The MSI Katana 15 gaming laptop proves you don’t need to spend a fortune to game smoothly at Full HD resolutions while on the go. Inside its lightweight 4.4 lb chassis lies capable gaming hardware including Intel’s latest 12th Gen i7 processor and NVIDIA’s RTX 4070 GPU.

That combination pushes frame rates well beyond 60fps in most titles at 1920 x 1080 resolution, even with settings turned up. The high refresh rate 144Hz display keeps the action looking fluid without tearing or artifacts. 16GB of RAM leaves plenty of overhead for live streaming and multitasking too.

Storage and ports are equally ample with a spacious 1TB hard drive, USB-C and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, Ethernet and USB 3.2 allowing for versatile peripheral setups. Battery life also lasts nearly 5 hours for gaming in transit.

While maxed out 4K gaming isn’t ideal, the MSI Katana 15 still provides reliable 1080p speeds in a super portable package perfect for students and frequent travelers who game in Full HD. If you play competitive esports and AAA games primarily at home and on the go at 1920 x 1080, this value-driven machine delivers solid compromises.

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Dmytro Ya

Dmytro Ya is a technology writer and avid PC enthusiast with over 5 years of experience testing and reviewing computer monitors and other hardware. He specializes in providing practical, beginner-friendly guides to help consumers understand key specs like resolution, refresh rate, aspect ratio, and finding the best display for their needs and budget. When he's not researching the latest monitor technologies, Dmytro enjoys building custom PCs, PC gaming, and volunteering with youth STEM education programs. He believes that demystifying technical jargon is crucial to helping average users get the most out of their tech purchases. Dmytro earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the DUT University and is happy to lend his expertise to help readers master the fundamentals.

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