MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES, giant laptop with Nvidia RTX 3060

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The latest generation of MSI notebooks has quickly adapted to the new needs of users in the gaming market, since it is already possible to find several alternatives with Nvidia graphics cards belonging to the 30 series. This time we focus on a proposal that does not skimp on size and is called MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES.

MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES is a high-end laptop that stands out at first glance for its 17.3-inch screen with support for 144 Hz refresh rate, while its internal specifications start from a Intel Core i7 processor with 16 GB of RAM and an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU. Below we review in detail each of its most outstanding features:

Features of MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES

MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES
Design
Dimensions 398 x 273 x 24.2 mm
Weight 2.3 kg
Colors Black
Screen
Display technology IPS, 144 Hz, 72% NTSC, 100% sRGB
Dimension 17.3 inch
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Multitouch No
Performance
CPU Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H + HM570
GPU Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 6GB DDR6
RAM 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz
Storage
Capacity 1TB SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3x4
Memory card device No
Optical unit No
OS
Version Windows 10 Home Advanced
Camera
Brand and model HD at 30 fps
Connectivity
Wifi Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Bluetooth Yes, 5.2
Connection ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x Ethernet
1 x 3.5mm audio / microphone combo
Video connectors 1 x HDMI 2.0
Battery Li-ion, 3 cells, 53.5 Wh
Official site M: YES

Design and connectivity available

MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES

MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES looks great on its outer face

Starting with aesthetics, this equipment proves to be a “Premium” option based on aluminum materials throughout its structure that ensure a long useful life, while Full-size keyboard features red-hued LED backlighting to continue playing or working in dark environments without limitation.

MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES has official dimensions of 398 x 273 x 24.2 mm and a total weight of 2.3 kilograms, so there is no doubt that it is more robust than the market average and will not stand out precisely for its portability concept in case you want to take it away from home or move it constantly.

In the field of connections, there is an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 antenna, as well as a Gigabit Ethernet port for wired network connection and compatibility with wireless accessories and peripherals via Bluetooth 5.2. Physically there is a USB3.2 Gen1 type-C input as well as two other USB3.2 Gen1 type-A inputs, another more classic USB 2.0 type-A and an HDMI 2.0 video output. (Support for 4K 60Hz video.

Updated gaming experience

MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES

MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES is one of the brand’s largest notebooks

As stated above, the computer comes with an Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card with 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated. This means a general fluidity when it comes to running the latest AAA games in the industry as well as an assurance that you will be ready for the next few years of releases. Of course, its performance is oriented to a Full HD configuration instead of 4K as in the following models in the Nvidia catalog.

Unlike previous generations, new Ampere architecture offers performance optimization in games and features advanced second-generation ray tracing cores which simulates the physical compartment of light in real time and third generation “Tensor Cores” with superior performance.

On the one hand, Nvidia Reflex offers maximum competitive advantage from reduced latency levels and better responsiveness which may be the key to gaining victory in competitive games, while the popular Nvidia DLSS technology increases frame rates with image quality that is not appreciated at a glance through an AI processing system.

Summary of General Specifications

MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES

MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES does not forget to include Windows 10 out of the box

Not all the good is in the GPU, because the rest of the components of MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES are at the height of the high-end, whether in their Intel Core i7-11800H processor eight-core, its 16 GB of DDR4 RAM at a frequency of 3200 MHz and a 1 TB internal storage in NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 format.

For your screen there are also additional ones that are appreciated when it comes to playing, since the 17.3-inch IPS panel combines a classic native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz, that is, it is compatible with games that can maximize their fps rate. Broad coverage of the 72% NTSC color standard and nearly 100% sRGB is also appreciated for creative or editing tasks.

Other features include a basic HD quality webcam at 30 fps for video calls, a three-cell Lithium-Ion battery with a 53.5Whr capacity, and factory operating system Windows 10 Home Advanced. This last point is the big difference with the model MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-055XES, because although the rest of the specifications are identical, it comes by default with FreeDOS.

Availability and price of MSI Pulse GL76 11UEK-053ES

PROS:
  • Integrated backlit keyboard
  • Display with 144 Hz support
  • Next-gen GPU (Nvidia RTX 3060)
CONS:
  • No memory card slot
  • Battery capacity and autonomy could be better
  • Quite high price
8.3
Total score

Design and materials
8

Screen
9

CPU performance
9

GPU performance
8

Battery
7.5

Connectivity
8.5

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