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MSI GT660R-004US NoteBook Intel Core i7 740QM (1.73GHz) 6GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M 16.0" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

  • Intel Core i7 740QM (1.73GHz)
  • 6GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • BD Combo
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Janet S.
  • 4/22/2011 7:40:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailing Video Card

Pros: Overall a very solid platform, with powerful enough hardware to play the games you would want to play. That would be the case if the video card actually worked. The GT660R-004US contains the nVidia GTX 285m, a card well known for being defective. As one might guess, my video card was also defective. Within a few weeks of light use, the laptop gradually began to have stability issues, with bluescreens, video crashes, and black screens with the operating system freezing. Now I can hardly use it without the thing crashing within 10 minutes of turning it on. I feel that MSI really dropped the ball on the video card here, and I don't think I'm the only one who has this problem.

Cons: As I said above, the video card is defective. I wouldn't recommended this product to anyone.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular notebook. Please email me directly via usersupport2@msicomputer.com your notebook's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "EAHGT660R-004US". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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  • Michael G.
  • 4/17/2011 12:25:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat power laptop for the price!

Pros: -Powerful i7 and 285m. Boots fast, and runs Blops at full settings with ease. I was very impressed with the sound. It's quite good, especially for a laptop.
-Battery life is better than I had originally expected (about 2-2.5 hours on low power modes with wireless off). The price is great for what you get. It's also lighter than I had expected, though it's obviously still heavier than smaller laptops.
-Haven't tried the turbo mode for the cpu, but the turbo mode for the fan works great when you really need the extra cooling. Hasn't come in handy yet, but it's nice to know it's there. Most of the time it runs fairly cool though.
-The keyboard is also very nice.

Cons: -The mouse touchpad is a tiny bit unresponsive. At default settings you have to use your entire finger for movement to register, not just your fingertip. Maybe I was just spoiled by my old HP's touchpad, but I had to crank the sensitivity up nearly all the way in the control panel in order for it to respond the way I'm used to, and it's still a bit iffy at times. Not a big problem, especially since you use a portable mouse for games, but it's something to take into consideration.
-Not 1920 x 1080. I don't mind, but others might. The upgraded model of this laptop with 1920x1080 costs another $100 bucks with the same specs, but you might as well just buy the GT680r then since it's only a couple hundred more than that and has better specs.
-Bloatware. Not too much of it, but there's a decent amount of stuff running on startup that comes preinstalled.
-Would be nice if the keyboard were backlit.
-The charger is pretty big (though not 360 status as some say), but this is to be expected.

Other Thoughts: -Everything is much shinier than I thought it was from the pictures. It looks nice, but the area around the keyboard and mouse (the areas you tend to touch the most) can pick up fingerprints easily. The lid is glossy as well, but isn't as print-prone.
-Stickers. Why are there so many on this thing? They take up what seems like 75% of the area next to the mousepad. I plan on taking most of 'em off once I work up the courage.
-The orange accent lights aren't completely necessary and drain the battery, but it's cool to have them, and they're easy enough to turn off (one button). You can also change through a couple of lighting modes which is neat, the most interesting being one that adjusts the lighting on the lid depending on the level of sound coming out of the left and right speaker.

-Overall, it's a great laptop. You can spend the extra 4 or $500 to get the gt680r if you need/want the extra power, but this laptop was more than fast enough for my college/gaming needs.

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  • Thomas S.
  • 4/13/2011 10:19:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat laptop for the price.

Pros: - INCREDIBLE sound
- Fast Processor (4 physical , 8 logical cores due to Hyper Threading)
- Graphics card is great, Plays WoW, Rift, Starcraft 2 all on ultra with no framerate issues.
- More than enough Ram
- 1TB of Raid-0
- 1 touch overclocking
- Fan is quiet even on turbo mode
- Under $1200

Seriously a great buy. Could not believe I found a Laptop this good for under $1200.

Cons: - 720p Resolution only, But its not really that big of a deal, as the difference between 1080 and 720 on a 16inch screen is negligible.

-Bloatware. Again though not really too big of a deal. I thought about just formatting it when I got it and doing a fresh install, but after disabling / deleting the Bloat it runs just fine.

- Webcam did not work out of the box. Had to uninstall the driver and reinstall it from the included DVD and it worked fine though.

Other Thoughts: if your looking for a powerful laptop on a budget, this is your Machine.

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  • Sebastien B.
  • 4/6/2011 2:35:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome notebook

Pros: The sound is incredible for a notebook. No problem in playing Starcraft 2 on ultra and Napoleon total war either. The detail in all the making of the frame are absolutely wonderful. The fan is really silent even when in turbo mode (if you are playing). The led are beautiful and the keyboard is good even if its chicklet style. The I-7 740QM give an high speed even with multiple task and the Nvidia GTX 285M worth the price i paid even if the Gx660R have a hd 5870 and you paid about 200 or 300 hundred more (is it really worth the price?). The connection are well placed and offer all we need. The heat is suprisingly diffuse out of the notebook. The fan work well (no heat under). The plastic isnt cheap.

