Pros

  • Unique Turbo mode for gaming performance
  • handsome brushed aluminum body

Cons

  • Keyboard feels cramped and cheap
  • Low resolution screen

At A Glance

The MSI GT627 offers a lot in a small package, but the keyboard and screen compromises limit its appeal.

Manufacturer’s Description

GT627-216US Notebook

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 9S7-165112-216
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.40 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce 9800M GS
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number 9S7-165112-216
UPC Code 816909053159
Brand Name MSI
Product Name GT627-216US Notebook
Product Model GT627-216US
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.msicomputer.com
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • GT627-216US Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Gaming backpack
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.2"
    Width 14.1"
    Depth 10.2"
    Weight (Approximate) 89.6 oz
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Model P8400
    Processor Speed 2.26 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 3 MB
    Bus Speed 1066 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model PM45 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 101.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
    Battery
    Battery Life 2:29:41 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 268.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 350.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 219.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 394.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 391.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 675.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 233.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 329.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 222.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 77.45   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 78.48   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 57.36   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 57.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 61.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 62.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 63.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 63.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 155.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 94.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 342.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0