It is a hard area to stand out is the mid-size displayed computer segment. MSI’s GT683-841US achieves it. Everything on this laptop defines what every other laptop company needs to do to keep up. Inside and out this computer has what it takes for a gamer to look impressive and play impressively.
The MSI GT683-841US has a 15.6-inch 1080p matte LED display. This is a mid-sized gaming computer for the gamer on the go but not at a hectic pace. Around an 11-inch display would be better suited for a constant change of setting.
Housed under the keyboard is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M GDDR5 graphics card. NVIDIA created such a great product that works harder, while using less energy, while taking on some of the CPU’s processing weight. This is where everything is heading. Eventually graphics cards and processor will be one in the same. It will be up to corporate decision makers to eventually act on the developing redundancy. This will be great for the consumer since when technologies begin to merge competition heats up and prices drop.
Pumping everything out is an Intel i7-2670QM (2.2 GHz) processor, with turbo boost maxing out the clock-speed up to 3.1 GHz. This is such a high powered processor that any game will run smoothly through it. It is an amazing accomplishment for Intel to continuously come out with another generation of cutting edge processors. Having been around for almost 45 years doesn’t slow down this corporation’s initiative.
The only chink in the armor of the GT683-841US is its 750 GB, 7200-RPM Hard Drive. Its size is adequate but there are large drives on the market holding up to 1.5 TB, which is two 750 GB hard drives. It could’ve been a question of physical space for the GT683-841US. But to stay competitive MSI needs their mid-sized product’s memory capacity to stand out.
Angular surfaces on the chassis give the GT683-841US a slick look and feel. What is great about its external features is how its look is not over the top like Alienware tends to do. Getting this computer would be as exciting as bringing home a new puppy. The amount of excitement this gaming system is able to create will force you to rub your eyes in disbelief.