Cons: The screen is unusable outside under the sun (too much reflec). A bit heavy. I have a Blue ray and the program that run it cant do it until i paid for it, its disappointing.

Other Thoughts: The best notebook price i found

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular notebook. Please email me directly via usersupport2@msicomputer.com your notebook's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "EAHGT660R". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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  • Jason L.
  • 4/6/2011 2:02:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIn addition to original review below

Pros: See below

Cons: Computer locks up every 72 hours

Other Thoughts: I originally gave this laptop 4 out of 5. But lately, it has been locking up for no reason every few days and requires a hard reset to fix. Oddly, this usually happens when I am running nothing more than Chrome and Itunes.

This is an incredible disappointment. I did not expect this from a $1000 + laptop. I have contacted MSI, and have yet to hear back(two weeks and counting) Buyer beware!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular notebook. Please email me directly via usersupport2@msicomputer.com your notebook's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "EAHGT660R". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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  • Joyce N.
  • 4/1/2011 6:58:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEpic laptop and and epic deal!

Pros: This is a good laptop! It has a very nice look to it. The sound system is very nice on it as well! I've played Team Fortress 2 on it and the game ran seamlessly! The 6GB of RAM and the TB hard drive were all super nice! The windows rating system put the processor and the RAM at a 7.1 out of 7.9 and the graphics at 6.8. The hard drive transfer speed is 5.9 but they are still really fast transfer speeds from what I have done with it!

Cons: I have found two things that I don't care for on this laptop. One is the fact that the max resolution is 1366 X 768. I really wish it had a high resolution. Another thing is the battery life. I literally unplugged the laptop, turned it on and logged in and started all my stuff and after 5 minutes, it was at 93% battery with an estimated 2 hours left. The battery is very short living and I wasn't even gaming heavily with it.

Other Thoughts: This is overall a great laptop so far! I had to give it 4 because of the battery! Other than that, it is, so far, a very good laptop! Another thought to add is the power brick. I pulled it out and thought it was an xbox 360 brick. It's that big. Not a big deal, just another thought to add. For the lights on it, I like how you can turn off specific ones. You can turn off the ones closer to you but still have the back ones on to show off to your friends!

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  • Christopher B.
  • 3/31/2011 4:19:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Laptop

Pros: What can I say? I shopped around for a week looking for a good gaming laptop for under 1200.00.I should have known newegg had one,they have never let me down.I went to MSI's website for this laptop and it got good reviews soo much its sold out on there site.This computer screams I am not dissapointed at all.Good vid card plenty of ram nice sound nice monitor etc.

Cons: Lighted keyboard would be nice.Other than that nothing

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  • Jennifer B.
  • 3/31/2011 8:58:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Gaming Laptop!

Pros: I love this laptop! I was looking for a gaming laptop that would last a couple years and let me see all the eye candy graphics. Right now I'm playing Rift with ultra settings and get 25 - 35fps even in crowed areas, it runs smoothly. The turbo button and fan are nice features though the turbo only game me 1fps more so don't really bother with it anymore. The screen is good enough the color is very nice.

Cons: Not any cons but if I were to put something it would be the fan is a little loud and I keep hitting the left cap lock key and typing in caps. I can't tell if if the cap lock is on or not till I type.

Other Thoughts: This laptop I believe is the best you can get for the price. Even as good as some priced in the $2000 bracket. I'm very happy with it and highly recommend.

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  • Michael D.
  • 3/31/2011 4:30:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: -Fast CPU
-Dedicated graphics card
-HDMI out
-USB 3.0
-Blu-Ray
-Push button to overclock

Cons: -No back lit keyboard
-still getting used to the keyboard

Other Thoughts: The display is 720p but its very hard if at all possible to see picture quality difference from 1080p with a 16'' screen. The thing works perfect and haven't had one issue with it. Very happy with my purchase!

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  • Christy L.
  • 3/25/2011 1:12:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great speakers
Great value! paind$1199 and retails for $1850! GREAT DEAL!
1tb hdd cant beat it
6 gb memory awesome!
turbo fan feature is awesome!
I7 quad core cpu money!

Cons: screen resolution could be a bit better but it is still awesome.
web cam doesn't seem like 720p hd, could use some improvement.
battery doesn't last long could use more run time.
doesent come with exell, word, or powerpoint.

Other Thoughts: This is a great computer for a gamer. I game sometimes on it and it runs great. I know its a gaming laptop but it would be nice if it came with microsoft office, I mean people will use this computer for more than just gaming. Other than that it is a great computer for the money!!

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