Gamers aren\’t the only ones who need a powerful laptop. Graphic design, animation, photography and video editing are gourmet tasks attributed to the creative, entitled to expect a more sober look than the gamer trend. The MSI Creator 15M A10SE-469FR is the machine imagined for this. In its 1.8 kg silver case, it implements a 10th generation Core i7 Hexa Core processor coupled to a GeForce RTX 2060, two muscular components backed by 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD for system speed. The images are ensured by a 144 Hz sRGB Full HD IPS screen, to which are added optimized cooling, a backlit keyboard and full connectivity (without TB3). However, some will regret the absence of a biometric connection or the slightly more massive format than the
Specifications for the MSI Creator 15M A10SE-469FR
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS LED 144Hz sRGB (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H Comet Lake (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 Mhz, 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB dedicated GDDR6, Intel UHD 630 and Optimus|
|Storage||1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 X4 SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Audio system||2 speakers 2W Nahimic 3|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 51Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.86 Kg / 359 x 254 x 21.7|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI Creator 15M A10SE-469FR
MSI rethinks its Creator range, previously represented in 15 inches by the MSI P65, and imagines the MSI Creator 15M A10SE-469FR, a portable PC which cultivates an elegant and light design but which puts itself above all at the service of performance. In this sense, MSI significantly changes the case of its 15 inch which receives a little more imposing measurements than its predecessor (359 x 254 mm) for 21.7 mm thick . He thus leaves the clan of ultrabooks but retains his sober and elegant design with a matte and smooth silver tone on the back of the cover and around the keyboard, embellished with a brushed effect. The case is quite geometric and partly made of metal but also of plastic (under the base, around the screen).
In this more versatile vision, MSI ignores the brand\’s typical technologies such as the SteelSeries keyboard, preferring a more classic input device with silver keys (short stroke) backlit in white . Fortunately, it incorporates the optimized Cooler Boost 5 cooling system which combines 2 fans and 5 dedicated heat pipes or the sound boosted by Nahimic 3.
From the connection point of view, the requirements of the gaming world are met with a full range of interfaces, even if the card reader has disappeared. There is an HDMI output and four USB ports including two USB 3.2 and a USB 3.2 Type-C Gen1. You also benefit from the latest generation of WiFi 802.11 AX and Bluetooth 5.0 chips and Gigabit Ethernet (increasingly rare on this category of PC). No biometric authentication option however, it\’s a shame.
Film buffs and photo-editing enthusiasts will have something to get excited about in front of the screen surrounded by thin borders, announced with color coverage close to 100% (sRGB) and a refresh rate of 144 Hz . Such a frequency is especially noticeable in the game during action scenes but can just as easily be used by creatives in the construction of animation sequences. It also inherits a Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) to make the most of High Definition content and is based on an IPS panel for immersion. In addition, the anti-reflective treatment bodes well if you are working in a very bright environment or with your back to a window.
Performance, battery life of the MSI Creator 15M A10SE-469FR
Now let\’s see what the MSI Creator 15M A10SE-469FR has in its belly. Based on the 10th generation Core i7-10750H Hexa Core Comet Lake processor , the PC offers around 10% more performance compared to a configuration with 2019 Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake. Overall, this translates into complete management of versatile use consisting of video editing, 3D animation, programming or parallelization, with complex calculations. The 16 GB RAM in front is comfortable and offers the necessary flexibility in multitasking, enough to ensure the next few years.
If its design doesn\’t let anything appear, the Creator is gaining momentum to discover its graphics card entrusted to the NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 (2019). It is a high-end solution which is intended for expert players who will be able to launch the most recent and greedy titles in High / Ultra with 60 FPS minimum. It also makes it possible to serve Ray-Tracing in compatible games and thus benefit from a stunning realism. Creatives are also on the front lines to take advantage of this powerful card which can speed up processing in compatible applications.
But that\’s not all, the PC also contains a large capacity NVMe SSD storage (1 TB). The system benefits directly compared to a configuration with mechanical hard drive because of the speed of loading offered by the SSD. This type of storage ensures almost instantaneous on and off phases, transfers calculated in seconds or instant software launches where the mechanical support involved significant latencies. Note also that the SSD is inherently quieter, more robust and efficient than a hard drive. And if it is often tackled for its storage capacity that is too low, it is nothing here since it provides 1 TB, enough to allow the installation of many heavy games and the storage of your entire toy library. Note that a second M.2 port is present inside to change the storage.
Finally, MSI has equipped its Creator 15M A10SE-469FR with a medium capacity battery (51 Whr) which will not be able to offer more than 4 or 5 hours of maximum autonomy in current use.