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MSI 2021 Back to School Season: MSI offers an extensive portfolio of laptops that are not only class-leading but also priced just right

Back to school in style. This year's back to school season brings with it several challenges and requirements. MSI's new lineup of gaming and productivity laptops are here to help you rise up to the challenge with features and performance tailored to every need and budget. Check out MSI's extensive offerings below to see how these laptops can perfectly complement the new academic year. (Sponsored article)
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Back to School Season is upon us once again. That means shopping for new backpacks, stationery, books, and of course laptops. With the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changing schooling, getting a laptop that efficiently helps in both work and play has never been so important. 

Over the past year, we have seen several new advances and performance improvements gracing the personal computing sphere. Intel has expanded its 11th gen Tiger Lake portfolio with new offerings in the 45 W enthusiast segment while Nvidia has introduced laptop versions of its latest Ampere architecture RTX 30-series GPUS. On the other hand, the 10th gen Intel Comet Lake lineup continues to remain relevant in 2021, offering good performance and value for money.

MSI has embraced the latest technologies from Intel and Nvidia while adding its own unique expertise in laptops to the mix. For this Back to School Season, MSI is offering an extensive range of laptops that cater to every need, design choice, and budget. Want the latest in cutting-edge gaming technologies? Check. Prefer thin and light yet powerful designs? Check. Looking for something that will aid your creativity on the move? Check. Want a device for daily productivity? Check that as well.

This year's selection includes the powerful GE76 Raider, Pulse GL Series, GF65 Thin, Prestige 14 Evo, and the Modern Series.

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Before taking a look at some of the best MSI Back to School deals this year, here's a PSA: MSI Summit, Creator, and Prestige Series laptops with Intel 11th gen Core processors are now receiving a warranty extension for 6 months in the US.

With that information, let's delve into the features of some of MSI's prime offerings this year and see how they can best complement your back to school journey.

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Note: Store prices are indicative at the time of publishing and are subject to change without prior notice

MSI GE76 Raider: Fully armed and ready for fragging nirvana

What do you get when you combine the fastest Intel Tiger Lake CPU, the quickest Nvidia Ampere GPU, fast PCIe Gen4 storage, an optional 240 Hz 1440p vivid panel, Dynaudio-tuned speakers, and a suave chassis with a panoramic aurora lighting design? Meet the MSI GE76 Raider — the new king of gaming laptops that can offer a total graphics power of 165 W for unhindered gaming.

MSI GE76 Raider
MSI GE76 Raider

This year's GE76 Raider is purpose-built to enable success in any battle arena or workload. The GE76 Raider is equipped with an Intel Core i9-11980HK processor that features eight cores and 16 threads with the ability to boost to up to 5 GHz thanks to Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. The Core i9-11980HK CPU also offers twice the cache and is up to 30% faster than the previous generation, thereby enabling enough headroom for seamless multitasking and gaming.

On the graphics front, the MSI GE76 Raider offers several dGPU choices up to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU. These powerful discrete graphics options bring with them the latest innovations in graphics technologies, including ray tracing, deep learning super sampling (DLSS) AI-based upscaling, and accelerated productivity in creative workflows. Combined with features such as the PCIe Resizable BAR, Dynamic Boost 2.0 that can allow a maximum TGP of 165 W, and Nvidia Reflex, the GE76 Raider has everything that you need for gaming success. Complementing the fast RTX 30 series graphics is a PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD up to 2 TB, which can accelerate storage bandwidth by up to twice that of PCIe Gen3 drives, giving you near-instant load times for games, huge data sets, and complex calculations.

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Power your dreams with MSI laptops featuring 11th Gen Intel processors

MSI offers a slew of models powered by Intel's latest 11th gen Tiger Lake offerings. Combined with MSI's undisputed leadership in chassis design and cooling, these laptops ensure that real computing power is within reach whenever you need it. 

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MSI Pulse GL Series

Gaming laptops are not only about power and performance — aesthetics matter too. Conceptualized by Maarten Verhoeven, a Belgian digital concept sculptor and ZBrush World Champion, the Pulse GL Series sports a titanium gray palette with an armor line contour replete with a new design for the MSI Dragon logo.

This is a laptop that will turn heads wherever you take it.

MSI Pulse GL76
MSI Pulse GL76

The MSI Pulse GL Series, available in the Pulse GL66 and Pulse GL76 variants, offers CPU options up to the Intel 11th gen Core i7 processor with excellent gaming and multitasking performance. Featuring Intel Turbo Boost Technology 3.0, the MSI Pulse GL Series offers fast, responsive computing at all times. Complimenting the 11th gen Core i7 processor is Nvidia's latest RTX 3060 GPU to ensure gamers and creators get the most cutting-edge graphics power at their call. MSI's latest Cooler Boost 5 mechanism incorporates a total of six heat pipes and two powerful cooling fans to keep the CPU, GPU, and memory cool at all times. The MSI Pulse GL Series also gives you a great keyboard with customizable RGB lighting and deep 1.7 mm key travel that is great for gaming and productivity alike.

