• CPU: Intel Core i7-11800H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 65W)
  • Display: 16.0", WQXGA (2560 x 1600), 120 Hz, IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD
  • RAM: 2x 16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • Weight: 2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)


  • Aluminum design and great build quality
  • Large arrow keys, RGB backlight, and responsive touchpad
  • 2x SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe x4
  • No PWM (MNG007DA1-1 (CSO1600))
  • Full sRGB, and DCI-P3 coverage + 92% Adobe RGB coverage (MNG007DA1-1 (CSO1600))
  • 120Hz refresh rate with fast pixel response times (MNG007DA1-1 (CSO1600))
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 + MicroSD card slot
  • IR face recognition + fingerprint reader


  • Underperforming CPU
  • Uneven color uniformity
  • Relatively difficult to upgrade

MSI Creator Z16 - Specs Also known as MSI Creator Z16 (A11UET-013)

CPU Performance #6
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 1.8%
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 3.2%
  • Intel Core i7-11800H
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS 4.3%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800U 9.6%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 9.9%
GPU Performance #35
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 75W) 1.9%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 85W) 3.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 65W)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop, 115W) 1.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop, 90W) 2.8%
16.0", WQXGA (2560 x 1600), 120 Hz, IPS
panel 1
Color accuracy 1.7 -> 0.8
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 M.2 NVMe slots See photo
2x 16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
Windows 10 Pro
90Wh, 4-cell
Body Material
359 x 256 x 16.3 mm (14.13" x 10.08" x 0.64")
2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4, DisplayPort
  • Card Reader MicroSD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers 4 Stereo Speakers with Dynaudio
  • Optical drive


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DISPLAY: 16.0-inch, 2560x1600, IPS

Name AUO B160QAN02.P (AUOBF99)
Diagonal 16.0"
Pixel density 188.68 ppi
Brightness 350 cd/m2
sRGB 100%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 2560x1600
Becomes "Retina" from 18 inches (46 cm)
Contrast 960:1
dE Color Checker 1.7 0.8
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-11800H

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