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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.

  • 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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  • anonymous x
    romioforjuliettai 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.The thing is- this apparently weights 5.8 pounds, fits in a lap, and can be carried anywhere you want (think reasonably, obviously you can't use it in space, etc). So you can play your games in, lets say a park or while traveling without looking like an idiot with your monster sized PC.
    Now, I have no clue where to find a "GUGABYTE x58BOARD" (do you mean the models offered from Gigabyte?), but it will be atx form factor, which is nearly the size of the laptop itself.
    No where in this piece of news does it say that the 9800m is slower than the 9600 GT

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  • Niva
    Yeah, i also thought for the money and the fact this is a notebook it's not bad. MSI has some good offerings, I bought another MSI recently, AMD based and have had great experience with it.
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  • kutark
    I love when people post comments that have absolutely no idea what they're talking about. Makes me warm and fuzzy inside.

    This actually isnt too bad of a deal. I hopped on amazon and they have a 17" version available for pre-order that has an ATI 4850 mobility, with otherwise similar specs, for $1500 and some change. Unfortunately i have no idea how that compares to a normal desktop card.
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  • geckoar
    Ok Ok so how does having a blu-ray Drive in it do any good... The res is 1680x1050 And for Blu-ray you need a 1920x1080 res. So because the res is not 1080P the image will revert to a 480p res. Because the 1080p HD image cant fit on a 1050p res. Sorry just my two cents.

    I bought an Alienware Laptop a few years back that was great. An Area51m it had an ATI X1800 GPU and a 1.8 Intel C2D 2 gb RAM and 300Gb HDD I paid 1800 for it and Got I really good Gaming laptop for about 2 years. But the games got harder and harder to run So I moved back to a Desktop build. Having a laptop is nice but I would like to have a better desktop with Beefier Specs. And lose the carry around part anyday. Thats why I got a G1 Smart phone...For Web on the go...Which is really all people use their laptop for because really how many people can play games with Intel IGP(not counting WOW)

    I do liek the way that the Notebook looks Nice Red and Black
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  • Zoonie
    Just because your screen isn't 1080P doesnt mean you can't enjoy a BD-movie. Main reason would however be that you can plug it into any plasma/lcd out there using a HDMI.
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  • RiotSniperX
    I dont see such a bad deal, seeing as how Nvidia was able to put SLI in a laptop...
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  • computerninja7823
    romioforjulietta4870x2 is faster than the so called sandwich GTX295.Add to that, the 4870x2 doesn't stutter like the GTX295 horribly does.um yes the 295 stutters....but its cause of a low memory buffer. honestly it depends on what res, and setting you play at.
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