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MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and reliability. The performance and design also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the touchpad and usability.

portability, design, performance, reliability, price

durability, usability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (trustedreviews.com)

MSI P65 Creator 8RF Review | Trusted Reviews

 

A stylish Windows alternative to the MacBook Pro for creatives.

Dependable performance ; Dedicated graphics ; Stays cool ; Impressive connectivity

Boxy design ; Not quite XPS standards ; Some usability issues

A solid Windows alternative to the MacBook Pro for creative professionals.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

MSI P65 Creator 8RF review: A slimline creative powerhouse

 

This versatile workstation is slim, lightweight and very powerful – but build quality is sadly lacking

Light and slim ; 144Hz display ; Plenty of power

Suspect build quality ; Not enough storage ; Terrible touchpad

If what you really want is a gaming machine, therefore, I recommend you go for the HP Omen 15 (2018) which has superior build quality and represents considerably better value for money. Or, if you’re sold on the idea of a laptop that can do it all,...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

MSI P65 Creator 8RF (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, 512 GB SSD, 144 Hz) Laptop Review

 

Well-dressed high performer! MSI's Prestige series promises desktop-level performance while maintaining maximum mobility at the same time. We have decided to take a closer look at whether MSI managed to keep its promises. At first glance, the device...

color-accurate 144 Hz panel with great viewing angles and no PWM or clouding ; moderately quiet ; narrow display bezels ; fingerprint reader ; graphics switching ; low weight ; compact size ; useful tools ; small power supply ; classy design ;...

build quality and rigidity could be better ; CPU turbo boost could be better ; keyboard layout needs getting used to ; hard to read in bright environments with active backlight ; poor maintenance ; no card reader ; fingerprint reader embedded in...

As the name already suggests, MSI’s P65 8RF Creator is based on the GS65 8RF. However, it is aimed primarily at the creative crowd running software like Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Premiere on the go. The Limited Edition offers more than just its white...

Nov, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:4

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):82
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera signal format:720p
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Grey
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

CUDA:Y
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard backlit colour:White
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:180

Processor

Bus type:DMI
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel® HM370
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4.10
Processor cache:9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.20
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-8750H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:12
Stepping:U0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:134906
Processor code:SR3YY
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Solid-state drive capacity:512
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:247.7
Height :17.9
Weight:1.88
Width:357.7