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MSI GX660R

Specifications

MSI GX660R
MSI GX660R (GX660 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 - 1024 MB, Core: 400 MHz, 8.751.0.0
Memory
4096 MB 
, ASint, DDR3-10600, 1333 MHz, max. 12 GByte, 8 Banks
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel PM55
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 2 Hard Disks, Raid 0
Soundcard
Realtek ALC888
Connections
1 Express Card 54mm, 2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Microphone input, Headphone Jack, 7.1 Analogue, S/PDIF, Card Reader: 4-in-1 (SD/MMC/MS/MS-PRO), RJ-45
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Optical drive
TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633C
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 55 x 396 x 269 ( = 2.17 x 15.59 x 10.59 in)
Battery
87 Wh Lithium-Ion, 9-cell, 11.1 Volt
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Notebook, Technical Documentation, Blank CD for use as a Recovery Disk, Power Supply, HDMI Cable, Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup, Adobe Reader 9, Magic-iVisual Effects 2, MSI Demo Music, WebCam Comanion, MSI BurnRecovery, Microsoft Office 2010 (Trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.5 kg ( = 123.46 oz / 7.72 pounds), Power Supply: 630 g ( = 22.22 oz / 1.39 pounds)
Price
1799 Euro

 

Average Score: 81.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 91%, features: 76%, display: 70% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the MSI GX660R

81% Review MSI GX660R Gaming Notebook | Notebookcheck
Powerful Gamer. MSI is offering the new GX660R, a powerful gaming notebook with a swanky design. The hardware in place here will get the heart of any gamer to pound with excitement. Whether the MSI GX660R doesn't just look good on paper but actually lives up to its specs, you'll find out in the following review.
MSI GX660 - Get More Than You Expect
Source: Tech2.in.com English
At a price of Rs. 59,999 this notebook is an absolute steal. If you’ve been following gaming notebooks, you definitely know that this is probably the cheapest out there. The MSI GT663R costs a whopping Rs. 1,50,000 and for that matter even the ASUS G73Jw’s price is Rs. 1,14,000. However, their performance is only slightly better than the GX660. So at half the price of the standard gaming notebooks, the GX660 is a perfect buy for those searching for a gaming notebook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2011
80% MSI GX660R review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI GX660R is a great machine at a sensible price. Performance is as agressive as we'd expect for the money, but there is also a wealth of extra features, clever design additions and impressive components that make this a very competitively priced laptop. Add to that the fantastic Dynaudio speaker system and you're looking at one of the best gaming systems currently around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GX660R review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI GX660R proves to be a very competent gaming machine with a raft of excellent features at a very sensible price. All in all, this laptop comes highly recommended.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

81% MSI GX660R
Source: PC Go - 1/11 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81%
85% Portable MSI GX660R
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
Ноутбук MSI GX660R
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2010

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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» 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":

15-16 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.


3.5 kg:

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.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


81.4%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)