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MSI Pulse GL66 Review: Room to Grow

The MSI Pulse GL66 is great if you want a low cost laptop you can upgrade later, but you can do a lot better by spending just a little more.

The MSI Pulse GL66 is one of MSI’s entry-level laptops, packing configurations that come in below what you’ll find in the flagship Raider Line but offering a bulky, upgradeable and more gamer-focused design than the likes of its super-slim Stealth 15M. 

Designed to compete with the best gaming laptops that most people can afford, the MSI Pulse GL66’s configurations are currently split across retailers, with the one we reviewed normally costing $1,500. Until the end of the month, you can get a $100 rebate from Newegg for it, bringing its current effective price down to $1,400.  At that price, it serves well as a low commitment gaming laptop that gives you plenty of room to swap out components in the future. But when Newegg removes the rebate in the future, it will suddenly find itself priced only slightly below much more powerful competition.

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