MSI GX660R-i7488LW7P

Specifications

MSI GX660R-i7488LW7PNotebook: MSI GX660R-i7488LW7P (GX660 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1900 euro
Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 77%, features: 50%, display: 57% mobility: 59%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 71%

Reviews for the MSI GX660R-i7488LW7P

Foreign Reviews

MSI GX660R-i7488LW7P
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2010
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
83% Test MSI GX660R Gaming Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 94% display: 83% mobility: 67% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 71%
Portable MSI GX660R : Beau et Gamer
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
performance and workmanship positive, fan and battery runtime negative
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2011

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870:

High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on a desktop HD5770. Models with GDDR5 are ideal but there may be a bottleneck due to the 128 Bit memory bus.

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


83%: 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

Devices with the same GPU

» Review MSI GX740-i7247LW7P Gaming-Notebook
Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 3.37 kg
» Review Medion Akoya X7811 Gaming-Notebook
Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 3.2 kg

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

» MSI GX660R-i5647LW7P
Core i5 460M
» MSI GX660R-064
Core i7 720QM
» MSI GX660-076EU
Core i5 450M
» Origin PC EON15
Core i5 430M
» Sager NP8690
Core i5 520M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Mesh Ultima i5-B
Core i5 460M, 2.6 kg
» AVADirect Clevo W860CU
Core i7 720QM, 2.9 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Medion Akoya X7811-MD97588
Core i5 450M, 17.0", 3 kg
» Alienware M17X10
Core i5 520M, 17.0", 5.2 kg
» Alienware M17X, HD5870
Core i5 520M, 17.0", 5.3 kg
» mySN XMG A710
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Asus G73JH-BST7
Core i7 740QM, 17.3", 3.7 kg
» Deviltech HellMachine (HD 5870)
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 5.5 kg
» MSI GX740-079US
Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 3.2 kg
» Maingear eX-L 17
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Asus G73JH-X1
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» MSI Megabook GX740-091
Core i5 430M, 17.0", 3.3 kg
» Asus G73Jh-TZ008V
Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 3.4 kg
» Asus G73JH-TZ038V
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.8 kg
» Asus G73JH-TZ014V
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 4.03 kg
» Asus G73JH-A1
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» MSI GX740-i7247LW7P
Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 3.37 kg
» MSI GX740-i5448LW7P
Core i5 430M, 17.0", 3.2 kg
» Asus G73JH-RBBX05
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg
» Medion X7811 / MD97327 DE
Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 3.2 kg
» Sager NP8760
Core i7 820QM, 17.3", 3.8 kg
» Asus G73J
Core i7 920XM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)