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MSI GT680R-i71651BLW7U

Specifications

MSI GT680R-i71651BLW7UNotebook: 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
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 2000 euro
Average Score: 76.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI GT680R-i71651BLW7U

MSI GT680R review (Intel Core i7 2630QM Sandy Bridge, Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M)
Source: Gaming on Laptops English
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

Foreign Reviews

Multimedia-Notebooks mit Intels Core-i-2000-Prozessoren
Source: c't - 10/11 German
battery runtime satisfying, performance very good, 3D-games satisfying, display satisfying, fan very bad
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2011
70% MSI GT680-R, portátil gamer a precio razonable
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
MSI GT680: uragano di potenza
Source: Pc Tuner Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2011
MSI GT680 - játékos notebook újratöltve
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2011
83% MSI GT680R
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%

Comment

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.  


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.


15.6": 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


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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-01-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)