MSI brings in new Raider and Stealth machines into its gaming portfolio in the country. The former includes heavy-weight laptops like GE76 Raider and GE66 Raider, while the latter has GS66 Stealth, which’s focussed more on portability. The highlight of the refresh is newer 11th Intel chips and Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics. MSI had originally introduced them last month, but now that they are here in India, let’s dig in and find all we need to know.
MSI GE66 Raider Specs and Features
MSI offers the GE66 Raider in 165Hz and 240Hz refresh options with other specifics like a 15.6-inch size, Quad HD resolution, and 100% DCI-P3 color accuracy. Inside, it holds up to 11th gen Intel Core i7, RTX 3080, 16GB of GDDR6 RAM (max 64GB; 2 slots), NVMe M.2 SSD storage, and a 99.9Whr Li-Po battery.
The connectivity options include 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port, 1x USB-C 4.0 (Thunderbolt 4, DisplayPort 1.4), an Ethernet port, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2. Other things in the mix include FHD webcam, per-key RGB lit keyboard, Dynaudio configured DuoWave speakers with Nahimic 3 audio enhancer. All of these and the laptop weighs 2.33Kgs.
MSI GE76 Raider vs MSI GE66 Raider
You can pick the GE76 in either 17.3-inches, 165Hz refresh rate, and QHD resolution, or 17.3-inches, 360Hz refresh rate, and FHD resolution. On the audio front, you get an extra Dynaudio configured woofer in the speaker system.
Inside, it comes powered by up to Core i9 CPU. And although the rest of the ingredients remain the same, the GE76 Raider weighs 2.9 Kg.
MSI GS66 Stealth Specs and Features
This is about 300 grams lighter than the aforementioned GE66 at 2.1 Kgs. So, again portability is a draw here. Rest, on the front, the laptop sports a 15.6-inch QHD panel rocking a 165Hz refresh rate. The webcam is just HD though.
And internally, it carries up to Core i7 CPUs and up to 3080 Max-Q graphics. The memory configurations, battery size, sound setup, and keyboard are all the same as the Raider models. Similarly, the port selection is mostly the same with the only difference being USB 3.2 Gen 2 on all USB-A sockets.
Price and Availability in India
You can purchase the three MSI laptops through the brand’s stores and authorized sellers at the following prices:
- MSI GE66 Raider starts at ₹2.24 lakh (Core i7, RTX 3070, 8GB RAM) and goes up to ₹3.25 lakh (Core i7, RTX 3080, 16GB RAM)
- MSI GE76 Raider is pricier at ₹2.36 lakh for the base variant (Core i7, RTX 3070, 8GB RAM), followed by ₹3.31 lakh (Core i7, RTX 3080 16GB), and tops out at ₹3.92 lakh (Core i9, RTX 3080, 16GB RAM)
- MSI GS66 Stealth, meanwhile, carries a starting price of ₹2.08 lakh (Core i7, RTX 3060 6GB), followed by a ₹2.36 lakh model (Core i7, RTX 3070 Max-Q 8GB), and maxes out at ₹3.14 lakh (Core i7, RTX 3080 Max-Q).