The MSI GL66 is a well-rounded gaming laptop that screams value thanks to the latest deal on Amazon, which slashes the price by $240. Now available at $1,259, the GL66 is possibly the best price-to-performance machine you can get right now, assuming you are on a tight budget. The build quality is decent and is made up of plastic all around, which is the case with more laptops at this price point and hardware.

The insides include the 8-core Intel Core i7-11800H, along with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, which according to the specs sheet, has a power limit of 85W. In most cases, the GL66 will perform equal to a laptop RTX 3060 running at a higher power limit, and that 8GB GDDR6 VRAM will help in loading up high-resolution textures. The gaming laptop has a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS LCD screen operating at 144Hz, so you can also use the machine for competitive gaming.

You also get 16GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to 64GB if you require, while one M.2 NVMe drive is populated with a 512GB stick. Further expansion is possible thanks to an existing M.2 NVMe slot and one empty SATA III port. Battery life will be limited on the MSI GL66 thanks to its small 53.5Whr cell, giving you around 3-4 hours of endurance on a single charge. It also lacks a Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 port, so that is something to keep in mind.

Port selection is decent, too, with the gaming laptop offering a wide array of different outputs, so you do not run into compatibility issues. The MSI GL66 has garnered a 4.5-star rating out of 5 on Amazon, with 76 percent of customers giving the product raving reviews. Several of them have complimented on its performance, value, and decent build quality, so for $1,259, it checks all boxes for a boatload of customers, so do not miss out on this deal.