MSI's new Raider GE76 and GE66 2021 laptops are true powerhouses

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Msi Nb Ge66 Raiderstandard Photo (Image credit: MSI)

CES 2021 is on-going, which means enough laptops to construct a small fortress. Some of the beefier blocks in said fortress would be made up of MSI GE Raider laptops, which are among the firm's flagship products for power and raw capability.

Aimed at gamers and creators, the aluminum chassis laptops sport every I/O port you could want, from SD cards to full-size HDMI, with USB-C and USB-A. The laptops also come with a large panoramic light strip across the front, which can be configured to satisfy all of your RGB needs. The keyboard also has per-key RGB illumination, which can be handy for highlighting keys in games and so on.

MSI has put out various models which you can get a glance at below.

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Model nameMSRPSpecs
GE76 Raider 10UH-231$2,899GE76 Raider i7-10870H /RTX3080 / 32GB /1TBSSD / Win10
GE76 Raider 10UH-274$2,799GE76 Raider i7-10875H /RTX3080 / 32GB /1TBSSD / Win10 Pro
GE76 Raider 10UG-232$2,299GE76 Raider i7-10870H /RTX3070 / 32GB /1TBSSD / Win10
GE76 Raider 10UG-238$1,999GE76 Raider i7-10750H /RTX3070 / 32GB /1TBSSD / Win10
GE76 Raider 10UE-462$1,499GE76 Raider i7-10750H /RTX3060 / 16GB /1TBSSD / Win10
GE66 Raider 10UH-210$2,799GE66 Raider i7-10870H /RTX3080 / 32GB /1TB NVMe SSD / Win10
GE66 Raider 10UG-211$2,299GE66 Raider i7-10870H /RTX3070 / 32GB /1TBSSD / Win10
GE66 Raider 10UG-039$2,199GE66 Raider i7-10750H /RTX3070 / 32GB /1TBSSD / Win10

Source: MSI The new MSI GE76 Raider laptop. (Image credit: Source: MSI)

The main difference between the GE76 and GE66 are the display size options. The GE66 laptops are 15.6-inches, whereas the GE76 are 17.3-inches. The display options range from 244Hz to 300Hz, although all the panels max out at 1080p.

All of the models leverage RTX 3000 series Ampere graphics, gaining all of the advantages of DLSS, boosted ray-tracing and so on. MSI also boasts that these laptops sport the largest battery life for laptops in this class, at 99.9Wh. What that translates to in real-world usage is anyone's guess right now, but we'll be sure to go all-in on testing in the future.

There's no word on exactly when these new laptops will go on sale, but as soon as we have hard information, we'll be sure to let you know.

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