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MSI GT660

Specifications

MSI GT660Notebook: MSI GT660 (GT660 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 82.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 87%, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI GT660

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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%.

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

» 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.0":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


3.5 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


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.

MSI reviews


82.33%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)