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MSI GT683R-242US Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM (2.00GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

  • Intel Core i7 2630QM (2.00GHz)
  • 12GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • DVD Super Multi
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Intense gaming at blistering fast speeds, introducing the new MSI Gaming Series! The all-new MSI GT683R packs a powerful punch with the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and NVIDIA’s high performance DirectX 11- capable GeForce GTX560M graphics processor. Now you can experience advanced tessellation and faster graphics rendering with your DirectX 11 gaming. Supercharge your game play with MSI TDE, a built-in Overclocking feature, instantly giving you extreme power with just a push of a button.

For the ultimate in visual experience, the GT683R 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 a 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 GT683R 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 GT683R equips the most advanced 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor, which features adaptive, incredible multi-tasking 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 560M With 1.5 GB of GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M delivers blistering frame rates and beautifully rendered scenes with Direct X 11 done right. GeForce GTX 560M 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 studies and calculations on the GT683R notebook. As a result, 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 Effects 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 product 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 GT683R'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 GT683R 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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  • Marco M.
  • 2/13/2014 7:42:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggswas awesome till i couldnt get a replacement part for it

Pros: great computer was able to do whatever i wanted to do with it

Cons: i had the computer for about a year and my power cord fried and i couldnt get another one so that i could keep using it

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.
Please kindly contact Tom at 626.271.1004 ext 216 to order a replacement AC adapter.

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at usreview@msi.com.
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • jacob W.
  • 9/13/2013 11:49:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat laptop when it's working

Pros: The major pros in other reviews are all correct. Keep in mind I've had this laptop for almost two years now.

Cons: A/C Adaptor is nearly impossible to replace, MSI has the worst customer service ever. It took me four months to find a factory adaptor.

Other Thoughts: MSI makes great products, unfortunately their customer service is abysmal. It's difficult to get people to even answer the phone. Emails go unanswered for weeks. They should be embarrassed

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at usreview@msi.com.
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info as well as system spec if possible, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Michael P.
  • 12/27/2012 4:10:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWaste over time.

Pros: Ton of ram.
Screen and 1080p is nice.

Cons: Gaming laptop... No.
This laptop gets 15 frames per second on most newly made games, including some from 2010 and 2011, some of which are not very demanding.

Sound quality... Doesn't last.
Turn your volume up past 30 and you will be hearing your speakers filled with static and buzzing.

Quality... NOPE.
I am pretty sure for a laptop that is over one thousand dollars there should be more than just plastic chicklet keyboard that wears out extremely fast and feels loose and cheap, dollar store quality.

Loose parts, don't know what it is but there is a loose part in my laptop that you can clearly hear when laptop is vibrating, whether it is loud music or loud voice chat in skype.

My fan makes an EXTREMELY annoying buzzing noise, and randomly goes on for about 3 minutes, shuts off for 20 seconds, and goes back on.

Other Thoughts: Honestly, I will never be buying anything from MSI again. And I will be telling all of my friends that their laptops are made with no care.

Great laptop for the first 2 months I had it, then it started going downhill. Now I know why all of my friends never knew who MSI was. If I ever buy a laptop again it will be a well known, and trusted brand.

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  • Steve S.
  • 11/25/2012 11:29:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDissapointing

Pros: Fast, good HDD space, nice display. Decent stats.

Cons: Just a few hours ago, the speakers started popping loudly in a metronome pattern upon powering on the machine. Now sound doesnt work right and seems to perform much slower than usual. I leave this on my desk. Never dropped or abused. After researching it seems to be a faulty motherboard. Sounds common for these machines based on other reviews. Does not go away when headphones are plugged in, so its not the soundcard. Keyboard is cheap/loose feeling, left side is not half as sturdy as the right. Drivers are a pain to get right. Trackpad is weak.

Other Thoughts: Would expect more from this company, I am highly dissapointed with this product. I was hoping to purchase a quality laptop that would last me for the next few years. Why cant this laptop just work? Lasted under a year, look elsewhere. Very dissapointed, would not buy again and would not recommend to a friend.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

Please feel free to contact us directly to set up a RMA service with the following information provided to usreview@msi.com.
1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located in the battery compartment and begins with S/N)
6. Proof of purchase (screenshot/photo, or PDF is fine)
7. Symptoms you are having (as detailed as possible)

Once your information and warranty coverage are verified then we can proceed with this RMA for you.
Our turn-around time is typically about one week and our system will notify you automatically at every stage of your RMA process.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/21/2012 6:33:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Laptop

Pros: Great laptop, only thing it needs is an SSD

Cons: hard drive speed

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  • Michael P.
  • 7/22/2012 1:26:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIts Okay..

Pros: Plays games well
High fps on newer games
great amount of ram
nice look

Cons: bsod after a few months owning it
screen turns black now and then
speakers are wearing out, very staticy
microphone already broke
hits up to 70-80 C while playing intense games (bf3)
and 60-70 with not intense games
keyboard is flexible, gets worn out very fast
flimsy screen, hard to clean

Other Thoughts: buy at own risk, very likely you are going to regret not buying a desktop if you are solely buying this for gaming

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Michael,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with our product.
Please kindly perform a backup of all of your data if you can, restart your PC, when MSI logo shows up then tap on the F3 key continuously to launch MSI Recovery Manager.
Performing the factory recovery can help to resolve many software-related issues, unless the cause of the issue is hardware-related.

