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Jason B.

Jason B.

Joined on 04/26/21

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Amazing performance, but don't get this 4K version.

MSI GE Series GE66 Raider 11UH-227 15.6" 4K/UHD Intel Core i9 11th Gen 11980HK (2.60 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 32 GB Memory 2 TB NVMe SSD Windows 10 Home 64-bit Gaming Laptop
MSI GE Series GE66 Raider 11UH-227 15.6" 4K/UHD Intel Core i9 11th Gen 11980HK (2.60 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 32 GB Memory 2 TB NVMe SSD Windows 10 Home 64-bit Gaming Laptop

Pros: The performance in this 15 inch laptop is, as everyone suggests, top of the line. External monitor gaming in both QHD and UHD is as good as it gets for a laptop, besides the larger X17 and GE76; no complaints there! The sound is also excellent, and I like this keyboard more than any from Lenovo, Asus, or Gigabytes mechanical ones. The screen (which is mostly a con) does in fact have 100% Adobe RGB, which really does make a difference and looks great.

Cons: Unlike the (to-date) unavailable 4K MSI GE76, however, this 4K GE66 comes with a much older panel that's not only 60hz, but also has a 33ms response time. If you plan on only using the laptops panel for creative work, at this price, I'd recommend a smaller 4k laptop and an egpu. If you plan on using it for gaming, be prepared for ghosting no matter what game you're playing, which represents poor value to me.

Overall Review: Because of the panel choice within this kind of gaming laptop, I couldn't recommend it to anyone. However, if you can find the QHD variant, I'd say that it's a no brainer. If you are OK with the increasingly outdated resolution of 1080p, that would provide great value as well!