CES 2022

ROG overhauls Zephyrus Duo 16, remodels Zephyrus G14

Also updates the Strix Series

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The ASUS ROG CES 2022 lineup was relentless. In addition to launching the ROG Flow Z13, ROG also updates existing devices like the Zephyrus Duo 16 and Zephyrus G14 as well as the rest of their Strix Series lineup.

ROG Zephyrus Duo 16

This might be the peak of dual display gaming laptops to date. ROG’s ScreenPad Plus adds a secondary screen for extra productivity real estate, streaming gameplay, or even controlling supported games like Dying Light 2.

The ScreenPad Plus rises up and slides back to meet the primary display as the laptop opens. This is thanks to a new 4-directional hinge. Compared to the previous generation, this closes the gap between the two displays, providing a nearly bezel-less experience.

The ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 is a Windows 11 machine powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU at 150W with Dynamic Boost for high-end horsepower.

It is bolstered by an upgraded Liquid Metal Conductonaut Extreme that decreases CPU temperatures by 15 degrees compared to traditional thermal pastes. The AAS Plus 2.0 air intake created by the raised secondary screen creates 30% more airflow above the fans, allowing these top-tier components to stay cool.

The Zephyrus Duo 16 has two panel options:

ROG Nebula HDR — has all the specs of ROG’s standard Nebula Display but with 512 mini LED dimming zones, able to reach 1100 nits of peak brightness for stunning levels of contrast and color. This QHD, 16:10 panel boasts a refresh rate of 165Hz and is VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. For the ultimate HDR gaming and movie-watching experience, Nebula HDR is the display to beat.

Dual Spec panel — Co-developed with BOE, and a brand-new ROG-exclusive display. It’s able to switch between 4K 120Hz and Full HD 240Hz. This allows gamers to choose whether to prioritize resolution or framerate on a game-by-game or app-by-app basis. Pixel Acceleration Technology ensures lightning-fast upscaling in the Full HD mode, for crystal clear images at competitive framerates.

The ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 also comes with ROG’s NumberPad technology on the trackpad, a keyboard with 1.7mm of travel and per-key RGB, six speakers with Dual Force-Cancelling Woofers, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res audio, and two-way AI Noise Cancellation to round out ROG’s flagship for 2022.

Despite this much tech and two displays, the 2022 Zephyrus Duo 16 has a smaller footprint than the previous generation, fitting a 16-inch display into a chassis traditionally sized for 15-inch laptops.

ROG Zephyrus G14, G15, and M16

A favorite of many, the Zephyrus G14 is getting improvements in 2022.

The new G14 comes with Windows 11 onboard, an AMD Ryzen 9 Series processor and AMD Radeon RX 6000S Series mobile graphics with a MUX Switch for the best possible framerates. ROG Intelligent Cooling with liquid metal and a custom vapor chamber ensures excellent sustained performance from these high-end components, while DDR5 RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD enable responsive multitasking across the system.

This sleek, powerful, and portable gaming machine is available in Eclipse Gray or Moonlight White. It features a Prismatic Logo nameplate with a holographic, reflective hue.

The lid is also covered with 14,969 precision CNC milled holes with 1,449 mini LEDs on models with the now-iconic AniMe Matrix display — that’s more LEDs than last year’s model, making for new animation possibilities that customize the look of the machine.

The G14 is also one of the first ROG laptops to feature ROG’s brand-new Nebula display, which offers 120Hz at QHD with 500nits of peak brightness, 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and a 3ms response time. It comes with Dolby Vision, Adaptive-Sync, and Pantone validation for a stunning, color-accurate experience that minimizes stuttering and tearing. The display has been expanded to a 16:10 aspect ratio, which increases screen real estate without sacrificing portability, since its small bezels offer a 91% screen-to-body ratio.

It also comes with Dolby Atmos, a 3D mic array with two-way AI noise canceling, and blazing fast WiFi 6E round out this portable powerhouse.

The ROG Zephyrus G15 and M16 have also been refreshed with the latest hardware from AMD and NVIDIA, DDR5 RAM, and WiFi 6E.

