MSI GP76 Leopard 17.3" Laptop Review 23

MSI GP76 Leopard 17.3" Laptop Review

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Laptops have come a long way in recent times, with modern mobile CPUs and GPUs having reached a point at which using a laptop as a desktop replacement seems like a pretty decent option even if gaming is something you are after. The biggest downside to laptops and gaming is fan noise, of course. But what if you don't care about fan noise and turn that into a feature instead? Maybe toss some big fans on the laptop so that the GPU can be overclocked too? MSI's GP76 Leopard does all that.

MSI has produced laptops for a long time, across a multitude of models and configurations. Here's what they themselves say about the GP76 Leopard:

"All ready to go, the one can adapt tenaciously and flexibly in any form. GP76 Leopard is equipped with 10th Gen. Intel Core i7 processors and powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics. With Cooler Boost 5, 144 Hz refresh rate screen, SteelSeries RGB keyboard and complete IO port configuration, GP76 Leopard's performance shall never be underestimated. It's exactly what you dream of."



While it claims to be "exactly what you wish for," the MSI GP76 Leopard isn't supposed to hit the top performance spot or check off every imaginable item on the list. Instead, it is a rather well-executed combination of features that nicely come together as a whole to where I personally could use the MSI GP76 Leopard as a desktop replacement. I just happen to be in the market for such a device given today's work environment with lots of people at home instead of the office. It needs to game and do work for me, and the MSI GP76 Leopard seems ready to squeeze the most performance out of the hardware on offer, with those noisy fans designed to allow you to get the most out of your laptop no matter how demanding your needs.

Specifications
Manufacturer:MSI
Model:GP76 Leopard
Size:15.63 x 10.57 x 1.08 in.
Weight:6.39 lbs
Processor:Intel Core i7-10750H
2.60 GHz (5.00 GHz Turbo)
Chipset:Intel HM470
Display:17.3" screen
1920x1080, 144 Hz
Operating System:Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Integrated Graphics:Intel HD Graphics 630
Dedicated Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
8 GB GDDR6
Memory:16 GB (2x 8 GB) 2933 MHz
2x SO-DIMM slots (both are occupied)
Storage:WD 760P 1 TB NVMe SSD
Optical Drive:None
Connectivity:1x HDMI 2.0
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
3x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1x RJ45 Ethernet jack
1x 3.5 mm audio combo jack
Communications:Intel KTI225V
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Bluetooth 5.1
Audio:Realtek (R) Audio
Input device:Multi-touch trackpad
SteelSeries RGB mechanical keyboard
720p Webcam
Power:230 W AC adapter
65 Wh battery
Warranty:1 year
MSRP:C$2569
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