MSI Pulse GL66 11UGK-001
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Pulse GL66 11UGK-001
In conclusion, if you want a quality gaming laptop, which an MSI device can offer, and a fat 11th Gen Intel i7 CPU, a strong RTX 3070 instead of those weaker GPUs, this unit is a good choice. The 16GB of RAM can also deliver better performance than the basic 8GB of RAM. It is very hard to find the RTX 3070 MSI laptop these days (chips shortage everywhere), the CPU and GPU alone would cost about 800-ish. So although it is not the best in the gaming laptops category, with its smooth performance and many nice features it has, this MSI GL66 11UGK-001 is the best RTX 3070 gaming laptop in this price range.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 99% performance: 100% display: 96%
Source: Tech PowerUP
The MSI Pulse GL66 has a decent keyboard for gaming, but it's not a top-level mechanical variant as on other models. This laptop includes a trackpad, camera, and other things a laptop should have, but that's not where the focus lies. You get an RTX GPU, dual-channel memory, and a decent screen as well. The 512 GB storage drive is small. You can't fit your whole gaming library on here, but can add another M.2 device, or could even play those games off several USB-C drives you could purchase additionally, too. That helps keep the overall price of the Pulse GL66 down so more gamers can get their hands on it. Matched with 16 GB of RAM in dual channel, the MSI Pulse GL66 is a great option for those looking for decent gaming performance and good battery life in the same unit for a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2021
Source: Digit week
The MSI GL66 Pulse churns out butter-smooth 1080p gaming frame rates and looks as elegant as any gaming high-end gaming laptop should. Other positives are abundant, like a high-refresh screen, capable productivity performance and is priced well below similarly configured competitors, like the Acer Predator Helios 300 and the Blade 15 Base. That said, there are some drawbacks, especially its mostly plastic build, single-zone keyboard lighting, and general lack of special features at odds with its asking price. A small discount would take the sting out of those complaints, but you’d still have to deal with the Pulse’s scanty battery life. Overall, the MSI Pulse GL66 11UGK-001 hits the mark in too many areas that make it easier for us to recommend it. Similarly, you can find many better midrange 15.6-inch gaming rigs to choose from, notably the latest refresh of the Acer Predator Helios 300 and (and for a few more money) the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro and Alienware m15 R4 (latest model).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 81%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. Available in different versions with a TDP from 80 to 125 Watt.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
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-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.
90%: There are not very many models that are rated better. Most of the assessments are in percentage ranges below that. The tested product is not considered perfect, but the sources give a clear purchase recommendation.
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