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MSI Black Friday and Holiday 2021 deals: The best rewarding laptops across budgets that make for memorable gifting

Gifts that keep on giving. Black Friday and Holiday 2021 are almost upon us making this a perfect occasion to pamper yourself or gift that special someone in your life with laptops that can provide a fillip to creativity and gaming. MSI is back once again with an extensive choice of laptops for all needs and budgets. So, whether you are an avid content creator, engineer, gamer, or a casual home user, MSI's Black Friday and Holiday 2021 deals ensure your computing needs are fully taken care of. (Sponsored article.)


Holiday 2021 is almost here with more reasons for cheer than before. While the last year has shown us the importance of remote work and play in testing times, this year has helped augment them with much improved technologies. We have seen launches such as Intel's latest 11th gen Tiger Lake processors and Nvidia's mobile GPUs powered by the new Ampere architecture that have fundamentally pushed the limits of what can be achieved from a mobile device while still being as power-efficient as possible.

True to its ethos, MSI has been among the first adopters of new technologies from Intel, Nvidia, and other partners to create a broad portfolio of laptops that cater to almost every use case and price point. MSI has some really enticing offers lined up to make Holiday 2021 even more memorable, to help you get connected to people who matter the most, to provide devices that complete your ecosystem, and to power new gaming and productivity experiences.

This time, we get to see exciting new launches including the Creator Z16 and the GP Leopard Series. Great deals can also be availed with the extremely popular Pulse GL Series, Katana GF, GF Thin Series and Prestige 14 Evo.

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MSI Creator Z16: Technology and aesthetics for that creative spark

We have seen many laptops that have endeavored to offer lots of raw power to fuel creativity, engineering, and scientific pursuits. However, it has become exceedingly difficult to pick one that is a complete package; be it with respect to aesthetics, technology, power, and portability. Not anymore.

Meet the MSI Creator Z16 — the definitive laptop that has the capability to strike inspiration and the power to help you realize your vision.

The MSI Creator Z16 is designed to offer a rewarding creative experience from the get go. It all begins with the chassis that embodies MSI's "Technology meets Aesthetics" philosophy inspired from nature's golden spiral design. A 16:10 golden ratio QHD+ display with an optional touch panel that covers 100% DCI-P3 color space with True Pixel technology and CalMAN color calibration ensures creators get the best possible and highly accurate viewing experience.

Powering the MSI Creator Z16 are the latest Intel 11th gen Tiger Lake-H processor options up to the Core i9 and Nvidia's best laptop GPU for mobile creatives, the RTX 3060. MSI's revolutionary Cooler Boost Trinity+ cooling mechanism uses three fans and five heat pipes to ensure that the CPU and GPU work without any thermal throttling side effects. 

Creatives and engineers get access to two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-As, a 3.5 mm combo audio jack, and a microSD card reader that supports the fast UHS-III standard. Complementing the extensive port selection is the latest Wi-Fi 6E wireless connectivity and an ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 SSD that ensure you have both the power and portability to take your work wherever inspiration takes you.

MSI GP Leopard Series: One device for excellence in work and play

For those who want to work hard and play harder, the MSI GP Leopard Series offers the best of both worlds. Available in GP66 Leopard and GP76 Leopard variants, the GP Leopard Series is a must in your arsenal for the ultimate flexibility in moving from work to play and vice-versa. Both the GP66 Leopard and GP76 Leopard are designed to take on the demands of both professional and gaming requirements and as such are built to be extremely reliable. The GP Leopard Series also offers an assortment of ports and fast Wi-Fi 6E networking, so all your connectivity needs are taken care of while on the move.

Powering the MSI GP Leopard Series is the latest Intel 11th gen Core i7 Tiger Lake-H processor that offers up to eight cores, 16 threads, and up to a 30% performance uplift over the previous generation. Complementing this powerful CPU are Nvidia's GeForce RTX 30 Laptop GPUs up to the RTX 3080, so you can be rest assured of having enough power at your disposal whether you are working on an important engineering assignment or looking to frag enemies like there's no tomorrow.

MSI's Cooler Boost 5 technology with dual fans and six heat pipes in the GP Leopard Series works to maximize airflow and keep such powerful components cool and running to their maximum efficiency. Adding flair to the package is the SteelSeries per-key RGB gaming keyboard that offers excellent tactility and infinitely customizable key functions. SteelSeries Engine 3 software allows users to assign macro tasks to keys, so you can get your work done faster with fewer clicks while also allowing a variety of lighting effects that help in various ways from adding glitz to giving users cues about various in-game activities or system parameters.

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The best MSI Black Friday and Holiday 2021 deals

While the Creator Z16 and the GP Leopard Series give you unbridled performance for professional use and gaming, MSI also offers a slew of other laptops tailored for various needs and budgets while still being the best performers in their class. This Black Friday and Holiday 2021 season, pamper yourself with MSI laptops that offer the perfect balance of power, performance, and portability.

