MSI briefly mentioned its GT627 gaming laptop amongst hordes of other machines at CES, but now the outfit is playing favorites by officially unveiling its latest 15.4-incher. Said rig features a pixel-packed 1,680 x 1,050 resolution display, a six-cell battery, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, an optional Blu-ray drive and a Core 2 Duo CPU. It's also the first MSI laptop to feature the 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS GPU, and there's even a 320GB HDD, 4-in-1 multicard reader, twin USB 2.0 ports, HDMI / VGA outputs, gigabit Ethernet, a two megapixel webcam and an ExpressCard slot to round things out. All told, the machine weighs in at 5.8 pounds, but it's your best guess as to how much it'll retail for. Full release is after the break.
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MSI gets official with GT627 gaming laptop



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 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 (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

CPU

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (Penryn, FSB 1066)

Chipset

PM 45+ICH9-M

Graphic

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS DDR III 1GB

Memory

DDR2 800 support up to 4GB

LCD

15.4" WSXGA+ (1680x1050) LCD

HDD

320 GB 7200RPM SATA

Optical

DVD Super Multi / Blu-ray Drive (Optional)

Card reader

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

I/O

D-sub*1, USB 2.0*2 , IEEE1394, Mic-in, Headphone, RJ11, RJ45, E-SATA (USB Combo), HDMI

Battery

6/9 cells (optional)

Wireless

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

Communication

Modem, 10/100/1000 Mbps GbE LAN

Webcam

2.0M Webcam

Sound

HD Audio, Stereo speakers

Expansion Slot

ExpressCardx1

Dimension

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

Weight

5.8 lbs (6 cell)

Special Feature

Touch Sensor, E-SATA, HDMI




About MSI

Founded in 1986, MSI strives to design and manufacture superior technology and innovative products, while offering outstanding customer service. The company's expansive range of product lines includes Notebooks, Mainboards, Graphic Cards, Servers/Workstations, Barebones, IPCs, Multimedia Products, CE Devices and Networking Devices. MSI is ranked among the world's top 3 motherboard manufacturers and is one of the top 5 server manufacturers. MSI has developed several new technologies, including ACV (Amazing Crystal Vision), and ACS (Advanced Cooling System). MSI's notebooks are known for their aesthetically pleasing designs and powerful components. To keep abreast of the global market MSI provides multi-language customer service and associated web sites. MSI has offices in Taiwan, Mainland China, USA, Germany, France, Holland, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Korea, Poland, Russia, Canada, and India. To learn more about MSI's complete line personal computers and components please visit www.msimobile.com.

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