SpecificationsNotebook: MSI GT683R-289US (GT683 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1700 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GT683R-289US
Source: Comp Reviews
With a quad core processor and 16GB of RAM, it's easy to call the MSI GT683R-289US a high performance laptop. But if you're looking for a laptop that runs the latest PC games with ease, the system must have a decent graphics card. Luckily, the MSI GT683R-289US offers PC gamers a great experience with a high performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1.5GB GDDR5 graphics card and a full HD display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/15/2011
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M:
The successor of the GeForce GTX 460M based on the new GF116 chip. The performance is about 13% better than the 460M but with similar power requirements due to hardware optimizations.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
80%: 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.