It’s not every day you see a top-of-the-line gaming laptop for £598 off, especially when it’s MSI’s 15-inch RTX 3080 model. This GP66 Leopard is one of the fastest gaming laptops on the market, with a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB NVMe SSD, and a 144Hz display – not to mention a top-of-the-line graphics card.
It normally retails for a cool £1998, but today Laptops Direct has discounted it to £1399.97, making it the cheapest RTX 3080 laptop we can find right now.
MSI’s laptops tend to offer a good mix of slim design and powerful internals, and the GP66 Leopard is no different. Reviews write about its excellent value, strong gaming performance, and good keyboard, making it a good everyday performer as well as a gaming champ. The 144Hz 1080p IPS display is also quite bright, with good color accuracy and decent response times (laptop screens are often trail displays in this respect).
The combination of the Core i7 11800H and RTX 3080 CPUs is particularly strong thanks to the relatively modest 1080p screen resolution, with AAA games typically running at around 100 fps even at maximum settings. and you can easily hook this laptop up to a 1440p or even a 4K display if you prefer higher resolution images and are willing to drop the quality settings a bit.
Overall, it’s a powerful gaming laptop, and it’s definitely the cheapest that comes with Nvidia’s flagship RTX 3080 laptop graphics card. If you’re looking for a powerful gaming device and you like the look and feel of this device, this £1400 price tag can’t be beat.