MSi Pulse GL66 Review: Designed to exceed

MSI is one of the manufacturers that has more quickly adopted the new generation of Nvidia graphics cards in its catalog, to the point that if you have enough budget to buy one of its most recent creations, you can enjoy the 3000 line in full. power. Today is the turn to talk about other of their proposals: MSI Pulse GL66 11UEK-061XES .

MSI 11UEK-061XES is a high-end laptop that is exclusively designed to exceed the demands of the most demanding users in the market, combining from an 11th generation Intel Core i7 processor with 16 GB of RAM memory, an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU, 1 TB of SSD storage and a display with support for 144 Hz.

A modern and elegant computer

MSI Pulse GL66 11UEK-061XES is very attractive on the outside

As mentioned in other options of the same MSI Pulse line, the intention behind the design is to modernize its style to the maximum with a dark gray aluminum structure, some lines on its external face that give it a style original and a backlit keyboard that has chosen the color red in its entirety.

With official dimensions of 359 x 259 x 23.95 mm and a total weight of 2.1 kilograms , it is worth emphasizing the good distribution of its vents on the rear to facilitate good heat dissipation without the user noticing it on their hands before prolonged use.

MSI Pulse GL66 11UEK-061XES features updated wireless connections based on an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 chip and Bluetooth 5.2 support, as well as a physical Gigabit Ethernet port for wired home network use. Other inputs present on its sides include 1 x reversible USB 3.2 Gen1 type-C, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 type-A, 1 x USB 2.0 and an HDMI video output that allows a 4K 60Hz image to be taken to external monitors and televisions.

Hardware for fluent gaming

MSI 11UEK-061XES is not such a heavy or robust computer

One of the best reasons to choose this equipment is in the high quality of its screen, since with dimensions of 15.6 inches it allows to appreciate a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with support for a refresh rate of 144 Hz, coverage of the standard. NTSC color of 72% NTSC and close to 100% sRGB .

To take advantage of this screen and be able to show the action of games above a rate of 60 fps, an eight-core Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H processor has been included accompanied by 16 GB of DDR4 RAM memory at a frequency of 3200 MHz , 1 TB internal storage in NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 SSD format, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated.

For those who are not aware of Nvidia’s line of graphics, this model is the lowest of the latest generation on the market, so it is not enough for maximum settings like UHD but it is more than enough for Full HD experiences. with high fps settings, support for DLSS and even support for ray tracing technology.

Compared to other models of the same brand, it is important to mention MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-038XES , a computer that we have already analyzed previously and that not only looks with the same design but also matches almost all of its internal specifications. The only difference rests on its RAM memory, as it doubles its amount up to 32 GB .

Final details to highlight

MSI 11UEK-061XES is priced high but delivers on what it promises

It is worth noting that this computer does not enjoy an unusual performance in terms of battery life, since it adds a three-cell Lithium-Ion unit and a capacity of 53.5 Whr , as well as its webcam is of HD quality at 30 fps, and it does not arrive from the factory with Windows operating system installed.

In its favor, the presence of specialized software to improve the gaming experience of users is called “MSI Center” and it has several options such as an exclusive game mode that eliminates the waste of time setting each parameter manually, view option virtual to help aim and shoot better in FPS titles, and even an easy setup to overclock the graphics card.

Finally, the audio system also has some improvements out of the ordinary thanks to the Nahimic 3 signature support that offers an immersive 360º audio experience.


  • Top-notch design
  • Display with support for 144 Hz
  • High performance for gaming thanks to Nvidia 3060 GPU
  • Proprietary software with greater configuration facilities



  • No pre-installed Windows operating system
  • No memory card reader



Dimensions 359 x 259 x 23.95 mm
Weight 2.1 kg
Colors Black
Display technology IPS, 144 Hz 72% NTSC, close to 100% sRGB
Dimension 15.6 inch
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Multitouch No
CPU Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H + HM570
GPU Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, GDDR6 6GB
RAM 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz
Capacity 1TB SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3x4
Memory card device No
Optical unit No
Version FreeDOS
Brand and model HD at 30 fps
Wifi Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Bluetooth Yes, 5.2
Connection ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x 3.5mm audio / microphone combo
Video connectors 1 x HDMI 2.0
Battery Li-ion, 3 cells, 53.5 Wh