MSI Katana GF76: sharp gaming laptops for mobile gamers

With a beautiful 144 Hz screen, an 11th generation Intel processor and an RTX 30 graphics card, the MSI Katana GF76 has everything to please mobile gamers.

MSI’s reputation for gaming PCs is well established. Between her gaming laptops ultra high-end and cheaper nomadic machines, the manufacturer has refined their knowledge over many years.

The Katana range is one of the most interesting to the manufacturer. The latest generation of MSI Katana GF76 with 12th gen Intel chips has just been released. It’s not without consequences vis-à-vis the previous generation: laptops with 11th-generation processors have never lost their power. Only a few euros are missing from the final invoice.

The essence of the gaming laptop

Its design leaves no room for doubt: the MSI Katana GF76 is truly a computer for gamers.

Its black and angular shell features a beautiful 17.6-inch LCD screen. This ensures a Full HD definition that, combined with the large display surface, allows you to play in very suitable graphic conditions. It also offers a refresh rate of 144 Hz. A feature that is essential today for enthusiasts of competition and demand games. The fluidity of the image makes it possible not to forget any detail.

A good design // Source: MSI

The keyboard is also designed for gaming. RGB backlit and equipped with a numeric keypad, it guarantees beautiful typing thanks to its thin keys. Large game sessions are even more appreciated.

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The backlit keyboard of the MSI Katana GF76 // Source: MSI

As a PC gamer, the MSI Katana GF76 can’t ignore connectivity. A challenge was encountered as it had 1 USB-A 3.0 port, 1 USB-C 3.2 port, 1 HDMI 2.0 socket, 1 Ethernet port and Jack socket. All while compatible with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.

You can connect the usual accessories (mouse, keyboard, headphones) but also an external screen, an external hard drive or a controller to turn the MSI Katana into a true gaming powerhouse.

The generation that is changing the game

Even if a new generation succeeds in it, the 11th gen MSI Katana GF76 represents a real change. It has to be said that they are shipping 11th generation Intel Core chips. Processors that allow the builder to turn the tide against AMD in the race for power.

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A beautiful 144 Hz panel // Source: MSI

Suffice it to say that the MSI Katana GF76 has some spice, thanks to Intel Core i5 11400H or Core i7 11800H processors, as well as 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB or 1 TB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 SSD.

But the strong point of the MSI Katana GF76 technical sheet is its graphics card. Thus they bet on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 or 3060. Two latest generation cards for two very different uses. In fact, the RTX 3050s is perfect for running creative software, such as Photoshop or Blender, as well as some newer and indie games. The RTX 3060s has no problem running new titles like Elden rings hope Halo No End in good graphical conditions.

A reduction in price

The advantage of the arrival of the new generation is the drop in price of the former. And the 2021 MSI Katana GF76s are no exception to the rule.

If you choose to grind using an RTX 3050 or for the solid version of an RTX 3060, the price is set at 1,399 euros.

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