Featuring an elegantly rugged design, this is the MSI GE66 Raider 11UG-070, a powerful 15-inch gaming laptop. With a high-end Intel Core i7 and GeForce RTX series inside, the GE66 Raider is ready to work even the toughest of tasks and is also capable of running games with high detail settings. This laptop is comfortable to carry around, not too heavy nor too big even though it is a little thick.
MSI shipped the GE66 Raider 11UG-070 with Intel Core i7-11800H, a high-end processor for gaming laptops and mobile workstations. This is an octa-core processor with a max frequency of 4.60GHz and an L3 cache of 24MB. That’s why it is well suited for even very demanding tasks.
This laptop is also delivered with NVIDIA-GeForce-RTX-3070 which is one of the fastest graphics cards for notebooks in early 2021. It has 8GB GDDR6 VRAM and a max core speed of 1620MHz and is best suited for QHD – 4k gaming.
The system memory is a 16GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM which is adequate for heavy multitasking. And the storage space is a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD which offers fast performance and wide space.
Now, you can imagine what this computer can do, right?
The GE66 Raider features a 15.6-inch QHD display. This anti-glare panel has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 100%DCI-P3 color gamut. The refresh rate is 240Hz while the response time is 2.5ms. Thus, this wide view angle screen seems clear and sharp. Every image and motion on the screen comes detailed with vivid colors and seems smooth and alive with no lag, making gaming even more enjoyable.
There are so many different ports that come with the GE66 Raider. Those all are placed on all sides except the front. We start from the left, there is a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, and an audio combo jack. On the right, you will find a pair of USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports and a card reader slot. Meanwhile, the rear side is the house of a MiniDP v1.4 and a Thunderbolt 4 port along with an RJ-45 LAN port and an HDMI port.
For wired network connection, this laptop uses Killer LAN E3100 via the LAN port. While for the wireless option, there is Killer WiFi 6E AX1675 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5.2.
GE66 Raider has a big battery inside, a 4 cell 99.9Whr Lithium-ion battery pack. This is intended to allow you to play the game longer. However, there is no further information regarding battery life.
With battery inside, the weight is 5.25 lbs while the size of this laptop is 14.09 by 10.51 by 0.92 inches. It is not big and not heavy as well, but yes, a bit thick. This laptop will easily slip into your bag and is still nice to carry around.
We have seen that MSI GE66 Raider 11UG-070 is prepared carefully to present high performance. This laptop is shipped with Intel Core i7-11800H and NVIDIA-GeForce-RTX-3070 along with 16GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM. Those all will give a powerful performance to handle everything assigned to it. The QHD display is great as well both for gaming and for working with high graphics detailed tasks. So does the ports collection which is very useful for works.
With a price of $2,299.99 at the time of writing, this laptop is indeed expensive. However, it is worth what it offers.
Powerful 15 inch Gaming Laptop
Summary of MSI GE66 Raider 11UG-070
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H/Octa-Core/2.30GHz – 4.60GHz/24MB|
|Graphics Processor||Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
|RAM||16GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM|
|Storage||1TB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Display||15.6-inch QHD 2560x1440 16:9 100%DCI-P3 240Hz 2.5ms Anti-Glare display|
|I/O Options||1x Thunderbolt 4/ USB 4 w/PD charging
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1x mDP v1.4
1x HDMI (4K @ 120Hz / 8K @60Hz)
1x Audio combo (1/8″)
1x Card reader SD7.0 (XC/HC)
1x RJ-45 LAN
|Networking||Killer LAN E3100
Killer WiFi 6E AX1675 (2×2)
|Battery||4 cell 99.9Whr Lithium-ion battery|
|Dimensions||14.09 x 10.51 x 0.92 inches|