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MSI GT680R-008US Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM (2.00GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

  • Intel Core i7 2630QM (2.00GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • DVD Super Multi
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Power your most intense games at blistering speeds. Introducing the new MSI GT680R, the new gaming standard! Not only does it packs the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and NVIDIA's high-end DirectX 11-capable GeForce GTX 460M discrete graphics card, the GT680R also features four DDR3 memory slots pre-installed with massive 8GB of system memory, and dual 500GB SATA hard drives in RAID 0 for more storage and accelerated performance. These specifications deliver the world-class performance and put it on par with the best desk tops out there!

Many may think notebooks can't offer a decent sound experience, but MSI’s GT680R will completely shatter this stereotype. The GT680R integrates THX TruStudio Pro wrap around sound to provide professional theater-grade audio. As a result, music is richer and more dynamic, voices in movies are clearer and more immersive, and the sound and bass quality of speakers are enhanced - smoother and more life-like. In addition, MSI worked closely with renowned sound system designers at Dynaudio to develop the Dynaudio Premium Sound Technology for the GT680R speakers, delivering the profound sound quality, the new standard of gaming notebook!

For the ultimate in visual experience, the GT680R boasts a 15.6" Full HD LED backlight display with exclusive LED Light Technology and Cinema Pro Technology for the total immersion. More cutting-edge features include two USB 3.0 ports, 802.11b/g/n (draft) wireless LAN, and built-in HD webcam that can capture genuine widescreen 720p high-definition video at 30 fps. Focused on performance, sound, vision plus aesthetic characteristics in design, the MSI GT680R provides the perfect combination for people in need of the ultimate gaming and multimedia experience.

  • newegg The 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor plus Turbo Drive Engine Technology The MSI GT680R equips the most advanced 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor, which features adaptive, incredible multi-task performance and responsiveness, and delivers significantly enhanced media capabilities for a new seamless visual experience. MSI exclusive Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) Technology is the world's No.1 turbo technology that will increase CPU or graphics frequency, allowing you to experience faster response time and efficient real-time data processing.
  • newegg NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M with 1.5 GB of GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M discrete graphics card gives your games an adrenaline shot with the premium performance and great detail images quality thanks to latest DirectX11 effects. GeForce GTX 460M also arms you with the latest industry-leading technologies including eye-popping NVIDIA 3D Vision, dynamic PhysX effects, high performance NVIDIA Verde drivers, and more.
  • newegg MSI + DYNAUDIO = Dynaudio Premium Sound Technology MSI worked closely with Dynaudio to carry out vast amounts of study and countless calculations on the GT680R notebook. Therefore Dynaudio and MSI developed Dynaudio Premium Sound Technology based on four directions to design the speakers: Speaker Placement, Optimized Speaker Design, EQ Tuning - Adjusted for Optimization of All Types of Sounds and Sound Card Circuit Design Optimization. The result is obstruction-free sound transmission and the best ever notebook sound.
  • newegg THX TruStudio PRO Provides Excellent Surround Sound Effect THX TruStudio Pro is specially designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios— to the PC. THX TruStudio Pro provides the latest groundbreaking technologies that are products of years of collective experience and research by Creative and THX. Together, these technologies deliver the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games, while remaining true to the source and intention of the artists who created it.
  • newegg Exclusive LED Light Display Technology The MSI GT680R's pulsating LED light display technology increases the sensation of instant immersion during music, movies, or gaming. Whether you're listening to music or engrossed in an exciting, fast paced game, simply press the MSI LED light performance control hotkey and the LED lights embedded on both sides of the notebook and in front of the keyboard will light up and pulse in sync with different changes in sound. The exclusive LED performance illumination mode can also intelligently simulate sound, kicking the thrill level of your GT680R up a few notches.
  • newegg The Ultimate Vision The GT680R features a widescreen 15.6" 16:9 Full HD LED backlight display to provide detailed and vivid images and HDMI to ensure the best possible video/audio transmission to your home theater system. It also features MSI-exclusive Cinema Pro technology for the finest movie viewing experience. With a touch of the Cinema Pro hotkey, you can immediately switch to Movie Mode for higher resolution and richer colors, accompanied by heavy bass to recreate the experience of being in a movie theater.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 12/8/2011 8:41:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSuper fast gaming laptop!

