MSI has launched their GT660R Core i7 gaming laptop in the US and currently the laptop is available at both Amazon and Newegg.
This MSI GT660R gaming laptop is considered as the midstream of gaming laptop because it has a rather minimum Intel Core i7-740QM (1.73Ghz) processor embedded inside. Aside from the processor, the MSI GT660R did come with a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M, 6GB of RAM, 1TB of Hard drive (dual-hard drive) to support gaming needs.
However, this laptop didn’t come with a HD display yet. All you can get from the 16-inch display is 1,366×768 resolutions that has become quite a standard of every new laptop (non-gaming version).
Another downside is that MSI GT660R is pretty heavy on its class. You might have trouble carrying it around because it weighs in 7.7 pounds overall (exclude bag and accessories).
However, it MSI GT660R has some nice looking ‘gimmicks’, which is the light and glows on the sideways and the touchpad. It might help you settle it down on your desk and make it as your desktop replacement instead of totting it around.
MSI GT660R has features two USB 3.0 ports, one eSATA/USB combo port, three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, an analog VGA port, as well as an express card slot. You will also get a built-in Blu-ray combo player, Gigabit LAN for corded network connection, or go wireless with WiFi 802.11b/g/n.
As for the system, you will get a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed. Amazon and Newegg have this item right now on sale for $1,699. No customization options available. We suggest to get an external HD monitor if you wish to watch HD Movie.