MSI Megabook GT627


MSI Megabook GT627 (Megabook GT627 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS - 1024 MB, Core: 530 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, GDDR3 VRAM,
4096 MB 
, DDR2 PC2-6400, 2x2048MB
15.4 inch 16:10, 1680 x 1050 pixel, WSXGA TFT, glossy: yes
Intel PM45
500 GB - 5400 rpm, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, WDC WD5000BEVT-22ZAT0
Realtek ALC888
1 Express Card 54mm, 2 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 56k Modem, 1 Infrared, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Headphones, Microphone, Line In, Line Out, Card Reader: 4in1
Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560S
height x width x depth (in mm): 31 x 260 x 358 ( = 1.22 x 10.24 x 14.09 in)
52 Wh Lithium-Ion, 10.8V 4800mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit
Additional features
24 Months Warranty, 2.0 Megapixel Webcam
2.81 kg ( = 99.12 oz / 6.19 pounds), Power Supply: 750 g ( = 26.46 oz / 1.65 pounds)
1150 Euro



Average Score: 79.53% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 86%, features: 77%, display: 62% mobility: 57%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook GT627

84% Review: MSI Megabook GT627 Gaming Notebook | Notebookcheck
Gaming Allure. When looking for a compact gaming notebook, given the often restricted graphics card performance in the 15" market, there is a big risk of just giving up. The fact that the Geforce 9600M GT so commonly provided can be outdone, even in this mid range of machines, is proved by MSI with its GT627. Equipped with a Geforce 9800M GS graphics card, this compact laptop can handle even the most recent gaming titles with ease.
70% MSI GT627 review
Source: Techradar English
  MSI GT627 is a powerful quad-core gaming system, but it is not without its flaws. Lately, MSI is better known for its Wind netbooks than its gaming systems, but the GT627 aims to change that, as its quad-core power makes it ideal for power-hungry gamers on a budget. With the questionable design choices and awkward usability conflicting with the impressive power and specifications, the MSI GT627 is quite a tough-sell. If you're seeking an eye-catching gaming laptop on a budget, it has plenty to offer, but it is far from perfect.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
MSI GT627-216US Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
Even though we weren’t able to run all of our benchmarking tests at the GT627’s native screen resolution, once we hooked up an external monitor the machine proved that it had the power to pull off respectable scores. In fact, the GT627 even managed to hit 8197 3DMarks, which is approximately 15% lower than the Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 desktop replacement that costs twice as much. Even with the GT627’s relatively low native screen resolution, we feel that the MSI GT627 offers a great set of features and performance at a reasonable price.
Preis 80, Leistung 90, Display 50
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/05/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% display: 50%
80% MSI GT627-246UK 15.4in Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
As usual, MSI provides a laptop which while not without its share of flaws does provide good value. A strong all-rounder, the GT627 offers quad-core processing, 9800-series graphics, a slightly above average screen and decent battery life, as well as an attractive set of extras that include a bag and competent gaming mouse. This leaves just the questionable styling, which admittedly is quite a hurdle, but if you're prepared to be pragmatic there's plenty to enjoy here.
80, Preis 80, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90%
67% MSI GT627
Source: PC Pro English
Few laptops shout about their gaming credentials as much as the new MSI GT627. This is one loudmouth laptop with a bright red strip of plastic wrapped all around the chassis, crimson highlighting on the WASD key cluster, and a row of touch-sensitive media buttons above the keyboard, also surrounded by red lines, circles and dots. There's even a Turbo button that promises off-the-cuff overclocking. Plenty of power, but the rest of MSI's adventurous gaming laptop proves disappointing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 67%
80% MSI Megabook GT627
Source: Comp Reviews English
PC gaming on a laptop is a touch act to balance between performance, size and price. MSI's GT627-216US does a very good job at putting together a very affordable laptop gaming platform that isn't too large yet still packs enough performance for some high quality 3D gaming. The system isn't without its quirks though. These include a keyboard with a bit too much flex, just two USB ports and speakers that don't have the same level of audio quality at the low end many would expect a gaming laptop to have.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GT627-218US
Source: PC Mag English
With their outrageous designs and big, high-resolution screens, twin graphics cards and quad-core processors, hard-core gaming laptops like the Alienware M17 and the Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 are meant to dazzle customers. The MSI GT627-218US takes a more subdued approach, homing in on two areas that matter most to cash-strapped gamers: a powerful 3D gaming card and affordability. The Nvidia GeForce 9800M GS turned in hard-core-gaming-caliber scores, and if you can get past the flimsy keyboard, the price is selling it for is simply fantastic. The MSI GT627-218US is a perfect gaming solution for cash-strapped gamers on the move, because the powerful Nvidia graphics card delivers smooth frames at a budget price.
80, Preis 80, Leistung 90
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90%
70% MSI GT627
Source: Laptop Mag English
MSI has created a machine that delivers a good gaming experience for a very reasonable $1,149. But there are a few compromises; while it packs the right hardware in a portable 15.4-inch form factor, the keyboard congestion really irked us. Gamers will appreciate the ability to use a full number pad for macros, but we think they would have appreciated a larger, more spacious keyboard instead. However, that the GT627 was able to cruise through Far Cry 2 without a glitch and that it outperformed the more expensive Alienware M17 in our PCMark Vantage test was impressive. If you need a system that will fit in your backpack and allow you to enjoy the latest titles, then the MSI GT627 is a good value. 
70, Preis 90, Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 80%
79% MSI GT627
Source: PC World English
Micro-Star International made its first big push into the U.S. market with its Wind U100 netbook. Now it's targeting the entry-level gaming laptop market with the GT627. But while the hardware specs look good on paper and provide a good deal of power, a couple of design and build issues severely limit the system's appeal. The GT627 is an affordable gaming laptop that will ably play today's current crop of games, but some prospective buyers will conclude that its low-resolution screen and nonstandard keyboard are deal-breakers.
79, Leistung 83, Ausstattung 66
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 83% features: 66%
MSI GT627 Review
Source: English
Overall the MSI GT627 proved to be a fast gaming notebook with good looks but showed room for improvement in terms of build quality. The keyboard felt springy and didn’t have much support and the palmrest showed considerable flex. Gaming performance is where this notebook showed its true colors, with high benchmarks and good in-game performance. The Turbo feature while sounding somewhat gimmicky did show good results in some gaming situations. MSI would have one of the best gaming notebooks with its great price, great looks, and excellent performance if not for the springboard chassis.
Preis 80, Leistung 90, Verarbeitung 40
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 40%
76% MSI GT627-216US
Source: Computer Shopper English
Powered by a speedy Nvidia mobile graphics solution, the MSI GT627-216US packs a lot of 3D muscle in its attractive 15-inch frame, and at $1,149.99 it’s relatively affordable. We love being able to boost CPU performance with the touch of a button, but serious gamers will likely balk at the low-resolution screen. The MSI GT627 offers good 3D performance and easy overclocking at a reasonable price, but its low-resolution screen and short battery life are a letdown.
76, Preis 80, Leistung 80, Display 50, Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 40%

