Here is another gaming laptop deal that you cannot afford to miss out on because you never know when this discount can evaporate. The MSI GP66 Leopard is a high-end machine that now costs $1,615.43 on Amazon after a $433 price cut. If you think that is expensive, then you surely have not heard what this 15.6-inch powerhouse packs underneath, with the star of the show being an RTX 3080 GPU with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
Not just any RTX 3080, but one with a 130W power limit, which pretty much guarantees a high framerate experience, even in the most demanding of games. As for the exterior, the 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz is enclosed in a metal frame, while other parts of the laptop are covered in plastic, making it a solid chassis. Regardless, it is still a well-built machine, but also bulky, thanks to the amount of cooling required to dissipate the heat generated by the powerful components.
Complementing the RTX 3080 is an 11th-generation Core i7-11800H CPU, which can operate up to 4.60GHz, and is an 8-core, 16-thread part. Other specifications include 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512GB PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSD. Both the RAM and storage can be upgraded easily, as all you have to do is open the bottom panel for easy access to the innards. Since the CPU is not an AMD one, do not expect exceptional battery life, and given how bulky it is, you will hardly be carrying this gaming laptop around, unless you really have to.
There is no Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 present, but you do get a healthy assortment of ports ranging from full-sized USB-A, DisplayPort, HDMI, and more. Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 are just some added goodies on top of the whole package. You might be thinking to yourself that anything above $1,500 is beyond steep, especially for a gaming laptop. Well, a ton of portable RTX 3080 machines are priced upwards of $2,000 and even $2,500, so consider this a rare steal.