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Best deals from MSI for Back to School Season

MSI offers a broad selection of laptops that are ideal for getting back to school. This year, the company is offering some sweet deals to cater to buyers of all needs and budgets, whether you are on the lookout for a capable gaming notebook or a productivity workhorse with long battery life.

Gaming

Gamers are always on the lookout for the most capable hardware for the price that does not slow them down no matter the task. MSI is offering great discounts on the powerful GF65 Thin to help you ace both studies and competitive gaming.

MSI GF65 Thin

MSI GF65 Thin
MSI GF65 Thin

The MSI GF65 Thin redefines the capabilities of a thin and light gaming laptop. This laptop embodies the best of Intel's 10th gen Core processors up to the Core i7 for best-in-class gaming and single-core performance that can boost to up to 5 GHz along with great multitasking prowess. Driving the visuals of the GF Thin's excellent IPS-level panel at refresh rates up to 144 Hz is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU. These discrete GPUs give you enough impetus for both your gaming and content creation workloads. MSI's exclusive Cooler Boost 5 technology ensures throttling-free usage with up to seven heat pipes and two fans working to ensure longer sustained performance from both the CPU and GPU. So, now you can game and work longer without having to worry about the laptop slowing down.

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Business and productivity

With remote work and study now becoming the norm, laptops have become exceedingly important tools — so much that they can now be an extension of your personality too. The MSI Prestige 14 Evo and Modern Series are created with this philosophy in mind. The Prestige 14 Evo and Modern Series not only excel in productivity, but they are also devices where form meets function. 

MSI Prestige 14 Evo

Tipping the scales at just 1.29 kg, the Prestige 14 Evo redefines what an ultra portable laptop can achieve. Thin bezels allow for up to a 90% screen-to-body ratio for an immersive viewing experience. Having passed the rigorous MIL-STD-810G requirements and with the ability to rotate the display to a 180° flat angle, the Prestige Series makes collaboration and sharing ideas with clients easy.

MSI Prestige 14 Evo
MSI Prestige 14 Evo

The MSI Prestige 14 Evo brings the best of Intel and MSI in an aesthetic chassis purpose-built for productivity excellence. The Prestige 14 Evo is powered by the Intel 11th gen Core i7 processors with built-in Xe graphics for accelerating most content creation workflows. This allows for delivering heavyweight performance and lightweight portability without compromising on either. 

The Prestige 14 Evo is Intel Evo platform-verified. This means you get the perfect combination of responsiveness, performance, and battery life, so your laptop is always ready whenever creativity strikes. In addition, a 52 Wh battery offers up to 12 hours of battery life on the move. The Prestige 14 Evo also supports USB power delivery, which enables quickly charging your other mobile devices as well while on the move.

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MSI Modern 14

Laptops for everyday use often see huge compromises in design, features, and performance to keep the price low. The MSI Modern Series seeks to change this paradigm. 

Made for everyday computing with an elegant Carbon Grey styling to complement that perfect day, the MSI Modern Series is an incredibly ultra portable, ultra light laptop sporting a 16.9 mm thin aluminum chassis and weighing a mere 1.3 kg.

Even at such levels of ultra portability, the Modern 14 offers up to an Intel 11th gen processor up to the Core i7 and Nvidia discrete graphics up to the GeForce MX350. So, whether you are surfing the web, planning a recipe, collecting research material, or performing creative tasks, the Modern Series is fully equipped from the get go. The MSI Modern Series notebooks are equipped with a 52 Wh battery that is rated to offer up to 10 hours of on-the-go productivity, so you can finally bid goodbye to worries of your laptop powering down in the middle of work on the move.

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MSI Laptops — The perfect Back to School companions

For enthusiasts who seek the crème de la crème of gaming laptops, the MSI GE76 Raider with its choice of Intel 11th gen Core i9 processors and Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics sits as the lone king at the top. Those looking to upgrade their current laptops to one that caters to both STEM courses and gaming will be best served by the MSI Pulse GL Series that also comes in a striking design.

Students and gamers looking to grab the best back to school deals in gaming laptops can check out the MSI GF Thin Series. With Intel 10th gen processors and the latest Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti graphics, the GF Thin Series ensures you are well-equipped to take on challenges both on and off the virtual battlefield.

For those who need a laptop that complements their mobile lifestyle and is available whenever and wherever creativity strikes, the MSI Prestige 14 Evo with sleek aesthetics, class-leading performance, and excellent battery life is the perfect choice. Users who need a device for everyday computing without compromise in form or function will find the MSI Modern 14 to be just the right companion.

Whether you are a gamer or student, you can count on MSI laptops to make your back to school experience memorable, productive, and fun.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - Managing Editor - 1500 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
Though a cell and molecular biologist by training, I have been drawn towards computers from a very young age ever since I got my first PC in 1998. My passion for technology grew quite exponentially with the times, and it has been an incredible experience from being a much solicited source for tech advice and troubleshooting among family and friends to joining Notebookcheck in 2017 as a professional tech journalist. Now, I am a Lead Editor at Notebookcheck covering news and reviews encompassing a wide gamut of the technology landscape for Indian and global audiences. When I am not hunting for the next big story or taking complex measurements for reviews, you can find me unwinding to a nice read, listening to some soulful music, or trying out a new game.
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