MSI becomes the first laptop manufacturer in India to launch Intel H45-based laptops. The company will be launching and updating its existing laptops with the new hardware this year. The reviewed the MSI Pulse GL66 that's priced at Rs 1,39,990.
Intel updated its Tiger Lake CPU line for laptops by adding the new H45 chips not too long ago. Now, MSI has become the first laptop manufacturer in India to bring the new 11th Gen Intel Core H45 chips laptops along with Nvidia's RTX 30-series GPUs.
MSI's new crop of laptops in India with the updated internals include its GE and GS series. These laptops, depending on the variants you pick, can have up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and an Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU. MSI will be launching and updating more laptops to have the new hardware, and one of them is the MSI Pulse GL66 gaming laptop.
The MSI Pulse GL66 is powered by one of the newer H45 processors from Intel. It's the Core i7 11800H in this case which has 8 Willow Cove cores and 16 threads. You are looking at a base clock of 3.1Ghz at 45W and it can achieve a single-core Boost of up to 4.6Ghz while all cores can run at up to 4.2Ghz. For graphics, it has an RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB VRAM and it's got a TGP of 80W with 5W more for boost. Additionally, you get 16GB DDR4 RAM onboard, 1TB NVMe drive, and a 1080p display with a refresh rate of 144Hz.
We tested this laptop for our review and found out that it's indeed a very capable machine that can be used reliably for both gaming as well as creative workloads. You can watch our full review of the MSI Pulse GL66 gaming laptop below -
According to MSI, only the GE and GS series laptops have launched in India now. Other laptops, including the MSI Pulse GL66 that we have reviewed, will arrive soon. The MSI GE series starts at Rs 2,23,990 whereas the MSI GS series starts at Rs 2,07,990 in India. The MSI Pulse GL66 variant which we reviewed today, will cost you Rs 1,39,990 when it goes on sale.