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MSI GT683R gaming laptop takes in latest NVIDIA GPU tech

by Tarinder Sandhu on 1 June 2011, 11:16

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Better known to our readers as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, MSI has been trying to eke a name for itself in the competitive laptop field for a few years now.

GT683

Falling in with the very recent release of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 560M mobile graphics card is the MSI GT683R gaming laptop. Featuring the upgraded GPU with 1.5GB of GDDR5, the 15.6in machine fits in a full-HD (1,920x1,080) screen, up to 16GB of system memory, two hard-drive spaces, and above average sound through the collaboration with Dynaudio - we heard a demo in a soundproofed room at COMPUTEX 2011 and were left impressed with the audio quality.

Packed with a mobile Core i7 quad-core, eight-threaded chip, the laptop has plenty of grunt under the hood, and we were able to play new-ish games such as Crysis 2 with image-quality settings turned up to decent levels.

Weighing 3.5kg and supplied with a battery that won't give much more than two hours of usage, this beastie's designed to be plugged in. The inevitable downside of such power is price. A base model of the GT683R is expected to cost £999, rising as you start getting busy with the options box.



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It looks cheap and tacky though… I've seen better styled netbooks! Hell even Alienware look better.
Thought it was a spectrum 48k keyboard when I first saw it.
we were able to play new-ish games such as Crysis 2 with image-quality settings turned up to decent levels.

Anything less than ‘Max’ quality levels doesn't quite cut it for me… Especially for a so called ‘gaming laptop’ with a starting price of £999 for the basic model. My budget (el cheapo) AMD PC can run Crysis 2 perfectly with all details cranked up to ‘extreme’ and at a resolution of 1920x1080.
Never have liked the look of the MSI laptops. And this one is particularly bad in my opinion. It's just way to exaggerated, from the horrible ‘media bar’ to the speakers to the palm rest. Comeon MSI, you make a powerful laptop, just need to back it up with a little thought put into the design!

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