[Video Review] MSI Pulse GL76 (12Ux) – big improvement but still not perfect


MSI Pulse GL76 (12Ux) in-depth review

Last year, the Pulse GL76 from MSI was one of the first laptops to come with Intel's 11th Gen processors. They were a part of the company's huge renaming scheme, which included the addition of the Katana, Sword, Crosshair, Delta, Vector, and many more names.Now, the device gets the sweet Alder Lake treatment, which will push it even further. Interestingly, even though we weren't satisfied with the cooling solution on last year's model, MSI decided to give it quite a significant bump in TGP - now up to 105W (20W more than last year). We really hope that the brand has something up its sleev[...]

Pros

  • Two SODIMM slots, two M.2 PCIe x4 slots with Gen 4 support
  • Rigid structure
  • 144Hz and 360Hz display options
  • Alder Lake and bumped TGP of all graphics options
  • Improved cooling

Cons

  • No SD card reader and Thunderbolt 4
  • Warm externals
  • Short battery life (for configurations with 53.5Wh battery)

MSI Pulse GL76 (12Ux) - Specs

  • Sharp LQ173M1JW08 (SHP1544)
  • Color accuracy  3.4  1.1
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 2000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x M.2 PCIe Gen 4 x4 slots  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Pro
  • Battery
  • 53.5Wh, 3-cell, 53.5Wh, 3-cell , 53Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 398 x 273 x 24.2 mm (15.67" x 10.75" x 0.95")
  • Weight
  • 2.66 kg (5.9 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
  • 2.0
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, Nahimic 3D Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All MSI Pulse GL76 (12Ux) configurations

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