MSI has announced a slew of new gaming machines that are equipped with 11th gen Intel Core H series processors and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, marking the first gaming laptops in India to offer the peak Intel-Nvidia PC configuration that can be availed in laptops right now. The laptops will be available in two forms, with the MSI GE66 and GE76 Raider focusing on full-spec gaming ability, while the MSI GS66 Stealth focuses on portability without compromising on peak gaming performance. There are a total of eight SKUs on offer by MSI, with two configurations of the MSI GE66 Raider, three for GE76 Raider and three for GS66 Raider launched in India.
MSI GE66, GE76 Raider, GS66 Stealth: price in India
The MSI GE66 Raider, GE76 Raider and GS66 Stealth gaming laptops are priced from Rs 2.08 lakh, and go all the way up to Rs 3.92 lakh. The entire price breakdown is as follows:
- MSI GE66 Raider: Rs 2.24 lakh (Core i7, RTX 3070 8GB), Rs 3.25 lakh (Core i7, RTX 3080 16GB)
- MSI GE76 Raider: Rs 2.36 lakh (Core i7, RTX 3070 8GB), Rs 3.31 lakh (Core i7, RTX 3080 16GB), Rs 3.92 lakh (Core i9, RTX 3080 16GB)
- MSI GS66 Stealth: Rs 2.08 lakh (Core i7, RTX 3060 6GB), Rs 2.36 lakh (Core i7, RTX 3070 Max-Q 8GB), Rs 3.14 lakh (Core i7, RTX 3080 Max-Q)
MSI GE66 Raider
MSI specifies the “latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors”, along with either RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 GPU, or the RTX 3080 16GB GDDR6. It has two display options – a 15.6-inch Quad HD panel with 165Hz refresh rate and 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage, and an upgraded panel with same specs but 240Hz refresh rate. The laptop gets two RAM slots and supports up to 64GB DDR4-3200 memory, and has two storage slots for NVMe M.2 SSDs – one for PCIe Gen 3 and one PCIe Gen 4.
It gets a full HD webcam, and in terms of wireless connectivity, features an Ethernet port, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. In terms of USB ports, it gets one USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 and two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port and one USB-C 4.0/Thunderbolt 4/DisplayPort 1.4 port. It also gets a Steelseries gaming keyboard with per-key RGB lighting, and audio wise gets Dynaudio configured DuoWave speakers with Nahimic 3 audio enhancer. Battery stamina is taken care by a 99.9Whr Li-Po battery, and the entire package weighs 2.4 kg.
MSI GE76 Raider
This one shares most specs with the GE66, but offers a choice of Core i7 and Core i9 processors without specifying the exact processor SKU. It gets the same GPU choices as the GE66, and in terms of display, gets two 17.3-inch panel choices – one with 165Hz refresh rate and Quad HD resolution, and one with 360Hz refresh rate and full HD resolution. It has the same RAM and storage, webcam, wired and wireless connectivity options, and the same keyboard as well. In terms of audio, it gets an additional Dynaudio configured woofer as part of the DuoWave audio system. It gets the same battery pack, and weighs 2.9kg.
MSI GS66 Stealth
The portable one in the lineup features up to Core i7 processors and three GPU choices as stated before, with the RTX 3070 and 3080 offered in Max-Q designs. It gets a 15.6-inch QHD display with 165Hz refresh rate, and the same RAM and storage choices as its Raider brethren. There’s also the same wired and wireless connectivity options, with the only difference of all three USB-A ports here being USB 3.2 Gen 2 (as opposed to two in the Raider SKUs). The webcam on the GS66 Stealth is HD only (and not full HD).
Apart from these, the GS66 Stealth gets the same keyboard and audio as the GE66 Raider, and the same battery pack as well. The laptop weighs 2.1kg, which is roughly 300 grams lighter than the GE66 Raider.
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