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Best Buy: MSI GF65 Intel i5-10200H 6GB Nvidia RTX 3060 (Max-Q?) 8GB DDR4 512GB NVMe SSD 15.6'' 144Hz 1080p non-touch screen, WiFi 6, backlit keyboard 3-cell batt, pre-order $999.99

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First laptop post, gaming laptop... Please go easy... and it's a pre-order.

<Edited: BBY seems to have removed all references to Max-Q - so this might be a regular 3060 and not the Max-Q> the new link is https://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-...Id=6448272 <no mention of Max-Q>

Looks like a decent price to me. In the photos, I see two USB-C ports, but no mention of them or of Thunderbolt, so would assume no Thunderbolt. I see two USB 3.0 ports, a full size HDMI port and full size RJ-45. I also see a charging port so would assume no USB-C charging. Weighs 4.1 lbs. and measures 0.9" thin, not too shabby. RAM looks upgradeable with two slots. Webcam = Zoom / Google Meet-ready. Specs mention mini DisplayPort but I don't see one in the photos. Worth asking if it matters to you.

Intel i5-10200h CPU benchmark (it's fairly new so not much there) - https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu....Hz&id=3867 (Intel's data - https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/208016/intel-core-i5-10200h-processor-8m-cache-up-to-4-10-ghz.html​) [intel.com]

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-...Id=6448272

Description
MSI GF65 Laptop: Game to your full potential with this MSI Thin gaming laptop. An Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM run AAA titles smoothly at high speeds, while the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card renders detailed visuals on the 15.6-inch display. This MSI Thin gaming laptop has a 512GB SSD for providing ample storage space and swift boots. Dedicated thermal solutions for both the CPU and GPU with up to 6 heat pipes, work harmoniously by minimizing the heat and maximizing the airflow for smooth gaming performance in such compact chassis. Immerse yourself in lossless music and enjoy the premium sound quality with Hi-Resolution Audio. Experience and listen to audio the way it was intended.
Features
  • Windows 10 operating system
  • Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your scree
  • 15.6" Full HD display
  • The 1920 x 1080 resolution with 144hz boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 8GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming
  • Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB solid-state drive (PCI-e)
  • Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e NVMe SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics
  • Backed by 6GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Weighs 4.1 lbs. and measures 0.9" thin
  • Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. 3-cell lithium-polymer battery.
  • Wireless/wired connectivity (Wi-Fi 6 - 802.11 ax)
  • Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ better reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3x faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in HD webcam with microphone
  • Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • Additional ports
  • Headphone/microphone combo jack and mini DisplayPort.
Specifications
Backlit Keyboard - Yes
Screen Size - 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution - 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Touch Screen - No
Storage Type - SSD
Total Storage Capacity - 512 gigabytes
System Memory (RAM) - 8 gigabytes
Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Processor Model - Intel 10th Generation Core i5
Processor Model Number - 10200H
Battery Type - Lithium-ion polymer

General
Product Name - MSI - GF65 15.6" 144hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i5 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX3060 - 512GB SSD - 8GB Memory - Black
Brand - MSI
Casing Material - Magnesium alloy
Model Number - GF65089
Year Introduced - 2021
Color Category - Black

Feature
Backlit Keyboard - Yes
Cooling System - Air
Display
Screen Size - 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution - 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Touch Screen - No
Display Type - LCD
Storage
Storage Type - SSD
Total Storage Capacity - 512 gigabytes
Solid State Drive Capacity - 512 gigabytes

Memory
System Memory (RAM) - 8 gigabytes
Type of Memory (RAM) - DDR4
System Memory RAM Speed - 3200 megahertz
Number Of Memory Slots - 2

Graphics
Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Graphics Type - Discrete
GPU Brand - NVIDIA

Processor
Processor Brand - Intel
Processor Model - Intel 10th Generation Core i5
Processor Model Number - 10200H

Camera
Front-Facing Camera - Yes
Front Facing Camera Video Resolution - 720p
Built-In Microphone - Yes

Included
Optical Drive Type - None

Power
Battery Cells - 3-cell
Battery Type - Lithium-ion polymer

Certifications & Listings
ENERGY STAR Certified - Yes
EPEAT Qualified - No

Warranty
Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts - 1 year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor - 1 year

Other
UPC - 824142241233
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3060.. nice. and so it begins. bring on the laptops
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8GB of RAM, easy to upgrade and only an i5, but a 3060 makes this great.
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8GB of RAM, easy to upgrade and only an i5, but a 3060 makes this great.
That's what I thought. And this i5-10200H doesn't look too bad compared with the i7-9750H.
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UserBenchmark? Seriously?

That shit rated the 9700k over 5950x and caused a stir over in the tech community. WAIT FOR ACTUAL BENCHMARKS.
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Hoping it was a new gen AMD Ryzen! It's coming fellas. Wait for it. Lol
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UserBenchmark? Seriously?

That shit rated the 9700k over 5950x and caused a stir over in the tech community. WAIT FOR ACTUAL BENCHMARKS.
This feels better to you? https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu....Hz&id=3867 & https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu....Hz&id=3425
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need a ryzen 5 to feel better
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need a ryzen 5 to feel better
I doubt we'll see Ryzen + 3060 on a sub $1000 laptop.
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thanks. hope 30 series 17.3 laptops will be available soon.
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FYI this isn't a normal 3060. It's a Max Q variant. That means it is under clocked for battery savings. So it'll probably be far more in line with 2060 and 2070 variant cards as far as performance.
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FYI this isn't a normal 3060. It's a Max Q variant. That means it is under clocked for battery savings. So it'll probably be far more in line with 2060 and 2070 variant cards as far as performance.
actually around a 2070 super.
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8GB of RAM, easy to upgrade and only an i5, but a 3060 makes this great.
Beware the Max Q. You're not getting anything like a full blown 3060. Check out LinusTechTips.
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Waiting for Walmart to sell a RTX30series gateway for $699 lol, might be a while....
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actually around a 2070 super.
For real? Then this is good deal I assume?
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