MSI GT627-216US Gaming Notebook Review

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Before we jump into system performance and design, let’s take a closer look at what you’ll get with the GT627-216US. Most notably, there’s the Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor at 2.26GHz, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, a 320GB 7,200 rpm SATA hard drive, and the NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS with 1GB of frame buffer memory. The rest of the specs are below...


MSI GT627-216US Gaming Notebook
Specifications and Features

Operating System

Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium


Processor and Chipset

Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology

Intel 45nm Penryn P8400

2.26GHz, 3MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB

PM45+ICH9-M Chipset


Memory

2GB x 2 DDR2 667/800; maximum capacity 4GB


Storage Drive

320GB 7200rpm SATA


Fixed Optical Disk Drive

Super Multi Optical Drive


Display

15.4” diagonal widescreen

LCD display at 1280 x 800 native resolution (WXGA)


Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce9800M GS

1GB DDR3 VRAM

PCI Express


Sound

2 Speakers (2W)

HD Audio quality, Dolby Digital Live


Input Devices

103 key keyboard with number pad

TouchPad pointing device

Aerodynamic Touch Sensor


Communications

2MP Webcam and microphone

Modem

Bluetooth

10/100/1000 Ethernet

802.11a/g/n WLAN Card

Expandability

4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)

PCI Express Card X 1


Ports

USB2.0 Port x 2

ESATA/USB Combo x 1

IEEE 1394 x 1

Graphics Card Output (15-pin, D-Sub) x 1

HDMI x 1

Mic-in x 1

Line-in x 1

Line-out x1

Headphone x 1

RJ-45 LAN port

RJ-11 modem port


Physical Description

Aluminum and Metallic Threads in Body Design

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

Weight: approximately 5.6 lbs (6 cell)


Power

Output: 19V DC, 90W

Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal


Battery

Li-ion 6 cells


Software

Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX

Adobe Reader 8.1.2

BurnRecovery

CrazyTalk Cam Suite

Dolby Control Center

Symantec LiveUpdate

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007

Microsoft Works

Norton Internet Security

Ulead Burn.Now 4.5 SE

WinRAR archiver


Price: $1,199.99 USD (as configured)


In The Box

The MSI GT627-216US comes with the following:

  • AC Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • CE Compliance Booklet
  • Backup image instructions and two blank discs to be used for recovery
  • Driver, Utilities, and Manual CD
  • OFFICE One disc
  • Windows Vista Home Premium Quick Start Guide

 

Although our test unit didn’t come with one, MSI’s website indicates the GT627-216US also comes with a gaming backpack.

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