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MSI GT660 Series

MSI GT660-E6603-454RUProcessor: Intel Core i5 460M, Intel Core i7 620M, Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16.0 inch
Weight: 3.4kg, 3.5kg
Price: 1200, 1600, 2299 euro
Average Score: 83.29% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 91%, features: 79%, display: 61%
mobility: 61%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 73%

 

MSI GT660

Specifications

MSI GT660Notebook: MSI GT660
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 82.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

85% MSI GT660
Source: Hardware Zone English
MSI’s latest performance notebook, the MSI GT660, comes packing with very decent hardware, packed in a 16-inch frame that looks capable of delivering the gaming goods. The GT660, the king of MSI's G Series gaming notebooks, boasts the ultimate in performance and sound. Built in collaboration with Dynaudio, one of the world's top sound system manufacturers, the GT660 made its debut at CeBIT 2010.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85% performance: 95% features: 90% mobility: 80%
MSI GT660
Source: PC World English
An all-around great gaming laptop and desktop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/23/2010
Rating: performance: 79% features: 89%
89% MSI GT660
Source: PC World India English
All things said, the MSI GT660 is a very good gaming laptop for a price of Rs. 1,39,999 with two year international warranty. The 17-inch Alienware M17x currently packs in a better processor (Core i7-820QM) and graphics (ATI Radeon HD 4870M) and comes with a 1920x1200 widescreen display, but lesser RAM and hard drive space for Rs. 1,48,999. Still, the MSI GT660 provides a great balance between performance and portability, sitting between the highly portable Alienware M11x and the heavyweight Alienware M17x. And the MSI GT660 has superior onboard sound courtesy of its Dynaudio speakers. If you’re shopping for a portable gaming laptop, be sure to consider the MSI GT660.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%
80% MSI GT660
Source: Digital Versus English
MSI likes gamers and regularly makes it known by bringing out new laptops for "Hardcore Gamers". The performance you get with this impressive piece of hardware means we were able to give the MSI GT660 a four-star rating, in spite of the disappointing screen. The GT660 is well worth a look for gamers as long as you can find it at a decent price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% MSI GT660
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $1,849 MSI GT660 is a solid mid-size gaming rig that balances portability with powerful graphics. However, we wish that the screen resolution was higher than 1366 x 768, and that MSI made a few different choices when it came to keyboard design. Consumers willing to sacrifice portability for greater performance and a larger, 18-inch full HD screen may prefer the Qosmio X505, which is just $50 more. And for true portability, the Alienware M11x can't be beat. Still, there's something to be said for notebooks like the MSI GT660 that sit in the middle, offering a great gaming experience without overwhelming your back.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Recensione del notebook da gioco MSI GT660
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Le portable MSI GT660 est à la fois joueur et mélomane
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI GT660R-i74129BLW7P

Specifications

MSI GT660R-i74129BLW7PNotebook: MSI GT660R-i74129BLW7P
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 2299 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

79% Review MSI GT660R Notebook | Notebookcheck
Turbo-Gamer. The 15.6-inch device, costing more than 2000 Euro, promises performance and acoustics at their best. A turbo switch overclocks the i7-740QM as well as the GeForce GTX 285M. 12.800 3DMarks06 and RAID 0 make performance fans sit up and take notice.
89% MSI GT660R-004US 16-inch Gaming Notebook
Source: Tweaktown English
The GT660R-004US is one of the cheaper of the gaming/multimedia machines on the market right now. The big tradeoff here is that the screen is not that great. This machine would be a much better notebook if the screen had better contrast and more resolution. I can’t see that a 1080p screen that functions better would have added much more to the cost of the notebook. As it is, if you can live with the poor contrast and pixilation when watching movies and streaming content, this is a good machine. If you demand perfect video performance, the screen here will drive you crazy in short order. The machine does well for mid-range gaming on most titles and will serve the person wanting a gaming/multimedia machine on a budget well. If you aren’t much of a gamer and are really looking for a notebook mostly for media streaming, you can find better notebooks with screens that offer more performance in this price range. That said, most of those machines will lack the Blu-ray and gaming chops the GT660R-004US offers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%
89% MSI GT660R
Source: Computer Shopper English
Not quite big enough to be considered a desktop-replacement laptop—yet slightly larger than most mainstream-size notebooks—the MSI GT660R offers gamers the best of two worlds. Slightly smaller and lighter than most gaming notebooks, the GT660R offers very good graphics performance and an edgy look. This notebook can handle your favorite 3D games without putting a major dent in your wallet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%
82% Test-Update: MSI GX660R Gaming-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 91% display: 66% mobility: 66% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 83%
82% Test MSI GT660R Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 95% display: 82% mobility: 67% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 72%

