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MSI's latest Creator 17 notebook comes with world's first miniLED screen

By Aaron Yip - on 9 Jan 2020, 7:30am

MSI's latest Creator 17 notebook comes with world's first miniLED screen

At CES 2020, MSI didn't just show off their latest gaming notebooks like the GS66 Stealth and GE66 Raid. Content creation was a core focus of their CES 2020 keynote, and it wasn't surprising then, for them to reveal more information about the Creator 17, a notebook that's optimised for content creators and revealed in December 2019.

What wowed a lot of us though, was the revelation that the Creator 17 will also feature a next-generation miniLED display - a first of its kind for laptops. With this technology, the display also makes Creator 17 the first notebook to offer HDR 1000 standards, making it ideal for photographers, artists, filmmakers, and other professionals in need of precise color control.

Image: MSI

Not to be confused with MicroLED technology, miniLED is a big improvement from current LED implementation, as tinier LEDs (hence the mini name) can be squeezed into the display backlighting to improve viewing brightness and contrast. MSI has claimed that the miniLED featured in the Creator 17 is able to offer ‘true to life’ color quality. In addition to meeting above-mentioned DisplayHDR 1000 standards, the Creator 17's screen also has a peak brightness level exceeding 1,000 nits and 100-percent DCI-P3 color.

Apart from the miniLED display, the laptop will also come with the latest CPU and GPU processing power under the hood. It will also feature a USB-C port that enables users to connect up to an 8K external display. Given its image-centric focus, it's not a surprise to see that it will also comes with an ultra-fast UHS-III SD card reader; capable of up to 624MB/s speeds.

Pricing and availability weren't available at this point of writing, but we'll update it here once MSI has these confirmed.