The GT683R-242US 15.6" Notebook Computer from MSI is a high-performance notebook computer, built with gaming and multimedia use in mind. The system features a large 15.6" 1080p HD display with a glossy finish and LED backlight -- perfect for high-def entertainment. Graphics are provided by a dedicated nVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M GPU with 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory.
The system features a bold design with glowing lights. Audio is provided by the Dynaudio sound system. The speakers are placed in an optimal location for superlative audio quality. You'll be able to tune the output using an EQ to suit your needs.
The computer is powered by a quad-core 2GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU, which can be overclocked to 2.9GHz thanks to the Intel Turbo Boost system. The computer is loaded with 12GB of RAM, a 1TB (2x500GB) 7200rpm RAID 0 storage system, Bluetooth, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and a 720p HD webcam. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.
Supercharged Gaming Champion
nVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M GPU
This MSI Gaming Series notebook is capable of intense gaming at blistering fast speeds. It packs a powerful punch with a 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU and nVIDIA's high-performance, DirectX 11-capable GeForce GTX 560M GPU. You can experience advanced tessellation and fast graphics rendering in DirectX 11 games. An overclocking feature allows you to harness extreme power at the push of a button.
The notebook ships with the nVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M GPU. Its mobile graphics engine is adapted from Fermi technology. This provides a significant visual boost, opening new graphics capabilities with native support for DirectX 11. It delivers outstanding graphics performance, without sacrificing battery life.
2nd Generation Intel Core i7 CPU
Optimized Performance with Turbo Boost 2.0
Maximize speed for dynamic applications with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. These systems work together to accelerate CPU clock speed to enhance your workload. You'll move faster when multitasking and get more accomplished in less time.
Quickly Edit and Transcode Videos and Music
Intel's Turbo Boost improves video editing, decoding, and encoding performance. The platform supports media processing that is 200% faster when creating, editing, transcoding, syncing, or sharing videos and music.
Great Gains for Better Gaming Engines
Not only do you get better visual quality with an improved CPU, but you also get incredible improvement in gaming performance. You can use higher resolution and better artificial effects for game characters and realistic images for game worlds.
One-Touch Overclocking with MSI Turbo Drive Engine (TDE)
The MSI Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) allows you to experience faster response times and efficient real-time data processing.
Cooler Boost Technology
MSI's Cooler Boost system provides cooling capabilities by boosting airflow. This helps the system maintain a lower overall temperature during intense gameplay.
Four SO-DIMM Slots
You can install up to 16GB of DDR3 memory thanks to the system's four SO-DIMM slots. It ships with 12GB installed.
Dual HDD Configured as RAID 0
The notebook features two 500GB hard drives configured as a RAID 0. Your computer sees both disks as one single 1TB drive, which allows for fast data access.
Dynaudio Premium Sound
MSI and Dynaudio have collaborated on an awe-inspiring speaker system. It is perfect for serious gamers who demand extreme audio performance.
THX TruStudio Pro Surround Sound
THX TruStudio Pro is specifically designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios to your PC. It features groundbreaking technologies that are the products of years of collective experience and research by Creative Labs and THX. These technologies deliver the fullest audio experience for music, movies, and games -- while remaining true to the source and intention of the artists who created it.
LED Performance Illumination Technology
A dazzling atmosphere of LED lights increase the sensation of total immersion when listening to music, watching video, or while wrapped up in the gaming world.
You can control on/off commands with the LED performance illumination hotkey, or open the selection manual to choose detailed light performance modes -- making it easy to personalize your notebook!
15.6" LED backlit display features a 16:9 resolution and native support for 1080p Full HD video
HDMI output port is capable of delivering 5Gbps of data to a compatible display or HDTV
Cinema Pro technology improves video and audio quality when watching movies -- it creates heavy bass to help recreate a theatrical viewing experience
720p HD webcam is capable of capturing smooth video at 30 frames per second -- complete with high-quality audio