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MSI CreatorPro X17 HX with NVIDIA RTX 5000 Ada Laptop GPU – Best Workstation Laptop This 2023?

If you are looking for a proper and powerful workstation laptop, look no further, as MSI’s workstation laptop designed for creators and professionals is available. Meet the MSI CreatorPro X17 HX workstation laptop. It’s built with the latest hardware and features professionals seek on a mobile workstation. The latest 13th gen Intel Core CPU powers the CreatorPro X17, and on the GPU side, it has NVIDIA‘s latest RTX 5000 Ada laptop GPU. Yes, it’s equip with the latest workstation laptop GPU, and not just a typical mainstream (gaming) laptop GPU, like the RTX 4090 laptop GPU. Check out more of its features and where to get one below.

MSI CreatorPro X17HX workstation laptop

MSI CreatorPro X17 HX Laptop with 13th Gen Intel CPU and NVIDIA RTX Ada Laptop GPU – “The First Choice for Professionals”

According to MSI, the CreatorPro series is a powerful and performance-driven workstation laptop; providing a top-notch solution for all professionals in many fields, such as architects, programmers, and designers.

CPU and GPU

A 13th gen Intel Core i9 processor powers the said workstation laptop. The Core i9-13980HX has a total of 24 cores, of which 8 are performance cores, 16 are efficient cores; and has 32 threads, with a maximum turbo speed of 5.60GHz.

The CPU is paired with NVIDIA RTX 5000 Ada generation Laptop GPU (AD103). It has a 175 watts TGP for maximum power. It also features dynamic boost for a total of 230W of power for the GPU and GPU. The RTX 5000 Ada laptop GPU has 9728 CUDA cores, 304 Tensor cores, and has a boost clock speed of around 2.19GHz.

The NVIDIA RTX 5000 Ada generation Laptop GPU has 16GB of GDDR6 memory, with a memory clock of 18Gbps running on a 256-bit memory interface. The RTX 5000 Ada laptop GPU is capable of up to 42.6 TFLOPs of single precision and up to 681.8 TFLOPs of tensor performance.

Memory and Storage

When it comes to memory, you don’t have to worry about running out of memory. This workstation laptop can handle even the most memory-intensive applications (like Chrome) thanks to its 128GB of DDR5 memory. Okay, I was joking about Chrome, but seriously, with 128GB of memory, video editing and other memory-dependent applications wouldn’t be an issue. It has four memory slots, similar to a desktop motherboard.

As for storage, it has a total of three M.2 slots; two are PCIe Gen4 M.2 and one PCIe Gen5 M.2 slot. You can install three 8TB M.2 SSDs for a total of 24TB of storage. However, HIDEvolution, an authorized MSI build-to-order dealer, has a 32TB storage configuration. I don’t know how they did that, but that’s already a lot of storage space.

Display and Features

The MSI CreatorPro X17 HX workstation laptop has one of the best displays on a laptop. It has a 17.3-inch display with a resolution of 3840×2160, resulting in a super crisp >220 pixel per inch density. Not only that, it uses a miniLED IPS panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and supports true HDR1000 (1000 nits of brightness).

Content creators would be glad to know that it has a typical 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, and the display is factory calibrated with a Delta-E of < 2 out of the box. It also features True Color technology, True Pixel Display and is calman verified for exceptional color accuracy.

Whether you are photo/video editing, coding, gaming, or consuming media, the CreatorPro X17’s display can handle it all.

Just note that MSI also released a 17.3″ QHD version with a 240Hz refresh rate. However, I have yet to see this variant listed in retail stores. Regardless, I would still choose the 4K display over the QHD display.

Unlike MSI’s Titan GT77 HX, the CreatorPro doesn’t use a mechanical keyboard. However, it still features per-key RGB lighting. It also has a fingerprint sensor for security, supports dTPM 2.0 and fTPM 2.0, and its 720p webcam has a physical shutter.

Regarding connectivity options, it has WiFi 6E with BT 5.3 for wireless and Killer 2.5Gb for Ethernet (LAN) connection. The CreatorPro X17 HX also has several USB ports, including Thunderbolt 4; and other creator-centric ports like SD Express card reader, HDMI out, and miniDP port.

Based on paper alone, the MSI CreatorPro X17 HX looks like it is one of the best workstation laptops you can get this year. Powerful hardware combined with an excellent set of features makes this machine a robust workstation laptop for creative professionals. You can check out the rest of its specifications below.

Pricing and Availability

The MSI CreatorPro X17 HX A13VM is now available in the US. You can check the latest pricing and availability via the links below. (#ad)

CreatorPro X17 HX A13VM-236US is available via Amazon.com here.
CreatorPro X17 HX (configurable storage) is available via Amazon.com here.

MSI CreatorPro X17 HX A13VM Workstation Laptop Specifications

CPUUp to 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 HX Processor
OSWindows 11 Home (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)
Windows 11 Pro
Display17.3 UHD (3840×2160), MiniLED, HDR 1000, 144Hz, IPS-Level
17.3″ QHD (2560×1440), 240Hz, IPS-Level
ChipsetIntel® HM770
GraphicsNVIDIA RTX™ 5000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU (16GB GDDR6)
Up to 2190MHz Boost Clock 175W Maximum Graphics Power with Dynamic Boost. Max. 230W CPU-GPU Power with MSI OverBoost Technology. *May vary by scenario
MemoryDDR5 (Max 128GB)
4 Slots
Storage2x M.2 SSD slot (NVMe PCIe Gen4), 1x M.2 SSD slot (NVMe PCIe Gen5) Compatible
WebcamIR HD type (30fps@720p)
KeyboardPer-Key RGB Keyboard
NetworkKiller Gb LAN (Up to 2.5G)
Intel® Killer™ AX Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth 5.3
Speaker2x 2W Speaker
2x 2W Woofer
Audio Jack1x Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack
I/O Ports1x Type-C (USB / DP / Thunderbolt™ 4)
1x Type-C (USB / DP / Thunderbolt™) with PD charging
3x Type-A USB3.2 Gen2
1x SD Express Card Reader
1x HDMI™ 2.1 (8K @ 60Hz / 4K @ 120Hz)
1x Mini-DisplayPort
1x RJ45
SecurityFingerprint Security
Discrete Trusted Platform Module(dTPM) 2.0
Firmware Trusted Platform Module(fTPM) 2.0
Webcam Shutter
Sensorx1 Fingerprint
Battery4-Cell
99 Battery (Whr)
AC Adapter330W adapter
Weight (w/ battery)3.3 kg
Dimensions (W x Dx H)397 x 330 x 23 mm
ColorCore Black
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