This MSI gaming laptop with GTX 3080 graphics card is 30% off for Prime Day
If you’ve been biding your time during the great graphics card shortage of the 20s and 21s, now is the time to finally make up your mind: Amazon Prime Day discounts mean you can now buy an MSI gaming laptop with an Nvidia GPU GeForce RXT 3080 for significant savings.
The MSI GP66 Leopard is available on Amazon right now for £1399 – that’s a hefty 30% off on the retail price of £1999, and the cheapest we’ve seen the model to date.
Not only does it pack an RTX 3080, a peach of a dedicated graphics card that will happily play the latest games at high detail settings and high refresh rates, but the rest of the spec isn’t bad either. We’re talking an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H processor, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage. The 15.6-inch Full HD resolution monitor also operates at 144Hz.
It will happily function as a desktop replacement, with extensive connectivity including three USB ports, an RJ45 network port, a Mini-DisplayPort and a 3.5mm combo audio port. There’s also Wi-Fi 6E on board, and the most important of the gamer-friendly features: a fully customizable RGB backlit keyboard.
MSI Katana GF66 – now £999
The GP66 Leopard isn’t the only MSI machine to get a deep discount for Prime Day. We mainly focused on models with dedicated graphics cards, as these will happily play newer games at native refresh rates and higher detail settings than anything you’ll find with an integrated GPU. .
First, the Katana GF66. It’s similar in size to the more powerful GP66 Leopard, but upgrades to a more mainstream Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. You’re still looking for an 11th Gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory and a 512GB PCIe Gen3 SSD, which isn’t going to break your head playing games at 1080p.
The 15.6-inch panel also has a 144Hz refresh rate, so twitch gamers and competitive gamers aren’t going to complain about lag. It usually sells for £1399, but right now you can buy one for £999 – a saving of 28%.
MSI Prestige 14 – now £699
At the more portable end of the spectrum, the MSI Prestige 14 manages to cram an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 into a 14-inch ultraportable. Not only that, but it’s powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, which promises better power efficiency over the outgoing 11th Gen chips as well as a modest performance boost.
The 14-inch Full HD panel is locked at 60Hz, so this is more of a consumer model than a gaming-focused machine, but with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD it should still cut the mustard in esports titles. Usually on sale for £899, for Prime Day you’ll be able to pick one up for £699 – a delicious saving of 22%.
MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo – now £1099
Finally something a little different. The Summit E16 Flip Evo is a convertible laptop with a rotating screen that can be turned into tablet mode. With a 16-inch screen, we’re not talking about iPad levels of portability, but it should still quickly switch from work mode to entertainment mode in a jiffy.
It’s a 165Hz panel, which is plenty high considering Intel’s Iris Xe graphics are tasked with running it – although it’s a welcome improvement over older ones. Integrated GPUs, so it should still be able to cope with less demanding titles. Inside, you’re looking at a 12th Gen Intel i7-1280P, along with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD.
Usually on sale for £1299 you can buy one now for £1039 – that’s 20% off on RRP.