If it's hardware-related issue then the product needs to come in for RMA service.
Please feel free to contact me directly to set up a RMA service with the following information provided to usreview@msi.com.
1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located in the battery compartment and begins with S/N)
6. Proof of purchase (screenshot/photo, or PDF is fine)
7. Symptoms you are having

Once your information and warranty coverage are verified then we can proceed with this RMA for you.
Our turn-around time is typically about one to two (1~2) weeks depending on the issue.
Our system will notify you automatically at every stage of your RMA process.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Timothy L.
  • 7/2/2012 10:51:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood for a little while

Pros: Originally great laptop. Ran every game i had flawlessly.

Cons: Ac adapter stopped working after 7 months. Called MSI, who has really horrible support, and found out the adapter only has a 6 month warrenty. So had to spend almost $80 on a new one. Fantastic.
One problem not many people will have, but at my work we use samsung walkie, radios. And if im within 5 ft of recieving or calling on it, all the buttons located under the power button go crazy turning on and off. Kinda funny actually, but annoying 2 have 2 flip through the power options one on the right edge.
Recieved scratched and gouged on plastic piece above the keyboard but no big deal, just cosmetic. Everything worked fine.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular notebook. Please email us directly via USUserSupport@msi.com or call us Toll Free: 1-888-447-6564 your notebook's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "MSIGT683R-242US". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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  • Rick T.
  • 6/30/2012 11:32:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRMA process is not going great

Pros: This is a very solid lap top with an excellent screen, a nice over all feel and good performance. Specs were very good for the money at the time of purchase. I like the raided 7200 HDD, although would have preferred SSDs, but excellent combination of speed and capacity.

Cons: The bottom of the laptop gets very hot, making it hard to use as a "laptop". Usually during gaming, it has this problem. I had a USB issue which was resolved via RMA fairly quickly. The downside was I had to cover the expense of shipping. I recently started having issues with the laptop just shutting off during gaming, so having contacted tech support via the web, they were quick to RMA the laptop, and when I complained about the shipping costs, they sent me a UPS label. So good for them on that. Now here is the problem. I sent my laptop via their label 16 days ago. And when I check their website, it doesn't show that they have received the laptop. I have now sent several emails, posted on their website, and left voice mails, with 2 inquiries about the tracking number, which I replied to, and still no response. So where their customer service is really falling apart is on their communication with the RMA.

Other Thoughts: I still do not know if they have my laptop and I can't get a hold of anyone by phone. I will be making more calls on Monday. I didn't rank the laptop a 1 because minus the RMA communication issue, I have been generally happy with the laptop.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,
“Please contact MSI customer service/RMA Team: Customer Service / RMA: 1-626-271-1004 Press 2 usrma@msi.com with your case details. Thank you.”
Best Regards,
Customer Service/RMA Team

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  • Nancy S.
  • 6/13/2012 1:50:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMaybe mine has been an exception...?

Pros: I've been loving the performance of this laptop. It's quick to resume from hibernate, and the start-up time is certainly reasonable. It plays games great (Skyrim, StarcraftII, DiabloIII, and Assassins Creed Revelations) and at their highest settings. It's been a dream to work on this laptop as well. I can run as many Adobe design software programs as I please at one time and it never bogs down. Haven't had any issues with the processor, dvd drive, sound ports or raid0 as I've been reading many have. I can get 4-4.5 hours of work time out of one charge, and the speakers are absolutely phenomenal.

Cons: I have two cons for it more or less. The keyboard isn't backlit, but to me that isn't too big a deal. It also doesn't have an indicator light for caps lock as many have written. The problem I have occasionally is that when I go to use the function button, it sometimes requires me to really hammer the volume keys or the screen brightness.

The other con is that the wireless card only recognizes 2.4ghz routers, so you lose out on the faster transfer speeds.

Other Thoughts: I think that they could have placed the touch pad in a less awkward spot. I find that when I'm typing, I will inadvertently touch it, and move my cursor, causing me to type in a random spot on a page.

All in all, I love this laptop. I take it with me everywhere, and it allows me loads of functionality, while still being portable enough to put in my backpack, take hiking with me, or whatever other shenanigans I find myself in. Overall, from my experience, it's been a phenomenal machine.

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  • Paul T.
  • 5/11/2012 7:36:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsThey forgot to mention Intel"s Chip Problem

Pros: RAM, utilities inc.

Cons: But all the good doesn't change the fact that MSI discontinued the GT683R and vendors dumped these on the market due top a problem with the Intel chip in the laptop. I have been having problems in what seemed a random pattern until I thought to look up the chip. Voila! there it was and yes my chip was one effected. When I sent in a tech support request they had the nerve to tell me to reinstall the OS through their recovery program. When I wrote back that why don't I smack it on the table for good measure, they sent me a RMA#, response was within 1 minute. Think they were waiting for that?

Other Thoughts: I wanted to like this laptop since finally I could play games with the graphics cranked, but now I am not sure I trust MSI as a manufacturer. We'll see how the repair goes I guess

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular notebook. Please email us directly via USUserSupport@msi.com or call us Toll Free: 1-888-447-6564 your notebook's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "MSIGT683R-242US". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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