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MSI GT660R-i74129BLW7P

Specifications

MSI GT660R-i74129BLW7P
MSI GT660R-i74129BLW7P (GT660 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M - 1024 MB, Core: 630 MHz, Memory: 1020 MHz, DDR3, 258.96
Memory
12288 MB 
, PC3 10600 (1333 MHz)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, AUO B156HW01 V5, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel PM55
Storage
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS, 500 GB 
, 7200 rpm, Intel RAID Controller 2x500GB (Raid 0)
Soundcard
Realtek ALC888/1200 @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 Express Card 54mm, 4 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: 7.1 channel sound analogue + SPDIF, Card Reader: SD/MMC/MS/MS-PRO
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW CT21N
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, 7800mAh 11.1V BTY-M6D
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p HD-Webcam
Additional features
24 Months Warranty, Dynaudio High-End-Soundsystem, CPU+GPU Turbo-Button
Weight
3.5 kg ( = 123.46 oz / 7.72 pounds), Power Supply: 779 g ( = 27.48 oz / 1.72 pounds)
Price
2299 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 92%, features: 76%, display: 73% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the MSI GT660R-i74129BLW7P

79% Review MSI GT660R Notebook | Notebookcheck
Turbo-Gamer. The 15.6-inch device, costing more than 2000 Euro, promises performance and acoustics at their best. A turbo switch overclocks the i7-740QM as well as the GeForce GTX 285M. 12.800 3DMarks06 and RAID 0 make performance fans sit up and take notice.
89% MSI GT660R-004US 16-inch Gaming Notebook
Source: Tweaktown English
The GT660R-004US is one of the cheaper of the gaming/multimedia machines on the market right now. The big tradeoff here is that the screen is not that great. This machine would be a much better notebook if the screen had better contrast and more resolution. I can’t see that a 1080p screen that functions better would have added much more to the cost of the notebook. As it is, if you can live with the poor contrast and pixilation when watching movies and streaming content, this is a good machine. If you demand perfect video performance, the screen here will drive you crazy in short order. The machine does well for mid-range gaming on most titles and will serve the person wanting a gaming/multimedia machine on a budget well. If you aren’t much of a gamer and are really looking for a notebook mostly for media streaming, you can find better notebooks with screens that offer more performance in this price range. That said, most of those machines will lack the Blu-ray and gaming chops the GT660R-004US offers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%
89% MSI GT660R
Source: Computer Shopper English
Not quite big enough to be considered a desktop-replacement laptop—yet slightly larger than most mainstream-size notebooks—the MSI GT660R offers gamers the best of two worlds. Slightly smaller and lighter than most gaming notebooks, the GT660R offers very good graphics performance and an edgy look. This notebook can handle your favorite 3D games without putting a major dent in your wallet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%

Foreign Reviews

82% Test-Update: MSI GX660R Gaming-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 91% display: 66% mobility: 66% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 83%
82% Test MSI GT660R Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 95% display: 82% mobility: 67% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 72%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M:

Essentially a minimally higher-clocked GTX 280M based on the same G92b core with an overall performance increase of about 3-6%.

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).


84.2%: 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, 2010-09-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)