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Gadgets Review: MSI GT660

Power, overwhelming

by Gelo Gonzales | Oct 14, 2010
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Some laptops are made for portability, others for general functionality. The MSI GT660 however is neither of those.

[firstpara] This machine is designed with hardcore gamers in mind, and its powerful specs are supreme proof.

Power doesn’t come cheap though, and at 110,000 Pesos, the GT660 is for the hardcore gamer…with money to burn.

The MSI GT660 packs a heavy, heavy punch. It boasts an Intel i7 720QM processor, and an NVIDIA GTX 285M graphics. For the uninitiated, these are specs that are sure to give any red-blooded geek a massive hard-on, as these are components that are more or less what we can consider top-of-the-line, especially for a laptop.

Techie.com.ph put it through its paces by running one of the most demanding games in computing history, Crysis. And it performed brilliantly, which only tells us that if you’re into games with cutting-edge graphics, this is a laptop you’d really dream of having.

The laptop is also equipped with a 16-inch screen with a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, great for displaying all those pretty visuals this laptop is capable of.

To give you a complete multimedia experience, the GT660 also boasts topnotch audio features. Unlike most other laptops, this dynamo doesn’t leave you wanting with a weak set of speakers. Instead it gives you Dynaudio speakers, for a full-bodied audio experience, which really gives you a more satisfying time when playing all your games.
 
Along with those, the GT660 is a monster in other areas as well, featuring 6 GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM, and two 500GB hard drives as well as an HD webcam, a DVD+RW drive, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, another pair of USB 3.0 ports, and HDMI and eSATA ports.

As expected though, the GT660 is not a champion in portability. It’s heavy and bulky (though it does look pretty handsome) at 8 pounds, and with its power-hungry specs, the GT660 only lasts 2 hours while in gaming mode before having to plug it in.

Indeed, no one can doubt how powerful this laptop is. It’s a laptop made for gaming, and it doesn’t pretend to be anything else, with one evidence being the price tag. If you want to play the latest games on the go without a hitch and you’ve got 110,000 lying around, this is definitely a treat. Buying this laptop though for another purpose other than gaming would be kind of over kill.


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WORDS BY: GELO GONZALES

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