MSI GX660 Gaming Laptop, i5 450, ATI HD 5870, 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200rpm Hard Drive, HD LED Screen, Blu Ray ROM/DVD RW, USB 3.0 + HDMI £1113.99 @ MESH, (+Quidco?) - HotUKDeals
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Hello HUKD! My first "deal" (I'll let you be the judge).

MESH currently have these MSI GX660s at £1113.99 delivered, for a top spec gaming laptop (not i7, but they tend to overheat in laptops anyway) this is the best deal I can find for miles.

The other GX660 over at Micro Anvika which is the exact same spec, except for it does come with an i7 is £1699! So essentially with them you're paying £585 for an upgrade to an i7!

(Micro Anvika link http://www.microanvika.com/product.asp?PNO=MSI14023&MPNO=GX660R-219UK%20&PNAME=MSI-Gaming-GX660R-15'6-W7HP-8GB-1TB&ref=&cam=MSI14023&key=774745)

For a similar spec Laptop the ASUS G73 retails at about £1600 also, so I think this is an absolute steal at this price.

I'm not sure if Quidco is available on this, if somebody could find out that'd be appreciated.

Jonesy
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#1
Apologies for the delay in your thread appearing.
#2
cuzzy
Apologies for the delay in your thread appearing.

S'alright, can I get it bumped or something please as recompense :p?

Cheers!
#3
Good spec, worth the asking price.
What is the build quality on these Mesh laptops?
1 Like #4
wilt
Good spec, worth the asking price.
What is the build quality on these Mesh laptops?

Mesh don't actually build them, they just sell them on behalf of manufacturers MSI (they just supply them to distributors, you can't buy from them direct). This laptop in particular has a turbo boost button to automatically overclock the CPU, and subsequently also has a turbo fan button - to increase the amount of cooling delivered inside. Thus I should imagine the longevity and build of the laptop must be good - as most gaming laptops suffer badly from overheating, and this will do a lot to remedy that!
#5
yeah...meant MSI
#6
Love it. Just wish I had the money!
#7
Not a bad spec Jonesy.... now can my miserly fund stretch to this (hmmmm....)

Don't forget Quidco @ 2.2%!
#8
i want!! when its sub £500
#9
It looks like this packs a lot of punch and it seems a good price to me.

I am surprised they didn't stretch to say the i5-540 (2.66-3.06) - and it's a pity the removable drive is not a Blu-Ray writer...
#10
Ok if you want al lthe extras, but for just gaming This is cheaper and roughly same spec
#11
professor78
Ok if you want al lthe extras, but for just gaming This is cheaper and roughly same spec

I disagree, the MSI GX740 doesn't have a widescreen ratio, comes with 4GB Ram/nearly half the disk space and games will soon enough move to Blu-Ray. Plus the battery life is appalling and you have to pay to have Windows 7 installed with Novatech. IMO it's worth forking out the extra £200, you get a lot more for performance for your money.
#12
professor78
Ok if you want al lthe extras, but for just gaming This is cheaper and roughly same spec

£954.86 delivered but "Ordered upon Request"

For £59 more the MSI gives Blu-Ray rom, 4Gb more Ram, 360Gb more HDD and an i5-450 vs i5-430.

The Novatech screen is 17" - but it doesn't state the resolution, normally that would indicate it isn't Full HD.

Edit: The Novatech lappy seems to be the MSI GX740-061uk - it does have a full HD screen and is cheaper at Scan

Edited By: wombat6025 on Sep 17, 2010 10:17: More info
#13
A 5870 in a laptop? Nice!
1 Like #14
Nice deal, and extra heat for not being a Douche Bag and asking people to go easy on you cos its your first post!
#15
montana78
i want!! when its sub £500

You'll be waiting a very long time ;)
#16
Really would expect high end quad for that price. SSD too.

Looks slightly too flashy imo.
#17
I feel like i just emerged from a coma....i never knew desktops had usb 3 nevermind laptops.
Also that laptop is like 10x as good as my desktop :(

If i had a lot of spare cash, i probably would be tempted.
#18
JonesyUK
professor78
Ok if you want al lthe extras, but for just gaming This is cheaper and roughly same spec


I disagree, the MSI GX740 doesn't have a widescreen ratio, comes with 4GB Ram/nearly half the disk space and games will soon enough move to Blu-Ray. Plus the battery life is appalling and you have to pay to have Windows 7 installed with Novatech. IMO it's worth forking out the extra £200, you get a lot more for performance for your money.


The GX740 has a 16:10 aspect ratio (Widescreen), which is the the typical PC resolution and 16:9 was mainly used for cinematic displays... 16:9 is now widely adopted now for cheaper manufacturing costs, but imo for general day-to-day tasks and gaming 16:10 is for the true gamers!

Saying so, I still wouldn't get the GX740! Having owned the GT725, the build quality was poor and paled against the likes of Asus
Clevo all the way!! :D

Edited By: williamt1688 on Sep 21, 2010 12:31: typo
#19
cammeyz
I feel like i just emerged from a coma....i never knew desktops had usb 3 nevermind laptops.
Also that laptop is like 10x as good as my desktop :(

If i had a lot of spare cash, i probably would be tempted.


