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MSI GT680-055AU

Specifications

MSI GT680-055AU
MSI GT680-055AU (GT680 Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
3.5 kg ( = 123.46 oz / 7.72 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1700 Euro

 

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Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI GT680-055AU

80% MSI GT680 review
Source: Techradar English
A great out-and-out gaming laptop, just don't use it for work.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Wolf in sheep's clothing? MSI GT680-055AU notebook review
Source: APC Mag English
I want to unreservedly recommend the MSI GT680-055AU, but for all the good stuff it has inside, the outside simply doesn’t match up. The build quality and glossy surfaces detract from what would otherwise be a stellar product. Many will buy it for the specs alone, but just as many will opt for a similar specced notebook with the looks to match.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

96% Zocker-Notebooks
Source: PC Games Hardware - 6/11 German
Review Type Unknown, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 96%

Comment

NVIDIA 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.

» 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.  


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.


15.6":

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).


82%: 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, 2011-08-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)