Swish-swish! Amazon discounts the MSI Katana GF66 by $150 in this killer October Prime Day deal

The MSI Katana GF66 is ready for battle, thanks to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11375H processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics under its belt.

At the moment, the MSI Katana GF66 is on sale for $999 on Amazon (opens in a new tab), down $1,149. It’ll save you $150, and it might be one of the best laptop deals you’ll find during October’s Amazon Prime Day sale.

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When we first tried the MSI Katana GF66 last year, pedal-to-metal performance was this machine’s best attribute. The $1,399 price tag for our review unit gave us pause, but fast forwards a few clicks, and the similarly configured GF66 in this Prime Early Access offering is much more reasonable at $999.

What do you get for $999? How about an Intel Core i7-12650H processor, 16GB of RAM, and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU with 4GB of graphics memory. Equipped with a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display, the bezels are extra-thin on the sides to maximize screen real estate. On the left side there is the power socket and two USB Type-A ports, while the right includes an RJ45 Ethernet port, an HDMI port, a USB Type-C port, a USB Type-A port and a headphone jack.

At 5.1 pounds and 14.1 x 10.2 x 1.0 inches, the MSI Katana GF66 11UE is heavier and thicker than its competitors. Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (4.2 pounds, 14 x 9.6 x 0.8 inches), Acer Predator Triton 300 SE (3.8 pounds, 12.7 x 9.0 x 0.7 inches) and MSI Stealth 15M (3.7 pounds, 14.1 x 9.8 x 0.6 inches) all feature slimmer profiles.

On the Far Cry New Dawn benchmark (Ultra, 1080p), the MSI Katana GF66 hit 94 fps, crushing the mainstream gaming laptop average (78 fps). It even killed the Zephyrus M16 (84 fps), Triton 300 SE (73 fps), and Stealth 15M (77 fps).

When running the Borderlands 3 benchmark (Badass, 1080p), the Katana scored 61 fps, which is just below the 62 fps category average. It still outperformed the Triton 300 SE (57 fps) and the Stealth 15M (60), but it couldn’t match the Zephyrus M16 (64 fps).

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