MSI GT683R Laptop Review

Sat, Dec 24, 2011

Hardware Reviews

MSI GT683R Laptop Review

Every gamer’s dream is to have a fast machine that would put him ahead of his opponents. MSI GT683R laptop is the latest gaming notebook that MSI has launched. It is one of the first laptops that are equipped with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 560M and powered by a second-generation Intel Core processor.

MSI GT683R laptops come with an aero-dynamic look with a shiny black plastic coat which makes it an average-looking laptop, until you turn the machine on. Bright orange LED light strips are placed on the cover, on the sides of the screen and below the keyboard. Above the keyboard is the shield-shaped power button along with other buttons like turbo, Bluetooth, extra-cooling, WiFi toggles and LED controls. The keyboard is one thing that you can easily notice in GT683R. It has a number pad and island–style keys which is convenient for the gamers to use, helping them to not accidentally hit other keys while gaming. Just below the keyboard is the touch pad that is covered with a matte surface, which makes it hard to move the mouse across the screen. The pad is also a bit small, which makes it uncomfortable to use unlike the keyboard.

With a relatively cheap price of $1,599, this gadget should not be underestimated because it is armed. This 7.7-pound product is loaded with a quad-core Intel Core i7 which is a 2GHz processor that can still be stretched on up to 2.9GHz when in turbo mode. Together with a whopping 12GB of RAM (which is expandable up to 32GB) and a 1.5 GB Nvidia GTX 560M graphics card which manages a frame rate of 47 frames per second. These features only justify the claim that MSI made that GT683R is the fastest gaming laptop in the gaming world today.

MSI GT683R laptops possess a 15.3-inch full HD screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution which is impressive for viewing games and videos. Aside from a high-resolution screen, gaming laptops must also have powerful speakers to get the “game on” feeling while playing. GT683R has two HD speakers and a subwoofer designed for full and loud sounds which make its speakers slightly better than other laptops. Though its speakers are better than the other laptops’, it cannot compete with the regular desktop speakers. However, GT683R has microphone and audio jacks where you can plug in your speakers. When talking about ports, this gaming machine ahs four USB ports which the two of them are 3.0 USB ports which we say is good enough, a multi-in-one memory card reader, the key ports such as Ethernet, VGA, eSATA, and HMDI which are all located at the back of the laptop, and jacks for the microphone, headphones, and line in/line out which are placed at the right side of the laptop.

This laptop is not only used as a gaming device, but it also as an everyday laptop. It can handle heavy workloads and provide entertainment as well because of its great multimedia system. An MSI GT683R laptop is indeed an affordable gaming machine that a gamer could have.

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