Foreign Reviews

Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/20/2009
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
MSI GT627 - Schick, schnell, bezahlbar
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 60% workmanship: 80%
94% Das richtige Notizbuch
Source: PC Games Hardware - 8/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 70%
73% Die Vielseitigen
Source: PC Magazin - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80%
Source: c't - 12/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 70%
83% Notebook
Source: Gamestar - 4/09 German
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 70%
83% MSI GT627
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 70% performance: 88% features: 80% display: 80%
84% Test MSI Megabook GT627 Gaming-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 93% features: 76% mobility: 72% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 83%
90% MSI GT627
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 60% display: 50% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 60%


NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS: As the 9800M GTS, the 9800M GS is based on the G94 core but features a lower clock speed. It is manufactured in 55 nm and therefore has a lower max current consumption (60W). The integrated PureVideo HD engine is able to decode HD videos. Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.81 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).

79.53%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

MSI Megabook GT627Q
GeForce 9800M GS, Core 2 Quad Q9000

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI Prestige 14 i7-10710U
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 14", 1.251 kg
MSI PS42 Modern 8MO
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.18 kg
MSI PS63 Modern 8SC-054ES
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
MSI PS63 8RC-031NL
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
MSI PS42 8RB-206NL
GeForce MX150, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 14", 1.2 kg
MSI PS42 8RC-029ES
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 14", 1.2 kg
GeForce MX150, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 14", 1.2 kg
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Core i9 9880H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC-009GB
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
MSI PS42 8RC-001ES
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 14", 0.0012 kg
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.661 kg
MSI PS42 8RB-060
GeForce MX150, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 14", 1.2 kg
MSI PS42 8RC-072ES
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 14", 1.2 kg
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.899 kg
GeForce MX150, Core i5 7300HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
MSI PS42 8RB-021ES
GeForce MX150, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 14", 1.2 kg
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-073
GeForce MX150, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 14.1", 1.19 kg
GeForce MX150, Core i5 7300HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 2.8 kg
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 7500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GT70 0NC-027NL
GeForce GTX 670M, Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg
MSI GP62-2QE-242NL
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i5 4200H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 6700HQ, 0", 0 kg
MSI GL62-6QC-065UK
GeForce 940MX, Core i5 6300HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
MSI GL62-6QDi581
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i5 6300HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GP62-2QEi781FD
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 5700HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI PX60 2QD-049UK
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 5700HQ, 15.6", 2.1 kg
MSI Megabook GT627
MSI Megabook GT627
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > MSI > MSI Megabook GT627
Stefan Hinum, 2009-03-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)