MSI Pulse GL66 11UEK-248IN (9S7-158124-248) (15.6 inch (39 cm), Intel 11th Gen Core i7-11800H, 16 GB DDR4 RAM, 1 TB SSD, 6 GB Graphics, Windows 10 Home) Gaming Laptop
Full HD (1080p)
Intel 11th Gen Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
- Top of the line Intel i7 CPU and NVidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU
- 15.6-inch 144Hz Full HD display
- Advanced cooling setup
- Not good for portability
- Mediocre Built Quality for the budget
- Poor battery life
Built quality wise, the MSI Pulse GL66 is mainly built out of plastic with the exception of the aluminum lid which features visible lines with the MSI pulse branding on top of it. Whereas, the bottom of the laptop features a new honeycomb pattern that looks really futuristic while this also helps in creating more room for improved airflow. Nevertheless, at an overall thickness of 23.95mm and a weight of 2.1kg, the MSI Pulse GL66 cannot be recommended for users who might need a very compact machine.
When it comes down to the performance the MSI Pulse GL66 offers a Octa Core Intel Core i7-11800H CPU which offers a base clock of 2.30GHz along with a maximum boost clock of 4.60GHz and 16 performance threads. Apart from an blazing fast Intel Core i7-11800H CPU the laptop also features 6GB dedicated NVidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU which supports Ray-tracing and DLSS making the MSI Pulse GL66 more than equipped to run heavy AAA games on the highest graphic settings with smooth frame rates. Additionally, the gaming performance is enhanced even further thanks to Resizable BAR which is an advanced PCI Express feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once, improving performance in many games. As for the thermals, MSI has provided a dedicated cooling setup to the MSI Pulse GL66 which includes two cooling fans and six heat pipes along with bottom intakes and rear exhausts. Furthermore, MSI has also used its proprietary thermal grease to ensure the maximum performance under extreme gaming sessions.
The MSI Pulse GL66 comes with a 16GB of removable 3200Mhz DDR4 RAM which can be upgraded for a total of 64GB in a 2x 32GB configuration. Meanwhile, in terms of storage the MSI Pulse GL66 features a pretty large 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD which results in fast boot times as well as decreased game loading times.
Display-wise, the MSI Pulse GL66 features a sufficiently large 15.6-inch (39cm) Full HD 1920x1080p 144Hz IPS panel which can provide 100% coverage of the sRGB colour gamut at 300nit of peak brightness. Additionally, the display found on the MSI Pulse GL66 also supports Nvidia's proprietary G-Sync technology for buttery smooth visuals during gaming.
The MSI Pulse GL66 features a pretty standard 53.5Wh triple cell lithium-ion battery pack which might be a issue as the laptop features a really powerful hardware with a huge power draw. Meanwhile, the laptop comes with a 180W Smart AC adapter for charging via a standard barrel connector found on the left side of the laptop.
Connectivity wise, the MSI Pulse GL66 offers plenty of I/O ports on both the left and right sides of the machine as you would expect from a proper gaming laptop like this. The left side of the laptop features a DC in port for charging along with, USB3.2 Gen 1 port and another USB2.0 port. Whereas on the right side of the laptop there's a single USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port, RJ45 Ethernet port, an HDMI connector along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Additionally, the laptop offers a Intel Wi-Fi 6 network card that can support maximum speeds up to 2.5 gigabit along with 75% lower latency which is great for live streaming your gameplay session with ease.
In terms of the audio, the MSI Pulse GL66 delivers a pretty immersive audio experience with support for high-res audio which lets you listen to games the way it was intended by the creator.
When it comes down to the keyboard, the MSI Pulse GL66 features a RGB gaming keyboard with a number-pad. Additionally, you can also customize the RGB backlit keyboard to match your unique gaming style using the MSI Center App. The touchpad found on the MSI Pulse GL66 isn't that great and you probably shouldn't expect to play games using the trackpad, but its more than enough for everyday, non-gaming usage.
When it comes to future upgradability the MSI Pulse GL66 offers two SODIMM slots with 16GB of pre-installed RAM that could be swapped out for a total of 64GB in an 2x 32GB configuration pretty easily. Furthermore, the storage on MSI Pulse GL66 can be upgraded using any one of the empty M.2 slots, whereas there's no support for a 2.5-inch SATA HDD.