Pros: Great desktop replacement for travelers. Super fast, awesome sound and speakers, very fast GTX 460M for game playing. The built in wireless is very good with great range. Built in bluetooth is a winner with my MS mobile 6000 keyboard. Connects well using HDMI to televisions in hotel rooms. I run a Logitech full HD webcam on it and the frame-rate is perfect even with post processing effects running. Great for broadcasting HD music and video if that's your thing. Lots of USB ports which I like. Comes with lots of overclocking utilities in the OS but I don't need to use them, it's fast enough as it is. The laptop is also pretty quiet unless you turn on the fan overdrive. Plays City of Heroes pretty much maxed out in HD resolution, looks and sounds great on the big screen :)

Cons: The webcam is absolute junk. I was hoping the HD webcam would be good for doing web broadcasts, it was just horrible with no real software support. Wish it had software toggles for the audio boost and CPU overclock buttons on the keyboard. They reset when you reboot, and I normally have it connected to the TV so it is kind of a pain to reset them. I think I had one bad pixel on the screen but I don't notice it.

Other Thoughts: I travel for a living and needed some gaming horsepower. I am very glad I purchased this laptop. The sound system and speakers are out of this world good especially when you kick on the P1 button for the sound boost. I listen to jazz music and it really brings it to life. I go wireless in the hotels without a glitch, connect it to the TV and use wireless input devices, and I'm good to go. The lights on the outside are a novelty but I like them. This laptop is a real winner, and is as fast, if not faster, than my desktop I built less than a year ago. I looked at Alienware, but I'm so glad I didn't get one... I saved money and I got great value for my dollar. Good gaming laptop for the road warrior, and even does work when you need it to. This is my second MSI and I will continue to buy them in the future. Good looking, sounds great, and delivers the speed for gaming junkies. A+++

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  • Charles P.
  • 6/6/2011 11:13:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Machine but.......

Pros: Great Machine. I got this for a desktop replacement I don't do a great deal with gaming but wanted a laptop with high specks.

Cons: The day after I got this new laptop it would not power on. The power light would flash but never start. Nothing on the screen. I had just copied all my files over and had wiped and sold my desktop. I had no choice but to open the laptop up to find the problem or pull the drives to copy my files which were now just on the laptop. I found the problem to be a bad stick of memory. Thinking of going to the 16GB of memory since I had to "void" my warranty on the second day I owned the machine. I did not like I could not get tech support on the weekend.

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  • theva c.
  • 5/30/2011 4:24:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggshad about a week so far

Pros: It's fast, I most play games like wow and I've got it on max settings and i get about 60 fps always smooth so far no stuttering. Play New Vegas on ultra high smoothly as well.

Speakers are good for laptop speakers, not ultra home studio quality but better than I've seen on any other lap top.

this is my first laptop so i was worried about the screen size but so far its been perfect for me, i use my laptop primarily for gaming or college homework and its been easily big enough for me to see what i want on my games or have multiple documents i'm looking at.

Cons: Like some other users, I haven't really figured out how to get the webcam working, but I haven't tried very hard either.

The mouse pad thing is a little left of center so you can bump it with your hand sometimes while typing and click things you don't mean to, but after a little while I got used to where my hands were and its no big deal at all now.

I had a hard time getting wireless connection at home until I realized I had to use the bluetooth ability on the p1 keys up top instead of the wireless card if any one else runs into that problem hope this helps, that's more lack of user knowledge than a con i'd say. The wireless connection had definitely been smooth since I got it working though.

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  • Robert D.
  • 5/27/2011 3:30:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat but some issues

Pros: Its great. It just came in, I can run ArmA 2:OA on max with good frames, sound quality is fantastic, all in all a great buy.

Cons: The charging cable appears to be messed it, it is getting extremely hot and if I move it it appears to stop charging. I can't tell if this is a serious issue as of yet.

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 "EAHGT680R". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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  • Denys S.
  • 5/22/2011 8:19:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsRebate, wait for 8 months

Pros: great laptop for gaming and everything else

Cons: my decision to buy this laptop was made by the $100 rebate. The rebate was sent to a wrong address and now i was told i have to wait another 6 months for check to expire to get another check mailed to the correct address. Lame.

Other Thoughts: I have a long email thread with msi rebate support where i specifically requested the rebate to be sent to another address and i have copies of all the documents sent to them. That didn't help. Still, they sent it to the wrong address. Now i have to wait for 6 months to get my rebate. This bad experience lowered my rating of this laptop.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,
“Please contact MSI customer service representative Tom at tomh@msi.com, or call Tom at 626-913-0828 ext 216 with your case details so we can check the rebate status. Thank you.”
Best Regards,
Customer Service Team
Rebate account

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  • John C.
  • 5/21/2011 10:35:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExceeds hopes & expectations

Pros: The specs of the notebook speak for themself. Processor, graphics and RAM are phenomenal. Harddrives come in RAID 0, but there are 2 partitions (OS, Data).

I was able to play games on battery without a noticeable drop in framerates, and the battery seemed like it might even last over 1.5 hours. Overall, the battery is very impressive though it does take a while to get a full charge.

