MSI gaming notebook GT 627 packs NVIDIA 9800M GS video

Daniel Lim - Jan 26, 2009, 6:02pm CST
MSI gaming notebook GT 627 packs NVIDIA 9800M GS video

MSI has officially announced a new member of its MSI Gaming Notebook series, a stylish anodized brushed aluminum GT627, featuring company’s proprietary Turbo Drive Overclock Engine and first within its lineup to pack the 1GB GPU memory NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS video card; it’s complete with a 15.4-inch widescreen display with 1680×1050 resolution, Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn Processor with Intel PM45 Express Chipset, 4GB of DDR2 800 RAM and 320GB of SATA storage spins at 7,200rpm.

The 15.4-inch LCD high-resolution display offers HD and gaming entertainment in a compact mobile platform. It supports an optional Blu-ray optical drive and has an onboard CUDA-enabled GPU and HD audio output to maximize gaming and HD visuals, while allowing user to configure for up to 5 power saver modes to further conserve battery consumption. When needed, the MSI can boost up to 15% of raw computing power with its proprietary Turbo Drive Engine, an instant overclock technology that requires unit to be connected via AC outlet.

MSI has given the GT627 WiFi capabilities, 2 USB ports, Bluetooth compatibility, 4-in-1 card reader, a VGA and HDMI video output, a Firewire port and an eSATA port. It’s weights under 6 lbs with a standard six-cell battery. On sale now at Amazon online, the MSI GT627 gaming laptop is priced at a moderate $1,149.99.

ITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – January 26, 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 applications—such 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 (1680×1050) 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.

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