MSI launched a bunch of new laptops powered by the latest Intel Tiger Lake-H series processors and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30-series GPU, one of which is the Pulse GL66. Here, we will be talking about the key specifications of the MSI Pulse GL66 along with its expected price in Nepal.
MSI Pulse GL66 Overview:
Design and Display
The Pulse GL66 comes in a “titanium gray” body specifically designed by Maarten Verhoeven. The design is said to be based on his vision of future fighters. Its chassis measures 359 x 259 x 23.95 mm and weighs around 2.3 kg.
Inside, you get a 15.6” FHD IPS panel with support for a 144Hz refresh rate. There is also a higher-end model with a 165Hz QHD panel.
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MSI Pulse GL66 is equipped with the latest 11th-gen Tiger Lake-H series mobile processor. You can go all the way up to Core i7-11800H that features eight cores and boasts a dual-core max turbo frequency of 4.6GHz. When compared to Core i7-10750H, this CPU boasts a performance boost of up to 40%.
Also, the L3 cache is twice as big here. Similarly, you can choose from three GPUs – RTX 3060 (85W), RTX 3050 Ti (60W), and RTX 3050 (60W). RTX 3060 even supports Dynamic Boost 2.0.
Getting to cooling, Pulse GL66’s Cooler Boost 5 setup consists of two fans and up to 6 heat pipes. Also, the heat pipes are now thinner as MSI has increased their internal diameter. For memory, you get two SO-DIMM slots with a combined max capacity of 64GB. On the other hand, you will get one or two M.2 NVME slots for SSD.
Rest of the specs
MSI Pulse GL66 features a full-sized keyboard with RGB backlighting. There is also a dedicated numeric keypad. You can customize the RGB backlight from the MSI Center too. The laptop features one Type-C, three Type-A, one RJ45 Ethernet, and an HDMI port.
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MSI has included a 53.5Whr battery inside, and ships it with a 180W power adapter. The base variant only gets a 150W adapter.
MSI Pulse GL66 Specifications:
- Display: 15.6″ IPS FHD/QHD, 144/165Hz refresh rate
- Keyboard: RGB Backlit
- Processor: Up to Intel Core i7-11800H CPU
- RAM: 2x SO DIMM Slot, Up to 64GB DDR4-3200
- Storage: 1 or 2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 SSD slot
- Graphics: Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (85W)
- Battery: 5 Watt-hours battery
- Power Supply: 150/180W adapter
- Webcam: HD (30fps @ 720p)
- Connectivity: Gb LAN, 802.11 ax Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth v5.2
- I/O ports: 1x Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen2), 2x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen1, 1x Type-A USB 2.0, 1x RJ45, 1x (4K @ 60Hz) HDMI, 1x audio combo jack
MSI Pulse GL66 Price in Nepal & Availability
MSI Pulse GL66 will be available for purchase in the US starting May 16 at a starting price of $949. We expect the price of the MSI Pulse GL66 in Nepal to start at NPR 135,000 when it launches here.
|MSI Pulse GL66||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|i5-11400H, RTX 3050||$949||NPR 135,000|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the MSI Pulse GL66.