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MSI GT683R-242US 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)

MSI GT683R-242US 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)

MSI GT683R-242US 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)

B&H # MSGT683R242U MFR # GT683R-242US
MSI GT683R-242US 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 2GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM Quad-Core
  • 12GB RAM
  • 1TB (2x500GB) 7200rpm RAID 0 Hard Drive
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • nVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 1.5GB GDDR5 GPU
  • 15.6" LED Backlit Widescreen Display
  • Integrated Camera & Microphone
  • Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • 7.7 lb
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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.

Vibrant Graphics

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!

Additional Features

  • 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
In the Box
MSI GT683R-242US 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • 9-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Software Bundle
    • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    Specifications
    Performance
    Processor 2 GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM
    Cache L3: 6 MB
    System Bus None
    Memory Slots: 4x SO-DIMM 204-Pin
    Type: DDR3 SDRAM
    Installed: 12 GB
    Capacity: 16 GB
    Graphics Card Type: Dedicated
    Installed: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M with 1536 MB GDDR5 SDRAM Dedicated
    Display
    Type Widescreen
    Size 15.6"
    Backlight LED
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Finish Glossy
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Storage
    Optical Drive Tray-Load SuperMulti DVD Burner
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 2x USB 3.0 (A)
    2x USB 2.0 (A)
    1x eSATA
    Display 1x VGA
    1x HDMI

    (HDMI 1.4)

    Audio  Integrated Stereo Speakers (4x Dynaudio Speakers Outputting Stereo Sound)
    1x Integrated Microphone
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
    Expansion Slots None
    Flash Media Slot 1x SD
    1x MMC
    1x SDHC
    1x SDXC
    1x Memory Stick
    1x Memory Stick PRO
    1x xD-Picture Card
    Communications
    Network 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
    Modem None
    Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
    Bluetooth Yes
    Webcam Yes
    1 MP Photo
    General
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Security Kensington Lock Slot
    Keyboard Keys: 103
    Type: Full-Size
    Features: Numeric Keypad, Chiclet Style
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Battery 9-Cell Lithium-Ion
    Power Requirements AC: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Consumption: 150 W
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.0 x 1.8 x 10.2" / 38.0 x 4.5 x 26.0 cm
    Weight 7.7 lb / 3.49 kg

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