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alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of MSI GX660R. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The price and sound also get good feedback. The size and portability get mixed opinions, while there are some critical comments about the durability and touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GX660R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of MSI GX660R from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviews about the price and reliability are on the whole positive. The sound and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the energy efficiency and keyboard.

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62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Christopher Null (

Review: MSI GX660


For such an eyesore, MSI really packed a lot of punch into this gaming powerhouse.

Quite affordable for a gaming notebook — it’s just too bad the performance isn’t top-notch, too. Dual USB 3.0 ports. Light and long-lived, considering the category

So ugly you’ll keep it in a paper bag. Weak keyboard, with boneheaded numeric keypad layout

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Simon Kohlstock (

Review Update: MSI GX660R Gaming Notebook


Gaming for the Masses. Not long ago, we reviewed the pre-production model of the MSI GX660R. Now that the GX660R is on the market, MSI sent us another model, this time it's the same one that's lining the shelves of stores and available for you to buy....

Powerful Performance ; Good Speakers ; Variety of Ports ; USB 3.0 & eSATA ; The Large Keyboard ; Full-HD Display

High Level of System Noise ; Heavy Weight ; Short Battery Life

The huge difference between the keyboard in the pre-production model and the current one

Jan, 2011

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Review MSI GX660R Gaming Notebook


Powerful Gamer. MSI is offering the new GX660R, a powerful gaming notebook with a swanky design. The hardware in place here will get the heart of any gamer to pound with excitement. Whether the MSI GX660R doesn't just look good on paper but actually...

Powerful Performance, Good Sound System, Good Variety of Ports, USB 3.0, eSATA

Loud Noise Produced under Heavy Use, Heavy Weight, Short Battery Life, Flimsy Keyboard

Nov, 2010


Expert review by : Stuart_Davidson (

MSI GX660R Gaming Laptop Review


During CeBIT 2010 we visited the MSI booth and while speaking to their PR team we were shown the latest range of laptops that were hitting the market around that time. One of the most impressive looking models was the GT660, a Core i7 system which...

During CeBIT 2010 we visited the MSI booth and while speaking to their PR team we were shown the latest range of laptops that were hitting the market around that time. One of the most impressive looking models was the GT660, a Core i7 system which...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (

MSI GX660R review


Not only a great gaming rig, but one of the first to offer a decent dedicated speaker system and a number of innovative features

Aggressive performance ; New look design ; Dynaudio speakers ; TDE power ; Cooler Booster technology

Portability ; New look won't appeal to all ; Keyboard ; A noisy laptop to use ; Wish the lighting was more customisable

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Ashish Koshy (

MSI GX660 - Get More Than You Expect


Gaming notebooks are rarely preferred over full-fledged desktop PCs. The primary reason being the cost. It's possible to build a powerful desktop for the same price as an average gaming notebook. Gaming notebooks are large in size and heavy, so you...

At a price of Rs. 59,999 this notebook is an absolute steal. If you’ve been following gaming notebooks, you definitely know that this is probably the cheapest out there. The MSI GT663R costs a whopping Rs. 1,50,000 and for that matter even the ASUS...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Craig Simms (



While we'd be more comfortable with the Asus G73J, if you're a gamer who wants to squeeze the most value for your dollar, you may find your goal in the GX660R.

Phenomenal spec for the price ; Better than usual audio ; Good expansion options

Construction is a little cheap, especially the keyboard ; Audio weirdly attenuates system sounds ; MSI's software still needs polish

Although we can't shake the feeling that MSI has made things a little too cheaply, particularly the keyboard, it has managed to cram power usually reserved for 17-inch laptops into one that's 15 inches. It also adds in a hell of a lot of ports that...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Overclock3D (

MSI GX660R Laptop Review


Laptops have have had a very hard life as a product. In the early days they were very slow when compared to desktops and hideously expensive. Gradually as time has moved on they've split into two very distinct types.

Mar, 2011

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MSI GX660-260US NoteBook Intel Core i5 460M(2.53GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870


This laptop is great. The i5 processor has run great without any hiccups. Been playing Rift and SC2 on max and they both run great. More than likely when you have a gaming computer the graphics card is going to go out of date before the processor, for...

A large list ; Video card is awesome, plays all games on high flawlessly ; 7200 RPM HD ; Solid processor ; Great bang for the buck

Short list ; Resolution is only so so. This laptop has an awesome video card I just wish I could turn the resolution up. 1080p would look great with this card

Mar, 2011

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Great Hardware, but the Sound Drivers are bugged


It would be nice if they included your W7 product key, but there are plenty of free programs out there that will find it for you in the system registry, so no big deal.

Fantastic hardware at a reasonable price, runs even newly released games like a dream ; Sound quality is also very good, with great range of volume (as opposed to my old laptop, which toggled between mute and deafening) ; Capacitive touch buttons along...

The Realtek HD Audio drivers included with the CD are buggy and will cause crashes with some games (e.g. Shogun 2, Magicka). Do yourself a favor and get the standard drivers from Realtek's website ; The touchpad also struck me as a bit unresponsive,...

Mar, 2011

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