MSI Pulse GL Series

Laptops are more than just productivity or gaming devices — they also make a personal style statement. However, accomplishing this is easier said than done. This is why MSI has roped in Belgian digital concept sculptor and ZBrush World Champion Maarten Verhoeven to give the Pulse GL Series a distinct look. Featuring a futuristic Titanium Gray chassis with armor line contours, a sci-fi dashboard-like keyboard deck, and a new Dragon logo design, the Pulse GL Series has enough oomph to turn heads wherever you take it.

Available in Pulse GL66 and Pulse GL76 variants, the MSI Pulse GL Series offers CPU options up to the 11th gen Core i7-11800H along with several GPU options up to the GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPUs. Ensuring that these powerful components work to their maximum efficiency is MSI's Cooler Boost 5 technology with two fans and up to six heat pipes that offers unrivalled laptop cooling with up to 15% increased air flow. MSI's Mystic Light RGB lighting effects are known for their bright illumination and extensive customizability, and the Pulse GL Series embodies a gamer's choice RGB keyboard with 1.7 mm travel complete with a numpad, 20 million keystrokes lifetime, and a metal shielding for a solid typing and gaming experience.

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MSI Katana GF Series

Much like the mythic Dragon Blade, the MSI Katana GF Series embodies agility, sharpness, and lightweight handling not often seen in gaming laptops. Designed in collaboration with the famous Japanese illustrator Tsuyoshi Nagano, the MSI Katana GF Series will inspire you to sharpen your game the moment you open the lid. 

The Katana GF Series comes in Katana GF66 and Katana GF76 flavors. Its agility lies not just in the striking design alone. Under the hood is an 11th gen Core i5/Core i7 processor that is paired with up to a full-power GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU. A combination of MSI Cooler Boost 5 with two fans and up to six heat pipes offers unparalleled cooling performance, so you can unleash the full power of the CPU and GPU without having to worry about throttling issues in the heat of intense competition. The Katana GF Series' keyboard deck features a large Ctrl key, dedicated numpad, blue/red backlight, 1.7 mm key travel, full-size arrow keys, 20 million key strokes lifetime, and metal shielding. So, now you can experience the swiftness of the Dragon Blade design philosophy and translate that into gaming glory.

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MSI GF Thin Series

The MSI GF65 Thin Series, comprised of the GF63 Thin, GF65 Thin, and GF75 Thin, redefines what can be achieved with a thin and light gaming laptop. This laptop embodies the best of Intel's 10th gen Core processors up to the Core i7-10750H and Nvidia's latest Ampere architecture-based RTX 30 Laptop GPUs for best-in-class gaming and productivity boosts.

Complementing the components under the hood is MSI's Cooler Boost 5 technology that ensures throttling-free usage for 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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MSI Prestige 14 Evo Series

The MSI Prestige 14 Evo is specially created for those who need unhindered performance to follow them wherever creativity and inspiration strike. With a renewed focus on design and aesthetics, the Prestige 14 Evo is verified by Intel Evo standardizations to ensure that there is a combination of performance, responsiveness, battery life, and portability that few can claim to match.

Powered by the latest 11th gen Core i7 processors with Iris Xe graphics, the Prestige 14 Evo offers heavyweight performance in a lightweight ultra-slim 16 mm form factor that weighs just 1.29 kg.

A 3-cell 52 Whr battery ensures a 12-hour all-day long battery life, so you can work wherever inspiration strikes without having to worry about power downs midway. Further aiding mobility is an excellent port selection comprised of two Thunderbolt 4 40 Gbps ports, a USB 2.0 Type-A port, and a UHS-III-compatible microSD card reader. Combined with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, the Prestige 14 Evo has you covered for all kinds of networking or I/O needs on the move.

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MSI Black Friday and Holiday 2021 deals: Gifts that truly reward

With an ever-increasing emphasis on remote work and collaboration, having a laptop that can match your requirements now and in the immediate future is very much essential. 

Laptops such as the MSI Creator Z16 and GP Leopard Series give you unhindered power to fuel your creativity and help you realize your ideas while also being capable of heavy-duty gaming. For gamers who wish to make a style statement while still expecting great performance without compromises, the Pulse GL and Katana GF Series make for an excellent bargain while the GF Thin Series offers value-for-money gaming performance for those on a budget.

Creatives on the move seeking power and portability in an ultra-thin form factor with all-day long battery life and unhindered connectivity are best served by the MSI Prestige 14 Evo.

Therefore, whether you are a gamer looking for fragging glory, an engineer or designer working on the next big idea, a content creator on the move, or a home user desiring a style statement, MSI laptops have you fully covered across all configurations and budgets.

Backed by leading customer support and timely software updates, these MSI laptops make for impressive gifts this Holiday season that will be treasured for a long time to come.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam (Update: 2023-01- 3)