If you want a beefy laptop and don’t care how much it costs, check out this beast from MSI

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If you’ve got a lot of cash and basically the best laptop money can buy, allow me to introduce you to the MSI GE66 Raider, an absolute beast of a machine you can pick up right now. $2,999 on Amazon– $500 off the regular price.

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The GE66 Raider (11UH-227) rocks an Intel Core i7 11980HK CPU, Intel’s fastest mobile CPU, with 32GB of RAM – enough to run Icarus on a recommended device! You have a 2TB NVMe SSD for storage, and topping it all off, the pièce de résistance, is an RTX 3080 GPU, which propels the 15.6-inch 4K 120Hz display.

The laptop is a 99.9 Whr . is powered by [Watt hour] The battery, which is apparently the largest battery legally allowed on airplanes, and is cooled by MSI’s Cooler Boost 5 technology with “larger fans and wider heatpipes.” And because it’s a gaming laptop, it has lots of light—the Mystic Light, as MSI calls it, “a panoramic aurora … designed to give users the ultimate RGB setup.”

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Now look, Black Friday is typically a time for deals—an opportunity to throw our money at things that are a little too expensive to justify in general. And it’s definitely a bargain, in the technical sense if nothing else: The $500 discount is nothing, and it’s the lowest the GE66 has ever found on Amazon. Still, it’s a $2,999 laptop. For most of us, myself included, which makes it only slightly less affordable than it was last week.


MSI GE66 Raider | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11980HK | Nvidia RTX 3080 | 4K | 144 Hz | 32GB RAM | 2TB SSD | $3,499.99 $2,999.99 on Amazon (Save $500)
Here’s the thing: Basically the most powerful laptop money can buy right now. It’s not cheap (though it’s quite a discount), but you’re getting Intel’s most powerful mobile CPU, 32GB of RAM, a 2TB NVMe SSD, and an RTX 3080 GPU mated to a 4K 120Hz display. As they say, there is a perfect laptop.

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Plus, it’s an absolute beast of a laptop, the sort of thing you’d want to throw at it and throw it back at you in smooth, 4K glory. If that’s what you’re looking for, and if you’re willing to spend the bucks to get it done, I think this might be for you.

If, on the other hand, you’re looking for more options, we can help with that too: Here’s our full list of the best Black Friday gaming laptop deals of 2021.

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