Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GT663R-i7488BLW7P
Premium gamer. If you are looking for a gaming notebook with as much power under the hood as possible, you'll be just right with MSI's GT663R. Find out in this review, if a Core i7-740QM and a GeForce GTX 460M is too much for the 15 inch size.
The MSI GT663R is a great gaming laptop and tears through almost anything that you throw at it. Priced at Rs. 1,49,999, it does provide the performance it promises and is a great buy for those who want a gaming machine on the go. The only downsides are the bad touchpad and the noisy fan at full load. Another thing that worried me was the weight - at 3.5Kgs, lugging the notebook around will be quite tiring. But that is just a small price to pay for that kinda horsepower it delivers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World India
A powerful 16-inch gaming laptop, the MSI GT663R comes at a high premium. It features one of the best sound we've heard on a laptop, courtesy Dynaudio speakers and a host of other features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 76%
The MSI GT663R is a great and powerful machine packing in some of the best technologies that would no doubt easily quench anyone's thirst for power. But apart from that, it does fall short in many basic features, which should have been present or at least done right, which sadly it lacks.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/27/2011
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 90% display: 68% mobility: 68% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 71%
Source: PC Games Hardware - 12/10
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 95%
Source: SFT - 12/10
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 97%
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/30/2010
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
performance good, price quite high
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2011
CommentNVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M:
High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on the GF106 chip using GDDR5 graphics memory (up to 1.5 GB).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
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.
15-16 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.
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).
81.43%: 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.
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