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MSI laptops are the ideal Holiday season gifts for the avid gamer or content producer in your life

Gifts to treasure. With Holiday 2020 fast approaching, there has never been a better time to indulge yourself or gift a special one with a laptop focused towards gaming and/or productivity. MSI offers an extensive portfolio of laptops that are not only class-leading but also priced just right. We take a look at some of MSI's popular gaming and productivity offerings that can surely bring a smile to your face and those of your special ones. (Sponsored article)
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MSI laptops make for the perfect gifts this holiday season.
MSI laptops make for the perfect gifts this holiday season.

Introduction

Holiday 2020 is almost here and is the time for new laptop purchases either for oneself or for gifting to a special one. With the advent of new 10th gen Intel CPUs and refreshed NVIDIA GeForce mobile offerings, there has never been a better time to look for a laptop that excels in gaming, productivity, or both.

Holiday season is the time to unwind and give yourself that much needed break. This is also the time to let your creativity fly high in crafting that special greeting or getting inspired by the world around you. This article details the best products for those.

MSI has always been ahead of the competition when it comes to offering great holiday deals that are not only excellent performers in their respective categories but also are priced very competitively.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the best MSI laptops that are great for both gaming and productivity on the move. Whether you are planning a purchase for yourself or for gifting to someone special, these MSI laptops offer a highly pleasurable experience from the moment they are unboxed.

MSI GF Thin series — Redefining slim gaming laptops

The MSI GF Thin series is the epitome of what a slim and light gaming laptop can achieve. The GF Thin series offers powerful CPU and GPU options in a profile that is just about 21.7 mm thick for the 15.6-inch version and 22 mm thick for the 17-inch version. The GF Thin series brings competitive gaming to the upper mid-range segment by offering a choice of up to 144-Hz refresh rate FHD panels.

The GF Thin series is comprised of two 15.6-inch models (GF63 Thin and GF65 Thin) along with a 17.3-inch model (GF75 Thin).

MSI GF Thin Series - Capable hardware in a slim form factor.
MSI GF Thin Series - Capable hardware in a slim form factor.

MSI GF63 Thin, GF65 Thin, and GF75 Thin

The MSI GF63 Thin, with its aluminum air-brushed aesthetics and a slim profile weighing just 4.1 lbs, makes for a distinguished holiday gift. Featuring up to a 10th gen Core i7 processor and a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, the GF63 Thin offers an optimal combination of performance and mobility. For those who want to take things a notch higher, the GF65 Thin comes with a GeForce RTX 2060 GPU that offers great ray tracing and DLSS performance in supported games.

The GF75 Thin brings the same suave design of the GF63 Thin and GF75 Thin but with 17.3-inch 120 Hz or 144 Hz display options, and the ability to choose between a per-key RGB illuminated keyboard and a single-color backlit keyboard.

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MSI GL Leopard series — A renewed focus on performance

The MSI GL Leopard series fills the void between the entry-level GF Thin and the high-end GE Raider series. The GL Leopard offers excellent value for money thanks to a variety of configuration options that offer oodles of processing power, excellent displays, and choice of keyboard backlighting.

MSI GL Leopard series - Value for money competitive gaming.
MSI GL Leopard series - Value for money competitive gaming.

MSI GL65 Leopard and GL75 Leopard

Want to gift a special one a highly competitive gaming laptop that is priced well yet does not compromise on performance? The GL65 Leopard is your best bet. With CPU options up to the Intel 10th gen Core i7 and graphics options up to the GeForce RTX 2070 Super non-Max-Q, the GL65 Leopard punches well above its weight. The GL65 Leopard is great for gaming on the move thanks to its 144 Hz display and a new 7-heatpipe design that ensures frames don't throttle while you are engrossed in a competitive fragging session.

The GL75 Leopard brings all the goodness of the GL65 Leopard but with a 17.3-inch display and a choice of GPUs between the GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 non-Max-Q variants. Both the GL65 Leopard and GL75 Leopard also offer an optional per-key RGB backlit keyboard for RGB aficionados.

Gaming Performance - MSI GL75 Leopard 10SFR (i7-10750H/RTX 2070 Mobile)

MSI Prestige series — Unhindered productivity on the move

Holiday season is not only about unwinding with your favorite game but also about rediscovering your latent creative potential. The MSI Prestige series 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 series comes in several color choices that are catchy yet minimalist.

MSI Prestige laptops are powered by the latest Intel 11th generation Tiger Lake processors with Xe graphics for super-responsive performance coupled with great battery life.

MSI Prestige Series - Unhindered productivity no matter where inspiration strikes.
MSI Prestige Series - Unhindered productivity no matter where inspiration strikes.

MSI Prestige 14 and Prestige 15

In addition to class-leading Xe internal graphics engine in Intel 11th gen Tiger Lake processors, Prestige 14 and Prestige 15 laptops also come with NVIDIA GeForce 1650 Max-Q dedicated graphics for accelerated creative workflows. The Prestige 14 and Prestige 15 notebooks sport ultraportable designs and weigh just 2.8 lbs and 3.5 lbs, respectively. With a choice of FHD and UHD panels with MSI True Pixel support, PCIe Gen4 SSDs, Thunderbolt 4, Windows Hello logins, and a long-lasting battery, the MSI Prestige 14 and Prestige 15 laptops make for apt gift choices for those dealing with creative work on the move.

MSI laptops — Holiday gifting has never been this rewarding

Make your holidays fun and memorable with MSI laptops for gaming and productivity.
Make your holidays fun and memorable with MSI laptops for gaming and productivity.

With demand for gaming and remote productivity skyrocketing, there has never been a better time to reward yourself or a special one with a capable laptop that can sail through all requirements without breaking a sweat. No matter if you are seeking a gaming or productivity solution, MSI has you fully covered.

Gamers will be spoilt for choices this Holiday with MSI's gaming portfolio powered by Intel 10th gen Comet Lake-H CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series GPUs. The GF Thin series is great for those who need the next level of performance for competitive gameplay with high-refresh rate panel options and excellent connectivity without the added bulk. The GL Leopard series offers uncompromising gaming performance while offering a host of configuration options.

On the productivity front, the MSI Prestige series combines great aesthetics and class-leading performance thanks to the Intel 11th gen Tiger Lake platform with Xe graphics for excellent responsiveness and long battery life on the move. 

All these features backed by MSI's leading customer support and timely updates means that these laptops make for impressive gifts this Holiday season that will be treasured for a long time to come.

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J. Simon Leitner - Founder, COO - 740 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2005
I am one of the founders of Notebookcheck, which I dedicated myself with after my studies at the Vienna Technical University were completed. Notebookcheck has now become an internationally active online medium that is published in 14 languages. Computers have been an integral part of my daily activities since the time of the Commodore C64 and Atari 1040ST. Besides new technologies such as electric mobility and environmental technology, I am also interested in architecture and construction engineering.
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