Great gaming experiences require equally great gaming hardware to enjoy them on. While the market is replete with a slew of offerings that run the gamut from budget gaming jalopies all the way to gaming laptops that cost as much as a car, what most of us really want is a value gaming laptop that can smoothly tackle the latest games without costing an arm and a leg. Enter the new MSI Pulse GL66 gaming laptop that has just been launched in Malaysia.
Carefully tuned and crafted to offer a sweet spot between performance, value and design, the MSI Pulse GL66 offers the latest 12th Generation Intel Core Alder Lake processors, high quality thin-bezel 240Hz refresh displays and powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics melded into a stylishly futuristic design that sets it apart from the competition.
It’s not just mere hardware and good looks that give the MSI Pulse GL66 the edge as a value gaming laptop but how all of these disparate features are seamlessly combined together to create a potent gaming platform that delivers serious bang for the buck. Here’s a closer look at just why the new MSI Pulse GL66 is one of the best value gaming laptops of 2022.
MSI Pulse GL66 – Iconic Futuristic Aesthetics Meets Sleek Ergonomic Design
Crafted by the renowned digital concept sculptor Maarten Verhoeven who has worked on top productions such as the likes of The Hobbit and The Avengers, the MSI Pulse GL66 makes for an imposingly intimidating design that dominates its surroundings the moment you brandish it for action.
In order to give it a distinctively stylish look inspired by contemporary science fiction, the MSI Pulse GL66’s aesthetics integrate a series of contour lines etched with a sophisticated laser etching process on the Titanium Grey finished top lid. These bold contour lines resemble the angular aesthetics of armour plating on armoured vehicles and powered armour suits from a host of popular science fiction franchises.
Flipping the lid open reveals an exceptionally sophisticated bidirectional brushed design framing the SteelSeries RGB backlit keyboard that mimics the look and feel of a holographic heads up display melded with a cockpit design to make it feel like you’re truly in control when using the MSI Pulse GL66.
It’s not just pure aesthetics as the chassis has also been optimised for effective ergonomics. The underside features a hexagonal honeycomb design that gives the impression of armour plating while offering superb airflow while the flanks feature strategically located Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C and Type A ports for easy access to make it an effective portable gaming station.
MSI Pulse GL66 – Futuristic power and performance with Intel 12th Gen Core processor and NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics
The MSI Pulse GL66 blends the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors with the powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 laptop graphics card. In Malaysia, the MSI Pulse GL66 can be acquired with either the powerful 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor or the more affordable and efficient 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor.
This is paired with swift dual-channel 16GB DDR4 3,200MHz RAM, either a 1TB or 512GB NVMe PCIe Gen 4 x 4 SSD, an NVIDIA RTX 3060 laptop GPU with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM as well as fast WiFi 6 connectivity.
For the uninitiated, the new 12th Gen Intel Core CPUs take computing and gaming to a whole new level by implementing a combination of performance cores (P-cores) capable of handling demanding tasks like gaming or content creation along with a host of efficient cores (E-cores) that are capable of tackling mundane tasks in the background. Combined, the new 12th Gen Intel Core CPUs are capable of offering 19% better performance than their 11th Gen predecessors.
Built on NVIDIA’s 2nd generation Ampere architecture, the powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU is capable of offering immersively rich and realistic graphics while NVIDIA Resizable Bar technology allows the CPU to access the GPU’s entire frame buffer for enhanced gaming performance.
That’s not all as NVIDIA’s Reflex technology also helps to reduce system latency by combining both game and graphics card optimisation for a superior gaming experience. Combined, this ensemble of hardware enables gamers to experience vividly rich and immersive virtual worlds with smooth frame rates and luscious graphic fidelity in all their glory.
MSI Pulse GL66 – A view to thrill with a sleek 15.6-inch FHD 240Hz thin-bezel display
A picture paints a thousand words and the value-packed MSI Pulse GL66 gaming laptop with its generously sized 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1080 pixels) LCD display is able to offer all that and more. Featuring a wide 16:9 aspect ratio, the MSI Pulse GL66’s expansive display features slim 6.8mm side bezels and a minimal top bezel to ensure a more immersive view while retaining a top-mounted HD webcam for video calls and game streaming.
