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MSI GT683 Series

MSI GT683-281PLProcessor: Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i7 2630QM, Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 3.4kg, 3.5kg
Price: 1500, 1600, 1700, 1900 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 90%, features: 93%, display: 70%, mobility: 50%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 10%

 

MSI GT683R-242US

Specifications

MSI GT683R-242USNotebook: MSI GT683R-242US
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GT683 (Series)

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Average Score: 88.75% - very good

Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

90% MSI GT683R-242US 15.6 Inch Gaming Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The MSI GT683R-242US is a high performance 15.6-inch gaming laptop with a street price of $1,470. For under $1,500 you get a full 1080p display, excellent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 1.5GB GDDR5 graphics card, and 12GB of memory. The MSI GT683R-242US performs very well in the latest DirectX 11 games, and you can max out settings in many titles.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% MSI GT683R: A Powerful Desktop Replacement With Funky Lights
Source: PC World English
MSI's GT683R is definitely a powerful machine, but its peripherals (built-in as they are) leave something to be desired. This is a desktop replacement, so it's likely you'll have an external mouse, keyboard, and even speakers, but it'd be nice if these felt like an option rather than a necessity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI GT683R review – another gaming monster notebook
Source: Gaming Rig English
This is definitely one of the best gaming laptops currently available and it does that for a sub $2000 price. It has Nvidia’s latest notebook oriented video card and a Core i7 processor, as well as 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage, so we can easily say that this is a very solid configuration for gaming, at least for the next 12 to 18 months.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2011
MSI GT683R-242US With GeForce GTX 560M Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
Overall, we were very pleased with the performance of the GeForce GTX 560M as well as the MSI GT683R in general. The notebook also includes a few extras such as Dynaudio and THX TruStudio Pro to enhance the multimedia experience. If you like the aggressive aesthetics and are in the market for a powerful notebook that's speedy enough to churn through DX11 games and HD multimedia, the MSI GT683R is worthy of consideration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2011
91% MSI GT683R
Source: Computer Shopper English
When we reviewed the MSI GT660R last year, we gave it high marks for its overall performance, edgy design, and killer sound system, but we lamented its loud fans, short battery life, and relatively low-resolution display. The GT683R delivers superb gaming and application performance for dedicated mobile gamers. It delivers very good value considering what's inside.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%

Foreign Reviews

94% Crossfire-Notebook Alienware M18x
Source: PC Games Hardware - 8/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 96% features: 95%

 

MSI GT683R-289US

Specifications

MSI GT683R-289USNotebook: MSI GT683R-289US
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GT683 (Series)

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% MSI GT683R-289US 15.6 Inch Gaming Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English
With a quad core processor and 16GB of RAM, it's easy to call the MSI GT683R-289US a high performance laptop. But if you're looking for a laptop that runs the latest PC games with ease, the system must have a decent graphics card. Luckily, the MSI GT683R-289US offers PC gamers a great experience with a high performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1.5GB GDDR5 graphics card and a full HD display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

최고의 가격대 성능비로 승부한다 - MSI 게임노트북 GT683 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/15/2011

 

MSI GT683R-i71691BLW7U

Specifications

MSI GT683R-i71691BLW7UNotebook: MSI GT683R-i71691BLW7U
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 1900 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GT683 (Series)

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Foreign Reviews

MSI GT683R-i71691BLW7U
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2011
Rating: performance: 85% features: 90% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 10%
최고의 가격대 성능비로 승부한다 - MSI 게임노트북 GT683 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/24/2011

 

MSI GT683DXR-423US

Specifications

MSI GT683DXR-423USNotebook: MSI GT683DXR-423US
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GT683 (Series)