An adapter only costs about 20 quid. In all fairness its a good spec, if you've got money to burn, and need the spec.
#20
Good price for a laptop so I'll vote this hot.
But I would strongly recommend against a laptop for gaming.
#21
Don't get why they don't put SSD in £500 + machines. Makes for so much better experience...
#22
Looks like one bad ass laptop!
#23
Brilliant gaming laptop from what I've heard, and super affordable. If you can afford to spend the extra cash, go for the Raid 0 config with 8gb RAM and i7 processor (not available on Mesh however).
#24
skipster3000
A 5870 in a laptop? Nice!


It's only a mobility card so it pales in comparison to the desktop equivalent (Passmark score: 1245 vs. 2623).
Makes it slower than a budget range 5750. Still mighty powerful for a laptop though. 8)

Edited By: MBeeching on Sep 21, 2010 12:50: Edit
#25
luke997
Don't get why they don't put SSD in £500 + machines. Makes for so much better experience...


You've answered your own question within itself.
banned#26
Gaming laptops = :(
#27
will this post to BFPO addy,

ie TAX Free for UK resident.
#28
Why such good spec laptop have such a tiny screen? 17" is a minimum especially with Full HD.
I need new computer to pull Photoshop CS5.
#29
I always said I'd never get a gaming laptop, but recently I got a Dell (another thing I said I'd never get) at a decent price from the Outlet. Not as powerful as this one; it's a Studio 17 with an i7 cpu but 4gb ram, and an ATI 4650. After using it for a while I have to say I fail to understand the hate on gaming laptops. It's super quick for general use, gaming performance is obviously not the very best but a lot better than I expected (plays Bioshock 2 well, maxed out for instance), and has given me no issues with overheating or anything like that.

Maybe I'm just lucky, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for when you really need the convenience.

On topic though, this is a great deal. My budget was a bit less than this though.

Edited By: KKSlider1337 on Sep 21, 2010 13:05: Edit
#30
Battery life measured in minutes.....
1 Like #31
You can buy a PS3, a few games, surround amp, speakers and a decent telly for that price.

Mind you, the PS3 doesn't have minesweeper built in.
#32
londislagerhound
You can buy a PS3, a few games, surround amp, speakers and a decent telly for that price.

Mind you, the PS3 doesn't have minesweeper built in.


Does have Rub-a-dub though!
#33
londislagerhound
You can buy a PS3, a few games, surround amp, speakers and a decent telly for that price.

Mind you, the PS3 doesn't have minesweeper built in.


Thats like comparing your nan's old VW Estate with a brand new MX7. No comparison. PC gaming wins all the time.

The only people who say otherwise are the ones who have never actually tried any decent level of gaming on a PC.
#34
Having heard the Dynaudio speakers on this machine, I can only say that they sound absolutely amazing!

If you don't know who they are:
http://www.dynaudio.com/eng/news.php
#35
londislagerhound
You can buy a PS3, a few games, surround amp, speakers and a decent telly for that price.Mind you, the PS3 doesn't have minesweeper built in.

What about the battery to make it run for an hour? I would like to see you carrying those on your back too.
#36
Hin3K
Why such good spec laptop have such a tiny screen? 17" is a minimum especially with Full HD.
I need new computer to pull Photoshop CS5.


You obviously haven't used a sub 17" laptop with a high resolution screen, its DPI that counts!

Both my laptops (Work and Home) have 1920x1200 screens and are 15.6", I don't understand how anyone can put up with these crappy screens on the majority of laptops on the market.

If a laptop has dedicated graphics it can run most systems at 1920x1080 or 1920x1200

The thing that really gets my goat though there's about £10-20 between the screen prices when you buy spare screens, probably the same for the manufacturers, if not less.
#37
JonesyUK
professor78
Ok if you want al lthe extras, but for just gaming This is cheaper and roughly same spec


I disagree, the MSI GX740 doesn't have a widescreen ratio


Yeah it does...it has a more useful, for computing, 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio rather than a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. 16:10 just has a tad more height which means more on the screen and less scrolling, it's even beneficial to gaming as you're more likely to see an enemy up high or more scenery. The only drawback is black borders top and bottom while watching hd movies/tv but I never notice them.

Aspect ratio chart
#38
londislagerhound
You can buy a PS3, a few games, surround amp, speakers and a decent telly for that price.Mind you, the PS3 doesn't have minesweeper built in.
One of the most stupid comparisons I've ever seen...
banned#39
londislagerhound
You can buy a PS3, a few games, surround amp, speakers and a decent telly for that price.Mind you, the PS3 doesn't have minesweeper built in.
Fantastic.
You gonna carry all that around with you on the train are you?
#40
londislagerhound
You can buy a PS3, a few games, surround amp, speakers and a decent telly for that price.

Mind you, the PS3 doesn't have minesweeper built in.


rofl classic

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