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MSI GX660R

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 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and sound also get good opinions. Views about the size and portability are different, and there are some less positive opinions about the durability and touchpad.

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keyboard, battery, touchpad, durability

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI GX660R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of MSI GX660R from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and reliability are on the whole positive. The sound and portability also get good comments. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and keyboard.

performance, portability, sound, reliability, price

battery, durability, touchpad, keyboard, energy

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

This summary is based on the products: MSI GX660R-646UK 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 Gaming, 6GB Memory, 2 x 500GB Hard Drives, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium)MSI GX660R-646UK 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 Gaming, 6GB Memory, 2 x 500GB Hard Drives, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

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 : Overclock3D (overclock3d.net)

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

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

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 : Ashish Koshy (tech.firstpost.com)

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 : Simon Kohlstock (notebookcheck.net)

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

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

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 : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

MSI GX660R

 

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

VALUE AWARD!

Expert review by : Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

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

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GX660R-646UK

 

Amazing sound by far the best of any laptop. The graphics are really good too. The extra features are really useful, such as the ability to increase the fan speed with the touch-screen on the top of the keyboard.

None!

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GX660R-646UK

 

Amazing sound by far the best of any laptop ; The graphics are really good too ; The extra features are really useful, such as the ability to increase the fan speed with the touch-screen on the top of the keyboard

None

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Number of battery cells:9

Design

Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:103
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2 / 3 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 3x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other features

Audio system:Dynaudio / Dynaudio DTS / HDA
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
TV in port: No
Type:PC

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Mouse included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
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 input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120 / 150

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing Die size:296 / 81
Processor boost frequency:2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Model:I5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / K0
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
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:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBQG / SLBTZ / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.5 / 26.9
Height :5.5
Height (front):3.5
Height (rear):4.6
Weight:3.5
Width:39.6