In the market for a powerful laptop sans the aggressive gaming design? Check out the MSI Creator Z16, which just made its way to the Philippines.

As the name suggests, the MSI Creator Z16 is made for photo-video editing and other types of professional creative work. This also means that this machine is also powerful enough to handle anything — even gaming.


Under the hood, the Z16 A12UET-045PH is powered by the latest 12th-Gen Intel Core i9-12900H CPU, paired with an NVIDIA RTX 3060 octa-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage.

But since it is creator first, gamer second machine, the Z16 boasts a fancy display with a sharp QHD+ resolution, has 100% DCI-P3 coverage, True Color per-unit calibration, and Delta E < 2 color accuracy.


All this hardware is crammed inside a sleek and clean design. It has a Lunar Gray finish with a CNC-machined unibody chassis

For a 16-inch machine, it is relatively light at 2.2kg and is only 15.9mm thick — almost the thickness of two smartphones stacked together.


The MSI Creator Z16 A12UET-045PH has an SRP of Php183,995 on MSI’s official Lazada page but is currently discounted to Php174,995. It comes with a free Prestige Mouse, MSI mouse, and a porcelain cup with an overall value of Php5,000.

MSI Creator Z16 A12UET-045PH Specs

  • 16-inch QHD+ touchscreen display, 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, 188ppi
  • True Pixel Display
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 100% DCI-P3, Delta E < 2, True Color per-unit calibration
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • 12th-Gen Intel Core i9-12900H CPU
  • 3 fans, 5 heat pipes for cooling
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 6GB GDDR6
  • 16GB (2x 8GB) 4800MHz RAM
  • 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen 4×4 SSD
  • 720p webcam with IR
  • 2x 2W stereo speakers, Dynaudio
  • mini LED per key backlight keyboard
  • DC-In
  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack
  • microSD card reader
  • WiFi 6E, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Dimensions: 259 x 256 x 15.9mm
  • Weight: 2.2kg
  • Color: Lunar Gray
  • 4-cell 90WHr battery, 180W power adapter

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