SpecificationsNotebook: MSI GT660R-i7468BLW7P (GT660 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1600 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GT660R-i7468BLW7P
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%
Source: Techreview Source
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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
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%.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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 i7-740QM 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.
15-16 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.
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.
85%: 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.
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