The MSI GE76 Raider gaming laptop delivers powerful performance and a fast screen, and asserts its dominance with a glowing RGB light bar. It’s pricey, but top-of-the-line.
If you’re going to use a laptop to replace your desktop, the closest experience you’ll get is opting for something big and powerful. With a 17.3-inch display, up to an Intel Core i9-11980HK and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, the MSI GE76 Raider is one of the best gaming laptops for those looking for a desktop replacement. It even brings excess amounts of RGB lighting courtesy of a full light bar under the wrist rest.
Of course, that all comes at a cost. As tested, the GE76 Raider is $3,399, which is no small (or even medium) price. That is, it costs that much if you can find it right now. The component shortage means we’ve seen this system fall in and out of stock while reviewing this laptop.