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%
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%


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.  


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": 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.

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

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.

Devices with the same GPU

» Viewsonic ViewBook VNB155
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GT660-E6603-454RU
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 3.4 kg
» MSI GT660R-i7468BLW7P
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GT660R-i74129BLW7P
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Cizmo Qi1840
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4.9 kg
» Malibal Satori
Core i7 820QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Sony VAIO VPC-F21Z1
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F21AFX/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2720QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
» Asus G60JX-JX154V
GeForce GTS 360M, Core i5 520M
» Asus G60JX
GeForce GTS 360M, Core i5 430M
» Toshiba Satellite A505-S6004
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 330M
» Toshiba Satellite A505-S6999
GeForce GT 230M, Core 2 Duo P7450
» Asus M60J
GeForce GT 240M, Core i7 720QM
» Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600
» Asus G60J
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 720QM
» Dell Studio XPS 16 (4670)
Mobility Radeon HD 4670, Core 2 Duo P9700
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» HP HDX 16-1370us
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» Acer Aspire 6920G-594G32Bn
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T5900
» HP Pavilion HDX X16-1010EA
GeForce 9600M GT, Core 2 Duo P8400
» Acer Aspire 6930
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T5800
» Dell Studio XPS 16
Mobility Radeon HD 3670, Core 2 Duo T9400
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook N7010
Mobility Radeon HD 3470, Core 2 Duo P8400
» Acer Aspire 6930G
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» Gateway MC7801u
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T5800
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)