ROG Strix SCAR and Strix G

The brand-new ROG Strix SCAR is designed with esports enthusiasts in mind.

It’s powered by top-tier components (up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900H), Windows 11 Pro, a high-refresh display, and ROG Intelligent Cooling with Liquid Metal Conductonaut Extreme. Sporting up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU at 150W with Dynamic Boost, the Strix SCAR is designed for high-refresh gaming. A MUX Switch ensures top-tier GPU performance, PCIe 4.0 x4 storage boosts lightning-fast load times, and DDR5 4800MHz RAM provides plenty of memory for multitasking.

The Strix SCAR is available in 15-inch and 17-inch models, with the 15-inch offering three IPS-level display choices: QHD 240Hz, Full HD 300Hz, and QHD 165Hz. The 17-inch SCAR offers QHD 240Hz or Full HD 360Hz.

The Strix SCAR models all support Dolby Vision HDR for full-spectrum visuals, together with Adaptive-Sync in the display, delivering stunning picture quality without tearing or stuttering. It also has a 3ms response time for clear and crisp movement and reaction time.

A larger trackpad ensures fine-grained control over precision movements when not using a traditional mouse. Sporty dot matrix styling, Aura Sync-compatible per-key RGB lighting on the keyboard and lightbar, and customizable armor caps ensure gamers can flex their own personal style.

The Strix G also comes in Eclipse Gray as well as two neon color choices, Volt Green and Electro Punk, which will stand out from the crowd. In addition, Strix models come with a 90Wh battery, plus 100W Type-C charging for on-the-go usage. WiFi 6E and 2.5G LAN provide cutting-edge networking for minimal lag on both wired and compatible wireless networks.

CES 2022

MSI unveils new 2022 gaming and creator laptops

Equipped for everything you want to do

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Gaming, creator and business laptops manufacturer MSI proudly revealed its new lineup of laptops equipped with the latest 12th Gen Intel H series processors at CES 2022.

The new lineup includes the GS77/66 Stealth, Raider GE76/66, Vector GP76/66, Crosshair 15 (Rainbow Six Extraction Edition), Pulse GL76/66, Sword 17/15, and Katana GF76/66.

New creator laptops are the Creator Z17, Creator Z16P, and Creator Z16

Highest-level performance

The new laptops are all equipped with Intel® Core i7 or above processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or above, for anyone who’d like to experience Metaverse-compatible performance. 

The new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU brings the flagship 80 Ti class of GPUs to laptops for the first time.

Featuring 16GB of the fastest GDDR6 memory ever shipped in a laptop, the RTX 3080 Ti delivers higher performance than the desktop TITAN RTX.

It is also up to 70 percent faster than RTX 2070 SUPER laptops and can deliver 100 frames per second at 1440p resolution.

Additionally, the new 4th generation of Max-Q Technologies, with CPU Optimizer, Rapid Core Scaling, and Battery Boost 2.0, further enhance efficiency, performance, and battery life.

The new gaming laptop lineup features a significant performance improvement over previous models, including up to 30 to 45 percent increase in CPU performance.

Value-added innovations

MSI also added innovations in thermal solutions: the Phase Change Liquid Metal Pad to better utilize the power of the 12th Gen Intel processors.

MSI’s Creator series is now a bigger family with panels up to 17 inches. The overall CPU performance is improved 45 percent with the new Vapor Chamber Cooler.

MSI has likewise added features for content creators such as touch support for MSI Pen, Calman verified True Pixel Display, and collaboration with DTS for a rich, immersive surround sound experience.

For the complete rundown of specifications for each new laptop model, check the tables below.

