[Video Review] MSI Pulse GL66 – Core i7-11800H is here to stay


MSI Pulse GL66 in-depth review

Today, we have a very special laptop for you. Its importance is not only related to the rebranding that's going on in MSI's corner but also because of the hardware it sports. In fact, the Pulse GL66 will be the first laptop we test, that comes with a Tiger Lake H45 processor. Ultimately, this is Intel's best shot at AMD's hegemony in the CPU world. And although the blue company was still number one in the gaming world, they are aiming to solidify their positions, and at least temporarily halt AMD's progress.Pairing their laptop with the latest from Intel and NVIDIA means that the device h[...]

Pros

  • Two SODIMM slots, two M.2 PCIe x4 slot, one 2.5-inch SATA slot
  • Rigid structure
  • Lacks PWM (AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED))
  • 93% sRGB coverage and accurate colors with our Gaming and Web design profile (AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED))
  • Fast pixel response times and 144Hz refresh rate (AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED))

Cons

  • No SD card reader and Thunderbolt 4
  • Runs hot
  • Poor battery life

MSI Pulse GL66 - Specs

  • AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED)
  • Color accuracy  4.7  1.8
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 8000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11
  • Battery
  • 53Wh, 3-cell, 51Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 359 x 259 x 23.9 mm (14.13" x 10.20" x 0.94")
  • Weight
  • 2.25 kg (5 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Speakers
  • Stereo Speakers by Nahimic Audio
  • Optical drive

All MSI Pulse GL66 configurations

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