MSI make some of the most aesthetically pleasing gaming laptops around, often known for pulling of cool aesthetics as well as good specs. The MSI GS66 Stealth (opens in new tab), for example was literally awarded the 'most stylish', in our list of best gaming laptops (opens in new tab) you can currently buy. It may not be the GS66 Stealth but the MSI Katana GF66 gaming laptop is on sale right now saving you $350.
Available on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab), this MSI Katana GF66 features a 15.6 FHD display backed by an Intel i5-11400H CPU. This is combined with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 to deliver a fairly capable yet fairly priced gaming laptop. Though we haven't had a chance to review this modest machine ourselves, it certainly seems like a reasonable buy.
This, plus the 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD paint a picture of a lower key machine from a specs perspective, but with the current discount, $749.99 USD is a fair price to pay. Extra features like the 144Hz screen, Bluetooth connectivity and 720p webcam (which is getting rarer and rarer on gaming laptops), help make it feel a little fancier than it is.
The over the top cool black and red motif is apparently inspired by ancient Japanese blades of legend, and while that certainly sounds like a lot, it is a nice looking piece of kit. The red backlighting on the keyboard is always a slick choice against a black chassis, but it does mean you're limited to just the one shade of RGB on this machine.
MSI Katana GF66 | Intel Core i5 11th Gen | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 | 8GB memory/512GB SSD |
$1,099.99 $749.99 USD at Microsoft Store (save $400) (opens in new tab)
The Razer Blade 14 is one of the best laptops in this form factor we've ever had the pleasure of reviewing. Right now this high end version is at a discount, so if you want a supreme beast in a tiny package, now's your time.
If you're after a much heftier machine, the Microsoft Store is also selling the Razer Blade 14 for $400 (opens in new tab) off at the moment. Both benefit from the fast free shipping as well as the discounts offered on other Microsoft products while configuring your purchase. Though it's worth noting the store's peripheral deals you can bundle in with these laptops can often be found the same price or cheaper elsewhere, so buyer beware, and as always it's best to do a bit of shopping around.
Of course if neither fit the bill, check out our list of best gaming laptops (opens in new tab) to see if anything else strikes your portable gaming fancies. Or maybe you'd be better off looking into a new portable PC console like the Steam Deck (opens in new tab).