Stealth GS

Model Name  Stealth GS77  Stealth GS66 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home

Windows 11 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)

Memory DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  – 17.3″ UHD (3840×2160), 120 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% Adobe RGB(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)

– 17.3″ QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel 

– 17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel 

– 15.6″ UHD (3840×2160), 100% Adobe RGB(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)

– 15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel 

– 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6 
Keyboard  Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio – 2 x 2W Speakers and 4 x 2W Woofers designed by Dynaudio system

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

– The Duo Wave speaker designed by Dynaudio system(2x 2W speakers)

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port – 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging),

– 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 

– 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging),

– 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A 

Card Reader  1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader
Video Output – 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging),

– 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 1 x HDMI ([email protected] 60Hz / [email protected] 120Hz)

– 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging),

– 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 1 x HDMI ([email protected] 60Hz / [email protected] 120Hz)

Communication Intel® Killer™ Ethernet E3100G (up to 2.5 GbE)

Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam / Microphone IR FHD type ([email protected]) / Quadruple Microphone
Sensor Fingerprint Reader / Ambient Light Sensor Fingerprint Reader
Battery  4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 99.9Whr
Power Adapter  240W Slim adapter
Dimension 397.6 (W) x  283.5 (D) x 20.1-20.8 (H) mm 358.3 (W) x  248 (D) x 18.3 -19.8 (H) mm
Weight  2.8 Kg 2.1 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Raider GE

Model Name  Raider GE76  Raider GE66 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home

Windows 11 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)

Memory DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  – 17.3″ UHD (3840×2160), 120 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% Adobe RGB(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)

– 17.3″ QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel

– 17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

– 15.6″ UHD (3840×2160), 100% Adobe RGB(Typical), IPS-Level panel(Optional)

– 15.6” QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel

– 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 
Keyboard  Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio – The Duo Wave Woofers + Speakers designed by Dynaudio system

– (2 x 1W Speakers + 2 x 2W Woofers)

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhance

– Hi-Res Audio ready

– The Duo Wave speakers design by Dynaudio system (2x 2W speakers)

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Ports – 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C,

– 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP 

– 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A

Card Reader  – 1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader
Video Output – 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C, 1 x Mini DisplayPort

– 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP

– 1 x HDMI ([email protected] 60Hz / [email protected] 120Hz)

Communication Intel® Killer™ Ethernet E3100G (up to 2.5 GbE)

Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam  FHD type ([email protected])
Battery  4-Cell, Li-Polymer,  99.9Whr 
Power Adapter  330W(12UHS) / 280W (12UH / 12UGS) 280W
Dimension 397 (W) x 284 (D) x 25.9 (H) mm 358 (W) x 267 (D) x 23.4 (H) mm
Weight  2.9 Kg 2.38 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Vector GP

Model Name  Vector GP76  Vector GP66
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home
Memory DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  17.3″ QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel  – 15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 165 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel 

– 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 
Keyboard  Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio – 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhance

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Ports – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP

– 3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

Video Output – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 1 x Mini DisplayPort

– 1 x HDMI ([email protected] / [email protected])

Communication Gigabit Ethernet (up to 2.5GbE) 

Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam  HD type ([email protected])
Battery  4-Cell, Li-Polymer,  65Whr 
Power Adapter  Up to 280W 
Dimension 397 (W) x 284 (D) x 25.9 (H) mm 358 (W) x 267 (D) x 23.4 (H) mm
Weight  2.9 Kg 2.38 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

CROSSHAIR

 

Model Name CROSSHAIR 17 CROSSHAIR 15
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home
Display  17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel (Optional) 15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 165 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)
Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (B12UGSZ)
Keyboard  Spectrum Backlight Gaming Keyboard 
Audio -2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

– 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

– 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A

Video Output 1x HDMI ([email protected])
Communication Gigabit Ethernet 

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201

Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam  HD type ([email protected])
Battery  4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr (B12UGSZ / B12UGZ)

3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr (B12UEZ)

Power Adapter  240W 
Dimension 398 (W) x 273 (D) x 27.2 (H) mm 359 (W) x 259 (D) x 26.9 (H) mm
Weight  2.6 Kg 2.25 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Model Name  Crosshair 15  Rainbow Six Extraction Edition 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home
Memory DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 165 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)
Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 
Keyboard  Spectrum Backlight Gaming Keyboard 
Audio 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

