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MSI Katana GF66 12UD-436

Specifications

MSI Katana GF66 12UD-436
MSI Katana GF66 12UD-436 (Katana GF66 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-12650H 10 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, Alder Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU - 4 GB VRAM, Core: 1223 MHz, 60 W TDP, GDDR6
Memory
16 GB 
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Storage
512GB SSD
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit/s), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26.95 x 359 x 259 ( = 1.06 x 14.13 x 10.2 in)
Battery
53.5 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
2.25 kg ( = 79.37 oz / 4.96 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 79.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 97%, features: - %, display: 100% mobility: 100%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Katana GF66 12UD-436

99% MSI Katana GF66 12UD-436 is Not Good, Damn…
Source: PCR English
MSI has established itself as a leader in the field of motherboards and other hardware over the years. The new addition to their impressive range of products is this Katana GF66 12UD-436, perfect for gamers looking to get serious performance out of their machines. This laptop offers performance, reliability, and portability. Moreover, its clean design makes it stand out from other gaming laptops, and you can use it in all kinds of environments. If you are searching for a laptop that is not too expensive and powerful enough to get the job done, this MSI GF66 Katana checks all those boxes and more. For the top-of-the-line hardware it offers, in addition to its i7-12650H CPU, RTX 3050 Ti GPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of NVMe SSD, and 144Hz Full-HD screen, this MSI Katana GF66 12UD-436 is not just a good gaming laptop; it’s a damn very good laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2023
Rating: Total score: 99% performance: 97% display: 100% mobility: 100%
60% MSI Katana GF66 review: Cutting the price without slashing performance
Source: PC World English
The MSI Katana GF66 is a competent but unremarkable budget gaming laptop that can handle most modern titles. It’s hard to recommend at MSRP, but sales may help its fortunes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU: Mid-range gaming laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA107 chip.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i7-12650H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 4 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 16 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.7 to 4.7 GHz and supports vPro.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


79.5%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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