Earlier today, MSI showed off the P65 Creator notebook. A notebook that is clearly designed for the professional working in the realm art and creativity.
In retrospect, the P65 seems to take a cue from the design from MSI’s ultra-thin gaming notebook, the GS65 Stealth. It features a clean, slim and light design; dispelling the long-held perception that creator-based notebooks are usually thick and bulky.
Specs-wise, the P65 can be fitted with the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 CPU, up to 32GB of DDR4-2666 RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q discrete GPU. The display is a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS panel, but even interesting is the fact that it sports a thin, near bezel-less design.
For ports, the chassis of the P65 is outfitted witha a USB 3.1 Type-C port, three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, one HDMI (4K @ 30 fps) port, a mini DisplayPort, and a Gigabit LAN port. In terms of storage, the P65 has two NVMe PCie Gen3 slots. Lastly, the notebook is exceptionally light, weighing in at 1.88kg.
Additionally, there’s also a limited edition variant of the P65, and yes, there are some differrence between the two models. For a start, the limited edition P65 comes in a bright and clean looking white finish, compared to the standard edition’s brushed silver. On top of that, the limited edition’s display has a 144Hz refresh rate and 7ms response time, and the discrete GPU is also bumped up to a GTX 1070 Max-Q.
The ports of the limited edition P65 are also different. Off the bat, the USB Type-C port on the standard edition is replaced with a Thunderbolt 3 port. The rest of the ports include a USB 3.1 Type-A Gen2 port, two USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, a HDMI port that outputs 4K at 60 fps, and one mini DisplayPort.
The P65 Creator is already available for purchase through all MSI authorised resellers. Pricing for the notebook is set at RM7799 for the standard edition, while the limited edition model will retail for RM9999. If you’re going for the limited edition model, be advised that it MSI is throwing an additional 1-year to its warranty, bringing up its warranty period to 3-years instead of the standard 2-years.