MSI Announces 13 Gaming and Creator Grade Laptops

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MSI has announced a massive 13 new laptops across six different lineups. Whether you are a gamer or a content creator, MSI has developed a laptop for you. The six new series are the Creator (models Z16, M16, and 17), the Raider (models GE76, GE Tiamat Edition, GE66), the Stealth (models GS76 and GS66), the Leopard (models GP76 and GP66), the Pulse (models GL76/Crosshair 17 and GL66/Crosshair 15),  and the Katana series (models GF76/Sword 17 and GF66/Sword 15). The new laptops include Intel’s 11th Gen H series processors and up to a GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU. Pricing and availability were not included in this press release.

MSI Unveils New Gaming and Creator Laptop Lineup

Award-winning laptops powered by 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H series processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 LAPTOP GPUs debut at MSI’s “Tech Meets Aesthetic” virtual event
City of Industry, CA — May 11th, 2021 — MSI, a leading manufacturer of business, design, and gaming technology, is proud to announce its new lineup of laptops powered by the latest Intel® 11th Gen H series processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 LAPTOP GPUs. Having expanded to the creative domain in recent years, MSI has perked up to materialize the concept where design is the bond between dreaming it and doing it through their upcoming virtual event “Tech Meets Aesthetic”. With MSI’s more recent focus on targeting professional creators, the brand is turning to designs that mimic the bond between conceptualizing art and creating it with their “Tech Meets Aesthetic” event. The new laptops continue MSI’s trend of producing top-tier, powerful machines with aesthetic touches that enhance user experience and unleash their inner gamer and creator spirits.
With a 30% performance upgrade over previous models, the high-speed combo of PCIe Gen4, Thunderbolt™ 4, and Wi-Fi 6E add increased enhancements. For the gaming lineup, MSI-exclusive features like “Discrete Graphics Mode” improve graphics performance combined with MSI Center to allow users to overclock the GPU with ease.
MSI’s new Creator series includes enhanced features like True Pixel QHD+ and Mini LED displays. MSI has also updated their fan-favorite gaming series, the GE Raider, GP Leopard, and GS Stealth laptops. The new Pulse GL, Sword, and Katana GF gaming laptops, designed by international graphic artists, round out the new lineup.
Tech Meets Aesthetic: Next-level Design for the Content Creation Series
Creator Z16, Creator M16
The new Creator Z16 boasts a 16:10 display with thin bezels inspired by the Golden Ratio for better viewing angles and increased productivity. A slim CNC-milled aluminum chassis in Lunar Grey adds to the minimal style, while the True Pixel display up to QHD+ resolution with 100% DCI-P3 color gamut supports the needs of designers and content creators alike. The world’s thinnest 0.1mm sharp-edged fan blade design and MSI’s exclusive Cooler Boost Technology ensure optimal thermal dissipation for the best possible experience when running heavy architectural applications.
The Creator M16 features QHD+ True Pixel displays and well-rounded options for a more casual creator who can perform with a more lightweight version of the Creator Z16’s robust offerings.
Creator 17
Designed to impress, the Creator 17 laptop offers a vibrant Mini LED display, powered by AUO AmLED technology, with 1,000 nits of brightness for a higher color range, it is encased in an all in a black, aluminum chassis with a sandblasted texture for a smooth finish.
Ultimate Powerhouse – GE76/66 Raider
MSI’s new lineup of gaming laptops begins with upgrades to the powerful GE Raider series. The GE76 and GE66 Raider series steals the show with its Mystic Light bar. Benefitting from Wi-Fi 6E and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 LAPTOP GPUs with full TGP up to 165W for extreme gaming performance it powers the display that supports up to 360Hz or QHD 240Hz or 4K UHD 120Hz. Increase gaming speed with MSI’s Cooler Boost 5 technology which keeps the system running smoothly during intense gaming sessions.
Born for Performance – GP76/66 Leopard
For those in need of powerful performance for work, game, and even engineering, the GP Leopard series is it. Receiving NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 LAPTOP GPUs and the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processors the GP Leopard is equipped with what is necessary to take on high performance tasks.
Sleek & Sophisticated – GS76/66 Stealth
The award-winning Stealth series is back, bringing lightweight gaming power for those on the move. Beyond the GPU and CPU updates, the GS76 Stealth now has a silver hinge accent, improved battery capacity, and a new panel with up to QHD 240 Hz for better visual performance. The Front-firing Dynaudio speakers enhance the music listening experience for the user. The GS Stealth series is the ideal portable gaming and working partner.
Pulsating Power–GL76/66 Pulse
With a new chassis design inspired by Maarten Verhoeven, the 2018 ZBrush World Competition Champion, MSI is unveiling its new GL66 and GL76 Pulse laptops. Verhoeven gave the inspiration of titanium armor with energy for the Dragon Army to enhance their agility and flexibility. These laptops use NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 LAPTOP GPUs along with a redesigned heat pipe and integrated MSI thermal grease that generates more airflow for lower temperatures. An independent number pad rounds out the user experience.
Sharpen Your Game – Sword 17/15, GF76/66 Katana 
The brand-new Sword and Katana GF series is inspired by famed Japanese illustrator Tsuyoshi Nagano, noted for his work in the “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” video game series. The MSI Sword 17, Sword 15, GF76 Katana and GF66 Katana are set to inspire users. Powered by NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 LAPTOP GPUs and featuring independent number pads — even on the smaller 15-inch variant — the Sword and Katana GF laptops are more than just entry-level gaming configurations; they are your first partner for long-lasting battles in the virtual world.
With a distinct focus on the creative and business markets, MSI’s new lineup of laptops reflects the brand’s dedication to artistry in all forms. MSI is not only putting performance upgrades on the table, they are unveiling new designs to inspire consumers. Whether it’s nights spent gaming, days in the office, or creative work on the go, MSI is ambitiously expanding their territory to enhance everyone’s computing experience.
For more information, tune in to MSI’s “Tech Meets Aesthetic” event on 5/17 at MSIology.
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Oh, NOW they port the 11th gen i7s to the G66 Stealth lol.

Honestly, MSI's higher end laptops are pretty solid. I know it's only anecdotal but my last laptop has its own frequent flyer account and only real signs of wear are the little rubber feet became unglued.

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