Right form the start, we couldn’t help but be impressed with MSI's sexy new outlook of the GT660 gaming notebook that’s quite a stark contrast to its predecessors' designs. It doesn't make any pretensions of being anything else but a gaming machine, and in that aspect, the notebook delivers. The performance is pretty much up there with the other gaming notebooks, and you’ll find that with the Turbo Drive Engine feature of MSI also helps improve performance slightly.
As for the build quality, we do like the new design and the integration of DynAudio speakers is notch up against the competition in the audio department. What we’re not too pleased is the lackluster keyboard and trackpad. The lower resolution screen also left us with a slightly bad taste in the mouth, but face it, it does help keep the costs down somewhat.
Priced at S$3,299, the MSI GT660 it is still cheaper than the Toshiba QOSMIO X500 (of which it bears a resemblance) but it's still more expensive than the Sager NP8690. However, don't forget that the MSI comes with other frills like a whopping 12GB of memory and USB 3.0 ports. Factor in everything that the MSI GT660 has got in its arsenal and our findings, the MSI GT660 is still a decent enough buy for someone looking for a reasonably sized gaming machine. And with this kind of performance, why not?