MSI GE66 Raider: The Gaming Laptop of 2020!

MSI showed their Gaming Laptop in CES 2020- MSI GE66 Raider

MSI unveiled a lot of new laptops, gaming headphones, gaming monitors and whatnot. But MSI GE66 Raider is the laptop that we found really interesting.

Now, what makes this laptop amazing! let’s check it out…

MSI GE66 Raider laptop

MSI GE66 Raider: Best Gaming Laptop

MSI GE66 Raider is a gaming laptop that looks super cool, thanks to the RGB LED light bar that stretches across the front edge. MSI calls this the All-New Panoramic Aura lighting.

You know what, this is kind of a unique design with some cool RGB lighting. Anyway, the rest of the design might not be as flashy but it is premium looking.

MSI GE66 Raider has a silver aluminium design all across be the back. So, it is a premium looking and feeling laptop.

MSI also showed the more flashy,  limited edition of the GE66 called the “Dragon shield Limited Edition“. And it does look really cool. The design was inspired by Star Wars and was designed by Cloie Wertz.

MSI GE66 Raider

Now the GE66 Raider is obviously a good-looking laptop but it’s also very portable. MSI hasn’t released the weight and the dimensions but we did find the laptop portable.

Also, you can lift the Lid with just a finger. The portable part get’s interesting with its Big battery which we will get later on.

Anyway, the design here is functional too. On the front, you get almost all the ports. There’s a USB-A port, USB-C port, HDMI port, a headphone jack, and an SD slot. It has a proprietary charging port that supports up to 280 Watt Fast charging.

If you’re wondering why not USB-C charging. well, MSI says they wanted to offer faster charging with a proprietary port. so we’re ok with that because faster charging is the win.

KeyBoard

Coming to keyboard, MSI GE66 Raider comes with MSI’s SteelSeries RGB keyboard. This Keyboard supports Perkey RGB lighting with Smart key illumination based on the visuals in a game.

Now, the SteelSeries RGB keyboards are something that a lot of people have liked on other MSI laptops. It’s typing experience or the gaming experience is great and we hope it stays the same with GE66 Raider.

Display

This is one of the big highlights of the GE66 Raider. It features an IPS display but it’s not a usual IPS display. It’s is a 300 Hz display.

Yes, a 300 Hz panel and it’s getting awesome if you play fast shooting games.

Now we did not really get to test the 300 Hz display on the Raider but here is a video that shows capabilities of a 300 Hz display.

Anyway, this 300 Hz display is said to be optional. The laptop will also come in 240 Hz display models.

Battery

Moving apart from the display, One of the major highlights of the MSI GE66 Raider is the big battery on the laptop.

It comes with a 99.9 Watt-hour battery which is the biggest battery size allowed in airports. So the battery life on this laptop should be good.

As we mentioned the laptop supports charging up to 280 watts. So it should also charge up fairly quickly.

Having said that, all of these things are something we need to test out to get a better idea.

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Performance

If you’re wondering what’s under the hood- the details were hidden. But the GE66 Raider should come with Intel’s upcoming 10 Gen “Comet Lake” H-Series CPUs.

Along with fast SSD, when it comes to the graphics, the MSI GE66 Raider has top-of-the-line Nvidia 2070 GPUs. And GE66 Raider should come with the latest Nvidia graphics.

Now, do note that there are some details we aren’t allowed to share, but MSI should reveal these details once the laptop is closer to launch.

Apart from that the GE66 Raider, the new MSI laptops comes with the updated dragon center software. This software will bring a new most straightforward UI, one-click optimization, Gaming mode 2.0, the ability to customize settings in a game and better updates.

Conclusion

Well, that was the quick look at the new MSI GE66 Raider. apart from this, MSI’s also unveiled the GS66 Stealth which has the same 300 Hz display and 99.9 Watt-hour battery.

Coming back to the GE66 Raider, this laptop looks like a follow up to very popular MSI GE65. The MSI GE66 Raider brings interesting design changes that really make it stand out. It also brings a new ultra-fast 300Hz Display and a big battery and obviously all the performance updates.

A lot of people might think the MSI GE65 Raider was the best gaming laptop of last year. So the MSI GE66 Raider certainly seems on track to be the laptop of 2020.

Anyway, how do you like the laptop? Do you think this is the laptop of 2020? Tells us in the comments

One Comment

  1. I would say this is one. It was nailed by you completely from beginning to end.

    To write this you may have worked hard for research.

    King regards,
    Lunding Schneider

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