Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Posted by Michael Knutson in "Other Laptops & Netbooks" @ 04:30 PM
"MSI is out to prove that powerful gaming chops doesn't necessarily mean a large and barely portable notebook. The flashy GT660 is heavy, yes, but not so big that users won't be able to carry it in a normal laptop bag."
A bit heavy at 7.4 pounds, this powerful gaming laptop is still able to fit in a standard laptop/messenger bag, unlike some of the competition. A bit schizophrenic in the styling department, with lots of angles, various glossy and matte finishes, and an assortment of colored lights, MSI has packed-in quite a bit of power for under $2,000 with lots of upgrade possibilities. However, some of the finer nuances are lacking, for example, the screen resolution of 1366x768 could be higher in a 16-inch monitor, and the screen is highly reflective. A backlit keyboard would be a plus. Still, this is a powerful beastie for gamers, with great graphics and sound, and at a very competitive price.