[Video Review] MSI Vector GP66 12Ux – how can it be so powerful?


MSI Vector GP66 (12Ux) in-depth review

For their next trick, MSI takes the GP66 Leopard, and transforms it into an absolute killer of a mobile computer, called the Vector GP66. We are not overestimating the device. After all, it comes with up to a Core i9-12900H, and up to an RTX 3080 Ti with the whopping 150W of TGP. You need a very efficient cooling solution to be able to tame this much performance potential.Actually, MSI boasts a so-called Overboost technology, which should allow the CPU and the GPU to run at a total of 195W (150W for the graphics card, and 45W for the processor). Presumably, this is the thermal efficiency [...]

Pros

  • 150W RTX GPU options
  • 2x M.2 PCIe Gen 4 slots, 2x RAM SODIMM slots in dual channel, Wi-Fi 6E
  • Covers 99% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (165Hz 1440p panel)
  • Snappy panels with quick response times
  • Extremely good cooling
  • You can connect up to three additional monitors

Cons

  • Lacks an SD card reader and Thunderbolt support
  • Subpar battery life
  • Its keyboard is not ideal for gaming

MSI Vector GP66 (12Ux) - Specs

  • Innolux N156KME-GNA
  • Color accuracy  2.9  2.2
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 16000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 11, Windows 11 Pro, No OS
  • Battery
  • 65Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 358 x 267 x 23.4 mm (14.09" x 10.51" x 0.92")
  • Weight
  • 2.38 kg (5.2 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1 (8K@60Hz / 4K@120Hz)
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000, 2500 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Stereo Speakers, Nahimic 3
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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