Following Nvidia’s announcement of the mobile RTX 30 series GPUs, notebook manufacturers are quick to announce refreshes of their laptops with the new hardware. MSI, being one of the key players in performance category wasted no time announcing a bunch of updates across its lineup. The CPUs are still Intel’s older 10th Generation, except for the Stealth 15, which will employ the new H35-series.
Let’s start with the MSI Raider GE76. A big 17.3-inch gaming laptop with a choihce between 3840 x 2160px 60Hz display or a 240Hz one at 1080p resolution. The CPU options go up to 10th Gen Core i9 paired with an RTX 3080 (16GB GDDR6). RAM is configurable up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 while the storage relies on two M.2 PCIe NVMe slots. A smaller, 15.6-inch version of the same, called Raider GE66, is also available.
There’s a special GE76 Dragon Edition version brings more premium looks and patterns and SteelSeries keyboard. It also comes with a 300Hz 1080p display.
Pricing starts at $2,199 for the 17-inch variant and $1,499 for the 15-inch one. Both launch in February.
The MSI Stealth GS66 is a 15-inch laptop with either a 1080p@300Hz display or 2160p@60Hz. CPUs go up to 10th Gen Core i9 aided by anything between RTX 3060 and RTX 3080 (16GB GDDR6). Storage and RAM are both the same as on the Raider-series.
MSI Stealth GS66
But there’s also the MSI Stealth 15M, which is the only one, for now, that offers the new Core i7-11375H Special Edition Tiger Lake-H35 CPU. It’s a more portable version of the GS66 with 15-inch 1080p screen at 144Hz and up to 64GB of RAM. Only one M.2 SSD slot, though, but since this is Intel’s 11th Gen platform, the laptop also supports Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6/6E connectivity.
MSI Stealth 15M
The GS66’s price is yet unknown while the Stealth 15M will sell for $1,499 and will hit the stores in March.
The next in line are the MSI Leopard GP76 and GP66. The GP76 is a 17-incher and the GP66 is a 15.6-incherm, but the panels are 1080p@144Hz in either case. The available CPUs go up to Core i7 (again 10th Gen). You can select an RTX 3070 or RTX 3080. Dual M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD slots and up to 64GB RAM support are at hand as well.
The 15-inch model will ask $2,299 while the bigger iteration will start at $1,799. Sales begin in February.
Finally, we got the MSI Thin with price tags ranging from $999 to 1,499 depending on the configuration and the screen size. The 17-inch GF75 and 15-inch GF65 share the FullHD resolution and 144Hz refresh rate, but you can also get the the smaller version with a plain 60Hz panel.