MSI P75 Creator review – The best of both worlds

MSI is renowned worldwide for its impressive gaming laptops, and it has delivered that same level of quality and design in its new Creator lineup of high-end notebooks.

The Creator Series of MSI laptops comprises slim, professional notebooks which offer unprecedented performance – rivaling even the company’s gaming laptops in hardware capabilities.

MSI provided us with a powerful P75 Creator to try out, and its sleek and lightweight design paired with powerful hardware delivered something extremely impressive.

The P75 Creator is like a powerful desktop PC disguised as a professional notebook, offering enough performance to cope with demanding workloads, such as on-the-go video editing or 3D rendering.

Hardcore gamers would also find the laptop capable of delivering the goods, and its high-resolution 17.3-inch display offers a great viewing experience.

Hardware and Design

The MSI P75 Creator packs high-grade components into its surprisingly slim and light chassis.

It includes a 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor along with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card with Max-Q design.

The model we were provided also boasted 32GB of RAM and 1TB of solid-state storage, rounding out the specifications to make an extremely powerful machine.

The ultra-thin bezel around the 17.3-inch Full HD display means that the laptop is surprisingly small compared to other 17-inch devices, but it still manages to deliver up to eight hours of battery life.

Below are the full specifications of the slim but powerful MSI P75 Creator S9F.

MSI P75 Creator S9F
Operating System Windows 10
CPU Intel Core i9-9880H
Display 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD
Graphics Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
RAM 32GB DDR4
Storage 1TB NVMe SSD
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet
Ports 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB Type-C Gen1, 3x USB Type-A Gen2, 1x HDMI, SD card reader, 3.5mm audio jack
Dimensions 396.1 x 259.5 x 18.95 mm (2.25kg)

Power and style

The advantage of a laptop compared to a traditional desktop setup has always been portability, which is traditionally gained at the expense of performance.

This is fine for most professional applications, but content creators, video editors, designers, and even gamers are often limited by the hardware inside their laptops, causing them to turn to desktops instead.

Those who do choose a laptop with powerful hardware would be hard-pressed to find one that didn’t weigh a ton or take up their entire desk.

This is where the MSI P75 Creator comes in – with its powerful CPU and graphics and ultra-slim design, it offers the best of both worlds.

The P75 Creator can serve as everything from a portable video editing station for the content creator to the standard notebook and primary gaming rig for the professional that likes to fire up Counter-Strike after work.

The laptop delivered insane performance in every game we ran, and it never overheated or throttled due to temperature.

Its battery life is excellent, and the understated, professional design makes it ideal for almost any scenario where both style and power are demanded.

The MSI P75 Creator is available from Evetech and other local retailers from R35,999.

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