MSI 15.6" Katana 15 Gaming Laptop

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MSI 15.6" Katana 15 Gaming Laptop
Key Features
  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i9 14-Core (13th Gen)
  • 32GB DDR5 RAM | 1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • 15.6" 1920 x 1080 144 Hz IPS Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 (8GB GDDR6)
Cut through the competition and take on opponents with the 15.6" MSI Katana 15 Gaming Laptop at your side. Designed to provide responsive performance at high settings, this laptop includes a 13th Gen 2.6 GHz Intel Core i9 14-core processor, which works alongside the 32GB of DDR5 memory and 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD to quickly load complex levels and multitask demanding applications. At the same time, NVIDIA RTX 4060 graphics provides high frame rates in addition to advanced features such as real-time ray tracing, AI-enhanced performance, and integrated live streaming technologies. The 1920 x 1080 resolution screen's 144 Hz refresh rate reduces motion blur to deliver smooth graphics during fast action scenes.
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MSI Katana 15 15.6" Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Striking Performance
  • 3GeForce RTX 40 Series Graphics
  • 4MUX Design
  • 5Efficient Cooling
  • 6Gaming Keyboard
  • 7Stay Connected
  • 8Turn It Up
  • 9MSI Center
  • 10MSI APP Player
  • 11Windows 11 Home
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Cut through the competition and take on opponents with the 15.6" MSI Katana 15 Gaming Laptop at your side. Designed to provide responsive performance at high settings, this laptop includes a 13th Gen 2.6 GHz Intel Core i9 14-core processor, which works alongside the 32GB of DDR5 memory and 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD to quickly load complex levels and multitask demanding applications. At the same time, NVIDIA RTX 4060 graphics provides high frame rates in addition to advanced features such as real-time ray tracing, AI-enhanced performance, and integrated live streaming technologies. The 1920 x 1080 resolution screen's 144 Hz refresh rate reduces motion blur to deliver smooth graphics during fast action scenes.

Connect to compatible high-speed networks with Wi-Fi 6 support or the built-in Gigabit Ethernet port. The available USB-A and USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 ports allow you to transfer up to 5 Gb/s from compatible flash drives and other peripherals. You can also customize the RGB backlit keyboard to fit your game, mood, and style. Windows 11 Home is pre-installed on the system.

Striking Performance
The MSI Katana 15 includes a powerful 2.6 GHz Intel Core i9-13900H processor that features six Performance cores with a 5.4 GHz Max Turbo Frequency to handle demanding applications and games while the eight Efficient cores take care of background tasks. It works with the 32GB of DDR5-5200 memory and 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 solid-state drive to load games, applications, and project files up in a flash.
GeForce RTX 40 Series Graphics
Powered by the Ada Lovelace architecture, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU delivers high performance with realistic lighting, reflections, and shadows on supported games. Other features include a built-in live streaming encoder, complemented by AI-enhanced voice and video broadcasting.
MUX Design
Enable NVIDIA Optimus at the touch of a button, which allows your system to automatically switch between the powerful dedicated graphics or the power efficient integrated graphics. Doing so optimizes on-the-go gaming performance while maximizing battery life.
Efficient Cooling
The Katana 15 includes a Shared-Pipe heat sink design that is attached to both the CPU and GPU for maximum efficiency while the dual fans quickly dissipate heat.
Gaming Keyboard
Built primarily for gamers, the keyboard features four RGB lighting zones that include highlighted WASD keys, specially designed keycaps, and a 1.7mm travel key travel distance. Customize the backlighting to further immerse yourself in gaming experiences or show off your style.
Stay Connected
Video chat and broadcast live streams with the built-in 720p webcam and 2W stereo speaker system. Plug a headset into the 3.5mm audio jack for added privacy and clarity.
Turn It Up
Enjoy rich music, games, and movies with the high-resolution audio system. Nahimic virtual surround sound provides positional audio and sound sharing via Bluetooth.
MSI Center
Control and customize your laptop the way you want it through the MSI Center software.
MSI APP Player
The MSI APP Player provides a seamless experience between mobile gaming and the PC.
Windows 11 Home
Microsoft simplified the design and user experience with Windows 11. It has a modern, clean design with a new Start Menu position. Snap Layouts, Groups, and Desktops allow you to multitask with ease. Microsoft has also integrated some of their apps, such as Microsoft Teams. The redesigned Microsoft Store makes it easier to look for supported apps.

MSI Katana 15 15.6" Specs

Key Specs
Operating System
Windows 11 Home (64-Bit)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13900H (13th Gen)
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Total Installed Memory
32 GB
Display Size
15.6"
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touchscreen
No
Total Installed Capacity
1 TB
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 / Supports Video Alt Mode
2x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
1x USB-A 2.0
Display I/O
1x HDMI 2.1 Output
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO Support (2 x 2)
Bluetooth
5.2
Weight
4.96 lb / 2.25 kg
Performance
Processor
Intel Core i9-13900H (13th Gen)
CPU
14-Core: 
2.6 to 5.4 GHz Performance (6 Cores)
1.9 to 4.1 GHz Efficiency (8 Cores)
L3 Cache
24 MB
Graphics Type
Dedicated
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Memory Type
5200 MHz DDR5
Total Installed Memory
32 GB
Memory Configuration
2x 16 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity
64 GB
Memory Slot Type
262-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots
2 (0 Available)
ECC Memory
No
vPro Support
No
Display
Panel Type
IPS-Type LCD
Display Size
15.6"
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touchscreen
No
Color Gamut
45% NTSC
Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Variable Refresh Technology
No
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity
1 TB
Storage Drive Type
1x 1 TB / M.2 NVMe SSD
Storage Expansion
1x M.2 Slot (PCIe 4.0 x4) [In Use]
Inputs / Outputs
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 / Supports Video Alt Mode
2x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
1x USB-A 2.0
Display I/O
1x HDMI 2.1 Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Network I/O
1x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Built-In Speakers
2x 2 W
Built-In Microphones
Yes
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Communications
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO Support (2 x 2)
Bluetooth
5.2
Cellular Support
No
GPS
No
Webcam
User-Facing: 720p
Battery
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Capacity
3-Cell: 53.5 Wh
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard
Built-In Chiclet-Style Keyboard with Backlight, Number Pad
Pointing Device
TouchPad
General
Security
Dedicated Hardware TPM Security Chip
Power Supply
200 W with Barrel/Proprietary
Dimensions
14.13 x 10.2 x 0.98" / 35.89 x 25.9 x 2.49 cm
Weight
4.96 lb / 2.25 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
9.175 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.3 x 13.1 x 3.6"

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