveNone
I/O
Ports2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)
USB Type-C2 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort)
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Built-In Speakers4 x 2 W
Built-In MicrophonesYes
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC (UHS-III)
Communications
EthernetNone
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
MU-MIMO Support2 x 2
Bluetooth5.2
5G NRNone
GPSNone
NFCNo
WebcamUser-Facing: 720p
Battery
Capacity4-Cell: 90 Wh
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard84-Key Notebook Keyboard with Backlight
Pointing DeviceTouchPad, Touchscreen
General
SecurityFacial Recognition
Power Supply180 W with Barrel
Dimensions14.13 x 10.08 x 0.64" / 35.89 x 25.6 x 1.63 cm
Weight5.07 lb / 2.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.005 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.4 x 14 x 3.5"

MSI Z16 16" Reviews

Nice laptop

By Wayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-18

Nice laptop. Great display, runs Win 11 well.

Absolutely love it, seriously.

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-21

Let me be atypical and go over the cons first for someone who loves it just so that you know what is not perfect about it. Nothing is perfect, we have to compromise with some things. I think that you'll find these compromises are worth choosing this laptop. First, the MB is upside down in the case so you'll have to disconnect everything - and there about 15 screws and 11 cords to get right to upgrade your memory. On the upgrade note, there is a factory seal sticker on one screw so that will have to be voided to upgrade anything. If you are like me, you'll have this done few to never, so l let it go. Second, the space bar on the wonderful keyboard is a bit flimsy on the extreme edges new the alt keys so if you are used to hitting it there, and I did not know I was hitting that location until I had the issue. You might have to get used to a different thumb resting place. Third, the laptop is slim which means it gets hot such that the fan is on a lot. Get used to it because it will be on. Well, it never ran during this review, but it often runs. It is like a whisper, but it is there. Fourth, no dedicated HDMI out. I'll get over it. I'm over it. Those are my nit-picky cons, but I said loved it. Here are the pros that I can think about right now. Two 4 USB3.0 ports where two are Type-A and two are also dual channel Thunderbolt/Type-C. This is just enough and they are distributed half on each side to balance your possible use cases. The HD is fast and there is a second SSD port for upgrading. The keyboard has full size arrow keys. For me, this is a must. I just cannot use those half-size arrows. There is no number pad and just like the missing DVD on laptops these days, you will not miss it. If you need a numpad, get a bluetooth one just like we can get a USB DVD if we need it. There is a superfast micro-SD card reader. Yes, it could be a normal size one; but eah, it works and it is fast. Sound is the best I ever had on a laptop. The screen is beautiful (also the best laptop display I ever had). It is the perfect pixel density. It is high but not so high that you might struggle to read things. I had a 16-inch 4k before and it is just too much that that size. The color gamut is great and the brightness is also great. I find it holds color at many angles. I have had many laptops that are fine only one angle. The reported nits is said to be mediocre but I find I turn it down to 50% most of the time anyway (right now it is at 25%). The GPU is fast and should extend the life of the laptop since it is the latest RTX gen. The all metal alloy case is a nice touch and probably helps with heat sync. (All is in quotes because there is frame around the base that is plastic.) It has a 90 WH battery that mine reports as 86 WH and 90 is the max for air travel as I understand it. I took a pass and many 45WH options. The bundled software can be useful too, there is a battery life extension option that I use that keeps the battery at 60% since I am mostly plugged into the wall. If I choose to travel then I can turn this feature off for 100% for a short time. The 8-core processor is great too. This is a light desktop replacement. There are some that might down grade the track pad for its size. While I would like it a touch larger, it is not necessary. I find I use it more than any other Windows laptop I have ever had. This is because it is accurate like a Mac. I find that even with the same size, I can traverse the screen in one fast pass or two slow passes. This is probably Windows acceleration controls, but it works. It is smooth. The smaller size also means I do not turn it off to prevent false clicks because I am not bumping it ever. It is a great and handsome laptop. If you are wondering if you'll like it then you can just stop and purchase. That is, if those few cons are not showstoppers for you.

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