MSI’s new laptops take aim at the 16-inch MacBook Pro

The MSI GL66 Pulse half open on a table, with black and purple lights in the background. The screen displays the MSI dragon-shield logo on a black background.
This is the GL66 Pulse, which starts at $949. | Image: MSI

MSI has announced a number of gaming and creator laptops that include Intel’s brand-new Tiger Lake H processors. The models will be available for purchase on May 16th.

MSI is best known for its high-end gaming laptops, but the company has made a few attempts to diversify its portfolio over the past few years. The manufacturer made a play for deep-pocketed professionals with its Summit Series business line last year, and it also sells some lower-priced models tailored to content creators. The new Creator Z16 is its first attempt to enter the market of premium content-creation machines, targeting customers that MSI bluntly calls “MacBook Pro users.”

There are two Creator Z16 models, with the base model…

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Author: Monica Chin