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MSI GT660R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of MSI GT660R. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the design and usability are overall positive. The sound and price also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the size, while some have doubts about the battery and image quality.

performance, price, sound, usability, design

screen, portability, keyboard, image quality, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GT660R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review MSI GT660R Notebook

 

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...

Strong gaming performance, Equipment RAID0, 12GB etc., USB 3.0 ports, Turbo switch, Very good sound, Striking design, Good brightness, Balanced sound, which should also please audiophiles

High system noise, High energy consumption when idle and under load, Low battery life, Weight, Susceptible to dirt and dust, Low contrast, A reasonable price point. The laptop has too many flaws and doesn't do justice to the premium price

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

MSI GT660R Review

 

If you're someone who wants one of the best gaming notebooks then you better be prepared to pay a lot more than $2,000. Well, that was before the MSI GT660R arrived in stores. This 16-inch gaming notebook is packed with premium components and one-touch...

Very good performance ; Extremely impressive speakers ; One-touch overclocking

Weak battery life ; Glossy plastics ; Thick and heavy

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

MSI GT660

 

The MSI GT660, with its powerful nVidia GPU and forceful looks, is aimed squarely at gamers, but it's also a surprisingly competent desktop replacement laptop. Look past the slightly over-the-top styling, and you'll find great performance, outstanding...

Great input ergonomics ; Excellent performance

Hefty traveling weight ; Middling battery life

An all-around great gaming laptop and desktop replacement.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

MSI GT660 Review

 

The $1,849 MSI GT660 is a solid mid-size gaming rig that balances portability with powerful graphics. However, we wish that the screen resolution was higher than 1366 x 768, and that MSI made a few different choices when it came to keyboard design....

Fun customizable lighting effects, Great graphics performance, Excellent audio quality, System stays cool and includes high-speed fan option

Glossy display kicks back reflections, Somewhat awkward keyboard and touchpad, Low resolution for screen size

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (tweaktown.com)

MSI GT660R-004US 16-inch Gaming Notebook

 

Today we get our mitts on the new MSI GT660R-004US gaming notebook for testing and to find out if it's worth the money. Read on to find out more!

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (i4u.com)

MSI GT660R Gaming Notebook Review

 

Today I am going to spend some time talking about the new MSI GT660R-004 laptop. I will simply call the notebook the GT660R from here on out. This notebook has a nice big screen couple with impressive hardware and is aimed at the gamer and media...

Good looks ; Excellent video streaming ; Gaming Power ; Blu-ray

Not great for iTunes encoding

The MSI GT660R is a nice gaming notebook that can pull duty as a multimedia machine with ease. Just don't expect to carry the heavy machine too far from an outlet and you will be fine.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (computershopper.com)

MSI GT660R Review and Ratings

 

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.

Slick design ; Solid performance ; Outstanding audio quality

Loud cooling fans ; GPU turbo boost not very effective ; Relatively short battery life ; Low-res display for a gaming notebook

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (hardwarezone.com)

MSI GT660 - HardwareZone.com

 

The GT660, the king of MSI's G Series gaming notebooks, boasts the ultimate in performance and sound. Built in collaboration with Dynaudio, one of the world's top sound system manufacturers, the GT660 made its debut at CeBIT 2010.

Great performance; Good audio

Keyboard flex is very noticeable; Not Full HD screen

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: yuga (yugatech.com)

MSI GT660

 

Seems like MSI has put a lot of effort with the GT660 - not just with the hardware specifications but with the design and the audio system as well. Check out the full review of the MSI GT660 after the jump and see if it's worth the Php110,000 price tag.

The MSI GT660 has a premium price tag of Php109,990 but the specs of this gaming rig is very impressive to somewhat justify that. It's not your regular multimedia notebook and this kind of combination is hard to come by.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (laptopviews.com)

MSI GT660 Gaming Laptop Announced with NVIDIA Graphics

 

MSI has announced its latest monster laptop, the new MSI GT660 Gaming laptop which is powered by Intel Quad Core i7 Processors and features NVIDIA GeForce GTX

The MSI GT660 gaming laptop is currently available in US market for $1,900 and is expected to be available in India in June 2010.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HDA
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Number of battery cells:9

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:150

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:103
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:3 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):3 x 2

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:150

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel PM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:774
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing die size:296
Processor:i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.93
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Clarksfield
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2.53
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:8
Stepping:B1
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 49024
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBQG
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Ultimate

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4 / 10.6
Height:2.17
Height (front):1.38
Height (rear):1.81
Weight:7.72
Width:15.6