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MSI GT660R-i7468BLW7P

Specifications

MSI GT660R-i7468BLW7PNotebook: 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
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: 70%, display: 50% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI GT660R-i7468BLW7P

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

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


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.


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

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

» MSI GT660-E6603-454RU
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» MSI GT660
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» Cizmo Qi1840
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4.9 kg
» Malibal Satori
Core i7 820QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-09-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)