We have been stuck with the IPS LCD screens on laptops for quite a while now. So what better time to move on to new technology to power our displays. Mini LED is just that, it has all the advantages of OLED and none of its shortcomings. Meet the MSI Creator 17 – the world’s first laptop with a mini-LED display.
Mini-LED: New Era of Display Technology
In an era of high refresh displays being the talk of the town, people forget how important image quality is. But image quality depends on brightness, contrast, and color accuracy and we have reached the peak of what’s possible on an IPS display. While OLED displays give undeniably better contrast and brightness it falls short in color accuracy. We also used to deal with screen burn-in which has been resolved now but flickering at lower brightness still exists.
Mini-LED displays are set to solve these problems. In traditional LED-backlit displays, the LEDs are the size of micrometers whereas mini-LED is a fraction of the size. What this achieves is the creation of ‘dimming zones’. These dimming zones greatly help in improving contrast over traditional LED displays.
MSI Creator 17
The MSI Creator 17 is the world’s first laptop to implement this technology in its display. The display can go up to 1000 nits of brightness and has 240 local dimming zones. This gives a contrast ratio of 100,00:1 compared to traditional IPS display which gives around 1500:1. This is because individual zones can be made brighter without affecting the darker zones of the image. It also helps in achieving more vibrant colors.
In terms of specs, it has an 8-core CPU and an RTX 2080 Max-Q, 32 Gigs of DDR4 RAM, and an 87Wh battery. This is pretty standard stuff for such laptops but the vivid and super bright display is the star of the show.
This will usher in a new era of display technology that will replace the LED-backlit LCD displays. We thought that OLED might be the one to take that spot but mini-LEDs gives a strong competition. In other MSI news, their Modern 14 laptops just got updated with Ryzen 4000, so you might want to check that out.