With new gaming laptops dropping over the next few weeks, this is when you start to see the best deals on current models. And the best bit? These have more than enough power to handle the best games for years to come — especially this Pulse GL66.
MSI Pulse GL66 deal
MSI Pulse GL66 w/ RTX 3070 GPU: was $1,499 now $1,259 @ Amazon
At $240 off, this MSI Pulse GL66 gaming laptop is at its lowest price yet. This gaming rig is configured with a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display, 2.4-GHz Intel Core i7-11800H 8-core CPU coupled with 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. Doing the heavy lifting for graphics is Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 GPU with 8GB of dedicated memory.
MSI is renowned for its family of gaming notebooks and the Pulse GL66 is one of its most powerful members. The laptop in this deal has a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display, 2.4-GHz Intel Core i7-11800H 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and a speedy 512GB SSD. For graphics handling, it packs Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 GPU with 8GB of dedicated memory.
Although we didn't test this model, in our MSI GS66 Stealth review, we praised its sleek, attractive design and battery life which lasted 6+ hours during testing. We gave the MSI GS66 a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and our Editor's Choice award for its good overall and gaming performance.
Our review unit had a 10th Gen Intel Core CPU, 16GB of RAM and RTX 3080 graphics. As a reminder, the laptop this deal houses the latest 11th Gen Intel Core CPU, 16GB of RAM and an RTX 3070 GPU. We expect the performance of the Pulse GL66 in this deal to be on par with that of its sibling.
At 4.6 pounds and 0.9 x 14.1 x 10.2 inches, the Pulse GL66 is in the same weight class as its competitors. It's slightly lighter than the Gigabyte Aorus 15G (4.7 pounds, 14 x 9.6 x 0.9 inches) and Alienware m15 R4 (5 pounds, 14.2 x 10.9 x 0.7~0.8 inches). It's slightly heavier than the 2021 model Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition (4.4 pounds and measuring 14 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches).
Overall, the MSI Pulse GL66 is worth considering if you want an RTX 30 series gaming laptop. Especially at this price!
Amazon didn't put an expiration date on this deal so we recommend you grab it while you still can.
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Jason brings a decade of tech and gaming journalism experience to his role as a writer at Laptop Mag. He takes a particular interest in writing articles and creating videos about laptops, headphones and games. He has previously written for Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus. In his spare time, you'll find Jason looking for good dogs to pet or thinking about eating pizza if he isn't already.