I am not an audiophile by any means, but the speakers are amazing, and they truly have some incredible output.

Cons: -Not a fan of the color orange, but I keep the lights off anyway
-I would have expected a little more out 2 RAID 0 7200 RPM drives ( I have a SSD in my desktop computer), but not at all disappointing.
-Can't replace the harddrives without voiding the warranty. In the future (post warranty) I will put 2 SSD in this computer RAID 0.

Other Thoughts: I don't have any complaints about the keyboard as some people do. A couple of the keys are in funky places, but nothing worth even complaining about. I wish it had a BD drive, but I can always pick up a USB BD drive.

I ordered a USB 3.0 external harddrive with this computer and it was able to transfer 10GB of data (recovery ISO's) in about 1.5 MINUTES. I ordered this laptop instead of the @SUS G735W because it has the same internals for $400 less and also has one more USB 3 port and an esata port.

If you are on the fence about this computer, GET IT, you will not be disappointed.

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  • Gary M.
  • 5/14/2011 2:17:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome Laptop

Pros: What can I say it has it all. Love what MSI did with this Laptop. Its simply awesome.

Cons: 1. Cannot understand with the LEDs effects, why they did not put in a Backlit keyboard. This is minor, but I scratch my head on this one.
2. The built in Intel Wireless Card has very poor performance with my D-Linl DGL-4500. being 10-12 feet away, I got 2-6 Mbs. Even when I move right next to the route, I only got 39Mps, I check to make sure the drivers were updated, nothing. This was a poor choice in an otherwise awesome product. Had to buy an USB Wireless Adapter (Cisco AM10) and got sooo much better results 300mps. Took one egg away for the Wireless Card Choice

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a Sweet Laptop, and don't want to spend crazy cash, then this is the one for you. Now, if I can only get it to fit in my Laptop Roller Bag, hehehehe.

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  • kimberly m.
  • 5/13/2011 10:02:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsall ready sent back

Pros: When it was running, very fast!! It played wow black opps like a movie!! Great graphics, great sound system in this laptop. Even though the fan is loud, it is nice knowing that the computer is cool. Otherwise I love this computer for the money and all of its capabilities.

Cons: Screen froze once, made this "shuttering" sound the day before my computer suffered a major failure. It does not turn on/power up!! I've only had it for a week! The worst part is I have many games and I hope they don't get erased

Other Thoughts: I shipped it back today, postage paid but ups ground all the way across the usa! (CT to CA) I want it back ;(

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  • Daniel W.
  • 5/2/2011 4:48:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Other than Windows Installs

Pros: Excellent Laptop for Price, More ram, more Hdd than asus, and raid 0. Full 8 Thread i7, 1080p full keyboard plus num pad! Excellent Sound for a laptop Gtx 460M does very well for most games, don't expect to max them out @ 1920x1080 tho but @ 15.6" you cant tell the difference AA makes, unless you zoom in on something.
Sata 3 and USB 3

Cons: Changing Drives, Ram, anything Except the optical drive voids the Manufacturer warranty. If you bought this like I did with intentions to put vertex 3 ssds in, plan on not being able to get warranty repair without paying dearly.

I have only encountered 4 machines that this happens on, but when you install Win7, it will LAG OUT ad the extracting files off the disk, for several minutes, then the disk finally spins up and it takes off. On desktops, it has always been that a floppy was enabled and not connected. Seems to be a bug with win7, and this laptop has it, so dont expect win7 installs to go blazingly fast.

Other Thoughts: Msi got a little cheesy with the led lights on this thing, This was the only thing about this laptop that turned me off to it.

Screen is not an anti-glare, which I love, cause to me the image looks much crisper. But dont plan on using it outside, or around windows...

Put two OCZ vertex 3 drives in raid 0 in this puppy (if you can get ocz drives that work) and push a gigabyte a second through this thing...EXCELLENT!

Hats off to MSI, they out did their selves on this one, only thing that it is missing is a back-lit keyboard

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  • Todd C.
  • 4/22/2011 9:01:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice machine

Pros: Nice Video
Great Audio
Modern yet not gaudy design
Nice bright display
Fast..
Cool, fan noises are a little on the high side but I felt the machine as a whole stayed very cool under normal gaming use.

Cons: Keyboard is deffinately loose in the upper left corner. Both corners are looser than the rest of the keyboard but the top left will make a tapping sound when used. Its pretty annoying and the reason I took an egg off. I have also had the dvd drive stick opening twice now and it sometimes sticks when closing it, like its catching on the bezel or something.

Other Thoughts: Overall I am very pleased with this machine and its still a fabulous value for the price. I plan to replace the HD's with SSD's in the near future but the stock drives are very acceptable. I will update more later if something else happens.

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