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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of MSI GT680. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The design and screen are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the reliability. The energy efficiency and touchpad get less positive opinions.

performance, screen, design, usability, price

keyboard, battery, portability, touchpad, energy

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.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of MSI GT680 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the design and sound are overall positive. The usability and durability also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the size and portability.

performance, durability, usability, sound, design

portability, size

100% of the reviews on 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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

MSI GT680R-008US Review


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...

Fast gaming performance, Dynaudio-powered speakers, Full HD display, LED lighting, Effective cooling fan

Keyboard flexes, Weak wireless range, Fan gets loud

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: PC Perspective (

MSI GT680R Notebook Review: Sandybridge for Gamers


High-end gaming laptops represent the most powerful of a breed, and are built using all the creativity and ingenuity that laptop manufacturers have at their disposal. Somewhere along the path towards performance, practicality begins to fall to the...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (

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.

Feb, 2011


Expert review by: Jennifer Johnson (

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...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (

MSI GT680R -


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.

Expert review by: What Laptop (

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

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Holmes (

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!

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (

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...

Aug, 2011


Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (



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...

Jan, 2011


Expert review by: Zardon (

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.

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium


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


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