MSI GT663R-i7488BLW7P


MSI GT663R-i7488BLW7PNotebook: MSI GT663R-i7488BLW7P
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 1536 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.426kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 81.43% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: 86%, display: 68% mobility: 68%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 71%

Reviews for the MSI GT663R-i7488BLW7P

81% Review MSI GT663R Gaming-Notebook | Notebookcheck
Premium gamer. If you are looking for a gaming notebook with as much power under the hood as possible, you'll be just right with MSI's GT663R. Find out in this review, if a Core i7-740QM and a GeForce GTX 460M is too much for the 15 inch size.
80% The MSI GT663R Gaming Laptop - Heavy Hitter
Source: English
The MSI GT663R is a great gaming laptop and tears through almost anything that you throw at it. Priced at Rs. 1,49,999, it does provide the performance it promises and is a great buy for those who want a gaming machine on the go. The only downsides are the bad touchpad and the noisy fan at full load. Another thing that worried me was the weight - at 3.5Kgs, lugging the notebook around will be quite tiring. But that is just a small price to pay for that kinda horsepower it delivers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% MSI GT663R
Source: PC World India English
A powerful 16-inch gaming laptop, the MSI GT663R comes at a high premium. It features one of the best sound we've heard on a laptop, courtesy Dynaudio speakers and a host of other features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 76%
60% MSI GT663R Review
Source: English
The MSI GT663R is a great and powerful machine packing in some of the best technologies that would no doubt easily quench anyone's thirst for power. But apart from that, it does fall short in many basic features, which should have been present or at least done right, which sadly it lacks.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Test: MSI GT663 - schnelles Gaming-Notebook mit Sound von Dynaudio
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/27/2011
81% Test MSI GT663R Gaming-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 90% display: 68% mobility: 68% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 71%
95% Test Geforce GTX 460M
Source: PC Games Hardware - 12/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 95%
97% Spielspaß to go
Source: SFT - 12/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 97%
MSI GT663: производительный игровой ноутбук
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/30/2010
Обзор ноутбука MSI GT663R: самый яркий лаптоп для геймера
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
performance good, price quite high
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2011


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M:

High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on the GF106 chip using GDDR5 graphics memory (up to 1.5 GB).

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 i7-740QM 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.

3.426 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

81.43%: 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, 2010-12-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)