MSI Creator M14

MSI Creator M14

MSI Creator M14

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.3/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.1/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.8/10
BATTERY: Fair6.2/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.8/10
SIZE: 14"

The MSI Creator M14 is a midrange laptop that's designed for content creation with robust performance. It comes with a capable Intel i7 processor and an Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics card, which should handle tasks like video editing and 3D rendering well. There's plenty of storage and a high amount of RAM, catering to multitasking and demanding software needs. The 14-inch IPS touchscreen display has a high resolution, good color accuracy, and supports a tall screen aspect ratio—great for productivity and creative work. While it has a fairly portable design, at over 3.5 pounds, it might still be noticeable to carry around. The keyboard is backlit, and it includes a fingerprint reader for security, but there is no number pad. The laptop is not particularly suitable for heavy gaming despite the capable GPU, and the battery life is rather modest, so you will need to keep the charger handy during intensive use. With MSI branding and Windows 11 Pro installed, it’s particularly aimed at professionals and creators. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-resolution touchscreen
  • Color-accurate display
  • Robust CPU and GPU
  • Ample storage and RAM
  • Features Thunderbolt and USB-C
Cons
  • Moderate battery life
  • Noticeable fan noise
  • Not the best portability
  • Limited to 60Hz refresh rate

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.5
The MSI Creator M14 stands out for engineering and design use due to its powerful Intel i7 CPU and plentiful 32 GB of RAM, ensuring fast and efficient processing for demanding applications. Its Nvidia RTX GPU and high-quality IPS display with extensive color space coverage provide exceptional visual accuracy and performance for graphics-intensive tasks.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use:
4.4
The MSI Creator M14 stands out for general use due to its powerful Intel i7 processor and ample 32GB of RAM, enabling fast and efficient multitasking. Additionally, its high-resolution IPS touchscreen provides sharp, accurate colors, and despite a solid build, it remains relatively light and portable, making it a practical choice for daily tasks.
Software Development:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Build Quality:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Operating Noise:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Gaming & AI:
4.2
The MSI Creator M14 excels in gaming and 3D tasks primarily due to its robust Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics card, which is essential for rendering complex visuals swiftly, and a display that supports a wide color gamut, ensuring high-quality images. Although it might not have the highest screen refresh rate, its capable Intel i7 processor and exceptional screen quality with full coverage of various color spaces like DCI-P3 make it well suited for tasks that demand both graphical prowess and vibrant, accurate color reproduction.
Battery Life:
3.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,500
Release Date
March 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 9.2'' x 0.88''
Weight
3.53 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13620H
Graphics
RTX 4060 (45 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
32 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
4.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
53.5 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2880 x 1800
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
350 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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7.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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