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MSI GT683R-242US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black )

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  • Intel Core i7 2630QM Processor 2GHz
  • 12GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor2 GHz Core i7-2630QM
Hard Drive1 TB
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameMSI
SeriesG Series
Item model numberGT683R-242US
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight7.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H12.69 x 6.07 x 17.73 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #25,983 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight13.4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableMay 24, 2011
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MSI GT683R-242US Black 15.6"-inch laptop, FullHD/Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU/ NVIDIA Geforce GTX560M 1.5G GDDR5 graphics/ 12GB (4G*3) DDR3 RAM/1TB (500GBx2) (7200RPM) HDD/ DVD 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® GTX500M-series 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.

Key Features

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  • Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM Processor
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit
  • 15.6" Full HD Display (16:9; 1920 x 1080)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560M discrete graphics (DDR5 1.5GB VRAM)
  • Accelerated performance with MSI TDE Technology
  • MSI Cooler Boost Technology
  • Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers
  • THX TruStudio PRO™ provides excellent surround sound effect
  • 1TB hard drive with Raid 0
  • 12GB DDR3 system memory

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The Latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor

With the most advanced 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, the GT683R delivers incredible performance and responsiveness with enhanced media capabilities for a new seamless visual experience. Optimized performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Maximize speed for dynamic applications with Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology which accelerates processor clock speed to enhance your workload. So you'll move faster when multitasking and get more accomplished in less time. Quickly Edit and Transcoding Videos/Music Intel latest CPU Boost brings better editing, decoding and encoding acceleration, new platform brings breakthrough on media processing for 200% faster on creating, editing, transcoding, syncing or sharing videos and music. Great Gains for Better Gaming Engines Not only bring better visual quality, but also get an incredible improvement in gaming performance; users could use higher resolution and better artificial effects for game characters and realistic images for game worlds.

Dynaudio Premium Sound Technology

To create an authentic sound on notebooks, MSI and Dynaudio, the world renowned professional acoustic brand, have come up with a truly awe-inspiring speaker system integrated into the GT683R chassis. For serious gamers who demand extreme audio performance, the GT683R is the best and only choice!

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.

Exclusive 4 SO-DIMM Design Easily Doubles Performance & Dual HDD In RAID 0 Delivers Accelerated Performance

Provides you more flexibility to upgrade memory capacity (16GB max). Never again will memory issues affect your gaming experience. *2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor supports max 4 SO-DIMMs (4GB x4 slots) With dual SATA hard drives in Raid 0, you can experience vastly increased file reading and writing speed, along with a massive 1TB storage space for all your favorite movies and games.

One-Touch Overclocking with MSI’s Exclusive Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) Technology & Exclusive Cooler Boost Technology

MSI Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) Technology is the world's No.1 turbo technology. With MSI TDE Technology, you can experience faster response time and efficient real-time data processing. MSI’s Cooler Boost Technology provides powerful cooling capabilities by boosting the airflow, maintaining the GT683R at a lower overall temperature when the fighting heats up.

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Customer Reviews

Especially the graphics (GTX 460M vs GTX 560M) are better.
Since I was now over NewEgg's 30 day policy, it was time to deal with MSI's RMA department which has been a nightmare.
D. Jaak
It's a full blown desktop replacement powerhouse of a laptop, yet its still small enough to carry around.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Tim on June 14, 2011
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This laptop is fantastic. It's a full blown desktop replacement powerhouse of a laptop, yet its still small enough to carry around. If you are reading this you probably already know that the video card and processor are among the best available right now, the impressive part about that is that the laptop is managing over 3 hours of battery life without even lowering the brightness of the screen. The hard drives in raid are notably faster then a solo laptop drive. They are not as snappy as an SSD, but the transfer rate is very good. USB 3.0 is great, I've sustained 180mb a second copying onto the laptop from my external drive, but typically average about 140. The webcam is nice and clear, the wifi is only 150megabits in wireless N mode but that's plenty for me, it holds a great signal and is usually at full speed from my router (you have to enable wide channels in the driver to get it to go over 72mbps). It's nice having a full keyboard, though it is taking some getting used to. The touch sensitive buttons are nice, and the extra features of the turbo mode, full fan button, eco mode, and lighting options are nice.

