MSI announced their latest notebook today, the GT628, and they’re billing it as a world glass gaming notebook.  Delivering unprecedented graphic quality is the  high-end NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M graphics card with 1GB of DDR3 graphics memory, which apparently produces ultra realistic 3D graphics and provides stunning Blu-ray movie quality.  Ok, so press release spin doctor terminology aside, the GT628 also includes an Intel Centrino 2 processor, 15.4-inch 1680×1050 LCD, Blu-ray/DVD burner, HDMI output, WiFi b/g/n, 2mp webcam, 7.1 channel output, 9-cell battery and a 320GB 7200rpm hard drive.

Looks like the MSI GT628 gaming laptop will hit this April for a yet to be disclosed price.  Official specs and press release after the ‘leap’.


The GT628 is among the first gaming notebooks to offer this revolutionary graphics card

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – March 09, 2009 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is pleased to announce the newest addition to its world-class Gaming Notebook Series – GT628. The new GT628 combines a stylish chassis with cutting-edge technology to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.  The GT628 features a stand-alone high-end NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 160M graphics card with 1GB of DDR3 graphics memory to create awe-inspiring ultra-realistic 3D graphics.

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M GPU increases game play performance by as much as 50% over the previous generation of GPUs. NVIDIA® PhysX™ technology provides real world gaming effects like natural water and lifelike explosions.  When not gaming NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD technology allows GT628 users to experience the latest in high-def videos and Blu-ray movies with the sharp images and vibrant colors in full 1080p.

“We are thrilled to be launching a gaming notebook featuring the new NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M graphics card,” said Andy Tung, Vice President of Sales, MSI US.  “This GPU will allow us to offer our customers a gaming notebook with unmatched performance that delivers graphics never thought possible on a notebook.”

“GeForce GTS 160M delivers 50% more performance than its predecessor, and still has the best performance per watt ratio off any GeForce GPU we offer,” said Matt Wuebbling product manager for notebook GPUs at NVIDIA.  ”By delivering more GeForce per square inch, we manage to make game-caliber performance and a superior multimedia experience affordable.”

MSI has also outfitted the GT628 with the latest Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology, a spacious 15.4” WSXGA (1680×1050) LCD, and MSI’s exclusive Turbo Drive Engine — capable of overclocking the notebook’s processor by as much as 15% when in AC mode.  When on the go, users can conserve the GT628’s battery by taking advantage of the MSI’s Eco Engine technology and by utilizing NVIDIA’s® HybridPower™ technology, which allows gamers switch to a lower power integrated GPU.

The GT628 will be available in the United States for purchase in mid April at and MSI authorized resellers, retailers and distributors.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."