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MSI GT683R: A Powerful Desktop Replacement With Funky Lights

At a Glance

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  • MSI GT683R-242US Notebook

    The GT683R is a powerful machine, but it'd be nice if external peripherals felt like an option, rather than a necessity.

At a Glance

The GT683R is a powerful machine, but it'd be nice if external peripherals felt like an option, rather than a necessity.

Price when rated: 1450

Pros

  • Sturdy and not too heavy
  • Cool LEDs

Cons

  • Only four USB ports
  • Touchpad is small, hard to use
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