1 x Audio combo jack

Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

1 x USB 2.0 Type-A

Video Output 1x HDMI ([email protected])
Communication Gigabit Ethernet 

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201

Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam  HD type ([email protected])
Battery  4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr  (B12UGZ)

3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr (B12UEZ)

Power Adapter  240W
Dimension 359 (W) x 259 (D) x 26.9 (H) mm
Weight  2.25 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Pulse GL

Model Name  Pulse GL76 Pulse GL66 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home
Memory DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel (Optional) 15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 165 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)
Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 
Keyboard  RGB Backlight Gaming Keyboard 
Audio – 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

– 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

– 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A

Video Output 1x HDMI ([email protected])
Communication – Gigabit Ethernet 

– Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201

– Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam  – HD type ([email protected])
Battery  4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr (12UGK)

3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr (12UEK)

Power Adapter  240W 240W
Dimension 398 (W) x 273 (D) x 24.2 (H) mm 359 (W) x 259 (D) x 23.9 (H) mm
Weight  2.6 Kg 2.25 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Sword

Model Name  SWORD 15 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home
Memory DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel
Graphics  Up to latest NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 
Keyboard  Blue Backlit Gaming Keyboard
Audio – 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

– 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

– 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A

Video Output 1x HDMI ([email protected])
Communication Gigabit Ethernet / Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 / Bluetooth v5.2
Webcam  HD type ([email protected])
Battery  3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr
Dimension 359 (W) x 259 (D) x 24.9 (H) mm
Weight  2.25 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Model Name  KATANA GF76  KATANA GF66
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home
Memory DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080),144 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel – 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 144 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

– 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Graphics  Up to latest NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 
Keyboard  Red Backlit Gaming Keyboard
Audio – 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port
  • – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C
  • – 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • – 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
Video Output 1 x HDMI ([email protected])
Communication Gigabit Ethernet / Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 / Bluetooth v5.2
Webcam  HD type ([email protected])
Battery  3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr
Power Adapter  240W (12UGS / 12UG / 12UE) / 180W (12UD / 12UC)
Dimension 398 (W) x 273 (D) x 25.2 (H) mm 359 (W) x 259 (D) x 24.9 (H) mm
Weight  2.6 Kg 2.25 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Creator Z

Model Name  Creator Z17 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home

Windows 11 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)

Display  17″ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, Touchscreen, 165Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel, Support MSI Pen (Optional)
Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6 
Memory DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Webcam / Microphone  IR FHD type ([email protected]) / Quadruple Microphone
Keyboard Per-Key RGB keyboard by SteelSeries
Sensor Fingerprint Reader/Ambient Light Sensor
Communication Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2
Audio 4 × 2W Stereo Speakers by Dynaudio system

1 × Audio combo jack

I/O Port
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x HDMI ([email protected] 60Hz / [email protected] 120Hz)
  • 1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader
  • 1 x DC-in
Battery/Adapter 4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr

240W adaptor

Weight/Dimension 2.49 kg

382(W) × 260(D) × 19(H) mm

* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Creator Z16

Model Name  Creator Z16P 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home

Windows 11 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)

Display  16″ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, Touchscreen, 165Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel, Support MSI Pen (Optional)
Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6 
Memory DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Webcam / Microphone  IR FHD type ([email protected]) / Quadruple Microphone
Keyboard Per-Key RGB keyboard by SteelSeries
Sensor Fingerprint Reader/Ambient Light Sensor
Communication Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2
Audio 4 × 2W Stereo Speakers by Dynaudio system

1 × Audio combo jack

I/O Port
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging)
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C/ DP
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader
  • 1 x DC-in
Battery/Adapter 4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr

240W adaptor

Weight/Dimension 2.39 kg

359(W) × 256(D) × 19(H) mm

* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Model Name  Creator Z16 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home

Windows 11 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)

Display  16″ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, Touchscreen, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)
Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6
Memory DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Webcam  IR HD type ([email protected])
Input MiniLED Per-Key RGB keyboard by SteelSeries

