MSI’s Core i7-equipped GT660R makes itself available to US consumers….
MSI’s GT660 has been kicking around in various forms for a few months now, but the latest edition (dubbed GT660R) is just now splashing down on a few e-tailer websites. Boasting a 1.73GHz Core i7-740QM processor, 6GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive (7,200RPM), Blu-ray combo drive and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 285M, this 16-inch beast is more than capable of handling whatever HD media and first-person shooters you’ve got sitting around.
‘Course, you’ll need to be fully prepared to lug around 7.7 pounds of heft, and the 1,366 x 768 resolution is far from ideal, but at least you’re given a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. It’s up for order now at $1,699.99, but unless you’ve got a thing for atypically large pixels, we’d suggest springing for an alternative that’ll display 1080p natively.