Amazon currently sells the GE66 Raider for $2,999, which is $500 (14%) off its usual $3,499 selling price. What you’ll get in return is the 8-core/16-thread Core i9-11980HK (2.6 GHz base/5 GHz boost), which is Intel’s fastest mobile processor – that is, until the Alder Lake-P family arrives in 2022. The processor is backed by 32GB of DDR4-3200 memory and, more importantly, a flagship Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. The GPU drives a 15.6-inch 4K display with a fast 120 Hz refresh rate, something you don’t see very often.
4K 120 Hz, RTX 3080 MSI Laptops are now available at an all-time low price. Brandon Hill posted this roughly 10 hours ago. In a 15.6-inch size factor, 4K gaming joy. It doesn’t get any better than the latest MSI GE66 Raider generation (11UH-227). This model, which is designed to compete with the greatest gaming laptops, manages to squeeze a lot of top-notch hardware into a reasonably compact chassis, and it’s thankfully on sale in the run-up to Black Friday.
Other specs for the GE66 Raider include a 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD and a massive 99.9 WHr battery (the largest allowable on an airplane by the TSA). In addition, MSI’s Cooler Boost Technology is onboard to keep temperatures in check, thanks to two system fans and six heat pipes. The laptop also doesn’t disappoint on the connectivity front with three USB 3.2 Gen Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen Type-A, SD Express, one Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, and GbE ports. You’ll also find RGB accent lighting on the keyboard and around the GE66 Raider’s chassis to liven things up. And this particular 5.2-pound laptop comes slathered in a rich Titanium Blue color.
MSI GE66 Raider (Core i9, 32GB, 2TB): was $3,499, now $2,999 @ Amazon. MSI GE66 Raider (Core i9, 32GB, 2TB): was $3,499, now $2,999 @ Amazon. If money isn’t a problem for you, MSI’s GE66 Raider gaming laptop is tough to beat with a flagship Core i9-11980K processor, 32GB of RAM and a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. It also sports a 15.6-inch 4K UHD display with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Brandon Hill is a senior editor at Tom’s Hardware. He has written about PC and Mac tech since the late 1990s with bylines at AnandTech, DailyTech, and Hot Hardware. When he is not consuming copious amounts of tech news, he can be found enjoying the NC mountains or the beach with his wife and two sons.
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