MSI Announces New GT627 Gaming Notebook

MSI Announces New GT627 Gaming Notebook Featuring
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS

GT627 features MSI’s Turbo Drive Technology, Blu-ray Player,
and Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – January 25, 2009 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Gaming Notebook Series – GT627.  The new GT627 is the first in the MSI Gaming Notebook series to feature the NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS graphics processing unit (GPU).  This revolutionary GPU delivers blazing-fast mobile gaming and supports NVIDIA CUDA™ technology enabling MSI customers to experience the wide range of CUDA-based applicationssuch as heart-stopping GPU-accelerated game physics and video conversion. The GeForce 9800M GS also saves power and increases computing efficiently by handling video decoding, allowing the CPU to focus on other tasks.

“We are excited to offer the NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS GPU in the GT627 Gaming Notebooks,” said Andy Tung, Vice President of Sales, MSI US.  “This GPU will allow us optimize performance and deliver unparalleled graphics for gamers on-the-go.”

“Whether viewing or editing photos, finding directions, playing a game, or watching a hi-def movie, the MSI GT627 with the  NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800M GS GPU runs silky smooth, with amazing visuals,” said Rene Haas, General Manager of the notebook business unit at NVIDIA. “ With the GeForce 9800M GS handling the graphics, video and physics acceleration, MSI customers will be ready for the visual computing movement.”

MSI has also equipped the GT627 with a spacious 15.4” WSXGA (1680x1050) LCD, 2W internal speakers, and weight cartridge laser mouse to enhance the mobile gaming experience.  The GT627 also features MSI’s proprietary Turbo Drive Engine, which can overclock the notebook’s Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (Penryn, FSB 1066) by as much as 15% at the touch of a button when in AC mode.  When on the go, users can conserve the GT627’s battery by taking advantage of the MSI’s Eco Engine technology to switch between five power settings to ensure efficient power consumption.

MSI housed the powerful GT627 in its stylish anodized brushed aluminum gaming case.  This solid enclosure features stamped aluminum sheeting in both the LCD lid and palm rest for increased protection and durability.  However, despite the reinforced casing and a 6-cell battery, the GT627 weighs just over six pounds making it one of the most portable gaming notebooks in its class.  Additionally, MSI also included an 802.11 b/g/n wireless modem and a Blu-ray player to make it a true mobile entertainment center.

MSI GT627 Gaming Notebook


Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (Penryn, FSB 1066)


PM 45+ICH9-M




DDR2 800 support up to 4GB


15.4”  WSXGA+ (1680x1050) LCD


320 GB 7200RPM SATA


DVD Super Multi / Blu-ray Drive (Optional)

Card reader

4 in 1 (support SD,MMC,MS, MS Pro)


D-sub*1, USB 2.0*2 , IEEE1394,. Mic-in

Headphone, RJ11, RJ45, E-SATA (USB Combo), HDMI


6/9 cells (optional)


802.11a/g/n, Bluetooth V2.0EDR


Modem, 10/100/1000 Mbps GbE LAN


2.0M Webcam


HD Audio, Stereo speakers

Expansion Slot



14.09"(L) x 10.24 "(D) x 1.06"~1.22"(H)


5.8 lbs (6 cell)

Special Feature

Touch Sensor, E-SATA, HDMI

Via:  MSI
Tags:  MSI, Notebook, Gaming, laptop
bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Looks good. If it is priced as aggressivly as other MSI gaming laptops then they have a win.

3vi1 5 years ago

Looks like it has the same keyboard as the GX630.

Caveat Emptor.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="3vi1"]

Looks like it has the same keyboard as the GX630.


Bad thing?

Der Meister 5 years ago

it looks like a soild PC to me

3vi1 5 years ago

I bought one of the GX630's for my wife. It's fine for her, but people without tiny hands are going to be missing the right shift key a lot (it's the size of a normal key). The way they squeezed everything so that the arrow keys are in the same rectangular region, you just may find yourself hitting the up arrow instead.

As I've said before, if I had to type on it more than once a blue moon, I'd definitely be using a docking station.

Hopefully this one comes with drivers already installed for the touchpad: Some of the earlier models came with synaptics pads and some with sentelic pads, and no drivers to customize the behavior. And trust me, you want to customize the behavior because you *cannot* type on the thing without accidentally activating tap-to-click every so often. My wife was hating the machine until I figured out it was using the synaptic hardware and downloaded the real drivers.

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