MSI GP66 Leopard (2021) Review Rundown

MSI (Micro-Star International)Published on 19 Apr 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of MSI GP66 Leopard 10UX 15" Gaming Laptop (2021)
Neoscore* 72%
  • Fantastic 1080p gaming performance
  • Sleek design
  • Long battery life
  • Chunky keyboard
  • Thick bezels


The GP66 Leopard is built for power. The biggest physical change from the GP65 to the GP66 is the larger rear in order to accommodate a more powerful cooling solution.
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.



Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Gizmodo have found the following[***]:
MSI is one of several laptop makers to update its line of gaming laptops with Nvidia's RTX 30-series GPU. The GP66 Leopard is built for power, and its battery life falls in line with other similar gaming laptops. It's all the essentials of a desktop packed into the footprint of a laptop.
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  • Bright 240 Hz display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Great keyboard and touchpad
  • Great gaming performance
  • Chunky chassis
  • Thick bezels


Sentiment Score[*] 55%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The GP66 has a larger rear in order to accommodate a more powerful cooling solution. The keyboard deck exhibits just minimal flexing and creaking when bending or twisting its front corners. The plastic clickpad is relatively small with a smooth glide at medium-fast speeds. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is smooth and with no dropped frames.
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  • Improved CPU and GPU performance compared to the GP65
  • More powerful cooling solution than predecessor
  • Long battery life compared to predecessor
  • Rear lid flexes slightly when under load
  • Loud fan noise when on batteries


Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
MSI's GP66 Leopard is a revamp of the 2019 GP65 Leopard. It uses Intel's eight-core Core i7-10870H and Nvidia's brand-spanking-new RTX 3070 mobile graphics card. The Leopard employs MSI's “Cooler Boost” system that includes two fans and six heat pipes.
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  • Sleek, modern design
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Good battery life
  • Not as powerful as its predecessor


Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The MSI GP66 Leopard is a powerhouse gaming notebook. It has an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 and an Intel Core i7-10870H. The Leopard's 65W battery isn't going to last it terribly long on a charge. It sells for $1,799.00 to start, $2,599 as tested.
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  • Powerful GeForce RTX 3080 and Intel Core i7-10870H
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
  • Dim display
  • Thick bezels


  1. 1. ^ MSI's GP66 Leopard Puts Desktop Performance in a Gaming Laptop. Gizmodo. 2021-02-12. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG Laptop Review: A Complete Series Overhaul. Notebookcheck. 2021-04-19. Retrieved 2021-04-19.
  3. 3. ^ MSI GP66 Leopard review: substance over style. Theverge. 2021-01-26. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ MSI GP66 Leopard Review: Subtle Powerhouse. Tomshardware. 2021-03-01. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. *. 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.
  6. **. 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.
  7. ***. 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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