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MSI GT680

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and design. The value for money and performance are also appreciated. Reviews about the energy efficiency and keyboard are mixed, and some have doubts about the touchpad and battery.

screen, performance, value for money, design, portability

battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GT680 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 31 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI GT680

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of MSI GT680 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

build quality, portability, sound, performance, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GT680-035UK 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel New 2nd Generation Core i7 Gaming, 8GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive and 120GB SSD, Nvidia Fermi Graphics, HD WebcaMSI GT680-037UK 15.6 inch Notebook (Intel New 2nd Generation Core i7 Gaming, 6GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive and 120GB SSD, Nvidia Fermi Graphics, HD Web

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MSI GT680R-008US

 

MSI combines power, good sound quality, and fun LED lights in its GT680R gaming notebook.

The $1,499 MSI GT680R-008US is a powerful mid-size gaming rig that offers lots of performance in a fairly portable design. We wish that MSI made different choices when it came to keyboard design and speaker placement, but otherwise this system is a big...

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MSI GT680 Preview: Blazing Fast

 

We got our hands on an early unit of MSI's latest Intel Sandy Bridge gaming notebook, the MSI GT680R. We give it a quick spin to get a feel of how fast this hot rod can go as well as to see if there's anything else in store for us.

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MSI GT680 Sandy Bridge Gaming Laptop Review

 

When MSI unveiled the new GT680R gaming laptop at CES this year, the company touted it as one of the "fastest, most powerful gaming notebooks in the world." As one of the first laptops to take advantage of Intel's Sandy Bridge processor, this laptop...

Core i7-2630QM processor ; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics ; Full HD (1980x1080) native res panel ; Two USB 3.0 ports

Could use an SSD instead of RAID 0 HDs ; Short battery life even for a DTR machine

MSI has combined some of today's best technologies in the new GT680R. This notebook boasts of a 2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor along with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics and 1.5GB of video memory. It also has a vibrant 15.6-inch display...

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MSI GT680R - HardwareZone.com

 

The new MSI GT680, powered by Intel 2nd Generation Core i7 quad core processor and NVIDIA's high-end DirectX 11-ready GeForce GTX 460M discrete graphics card.

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MSI GT680 review

 

A great out-and-out gaming laptop, just don't use it for work

Great performance ; Connectivity ; Full HD screen ; Decent build quality

Battery life ; Some flex in keyboard

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MSI GT680 review

 

If you want the power of a desktop in a laptop (or, obviously, if you want to do some serious gaming) you're going to need a gaming laptop. They give you all the power you want and then some, eschewing the current portability trend of slimming down. So...

Comfortable keyboard, large high-resolution screen, fast processor and plenty of performance

Bundled mouse a desktop mouse masquerading as a gaming mouse, single touch touchpad

A high-end gaming laptop with battery life!

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MSI GT680 review

 

The MSI GT680 is angry all over, from the glowing orange lights that adorn its edges to the powerful processor in its black heart. It's here to master your games and fuel your nightmares.

Blistering performance ; Impressive speaker quality ; Frightening design will scare off the in-laws

Slightly uncomfortable keyboard ; Poor screen when not in cinema mode ; Pathetic battery life

The MSI GT680 has got just what you need from a gaming machine -- it's packed full of processing power and wrapped up in a shell that will frighten next door's kids. It's not going to be your portable computing friend, but when it's sat glowering on...

Recommended!

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MSI GT680

 

With Intel's new Sandy Bridge alongside Nvidia GTX 460M graphics, 8GB of RAM and twin 7,200rpm HDDs in RAID, this surprisingly affordable gaming laptop is a beast.

Blazingly fast ; Excellent value ; Class-leading battery life ; Extensive connectivity

Not the most attractive ; Build quality sometimes suspect

It's not the most stylish or best-built gaming laptop we've seen, but when it comes to features and power for the money, few rivals can match the MSI GT680. Throw in an above-average screen, impressive speakers and excellent battery life, and this is...

WORTH BUYING

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MSI GT680 Gaming Laptop Review (SSD/Bluray/i7/Nvidia)

 

There is certainly no shortage of high powered gaming laptops available on the market today, but it takes something really special to stand out in such a crowded marketplace. MSI have sent us their GT680 gaming laptop for review which features a dual...

great all round performance ; striking looks ; good screen quality ; full sized keyboard ; competitively priced

graphics power is limited when dealing with the latest Direct X 11 engines ; can get a little loud under load ; no backlit keyboard

KitGuru says: A very fine laptop from MSI and worth looking into, especially if you are limited to £1,500 or less.

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MSI Gt680

 

MSI's new GT680 is a potential gaming laptop with Sandy Bridge processor and impresses with nice performance scores.

Gaming experience ; Screen ; Audio output

Touchpad ; Keypad ; Looks

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Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:7 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEFORCE GTX460M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:HM67
Processor:CORE I7
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I7-2630QM
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