A real firework of new MSI gaming laptops with Tiger Lake-H and Nvidia graphics has been introduced. The entry-level MSI Katana GF66 gaming notebook is now available to buy with Nvidia Geforce RTX 3050 GPU.
The MSI laptop gaming computer from the Taiwanese manufacturer referred to as entry-level laptops for gaming, will be available in the future as black Katana versions and under the names Sword 15 and Sword 17 in a snow-white chassis. The big difference is the color of the case and the backlight of the keyboard, although not all Sword / Katana models are planned with the same CPU / GPU configurations.
However, MSI has announced that it will announce further model variants in May and June. All gaming laptops of the Katana / Sword series will be available with Intel’s new Tiger Lake H chips, which can consume a maximum of 45 watts, and you can choose an Nvidia Geforce RTX 3050, RTX 3050 Ti, or RTX 3060.
The design of the dissimilar brothers is inspired by the Japanese illustrator Tsuyoshi Nagano, who is also responsible for the game “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”. All models are based on 16: 9 Full HD IPS displays with 15.6 or 17.3-inch display-diagonal and 144 Hz refresh rate, 8 or 16 GB RAM, and 512 GB or 1 TB PCIe SSD. The battery is specified with 53 Wh in each case.
MSI Katana GF66 price and availability
MSI Katana GF66 gamer laptop is now listed on Adorama.com, priced at $1,049 for a version with Intel Core i5-11400H, RTX 3050, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD.
MSI Katana GF66 Specifications
- CPU: Up to 11th Gen. Intel Core i7 Processor
- OS: Windows 10 Home
- Display: 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080), 144Hz, IPS-Level
- Chipset: Intel HM570
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, 4GB GDDR6, Boost Clock, 60W Maximum Graphics Power
- Memory: DDR4-3200 Memory Type, 2 Slots Number of SO-DIMM Slot, Max 64GB Max Capacity
- Storage: 1x M.2 SSD slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3)
- Webcam: HD type (30fps@720p)
- Keyboard: Backlight Keyboard (Single-Color, Red)
- Connectivity: Gb LAN, 802.11 ax Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth v5.2
- Audio: 1x Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack
- Ports: 1x Type-C USB3.2 Gen1, 2x Type-A USB3.2 Gen1, 1x Type-A USB2.0, 1x RJ45, 1x (4K @ 60Hz) HDMI
- Battery: 53.5 Battery (Whr), (180W adapter)
- Dimensions: 359 x 259 x 24.9 mm
- Weight: 2.1 kg
Recently, MSI has also made available the new Modern 14 B11 laptop equipped with a 14-inch diagonal display with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, which corresponds to the Full HD format.