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MSI GT680

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and design. The value for money and performance are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the touchpad and battery, while views about the energy efficiency and build quality are mixed.

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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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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Excelent hardware, worth buying !!!

 

Very good notebook, fast, charming, efficiency. The charger is very heavy and the battery life is around 2,5hs which is not bad for that machine.

Comfortable Keyboard","Fast","Powerful","Quality Display","Quiet

Battery Life reasonable","Charger too heavy","Heavy

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MSI Global Warranty: Don't count on it

 

So, it took MSI at least two weeks before they arrange for a spare part to be shipped. I told them that is really outrageous, for MSI HQ to wait so long to send a small piece of hardware. They told me that MSI will replace the laptop if they can't fix...

Admittedly, I have the GT660 which precedes this model and it is probably discontinued so I write here to warn everyone. The new GT680 looks like a monster of a machine. I'm writing this review to tell you more about MSI global warranty and I think it...

Global warranty. I got my GT660 in January 2011 from newegg. There are two major brands with Global warranty: MSI and Asus. Both reputable brands. I found MSI GT660 and the price was right. I spend my times between the US and Turkey so global warranty...

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A Great Laptop Made Even GREATER!

 

I\'m a professional photographer and VFX artist. This laptop provides me with ample power to edit high resolution photos or create advanced particle systems in Maya. And I can do that all without having to stare at a boring (corporate style) laptop...

Comfortable Keyboard","Fast","Manageable Carry Size","Non-Boring Design","Powerful","Quality Display","Quiet

Doesn\'t Make Coffee","No backlit keyboard

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A Great Laptop Made Even GREATER!

 

I\'m a professional photographer and VFX artist. This laptop provides me with ample power to edit high resolution photos or create advanced particle systems in Maya. And I can do that all without having to stare at a boring (corporate style) laptop...

Comfortable Keyboard","Fast","Manageable Carry Size","Non-Boring Design","Powerful","Quality Display","Quiet

Doesn\'t Make Coffee","No backlit keyboard

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MSI GT680 review

 

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

Great erformance ; 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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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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