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MSI GT683DXR-423US Review
Source: Best Gaming Laptop English
The turbo fan. The turbo fan is designed to drastically increase fan speed when the laptop overheats. While this is a great quality to the laptop, it has not been tweaked to perfection. The turbo fan does not always kick in when the laptop overheats, and there is no easy way for the user to manually turn on the turbo fan.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2012
MSI GT683DXR gaming laptop review
Source: Gadgetmix English
With all the orange lights, we might have expected a backlit keyboard, though just an avarage typing experience would have made this a quite briliant notebook. But for anyone wanting top-notch capaabilities, get your hands on an external keyboard, and perhaps a gamer’s mouse, and the MSI GT683DXR is a superlative notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2011
MSI GT683DXR review
Source: Engadget English
You know the idiom: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Well, MSI, unfortunately some of it is broken, but by and large, the GT683DXR manages to pack quite a punch -- a surprisingly long lasting one at that -- and does it all for an admirable price. As with all things, there are niggles, sure, but when it comes down to it, you'll be hard-pressed to find more bang for your mobile gaming buck.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2011

 

MSI GT683DXR-478FR

Specifications

MSI GT683DXR-478FRNotebook: MSI GT683DXR-478FR
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GT683 (Series)

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI GT683DXR-478FR
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI GT683DXR-473US

Specifications

MSI GT683DXR-473USNotebook: MSI GT683DXR-473US
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GT683 (Series)

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MSI GT683DXR Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
Starting with the build quality and design of the GT683DXR we have a system which very much falls into the love it or hate it category. For some the silver trims and orange LEDs will be a bit of a turn off, for others it is something that little bit different that elevates the unit past being a black box.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% workmanship: 80%

 

MSI GT683-281PL

Specifications

MSI GT683-281PLNotebook: MSI GT683-281PL
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GT683 (Series)

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Foreign Reviews

Видеообзор ноутбука MSI GT683
Source: F1CD RU→EN
Positive: High performance; Good quality / price ratio; Full HD-display; Good opportunities expansion. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2012

 

Comment

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).


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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M:

The successor of the GeForce GTX 460M based on the new GF116 chip. The performance is about 13% better than the 460M but with similar power requirements due to hardware optimizations.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M: High-end mobile GPU based on a stripped down GF114 chip.

» 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. 

2670QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.2-3.1 GHz based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

Intel Core i5:

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.4 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3.5 kg:


85%: 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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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Medion Erazer X6817-MD97891
GeForce GTX 560M, Core i7 2670QM

Devices with the same GPU

Sony Vaio SV-T13114GXX
GeForce GTX 560M, Core i5 3317U, 13.30", 1.5 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI Prestige 15 A11SB-449
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 15.60", 1.65 kg
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-008ES
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Bravo 15 B55DD-005XES
Radeon RX 5500M, Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 5800H, 15.60", 1.96 kg
MSI Modern 15 A11SB-011ES
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 15.60", 1.6 kg
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST-067RU
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Tiger Lake i7-1185G7, 15.60", 1.8 kg
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-009XES
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-014
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 15.60", 1.65 kg
MSI Creator 15 A10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Comet Lake i7-10875H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Tiger Lake i7-1185G7, 15.60", 1.824 kg
MSI Modern 15 A11SB-039RU
GeForce MX450, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 15.60", 1.6 kg
MSI Modern 14 B10RBSW-064XES
GeForce MX350, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Alpha 15 A3DC-250XES
Radeon RX 5300M, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3550H, 15.60", 0 kg
MSI Modern 14 B10RBSW-063XES
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 0 kg
MSI Modern 14 A10RAS-870XES
GeForce MX330, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 1.2 kg
MSI Modern 15 A10RAS-089XES
GeForce MX330, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 15.60", 1.6 kg
MSI Modern 14 A10RAS-1049XES
GeForce MX330, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 1.2 kg
MSI Modern 14 A10RAS-871XES
GeForce MX330, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 0 kg
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10875H, 17.30", 2.39 kg
MSI Prestige 14 A10RB
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 14.00", 1.29 kg
MSI PS42 Modern 8RA-280XES
GeForce MX250, Core i7 i7-8565U, 14.00", 1.2 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-007ES
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 15.60", 1.65 kg
MSI Prestige P75 9SD Creator 625
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Coffee Lake i7-9750H, 17.30", 2.28 kg
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-012ES
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 14.00", 1.29 kg
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-663XES
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 1.2 kg
MSI Modern 14 A10RB-665XES
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 1.2 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-044XES
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 15.60", 1.7 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)