MSI Pulse GL66 11UEK-248IN (9S7-158124-248) Gaming Laptop Specification
- TypesGaming Laptop
- Series BrandGL Series
- SeriesGL Series
- Sub SeriesPulse GL66
- Model Number11UEK-248IN
- Part Number9S7-158124-248
- Model NameMSI Pulse GL66 11UEK-248IN (9S7-158124-248)
- Display Size15.6 inch
- TechnologyIPS Panel
- Display TypeNon touchscreen
- Screen Refresh Rate144 Hz
- Other Features0
- Display Resolution1920 X 1080 Pixel
- HD TypeFull HD (1080p)
- Aspect Ratio0 : 0
- Bezel Less laptopYes
- Dimensions259 (H) x 359 (W) x 23.95 (D) mm
- Weight2.25 kg
- Keyboard TypeBacklit Keyboard
- Pointing DeviceMulti-gesture touchpad
- Keyboard with NumpadYes
- FeaturesBacklit Keyboard, Touchpad
- OS VersionWindows 10 Home
- OS Architecture64 bit
- CPUIntel 11th Gen Core i7-11800H
- CPU CoreOcta Core
- Clock-Speed1.9 GHz
- Boost Upto4.6 GHz
- Cache Memory24 MB
- Cooling TechnologyCooler Boost 5 Cooling
- GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
- Graphic Memory TypeGDDR6
- Graphics Memory Size6 GB
- RAM Size16 GB
- RAM TypeDDR4
- RAM Speed0 MHz
- Memory Slots0 DIMM
- Expandable Memory0 GB
- Storage TypeSolid State Drive (SSD)
- HDD Capacity0 GB
- SSD Capacity1 TB
- Intel Optane Memory Capacity0 GB
- eMMC Storage Capacity0 GB
- HDD Speed (RPM)0 RPM
- Storage InterfaceM.2 SATA
- Battery Cell3 Cell
- Battery Capacity0 mAh
- In-built MicrophoneYes
- SpeakerDual Speakers
- Sound TechnologyNahimic 3D Audio Technology, Hi-Res Audio
- Webcam Megapixels0 MP
- HD Types/ Frame RateHD (720p)
- Camera Types0
- Rear Camera Megapixels0 MP
- Rear Camera Types0
- Wi-Fi Version802.11, 802.11, ax
- Optical DriveNo
- Kensington LockNo
- Audio JackYes
- Microphone JackYes
- HDMI TypesHDMI
- HDMI version2.0
- Number of HDMI Ports1
- Ethernet LAN/ RJ45Yes
- Number of USB 2.0 Type A Ports1
- Number of USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A2
- Number of USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C1
- USB ConnectorsUSB 2.0 Type-A Gen1, USB 3.2 Type-C Gen1, USB 3.2 Type-A Gen1
- Power PlugYes
- Product Warranty1 Year(s)
- Accessories Warranty6 Month(s)
Frequent Question Of (MSI Pulse GL66 11UEK-248IN (9S7-158124-248) Gaming Laptop)
A: Yes, this model of the MSI Pulse GL66 supports high refresh rates up to 144Hz.
A: The MSI Pulse GL66 offers the latest NVidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB of VRAM making it more than enough for heavy AAA games running on the highest graphic settings.
A: No, the MSI Pulse GL66 doesn't support charging via the USB-C port.
A: No, the MSI Pulse GL66 does not feature a touchscreen display.
A: Yes, the MSI Pulse GL66 comes with a RGB backlit keyboard.
A: Yes, the MSI Pulse GL66 offers a full-size keyboard with a number pad.
A: Yes, the MSI Pulse GL66 features a 720p webcam.
A: The MSI Pulse GL66 was first launched in India on 2nd November, 2021.
MSI Pulse GL66 11UEK-248IN (9S7-158124-248) Gaming Laptop Price in India
MSI Pulse GL66 11UEK-248IN (9S7-158124-248) Gaming Laptop price in India starts from Rs. 113990. The lowest price of MSI Pulse GL66 11UEK-248IN (9S7-158124-248) Gaming Laptop is Rs. 113990 at Flipkart on 08th Dec 2023.