At Cyberport.de there is currently a solidly equipped gaming laptop from MSI with RTX 3060 and Intel Core i5 at a particularly reasonable price.
The price is so good: The MSI Katana GF66 in the 11UE-835 Core Black configuration is available from Cyberport.de currently for only 799 euros instead of 1,099 euros RRP.
According to the price comparison, the model is currently not available from any other retailer at a lower sales price and, according to the listings, it cost at best 899 euros.
This is what the model offers
MSI’s Katana GF66 in the 11UE-835 Core Black configuration has sufficient performance for current games in Full HD GeForce RTX 3060 (with 85 watt throttling) over a Intel Core i5-11400H with six CPU cores and 12 threads.
Other features include a 15.6-inch (approx. 40 centimeters) screen diagonal with a matte finish IPS panel in Full HD and 144 Hertz refresh rate, 16 GB DDR4 RAM as well as a quick one PCIe SSD with 512 GB.
However, Windows is missing (or another fully-fledged operating system) and has yet to be installed.
|screen||15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080, 141 ppi, 144 Hz, non-glare, IPS|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-11400H, 6C/12T, 2.2 – 4.5 GHz, 12 MB + 7.5 MB cache, 35 W TDP, 35-45 W cTDP, codename “Tiger Lake-H45” (Willow Cove, 10 nm SuperFin Intel)|
|R.A.M.||16 GB DDR4-3200 (2x 8GB modules, 2 slots, max. 64 GB)|
|SSD||512GB M.2 PCIe|
|graphic||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 – 6GB GDDR6 – Mobile, 30SM/3840SP, Codename “GA106” (Amps, 8nm), 1435MHz Boost, 85W Max GPU Power|
|input||Keyboard with DE layout (red illuminated, number pad, rubber dome), touchpad|
|connections||1x HDMI, 1x USB-C 3.0 (PD, max. 15 W), 2x USB-A 3.0, 1x USB-A 2.0, 1x Gb LAN, 1x jack, 1x hollow socket (power supply)|
|Wireless||WiFi 6 (WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2, Intel AX201), Bluetooth 5.2|
|battery pack||1x battery permanently installed (Li-Polymer, 3 cells, 53.5 Wh)|
|power adapter||1x hollow plug (180 W)|
|colour||black (core black)|
|manufacturer warranty||two years (Pickup & Return)|
Review of the MSI Katana GF66
While tests and reviews of the specific configuration are scarce online, the Hexus.net website tested a slightly more powerful version with an i7 CPU and gave the following verdict:
[…] Our €1,199 test unit, equipped with an eight-core Intel Core i7-11800H processor and 85W GeForce RTX 3060 laptop graphics, delivers solid frame rates at the native 1080p resolution, and games can be played on the 144 Hz display play well. […]
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