MSI GT627-216US Gaming Notebook Review

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Specifications & Box Contents

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


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

Storage Drive

320GB 7200rpm SATA

Fixed Optical Disk Drive

Super Multi Optical Drive


15.4” diagonal widescreen

LCD display at 1280 x 800 native resolution (WXGA)


NVIDIA GeForce9800M GS


PCI Express


2 Speakers (2W)

HD Audio quality, Dolby Digital Live

Input Devices

103 key keyboard with number pad

TouchPad pointing device

Aerodynamic Touch Sensor


2MP Webcam and microphone



10/100/1000 Ethernet

802.11a/g/n WLAN Card


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

PCI Express Card X 1


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)


Output: 19V DC, 90W

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


Li-ion 6 cells


Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX

Adobe Reader 8.1.2


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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