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MSI Pulse GL66 gaming laptop review

The MSI Pulse GL66 is an odd beast. It adheres to old-school gaming laptop computer styling—all plastic and chunky aesthetics—whereas additionally packing a few of the newest expertise. This mannequin’s spec, nonetheless, makes it a bit of odd. It has a strong eleventh Gen Core i7,  paired with the bottom tackle Nvidia’s Ampere structure. It errs on the aspect of quietness over efficiency however can appear a bit underwhelming and unfocused.

That comparatively lowly Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti leads me to think about this a price range laptop computer. Although at $1,099 (£1,099) it is on the prime finish of what actually constitutes price range. At this worth level, you are coming into the realms of extra succesful mid-range notebooks packing RTX 3060s, albeit with barely older CPUs and some compromises. Laptops just like the Acer Nitro 5 and Dell G3 15 maintain sway right here, and can be found for about the identical amount of money. You’ll discover much more choices on our greatest gaming laptops information.

MSI Pulse GL66 specs

CPU: Intel Core i7 11800H
GPU: Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti (60W)
RAM: 16GB DDR4-3200
Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD
Display: 15.6-inch IPS-level, 144 Hz
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Battery: 52Whr
Connectivity: 1x USB3.2 Gen1 Type-C, 2 x USB3.2 Gen1 Type-C, 1x USB2.0, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack
Dimensions: 14.1 x 10.2 x 0.96 in
Weight: 4.63 lbs
OS: Windows 10 Home
Warranty: One yr
Price: $1,099 (£1,099)