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MSI Katana GF66 12UE-077

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MSI Katana GF66 12UE-077
MSI Katana GF66 12UE-077 (Katana GF66 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-12700H 14 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6 GB VRAM, Core: 1525 MHz, 105 W TDP, GDDR6
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4-3200
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, 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), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/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
FreeDos
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.25 kg ( = 79.37 oz / 4.96 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1450 Euro

 

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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI Katana GF66 12UE-077

60% MSI Katana GF66 (i7-12700H / RTX 3060) Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Kitguru English
In fact, there's no way around it, the MSI Katana GF66 has plenty of downsides. The screen quality is mediocre – at best – aside from the refresh rate. The battery life is atrocious and charging options feel archaic. Physical port connectivity is out of touch with the 2022 market. And the glaringly cheap chassis construction leaves plenty to be desired. But, if you are looking for a cost-effective gaming laptop that is simply going to sit there and push pixels from your favourite games onto the high refresh rate 1080p screen, MSI’s Katana GF66 will do a reasonable job. It’s not fancy or finesse, but its hardware is cooled well and the 12th Gen Intel CPU will appeal to many. At £1399 though, there are better options on the market. Particularly the Ryzen 7- and RTX 3070-powered Lenovo Legion 5 or Acer Nitro 5, or the Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070 Gigabyte Aorus A5 X1, or the Ryzen 9 and RX 6800M ASUS ROG STRIX G15. A price point of £1399 really is RTX 3070 (or RX 6800M) territory, but the Katana GF66 12UE sample that we have reviewed in this article does not offer that.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA106 chip with 3072 cores. Available in different versions with a TDP from 60 to 115 Watt.

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.


i7-12700H: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 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":

15-16 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.


2.25 kg:

Usually, old laptops with 14-16 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).


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Stefan Hinum, 2022-09-10 (Update: 2022-09-10)