The audio on this laptop is probably the best sound from a laptop I've ever heard. I was very unimpressed at first, after reading reviews on how good it was supposed to be.....then I turned it up. Unlike a normal laptop where sound starts sounding worse as you turn it up, this laptop it just gets better. You never get distortion, and you can certainly tell there is a subwoofer. You don't hear bass like you would a real sound system, but you have solid mids in all of your music so everything sounds complete.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Henry on July 29, 2011
Phenomenal Features
- Amazing speakers for a notebook
- Dual Hard Drive Bays
- Only $1499 when purchased
- Up to 3hrs battery life (with screen dimmed)
- Quiet
- No overheating
- Relatively light considering the internals
- Easy to access hard drive bays and ram
- Stock hard drives are a pair of 500GB Western Digital Scorpio Black
-Motherboard supports SATA III 6GB/s interface
-Built in ESATA and dual USB 3.0 ports
-Video out and charging ports are located in the rear of the notebook

Other great features
- Quad Core i7 Sandy Bridge
- Complete overkill with 12GB of RAM
- Nvidia GTX 560M is currently unmatched in mobile graphic in price and performance, and battery consumption (also blows away the GTX 555m)
- FULL HD 1080p LED Backlit 15.6" screen, which is gorgeous

Unfortunately no backlit keyboard
- Mouse touchpad is not multi-touch and scrolling takes some getting used to
- Mouse left and right click is a single bar, although not that bad
- No express slot
- No s-video
- DVD drive is not slot loading

Other Thoughts: I replaced the dual 500GB hard drives with a 128GB Crucial M4 SSD and a Seagate 750GB 7200rpm hard drive. I reinstalled Windows 7 to the SSD and then modified the registry to have all my Documents, Music, Videos, and Photos on the HDD.

Let me tell you, having Windows 7 boot from and SSD makes a world of difference. It took this laptop from exception to absolutely phenomenal. Nothing compares to this laptops boot speeds and speed of daily functions. Even my desktop which has a superior CPU and GPU (Core i7 930, GTX 470, 6GB RAM, 1TB 7200rpm WD Scorpio Black) cannot keep up with the performance of this laptop with the SSD.

The hard drive truely is the slowest component of modern computers and spending $100 to $200 on a new SSD truly is a worthwhile upgrade for any computer
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By smarttech on July 8, 2011
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I own this laptop now for a month and I have to say that it works like a dream.
As usual with those gaming-laptops it's packed with a few (demo-)games and some manuals. First thing I noticed was that the charger is huge! It's about 1,5 times the size of a regular laptop-charger, so make sure you buy a big laptop-case to fit both the laptop and charger + some additional equipment like a mouse.
I play World of Tanks quite often and get on Full HD settings with all graphics settings on max. an average of 48 fps!

- Fast laptop; both CPU + GPU are working like a dream. With active cooling on, the CPU temp will be around 94 F / 34 C idle and about 115 F / 46 C stressed.
- Large, fast HD (RAID 0)
- Superb sound! I've never heard a laptop that produces better sounds than this one. You can play music at high volume and you still barely hear any distortions.
- Great laptop-battery life. While using it in the office you can last up to about 4 hours on 1 battery charge!
- If you are like me and take your laptop often with you to LAN-parties, this laptop is easy to take with you due to its screensize of 15,6"
- Great design with nice looking LED-strips that you can turn on or off whenever you want.

- Well, it's obvious that a gaming-laptop consumes more power than a regular laptop, but the charger is quite big which means that it's not easy to store in a regular laptop-case.
- The screen is very shiny and reflective.
- Why is it that gaming-laptops always come with a bunch of games, but there's never one that I actually like...! Come on guys; I want some WW2 FPS or flight simulation games with my brandnew laptop!
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