Fingerprint Reader

Communication Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2
Audio 4 × 2W Stereo Speakers by Dynaudio system

1 × Audio combo jack 

I/O Port
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x microSD Card Reader
  • 1 × DC-in
Battery/Adapter 4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr

180W Slim adaptor

Weight/Dimension 2.2 kg

359(W) × 256(D) × 15.9(H) mm

* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

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CES 2022

GadgetMatch Awards: Best of CES 2022

Plenty of new gadgets and tech to be excited about this year and in the future

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CES 2022

It’s not quite the CES 2022 that many envisioned thanks in large part to the surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. But, there were still plenty of new gadgets and tech to be excited about this year and in the future.

Here are our picks for the best of the best at CES 2022.

Best Auto Innovation: BMW Color Changing Car

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CES continues to be the home of possibly the coolest things ever and this Color Changing Car from BMW might just be one of the coolest.

The BMW iX Flow uses E Ink technology to change how the car’s exterior looks. The car contains millions of microcapsules as thin as a strand of hair. Much like the E Ink you’ll find inside a Kindle, electricity causes the microcapsules to shift between black or white. Mind. Blown.

Best Smart Mask: Razer Zephyr Pro

Speaking of cool, Razer just gave us a smart mask that is not only helpful during the pandemic but is also pretty snazzy.

The Zephyr Pro looks just like the earlier version except for one small detail: speaker grilles around your chin. The mask can amplify your voice for up to 60 decibels at a range of one meter. That said, the mask does not have a voice changer, so if you want to sound like Vader, you’ll have to do it manually.

Best Foldable: ZenBook 17 Fold OLED

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ASUS has done it again. The company continues to be a pioneer in innovative PCs — from dual-screen creative devices to 2-in-1 gaming machines. This time, they dabble into foldables with the ZenBook 17 Fold OLED.

It looks like a more refined version of the ThinkPad X1 Fold first showcased by Lenovo. The leaps in tech are massive because of its foldable OLED screen the specs that the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is packing.

Best Sustainability Effort: Lenovo ThinkPad Z

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Lenovo is doubling down on sustainability. This is apparent on both the materials used on the Lenovo ThinkPad Z Series as well as the Yoga 6. Here, they used materials like recycled aluminum available in arctic grey or black and recycled black vegan leather.

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This extends to the packaging. The materials are made from 100 percent recyclable and compostable bamboo and sugarcane, and the AC power adapter uses 90 percent Post-Consumer Content (PCC).

If you’re the pessimistic type, it’s easy to look at these efforts as nothing more than a corporate attempt to tick sustainability check box. But, this is still a good example and one that other manufacturers can take a cue from.

Best Gaming Laptop: ROG Flow Z13

CES 2022

Technically, ROG is calling this a tablet more than a laptop. The form factor is more reminiscent of Microsoft’s Surface Pro which they say is a device category on its own. Regardless of how you see it, it’s a thin and light, multi-mode device that has the power to handle AAA gaming.

It’s already pretty darn powerful on its own, but like the ROG Flow X13, it can get even more powerful with the existing ROG XG Mobile GPU or the revamped one with an AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU

Best Dual-Screen Laptop: ThinkBook Plus Gen 3

CES 2022

We’ve seen dual-screens on laptops before but not like this. Instead of just occupying the upper part of the keyboard layout, Lenovo opted to put an 8-inch display to the right side of the keyboard of the ThinkBook Plus Gen 3.

Lenovo believes this is a more mobile solution for anyone who is accustomed to using a second screen or display for their workflow. The screen also supports pen input which should also be useful for some creatives.

It’s an unusual placement for such a massive second screen and we’re excited to put it through the paces ourselves.

Best Business PC: Lenovo ThinkCentre neo

Lenovo is no stranger to providing computer support for large corporations. Their ‘Think’ line of devices is present in plenty of offices worldwide. In 2022, they are doubling down on their corporate efforts with the ThinkCentre neo line.

It’s composed of desktop PCs adorned with not only the necessary hardware for proper performance, but also the necessary software for privacy and security. This means companies can rest easy knowing their most confidential information is safe and secure and is easily accessible across their devices.

