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MSI has rolled out a Creator Z16 notebook variant with streetwear legend Hiroshi Fujiwara

By Aaron Yip - on 14 Sep 2021, 5:54pm

MSI has rolled out a Creator Z16 notebook variant with streetwear legend Hiroshi Fujiwara

Image: MSI

In the world of aesthetics, black is probably one of, if not the best general purpose colours to use for clothes or objects. Not only does it exude a certain degree of class (if worn appropriately, of course), but it also gels reasonably well with pretty much every other colour on a conventional palette. 

But what if we wanted to spice up a black object with more black? In that case, MSI's latest collab notebook might provide some much-needed inspiration. Designed in tandem with Fragment Design, the famous streetwear brand directed by the legendary Hiroshi Fujiwara, MSI announced the Creator Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara Limited Edition laptop at its recent MSIology: Tech Meets Aesthetic event, featuring a black, laser-etched double lightning logo emblazoned on an already-black cover as shown above. 

Image: MSI

On the outside, the laptop features a CNC-milled unibody with rounded edges, giving off a "deluxe" yet trendy feel similar to what Fragment Design usually embodies in its own products. Internally, you can expect to find a variety of powerful implements as well, including an Intel 11th-Gen i9 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card, a 16:10 Golden Ratio MiniLED backlit keyboard and the AI-powered MSI Center, among numerous others. That one that catches my eye most is without a doubt the MiniLED display here.

As for pricing and availability, MSI has yet to reveal specifics about either of them, although what we do know is that a mere 3,000 sets of this special edition laptop will be produced. Separately, it would appear that this "co-branding train" is steadily gaining traction with notebook brands (especially those from Taiwan), who have linked up with artists, musicians and other trendsetting creatives to help add another layer of "exclusivity" to their products. For example, ASUS ROG previously rolled out its own limited edition Zephyrus laptop designed in collaboration with renowned DJ Alan Walker. Gigabyte, your move?

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