MSI GT683R-242US With GeForce GTX 560M Review

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We saw a lot of new and improved products at Computex this year, including NVIDIA's new (and powerful) GeForce GTX 560M mobile GPU. Needless to say, we were excited to get our hands on one of the first notebooks to ship with this new mobile GPU to see what it could do. Although we expect notebooks from a variety of manufactures to offer this GPU, MSI is among the first of them to ship a notebook with the GeForce GTX 560M at its core.

In addition to the GeForce GTX 560M, MSI packs a 2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2360QM processor as well as 12GB of DDR3 memory into the GT683R notebook. To give you a full multimedia experience, the GT683R also features Dynaudio and THX TruStudio Pro audio technology as well as a 15.6-inch HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080.

The GT683R also features some of MSI's specialty technology, such as Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) Technology and Cooler Boost technology. MSI's TDE technology can be used to quickly boost GPU performance at the touch of a button. And with the Exclusive Cooler Boost technology, MSI offers real-time notifications of the GT683's core temperature variations and fan speeds.

 

MSI GT683R-242US
Specifications & Features

CPU
2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2360QM Processor 2.0-2.9 GHz, 3MB Cache
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
LCD
15.6" Glossy Full HD Display 1920 x 1080
Chipset
Intel HM67
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M with 1.5G GDDR5
Audio
THX TruStudio Pro
Speaker
Dynaudio Premium Speakers
Memory
12GB DDR3
HDD
2 * 500GB SATA 7200rpm
Optical Drive
DVD Super Multi
LAN
10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
WLAN
Built-in 802.11b/g/n WLAN Card
Card Reader
7-in-1 Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/XD/MSPRO/MS/MMC)
Webcam
720P HD Webcam
USB
USB2.0 X 2, USB3.0 X 2
ESATA
Yes
Video Port
VGA (15-pin, D-Sub) X 1, HDMI X 1
Audio Port
Mic-in X 1, Headphone X 1
AC Power Adaptor
Output: 19V DC, 150W
Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz Universal

Battery Pack
9 Cells
Dimension
14.97” (L) x 10.24” (W) x 1.77” (H)
Weight
7.7 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Year Limited Warranty (Includes 1 Year Global Warranty)
Price
$1,499.99   (Note: $1,399~$1,499 Street Price)
 
With the latest 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor and GeForce GTX 560M mobile GPU, MSI has included some key features in the GT683R that many gaming enthusiasts will want to check out. Join us as we take an in-depth look at the MSI GT683R-242US and all of its powerful features, including the GeForce GTX 560M.

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