Best Product Refresh: ROG Zephyrus Duo 16

We’ve all heard of the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But ROG doesn’t seem to care for it as they continue to build on some of the best form factors they’ve released in recent years – more specifically, the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16.

This was first showcased in 2020 and this year it’s getting specs-boost and plenty of refinements to make it even better. The 2022 version is a Windows 11 machine powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU at 150W with Dynamic Boost for high-end horsepower.

There’s also a version featuring ROG’s new Nebula HDR tech for the ultimate HDR gaming and movie-watching experience.

Best Wearable: Garmin vivomove Sport

Garmin has just brought out a hybrid smartwatch that’s perfect for casual users. The vivomove Sport blends fashion and functionality, even for an entry-level device. It fuses technology with an analog look so you can always track your health, fitness, and connections.

More importantly, the vivomove Sport carries Garmin’s in-depth features without breaking the bank. Truly a watch to be enjoyed by casual users getting into an active lifestyle.

Best Smart Home Device: Samsung Freestyle

Samsung knows how to stand out with the launch of its portable projector called The Freestyle. It’s a versatile, lightweight device that lets you play music and project videos any way you want it. You can watch a show on the ceiling or project it onto your walls – you decide your entertainment experience.

Further, it can double as a smart light on your corner since you can attach it to a standard E26 light bulb socket. A fun gadget worth adding into your smart home, if you have the budget for it.

Best Gaming Monitor: Samsung Odyssey Ark

Odyssey Ark

Samsung’s push into the PC gaming space is stronger than ever. Turning heads at CES 2022 is this curved 55-inch, 4K behemoth of a gaming monitor – the Samsung Odyssey Ark.

Other than the usual wide-angle usage, it can go into a new vertical cockpit-style rotating display that provides a new gaming experience and allows portrait or landscape orientation for multi-tasking and multi-window setup.

It sounds and looks insane that we feel a little sorry we didn’t get to try it for ourselves on the CES showfloor.

Best Innovation: John Deere 8R Tractor

The intersection between tech and food production is one that isn’t talked about much. Regardless, John Deere continues to innovate in this space. Their latest – the John Deere 8R Tractor – is one for the books.

The tractor is fully autonomous, has multiple cameras for monitoring and can be controlled using Deere’s John Deere Operations Center Mobile app. Farmers can just drop the tractor onto their fields and configure the tractor with simple swipes. They can then leave the field to focus on other tasks while the tractor works. With the app, farmers can change settings, access the tractor’s cameras, and check the vehicle’s status.

Best Lifestyle Accessory: L’Oréal ColorSonic

Dyeing your hair is fun, but quite tedious as a task. And a horrible experiment can send your hair frizzing and looking hideous. With salons still temporarily closed caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are looking for solutions to dye their hair easily and beautifully.

L’Oréal unveiled the Colorsonic — a lightweight, handheld device dispensing the right dose of hair dye, applied through a nozzle of bristles that evenly distribute the color. It makes dyeing your hair easy in less than an hour. So you can dye your hair, rinse, style, and go.

Best VR Device: Sony PlayStation VR2

CES 2022

It’s been over a year since the release of the PlayStation 5. And while it’s still not widely available for everyone, Sony PlayStation has already announced the VR companion for the said console.

The system will come with new sensory features, enhanced control tracking, and higher visual fidelity. On a more technical side, the PlayStation VR2 will come with eye-tracking features, 4K HDR support, foveated rendering, enhanced field of vision, and more responsive controllers called The Sense.

Best TV: Sony A95K

Sony Bravia has always been one of the leaders in TV technology, but in this year’s CES, it looks like they’re taking a big step forward with the Sony A95K.

It features the XR Backlight Master Drive technology which is powered by Sony’s Cognitive Processor XR that precisely controls backlight for incredible brightness, as well as deep blacks and mid tones for a better and more immersive viewing experience.

