A new year is dawning and hopefully with it a much needed computer upgrade! Your best opportunity to do so is during MSI’s end-of-year sale, which happens to offer great discounts on a wide range of gaming and productivity laptops for everyone from college students to hardcore gamers and regular office visitors. Whatever your needs, MSI has a laptop for you, and we’re here to help you choose the right one.
MSI Pulse GL66 12UEK – Rs 1,25,990
For a premium gaming and content creation experience, ie one where you can play the latest games while streaming or editing footage, you’ll need the MSI Pulse GL66. Priced at just Rs 1,25,990 after discount, this under 2.5kg laptop offers the performance any hardcore gamer and content creator would want.
With an Intel Core i9-12900H CPU and an RTX 3060 GPU, this powerful laptop will handle any games you throw at it with ease. However, it’s the CPU that stands out. Thanks to its high clock speed and 20 threads, this is a multitasking beast that gives the laptop capabilities beyond just gaming. The GL66 is an all-rounder that can support video editors, live streamers and even professional use cases like architectural drawings and 3D rendering. A great laptop for someone who needs as much performance as possible.
To top it off, you get a gorgeous 15.6-inch QHD display with a 165Hz refresh rate and a creator-friendly DCI-P3 color gamut.
MSI Crosshair 15 – Rs 1.12.600
If you want an uncompromising slot and are willing to sacrifice some top-tier CPU power, saving 15,000 by picking up the Crosshair 15 is a no-brainer. It’s similarly equipped to the MSI Pulse GL66, but thanks to a cheaper – but no less powerful – Intel Core i7-12700H, this laptop is better value for someone more gaming-focused.
Gaming performance is uncompromised, and you get the same RTX 3060 GPU, not to mention 16GB of RAM and 1TB of NVMe storage. The display is also the same 15.6-inch QHD 165Hz DCI-P3 panel.
MSI Bravo 15 – Rs 47,990
For a college student or someone just starting out in gaming, the MSI Bravo 15 is perfect. At Rs 47,990 it’s a budget machine, but as it packs an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU and a Radeon RX 5500M GPU, it’s no slouch when it comes to gaming either. For the display, you get an effective 15.6-inch FHD panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and IPS-level viewing angles.
Given its specs, we’d say the MSI Bravo 15 is better suited to esports titles like CS:GO or Valorant, but that doesn’t mean it can’t handle even the occasional AAA game on medium-low settings.
MSI Thin GF63 – Rs 52,990 (12thth Gene); Rs 65,990 (11th Gene)
The MSI Thin GF63 is an interesting line. It is a tier higher than the Bravo 15 and the 12th Gen variant – MSI Thin GF63 12HW – even comes with a rarely seen Intel Arc A370M graphics chip. As for the rest of the specs, you get an Intel Core i5-12500H, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB of NVMe storage, and a 15.6-inch FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 45% NTSC coverage.
Arc graphics are new and especially useful if you’re someone who wants to stream or transcode a lot of videos on YouTube.
For something more gaming-focused, you’ll have to drop another 13k for the MSI GF63 Thin UC variant. This model is similar to the MSI GF63 Thin 12HW but instead offers an Intel Core i7-11800H and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU. The CPU is great for gaming, and the GPUs’ RT cores support ray-tracing games, as well as Nvidia’s broadcast suite for more effective streaming.
MSI Katana GF66 12UE – Rs 84,990
At 84,990 rupees, the MSI Katana GF66 12UE offers almost the same gaming performance as the more expensive MSI Pulse GL66. It features the same RTX 3060 GPU and 16GB of DDR4 RAM, but offers a smaller 512GB SSD and a less powerful Intel Core i5-12450H CPU to keep costs down. The 15.6-inch FHD display is just as fast but less color-accurate.
If you play, this is not a problem. The CPU is fast enough for the GPU and the display has enough contrast to be good for fast-paced gaming. The MSI Katana GF66 is a great purchase for a focused gamer who needs a thin and light gaming computer.
MSI Katana GF76 11UE – Rs 92,990
This is for gamers and professionals looking for a true desktop replacement. The MSI Katana GF76 is one of those rare laptops that offers a large display under Rs 1 lakh, and it’s a powerful gaming machine to boot. Highlights include an Intel Core i7-11800H CPU and Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU, not to mention 16GB of RAM and a 512GB PCIe SSD.
This configuration is great for gaming, but also works well for 3D workloads for architects and engineers working with CAD software. The MSI Katana GF76 is a good hybrid gaming machine for a serious gamer as well as a working pro.
MSI Creator Z16 – Rs 2,09,990
Powered by an Intel Core i9-11900H and an RTX 3060 GPU, the USP of this creator-oriented laptop is its high-resolution display – a 16-inch QHD device with 120 Hz and 100% DCI-P3 support – and support for pen and touch input.
Interestingly, it’s extremely light at 2.2 kg and features a 16:10 display that offers more vertical real estate for content creators working in professional apps like the Adobe suite. You also get a miniLED backlit keyboard, a quad-speaker array for audio, and a 90Wh battery. And it all fits into a slim 15.9mm body.
MSI CreatorPro M16 – Rs 1,19,990
The MSI M16 CreatorPro is a more focused alternative to the MSI Creator Z16. It’s cheaper but comes with a true workstation GPU – the RTX A1000 – that’s optimized for creator workflows, not gaming. You also get more CPU cores thanks to an Intel Core i7-12700H CPU, making this laptop better suited for a variety of professional use cases.
You get a similar 16-inch QHD display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and DCI-P3 support, but this time with a 60Hz panel.
work and productivity
MSI Modern 14 – Rs 42,990
If you need a sleek and stylish business laptop that looks as good as it performs while still being pocket friendly, then the MSI Modern 14 GB RAM and 512 GB NVMe storage is what you need a design that will look great in any modern workspace.
It only weighs 1.3kg and if you work in an office environment this is the laptop you want.
MSI Modern 15 – Rs 52,990
If you work with large documents or just need more screen real estate for your work or study, I would recommend going for the MSI Modern 15. It’s a bit more expensive than the Modern 14 but offers a larger 15-inch FHD display and more powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5700U CPU. The weight increases, but only to a barely noticeable 1.6 kg.
The modern line is a Great Choice for students and professionals.
MSI’s range of laptops covers the range of users, offering a balanced combination of hardware, design and build quality to ensure you have a great experience no matter what you choose. We hope you found this buying guide useful and that you’ll soon be walking home with the laptop of your dreams!
This is a partner post.
This article was previously published on Source link