MSI has launched a series of gaming laptops including the MSI GP Leopard, MSI Pulse GL, and the MSI Katana GF in the Indian market. There are over 10 models from three different series such as MSI Katana GF, MSI Pulse GL, and MSI GP Leopard. The most premium Leopard series feature 11th generation Intel Core H-series CPUs. The Pulse GL series is not as high-end as the Leopard series, while the Katana GF series is the lowest model with i7 and i5 Intel processors.
There has been a surge in demand for gaming laptops, leading to a significant increase in the release of gaming-centric laptops in the country. As a result, leading manufacturers such as Asus, HP, and Lenovo have been releasing new gaming laptops for their consumers. MSI is now following in the footsteps of these top laptop manufacturers by introducing three new gaming laptop lineups in India.
MSI GP Leopard Series, MSI Pulse GL Series, MSI Katana GF Series Specs
The GP Leopard series has two models MSI GP66 Leopard 11UG and MSI GP76 Leopard 11UG. Despite sporting displays of different sizes, the aforesaid models have the same hardware. The former variant comes with a 17.3-inch FHD display with an impressive refresh rate of 240Hz. The latter model, on the other hand, sports a 15.6-inch FHD display but offers the same refresh rate of 240Hz.
The series packs an 11th generation Intel i7 processor, along with 8GB of GDDR6 RTX 3070 GPU. The RAM can be expanded up to 64GB, and the laptops offer NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD. They feature stereo speakers that adopt Nahimic 3 Audio Enhance technology. In terms of connectivity, there’s Wi-Fi 6E, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, a mini DisplayPort, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and an HDMI port.
The Pulse GL series comprises two models including the MSI Pulse GL66 and the MSI Pulse GL76. Both models have different screen sizes. While the Pulse GL76 sports a 17.3-inch FHD display, the Pulse GL66 model comes with a 15.6-inch FHD display. The screen refresh rate, PCIe storage, and connectivity are the most notable differences between the Pulse series and the Leopard series.
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Pricing, Availability & Other Details
The laptops in the Pulse GL series offer a refresh rate of 144Hz. Although it doesn’t have a Gigabit Ethernet port, the laptop features a USB 2.0 Type-A port, Gen1 Type-A, and Gen1 Type-C. Regrettably, even the PCIe Gen4 storage is not available on the Pulse. Other internal specs are similar to the Leopard series.
The MSI Katana GF series includes MSI Katana GF66 and the MSI Katana GF76 models. The MSI Katana GF76 features a 17.3-inch screen, while the MSI Katana GF66 has a 15.6-inch screen. Both displays offer an FHD resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. Furthermore, the laptops are powered by 11th generation Intel Core i7 and i5 chips. They ship with 6GB, 4GB of GDDR6 RTX 3060, or RTX 3050 GPUs.
The MSI GP76 Leopard 11UG with a 17.3-inch display, RTX 3070 GPU, and Intel Core i7 has a starting price of INR 2,01,990 (about $2711), according to India.com. The GP66 Leopard 11UG comes with a 15.6-inch screen and the same specs are available for INR 1,95,990 (about $2631). The MSI Pulse GL76 with a 17.3-inch screen, RTX 3060, an Intel Core i7 will retail for 1,45,990 (about $1960).
The Pulse GL66 that sports a 15.6-inch screen and has the same internals. It carries a price tag of INR 1,39,990 (about $1879). The Katana GF76 with a 17.3-inch screen and the Katana GF66 that has a 15.6-inch screen are available for INR 1,11,990 (about $1504) and INR 95,990 (about $1289) respectively. You can get your hands on all three laptop series from MSI stores, online retailers, and offline stores in India.