The Sony A95K is also perfect for streaming and gaming. It has Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode and BRAVIA CORE Calibrated Mode for perfect viewing. It also has Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode making it Perfect for the PS5.

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CES 2022

Sony introduces 2022 BRAVIA XR TV lineup with latest tech

For Netflix, PS5, and more

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Sony Electronics announced the global release of their new BRAVIA XR television series lineup which features the innovative XR Backlight Master Drive technology.

Included in the release are the X95K 4K Mini LED, MASTER Series A90K and A80K 4K OLED, and the X90K 4K LED models.

The new models feature the XR Backlight Master Drive technology which is powered by Sony’s Cognitive Processor XR.

It precisely controls backlight for incredible brightness, as well us deep blacks and mid tones for a better and more immersive viewing experience.

Perfect for streaming, gaming

Sony also partnered with Netflix for the Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode which adjusts image processing based on ambient light for an original view of films or series under any conditions.

This comes aside from the new BRAVIA CORE Calibrated Mode which also automatically adjusts image quality on screen.

The BRAVIA CORE app is a pre-loaded movie service that includes up to 10 movies to redeem and up to 24 months of unlimited streaming with a purchase of a BRAVIA XR TV.

All 2022 BRAVIA XR televisions released are designed to be ‘Perfect for PlayStation5 as they come with two PS5-exclusive features: Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode.

Elevating sound experience

When watching movies, the Acoustic Surface Audio+ (for OLED models) or Acoustic Surface Audio (for LED models) precisely matches sound with on-screen images for an enhanced audio-visual feel.

To further elevate the listening experience, Sony suggests matching the BRAVIA XR TVs with its sound products, like the HT-A9 Home Theater System or the HT-A7000 and HT-A5000.

These models come with 360 Spatial Sound Mapping which optimizes and calibrates the spatial sound for a cinematic feel when watching movies, series, and more.

BRAVIA CAM

For 2022, Sony also unveiled the BRAVIA CAM. When connected to the BRAVIA XR TVs, the camera will recognize where users are located while optimizing picture and sound accordingly.

The new device also includes gesture controls, video chat, and other fun new experiences to be explored.

For the full lineup of features per television model, you may check the list below.

Models Features
X95K (85”, 75”, and 65”) 4K Mini LED TV Cognitive Processor XR

XR Backlight Master Drive

XR Triluminos Pro

X-Anti Reflection

X-Wide Angle

XR Contrast Booster

BRAVIA CORE Calibrated mode

Acoustic Multi-Audio

Acoustic Center Sync

BRAVIA CAM-compatible

Ambient Optimization Pro

Google TV

Hands-free voice capabilities

Minimalist one slate design, Seamless Edge, and flexible three-way stand

MASTER Series A90K (48”) OLED TV Cognitive Processor XR

XR OLED Contrast Pro

XR Triluminos Pro

BRAVIA CORE Calibrated mode

Acoustic Surface Audio+

Acoustic Center Sync

BRAVIA CAM-compatible

Ambient Optimization Pro

Google TV

Hands-free voice capabilities

Premium Remote

Minimalist one slate design, Seamless Edge, and flexible two-way stand

A80K (77”, 65”, and 55”) OLED TV Cognitive Processor XR

XR OLED Contrast Pro

XR Triluminos Pro

BRAVIA CORE Calibrated mode

Acoustic Surface Audio+

Acoustic Center Sync

BRAVIA CAM-compatible

Ambient Optimization Pro

Google TV

Hands-free voice capabilities

Minimalist one slate design with three-way stand

X90K (75”, 65”, and 55”) 4K LED TV Cognitive Processor XR

Full Array LED

XR Contrast Booster

XR Triluminos Pro (with wider color gamut)

BRAVIA CORE Calibrated mode

Acoustic Surface Audio

Acoustic Center Sync

BRAVIA CAM-compatible

Ambient Optimization Pro

Google TV

Standard Remote

Minimalist one slate design with two-way stand

Pricing and availability

Sony is urging customers to stay tuned on further updates regarding local pricing and availability for the latest BRAVIA XR TV models.

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