Pros

  • Great input ergonomics
  • Excellent performance

Cons

  • Hefty traveling weight
  • Middling battery life

At A Glance

An all-around great gaming laptop and desktop replacement.

Manufacturer’s Description

Superior sound is made up of complex and interconnected elements, and MSI worked closely with Dynaudio to identify each one. After a thorough process of cooperative development, Dynaudio and MSI created four directions used to develop Dynaudio Premium Sound Technology, summarized below. The result of this collaboration is the GT660, a notebook for serious gamers who demand extreme audio performance.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 9S7-16F111-004
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 16.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GTX 285M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology GDDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 1 TB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number 9S7-16F111-004
UPC Code 816909074406
Brand Name MSI
Product Name GT660R-004US Notebook PC
Marketing Information

Superior sound is made up of complex and interconnected elements, and MSI worked closely with Dynaudio to identify each one. After a thorough process of cooperative development, Dynaudio and MSI created four directions used to develop Dynaudio Premium Sound Technology, summarized below. The result of this collaboration is the GT660, a notebook for serious gamers who demand extreme audio performance.

Product Model GT660R-004US
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.msicomputer.com
Product Series GT660
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 6 GB
Maximum Memory 12 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 3
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • GT660R-004US Notebook PC
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.8"
    Width 15.0"
    Depth 10.2"
    Weight (Approximate) 123.2 oz
    Color Black
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i7
    Processor Model i7-740QM
    Processor Speed 1.73 GHz
    Processor Core Quad-core
    Cache 6 MB
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model PM55 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 108.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 2:33   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 269.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 358.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 194.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 375.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 332.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 337.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 221.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 448.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 195.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 141.62   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 140.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 88.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 87.68   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 315.0