Buying Guide: Recommended Laptops For General Users, Creatives, Gamers, and Executives

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The holiday season is coming up and if you’re thinking of upgrading your laptop, we have a few recommendations.

The laptops here are from MSI, a world leader in gaming, content creation, business, and productivity. So whether you’re a general user that wants a workhorse for answering emails and making reports, a high-end gamer who wants the best experience when playing, or even a business executive that’s looking for the fastest laptop, we have something for you here.

Check them out below:

General users: MSI Modern 14

MSI Modern 14

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If you’re looking for a laptop to get you through a regular workday and casual browsing in your free time, we recommend the MSI Modern 14. The latest 11th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor can keep up with you no matter how many things you have on your to-do list. Its optimized 1.5mm key travel and the responsive feedback of each keystroke make typing more effortless. The backlit keyboard illuminates the keys, a useful feature for night owls working in the dark.

The MSI Modern 14 is also a stylish laptop that’s meant to be seen by the world. It’s also portable at just 1.3 kg, making it easy to bring to a coffee shop to work.

Price: starts at P28,995 SRP


Creative Pros: MSI Modern 15

MSI Modern 15

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The MSI Modern 15 is your best bet if you’re a creative on the go. It comes with the latest 11th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor for better performance when creating content. The NVIDIA Optimus® technology promises long battery life for all-day creation without sacrificing performance. It’s also ultra-light: at just 1.6 kg, it’s easy to be a digital nomad and create works of art at home, in the office, or wherever in the world.

Price: starts at P28,995 SRP


Entry-level gamers: MSI GF63 Thin

MSI GF63 Thin

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The stylish MSI GF63 Thin is your best bet if you want to enter the world of gaming but don’t want to invest too much. Don’t let the sleek and slim design fool you: it’s powered by the 11th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor, with up to 40% performance gains over the previous generation. This also comes with the GeForce RTX 30 Series, which powers the world’s fastest laptops for gamers. The award-winning Ampere GPU promises realistic graphics and cutting-edge AI features.

Price: starts at P39,995 SRP


High-end gamers option #1: MSI KATANA GF66

MSI Katana GF66

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If you’re the type of gamer who wants to go all out, get the MSI KATANA GF66. This gaming laptop has the latest 12th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor. It also has the GeForce RTX 30 Series for the ultimate playing experience.

Games become lifelike with many of the laptop’s features. Ray tracing, considered the holy grail of gaming graphics, simulates the physical behavior of light to bring real-time, cinematic-quality rendering. The 144hz IPS-level thin-bezel gaming display promises speed and clarity in terms of graphics. Hi-Resolution Audio gives premium sound quality.

Gaming takes long hours and MSI addressed that with Cooler Boost 5. There are two fans with six redesigned heat pipes for maximum performance during intense gaming. The laptop looks cool, too: the exclusive red illumination and solid metal shielding is sleek.

Price: starts at P59,995


High-end gamers option #2: MSI VECTOR GP66 / GP76

MSI Vector GP66 GP76

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Other options for gamers who want to go all out are the MSI VECTOR GP66 and GP76. MSI’s technologies work together to make these two laptops perform at their peak. The latest 12th Gen. Intel® Core™ i9 processor gives the biggest boost in computing and multitasking. They also have the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 GPU for the most realistic graphics and cutting-edge AI features. It even has full total graphics power (TGP), so expect life-like visuals.

Price: starts at P159,995


Business executives: MSI Prestige 14

MSI Prestige 14

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If you’re a business executive used to the finer things in life, the MSI Prestige 14 is the laptop for you. This series combines your favorite business and productivity elements in an ultra-slim and ultra-light laptop. Some of its exciting features are a fingerprint scanner, an infrared camera, long battery life, and mobility for executives on the go. The series is FIDO-certified, which promises a secure and fast login experience.

Take for example the Prestige 14 EVO A12M. This laptop is certified by  Intel® Evo™, which powers up performance, responsiveness, and battery life. It also features up to Intel Core i7-1280P and Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics for faster speed and performance.

The Prestige 14 A12UC is another excellent choice for industry titans. This is powered by up to Intel Core i7-1280P and Geforce RTX 3050 Graphics for better productivity, whether it’s for work or life.

The Prestige 14 EVO A12M starts at P59,995, while the Prestige 14 A12UC starts at P99,995



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