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MSI GE66 Raider Review Rundown

MSIPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Sleek, premium design
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Good battery life for a 15-inch gaming laptop
Cons**
  • Only one USB Type-C port

Summary

MSI GE66 Raider is a premium 15.6-inch gaming laptop powered by up to 10th-gen Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER graphics, and 300Hz IPS display.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
MSI's new GE66 Raider Limited Edition is the most badass gaming laptop at CES 2020. The 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 screen is moving to a 300-Hz refresh rate panel. The laptop can be outfitted with up to the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processor.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • No Thunderbolt 3

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Raider transcoded a 4K video to 1080p in 6 minutes and 59 second, smoking the 8:48 average. It duplicated 4.97GB of multimedia files in 0:03 second which translates to a 1,458.2 megabytes per second. To combat overheating, MSI has fine-tuned its custom Cooler Boost system.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful Intel Core i7-10875H CPU
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Strong cooling system
Cons[**]
  • No Thunderbolt 3

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
-core model from the Comet Lake generation offers 16 MB L3 cache, an open multiplier. The GE66 Raider is fast enough to run all the latest games in the native Full HD resolution (1920x1080) with maximum detail. The 1 TB drive from WDC built into the GE66 can hold its own very well against the Samsung and Intel competition in CrystalDiskMark.
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Pros[**]
  • Full-fledged GeForce RTX 2070 Super
  • High-quality case
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • High noise level under load
  • High price

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The GE66 Raider is one of the best-performing 15-inch gaming laptops you can buy. It aced all of our gaming tests, from synthetic benchmarks like 3DMark to demanding AAA games like Far Cry 5. Despite the stellar performance, improved feature set, and good build quality, the GE66 still suffers from those extremely loud fans.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Best-in-class performance for a 15-inch gaming laptop
  • Good build quality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Loud fans
  • No Thunderbolt 3

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
MSI's GE66 Raider 10SGS is a powerful gaming laptop with a jaw-dropping screen and strong battery life. The 15.6 inch FHD screen running at 300Hz is gorgeous and the battery improvements are significant. The eight-core Intel Core i9 pumps out 2.4Ghz and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super allows it to play visually impressive games at solid frame rates.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 240Hz display
  • Great gaming performance
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Below-average speakers
  • Loud fans

tomshardware[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The MSI GE66 Raider is a powerhouse of a gaming laptop with looks to match. With its high-end but slim shell, powerful GPU, 10th Gen Intel Core i9 and a lot of power, you won't be left wanting or bogged down with bulk. But if you want a very bright or colorful screen, the Alienware m17 is a much better choice.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 300 Hz screen
  • Powerful performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre webcam
  • No Thunderbolt 3

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The MSI GE66 Raider is one of the best gaming laptops we’ve tested. It has a stunning 300Hz, 1080p display that is perfect for gaming. It also comes with the new Intel 10th Gen H-Series chip to help it on its way. Unfortunately, the fans get super-loud, which is a concern given that the unit here has a lower-spec GPU to the one eventual UK models will include. You won’t want to use this machine for listening to music or watching videos.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Super-competitive gaming performance
  • Incredible build quality
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Poor speakers
  • Poor speakers

References

2. ^ MSI GE66 Raider review. laptopmag. 2020-07-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ MSI GE66 Raider Review. pcmag. 2020-06-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ MSI GE66 Raider review. techradar. 2020-08-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ MSI GE66 Raider Review: Good-Looking 300 Hz Powerhouse. tomshardware. 2020-08-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Hands on: MSI GE66 Raider Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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