A versatile black multimedia laptop, the MSI Creator M16 A12UD-053FR designed to create and play is powerful thanks to its Alder Lake-H Intel Core i7 processor with 14 hybrid cores and its 16 GB of RAM that accelerate processing like the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card capable of running many games. Equipped with a fast SSD storage of 1 TB that enhances its responsiveness, this creator-oriented gaming laptop ready for High Definition with its 16-inch 2.5K IPS 16/10th anti-glare screen in faithful colors DCI-P3 benefits from a backlit keyboard or connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C, all under Windows 11 Pro.
Features of the MSI Creator M16 A12UD-053FR
|Screen(s)||16” 2.5K QHD IPS LED 16/10th DCI-P3 thin edges (2560×1600, anti-reflective/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H (14 cores, 6P 2.3 GHz, 8E 1.7 GHz))|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Video card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6 dedicated (boost 1485MHz, TDP 60W with Dynamic Boost), Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe)|
|Connection||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI (4K@60Hz)|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi AX201), Bluetooth 5.2 Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111HS-CG, 1 Gbps)|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, white (1.7mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 x 2x2W speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 Pro 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||4 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 53.5Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.26 Kg / 359 x 259 x 23.95|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI Creator M16 A12UD-053FR
It sports a discreet design with its thin and light black chassis cooled by Cooler Boost 5 technology using 2 fans, 4 heat pipes and air outlets.
This versatile laptop focused on creatives and gamers runs on Windows 11 Pro, a more complete system than the classic edition with its advanced network management and security tools like BitLocker.
Its connectivity is good, including 1 USB-C (but not Thunderbolt, too bad!), wireless modules Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E ax (newer and more powerful than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports or 3 USB including 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 devices.
Openable at 180 ° totally flat and robust with its compliance with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G, it houses of course a chiclet keyboard that can be backlit to discern its keys in the dim light.
Those who want a screen with faithful colors ready for High Definition will be delighted that the screen promises to be DCI-P3 with a definition 2.5K QHD higher than Full HD, associated with a format 16/10th more comfortable in height than the 16/9th. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical, while its anti-reflective treatment makes it more readable than a shiny slab in bright environments (e.g. outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the MSI Creator M16 A12UD-053FR
The MSI Creator M16 A12UD-053FR targets those looking for a versatile 15-inch performance laptop focused on creation and gaming.
Whether with the Iris Xe graphics part integrated into the processor or the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti card, it is of course possible to watch photos and videos on this multimedia laptop designed to create and play equipped with NVIDIA Optimus technology.
In practice, Optimus automatically switches between the Iris Xe and geForce RTX 3050 Ti in real time, as needed. The Iris Xe is preferred as much as possible by Optimus despite its much more modest performance because it consumes little energy which promotes autonomy compared to the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, more powerful and greedy.
Thanks to the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, you can play many titles if you make adjustments under the opus greedy in graphic resources to obtain a good gameplay. Keep in mind that 2.5K requires more calculations from the GPU than Full HD, which results in a lower fps count.
In addition, creators will appreciate the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti because it accelerates processing under software using multi-core, such as Adobe Photoshop/Premiere or Sony Vegas.
The Iris Xe takes place directly in the Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H hybrid processor with 14 hybrid cores, here coupled with 16 GB of RAM to deliver an overall power able to seduce demanding users.
This core guarantees in particular delivers its full potential under CPU and RAM intensive work taking advantage of multi-core, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering. We strongly feel the difference in this area compared to a classic Quad/Hexa/Octo Core and 8 GB DDR4.
The storage is entrusted to a 1 TB SSD, a large capacity that rivals what hard drives offer the vast majority of the time in this area.
An SSD offers several advantages: greater shock resistance, lower power consumption, quiet operation or even greater velocity.
The SSD ensures in practice a much better responsiveness and fluidity in everyday life than a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, processing is much faster, especially as are starts/stops and launches of games/software, and we reach the maps of online games faster.
Finally, on the autonomy side while waiting for more concrete tests, count on about 4 hours of operation on battery in light use for this versatile multimedia laptop oriented creator and players which should be expected to heat up and be heard in case of strong demands (eg treatments, games).