MSI GT660R-i74129BLW7P

Specifications

MSI GT660R-i74129BLW7PNotebook: MSI GT660R-i74129BLW7P (GT660 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 2299 euro
Average Score: 84.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 92%, features: 76%, display: 73% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the MSI GT660R-i74129BLW7P

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

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.  


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.

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


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.» 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


84.2%: 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, 2010-09-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)