That’s not all as its display also features near 100% sRGB colour reproduction along with a swift 240Hz refresh rate to allow movies and virtual worlds in games like the urban depths of Night City in Cyberpunk 2077 or the vast wilderness of Horizon: Zero Dawn to appear in all their glory just the way their creators intended it to be.
To ensure a truly immersive experience, the MSI Pulse GL66 also offers stereo speakers tuned with Nahimic audio tech to enable precise, vivid sound staging so that every explosion and footstep sounds along with rich Hi-Res audio for lossless music playback.
MSI Pulse GL66 – Superior cooling with Cooler Boost 5 for smooth gaming performance
What makes the MSI Pulse GL66 one of the best value gaming laptops in 2022 is the fact that every aspect of its design including its cooling systems has been factored in to ensure maximum performance and value. While many competing laptops typically factor in cooling as an afterthought, the MSI Pulse GL66 integrates its improved Cooler Boost 5 system as an integrated part of its entire design.
MSI’s Cooler Boost 5 technology integrates a unique MSI-formulated thermal grease along with two powerful fans and six powerful heat pipes that feature 33% slimmer walls to efficiently vent heat from the CPU, GPU and memory components. Combined, MSI’s Cooler Boost 5 technology is able to consistently reduce core temperatures by 2°C for smooth, sustained gaming performance even with the latest games.
MSI Pulse GL66 – Intelligent MSI Center for optimised gaming experiences
Completing the trifecta of what makes the MSI Pulse GL66 one of the best value gaming laptops of 2022 is its proprietary MSI Center management app alongside its effective Cooler Boost 5 cooling technology and powerful specifications.
The revamped MSI Center application features an intelligent MSI AI Engine that dynamically and intuitively optimises system and performance settings in the background so that you can handle the important stuff like scoring that clutch win in Valorant.
With the MSI AI Engine’s Smart Auto mode, the laptop not only handles fan speed, processor and performance settings but even audio settings and power saving modes too. Smart Auto mode is able to intelligently enable power saving modes when the battery runs low, optimise speaker equaliser settings for movies, music and gaming and also tweak CPU and GPU performance based on whether you’re gaming, working on watching movies.
Better yet, the MSI AI Engine has an upgraded Ambient Silent AI mode that offers enhanced performance over conventional Silent Modes seen in other AI management software.
MSI’s Ambient Silent AI is able to intelligently detect ambient noise and adjust the performance level and fan speed noise to ensure that you get that extra bit of performance while still keeping quiet without exceeding ambient noise levels. In effect, you get that extra burst of performance in places with background noise like offices, cafes and the like.
Where to buy the new MSI Pulse GL66 in Malaysia
The new MSI Pulse GL66 gaming laptop is available in two configurations to meet the needs of discerning gamers in Malaysia.
The top of the line Pulse GL66 12UEK-0311MY features a breathtakingly beautiful 15.6-inch 1080P display with a 240Hz refresh rate, a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor running Windows 11 Home, 16GB DDR4 3,200MHz RAM, a powerful NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics card with 6GB GDDR6 vRAM and a 1TB SSD for RM7,599.
The more affordable Pulse GL66 12UEK-443MY features a similarly high quality 15.6-inch 1080p display with a 240Hz refresh rate as well as a similarly powerful NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics card with 6GB GDDR6 vRAM but uses a more mainstream 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H, a slightly more modest 8GB DDR4 3,200MHz RAM and has a 512GB SSD for RM6,499.
Both versions of the MSI Pulse GL66 ship with a free MSI Essential backpack, come with a 2 year warranty for peace of mind and are now available at authorised dealers nationwide, the MSI Concept Store at Lowyat Plaza and online at MSI’s online store at https://www.msi.com/Laptop/Pulse-GL76-11UX