MSI's New Gaming Notebook Revealed

What other purposes do PCs serve other than play demanding games? They have many uses apparently, however, there's nothing better than a beefy notebook to play those taxing, beefy titles, and MSI has just the beefcake for the job.

The Tech Report threw up a sweet little report giving a huge nod to MSI's GT627 laptop, listing all the hardware goodies packed within the 5.8 lbs notebook. Despite its size, the portable device provides a 15.4-inch LCD monitor capable of a 1680x1050 resolution thanks to NVIDIA's GeForce 9800M GS graphics processor (1GB DDR3) and MSI's exclusive vivid image enhancement technology. Throw in 7.1-channel audio headphone output, and consumers have a high quality, portable entertainment center.

"Recognized and approved by the highest standards of Dolby, the GT627 guarantees to enable the enthusiasts to experience the thrill and excitement of movies, music, games, and TV in stunning surround sound," the company said.

Additionally, the GT627 sports the latest Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology, utilizing Intel's 45-nm Core 2 Duo processor and Intel's PM45 Express Chipset. The laptop also comes packed with a 2.0 megapixel web cam, the latest E-SATA support, the new ECO engine to extend the battery running time, and MSI's exclusive Turbo Drive Engine Technology for overclocking goodness with the touch of a button.

The laptop also features up to 320 GB of hard drive space (7,200 RPM), 802.11n, optional Bluetooth support, up to 4 GB DDR2 RAM, and an optional Blu-ray drive. MSI incorporated a single HDMI output connector capable of displaying digital video and digital audio up to 1080p resolution.

To round out the sleek machine, MSI encases the electronic innards in an anodized brushed aluminum frame and magnesium alloy casing. "The outer body is once again surrounded with the ingenious flame design as an extension of the previous G-Series' unique element, symbolizing the essence of speed, marking the total presence of the G-Series," says the company.

For pricing, click here for the various models sold on Amazon. For $1,399.99, consumers can grab the MSI GT627-218US packed with the 2.4 GHz Intel Penryn Core 2 Duo P8600 processor, the 1 GB DDR3 GeForce 9800, 4 GB RAM, a 320 GB of hard drive space, a Blu-ray player and Windows vista Premium.

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  • romioforjulietta
    i utterly don't understand what kind of gamer would by this piece of trash for 1400$ MADNESS.
    i would've called this a "GAMING NOTEBOOK" if it had 4870 mobility rather than this crappy 9800m which as the article says is alot slower than the 9600GT that i don't even consider a low end GPU and better cpu.

    for 1400$ i can build a CORE i7 monster gaming machine with GUGABYTE x58BOARD and 4870x2.
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  • computerninja7823
    the 4870x2 sucks and yes i am a fan boy thank you very much.
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  • romioforjulietta
    computerninja7823the 4870x2 sucks and yes i am a fan boy thank you very much.


    4870x2 is faster than the so called sandwich GTX295.
    Add to that, the 4870x2 doesn't stutter like the GTX295 horribly does.
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