 

MSI GT660R-i7468BLW7P

Specifications

MSI GT660R-i7468BLW7PNotebook: MSI GT660R-i7468BLW7P
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

MSI GT660R Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The MSI GT660R is an impressive-looking gaming notebook with solid performance, great speakers and the ability to easily overclock the CPU and GPU at the touch of a button. The variety of ports including USB 3.0, the ability to upgrade to 12GB of RAM and the super-fast 1TB of storage make this an attractive choice for gamers looking for a strong system for $1,700 or less.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% features: 70% ergonomy: 80%
80% MSI GT660R
Source: Techreview Source English
The MSI GT660R is a powerful laptop that comes with a high-performance Intel Quad Core i7 CPU and a GPU from Nvidia that gives excellent performance for both productivity tasks and 3D gaming. For a sound $1600-1800, you'll also get 1TB of hard drive space and 6GB of RAM memory, something you usually only see in higher-end desktop PCs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% MSI GT660R-i7468BLW7P
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

MSI GT660-E6603-454RU

Specifications

MSI GT660-E6603-454RUNotebook: MSI GT660-E6603-454RU
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

81% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука MSI Megabook GT660 (E6603-454RU)
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 100% display: 38% mobility: 35% emissions: 68%

 

Comment

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M:

Essentially a minimally higher-clocked GTX 280M based on the same G92b core with an overall performance increase of about 3-6%.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

620M:

The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

740QM:

The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

Intel Core i5:

460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

16.0: 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.4 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

3.5 kg:


83.29%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» MSI GT660R-i7468BLW7P
Core i7 740QM
» MSI GT660R-i74129BLW7P
Core i7 740QM

Devices with the same GPU

» MSI GT660
Core i7 620M, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Cizmo Qi1840
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4.9 kg
» Malibal Satori
Core i7 820QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg

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HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530
» MSI GX60-3CC87FD
Radeon R9 M290X, A-Series A10-5750M
» MSI GT60 2PE-495RU
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GT60 2PC-464XPL DOMINATOR
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Dell Precision M2800
FirePro W4170M, Core i7 4810MQ
» Medion Akoya S6214T-MD99380
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3520
» AVADirect Clevo P157SM-A
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4810MQ
» MSI GT60 2PE Dominator Pro
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GT60-2PE16H11B
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GT60 2PC Dominator
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Asus N56VV-S4013H
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» HP ZBook 15
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» HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-N062SF
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» MSI GT60-2OD-092UK
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Dell Precision M4800
Quadro K2100M, Core i7 4900MQ
» Deviltech Devil 7800
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700MQ
» MSI GX60-3AE-216US
Radeon HD 7970M, A-Series A10-5750M
» Dell Latitude E6540 FHD HD 8790M
Radeon HD 8790M, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GT60-0ND-284P
GeForce GTX 675M, Core i5 3210M
» MSI GX60-1AC-096XPL
Radeon HD 7970M, A-Series A10-4600M
» Eurocom X3
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4930MX
» MSI GT60-2OD-026US
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4800MQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)