SpecificationsNotebook: MSI GT680R-i71651BLW7U (GT680 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 2000 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GT680R-i71651BLW7U
Source: Gaming on Laptops
My impressions about the MSI GT680R are very positive. With the exception of the monitor, the rest of the laptop makes for an almost perfect gaming laptop: good performance, good cooling, good sound, good battery… But the gaming laptop market is very competitive and other brands offer more extras, such as backlit keyboard, 3D screen, or more performance … We need to know the price to judge if it’s competitive enough and if it can deliver that extra performance it promises (MSI Iberia has promised us a commercial unit for evaluation when they are available). In the meantime, keep an eye on it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2011
Source: c't - 10/11
battery runtime satisfying, performance very good, 3D-games satisfying, display satisfying, fan very bad
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2011
Source: MuyComputer ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Pc Tuner IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2011
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2011
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M:
High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on the GF106 chip using GDDR5 graphics memory (up to 1.5 GB).
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.
2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » 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.
76.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.