Designed for demanding gamers and designers, the black MSI GP66 10UG-221FR Leopard gaming laptop PC is capable of running recent games thanks to its high-end graphics card GeForce RTX 3070 NVIDIA Ampere ray tracing which also speeds up processing. image of the Comet Lake-H Octo Core i7 processor, the right amount of RAM and also the fast 1TB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. This computer benefits from a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with frequency of 144Hz to improve fluidity in games, an RGB backlit chiclet keyboard (but without a numeric keypad) as well as a Wi-Fi connection ax and USB-C, but Thunderbolt 3. This portable PC designed for gaming and creating runs Windows 10 Pro and comes with a 3-year warranty.
Features of the MSI GP66 10UG-221FR Leopard
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 72% NTSC (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10870H Comet Lake-H (2.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 1 free M.2 slot|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) HDMI (4K @ 60Hz)|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB per key|
|Audio system||2 XL speakers (2 x 3W) 2 subwoofers (2 x 3W), Nahimic 3 Audio Enhance|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 65Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.38 Kg / 358 x 267 x 23.4|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI GP66 10UG-221FR Leopard
With its black design with angular lines, it has a resolutely gamer look but relatively discreet for this type of PC.
Its cooling is entrusted to Cooler Boost 5 technology which relies on 2 fans, 6 heat pipes and air vents.
The connectivity built into this creative-oriented gamer laptop is good. It consists of 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, a practical HDMI video output in order to to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, for example, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if the \’USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
Too bad, however, to note the absence of Thunderbolt 3 …
In any case, we can obviously backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard to clearly discern them in the dark. Designed in partnership with SteelSeries to adapt to the habits of gamers, the keyboard does not accommodate on the right of the numeric keypad although it is a standard 15-inch, which will be deplored by those who regularly enter numbers .
To seduce players, the screen improves fluidity in games because it is adorned with a frequency of 144Hz higher than the 60Hz standard. Thanks to its IPS technology, it displays colors more faithful than the average as well as important viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. The screen is also very well suited to High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a Full HD definition as well as a 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of the MSI GP66 10UG-221FR Leopard
The MSI GP66 10UG-221FR Leopard is for those who want to equip themselves with a versatile 15-inch laptop powerful in games and creation oriented.
It embeds the GeForce RTX 3070 high-end dedicated graphics card with ray tracing capable of running the most recent and graphics-intensive games at a good level of detail.
On-board NVIDIA Optimus technology switches between the GeForce RTX 3070 and the Intel UHD 630 graphics solution integrated into the processor, automatically depending on the tasks performed.
Despite its very modest performance, the Intel UHD 630 is favored as much as possible by Optimus because it is energy efficient and therefore implies better battery life. In this area, expect about 4 hours of battery operation in light use.
The GeForce RTX 3070 is therefore activated to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the UHD 630. Obviously, these two graphics parts allow you to view photos and videos.
But the GeForce RTX 3070 has the added bonus of speeding up processing under software using GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere, something that is of interest to creative people.
In games, under treatment and more generally on a daily basis, fluidity and responsiveness are enhanced by on-board SSD storage compared to a hard drive.
Because an SSD is silent while being more resistant to shocks than a hard drive, more energy efficient and much faster.
Concretely thanks to the SSD, we arrive more quickly on the cards of online games for example and we benefit from much faster games / software launches, starts / stops and processing.
In addition here the SSD offers a large capacity of 1 TB competing without worry with hard disks. And scalability is on the agenda in terms of storage since an M.2 slot is free to add a second SSD if necessary.
At the heart of this designer-oriented gaming laptop is an Octo Core i7-10870H Comet Lake-H processor associated with 16 GB of RAM, all built around an Intel HM470 chipset.
It delivers global power that can appeal to demanding users, including gamers and creators.
The latter will particularly appreciate obtaining much faster processing with this core than with a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4. We particularly feel the difference under work requiring CPU and RAM resources taking advantage of multi-core, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Finally, expect this gaming laptop to make itself heard and heat up when it is heavily used (eg games, processing).