MSI Katana GF66 11UC-228
Reviews for the MSI Katana GF66 11UC-228
Our MSI Katana GF66 review for the Philippine market is a pretty mixed bag. On the one hand, it’s pretty competitively priced (considering the other options at the market as of press time) at a hair below Php 70K for the unit we reviewed. Its screen is fairly ok, and anyone looking for a laptop to play competitive FPS games will be happy with the fast 144Hz refresh rate. On the other hand, the RTX 3050 GPU struggles to deliver 60FPS gaming with modern titles at max graphical settings, which means you’ll have to turn down the graphics on your favorite games to get that 60FPS target. Of course, you can leverage the power of NVIDIA’s ray-tracing tech, though obviously, not all games support it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2021
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; decent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2021
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Simple design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/10/2021
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU: Mid-range gaming laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA107 chip. Offers 2048 shaders and is offered in different TGP (power consumption) variants from 35 to 80 Watt with different clock speeds and therefore performance.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-11800H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores run at 2.3 GHz to 4.6 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 32 EUs at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.
MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.