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MSI Apache Pro 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

Noticias3d.com thought that concluded that they would endorse this MSI notebook PC and gave it their "Recommended" award.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Apache Pro has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is newer than the 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version found on most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

This laptop's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is in fact the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Apache Pro.

The worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst comparable types of laptop is 11.2/12.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 786 user and expert reviews for MSI notebook PCs and found that on average MSI has good ratings. We also found that MSI has good ratings specifically for its many processor core portable PCs.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Apache Pro has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Apache Pro has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

Other 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus N750JK, the HP ENVY 15, or the Gigabyte P34G v2.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the GS70 2QE (2.6GHz), or the GT60 (2.7GHz) both from MSI or the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,256 gigabyte, the MSI Apache Pro has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Apache Pro. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Apache Pro is 710GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB.

Other 1.3TB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire VN7, or the MSI WT70 2OL.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the N750JK (2TB and higher rated), or the N750JK (2TB and higher rated) both from Asus.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Apache Pro supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. In addition, this MSI portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Apache Pro.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Apache Pro has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Apache Pro.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo W530, the Fujitsu Celsius H730, or the HP ZBook 17 (£1,612.26).

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the Apache Pro has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Eight Processor Threads

The MSI Apache Pro is a eight processor thread laptop.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Apache Pro have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. The Apache Pro has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Apache Pro.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Apache Pro range from 250GB to 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI Apache Pro has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Apache Pro range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB. The MSI Apache Pro has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Apache Pro which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI Apache Pro does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Apache Pro do have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the ZBook 17, or the EliteBook 745 both from HP or the DELL Vostro 3460 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Apache Pro, the MSI Apache Pro does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to consider including the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e, the Asus N550JK, or the Acer TravelMate TMB115-MP which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI Apache Pro

Released Over Two Years Ago

MSI released the Apache Pro over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Apache Pro has a pretty standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Apache Pro.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Asus G75, the Lenovo W540, and the HP Pavilion 15-n274sa which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the N750JK (12GB), or the N550JK (12GB) both from Asus or the Lenovo Y70-70 (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Apache Pro has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Apache Pro.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the Inspiron 15 3541, or the Precision M3800 both from DELL or the HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n027sa which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Precision M6800 (17"), the Acer Aspire VN7 (17.3"), or the Lenovo Y70 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the MSI Apache Pro has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Apache Pro.

We compared all the other 2.6kg heavy laptops to this laptop and we think the N550JV, and the N550JK both from Asus or the MSI GE60 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this age and spec. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology
Frame Rate

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29 December 2015

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16 December 2015

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14 December 2015

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 June 2007 by Anonymous

At first I was ready to send this card back...could not get it above 54mbps. Setup was easy with my D-link DIR-655. After almost giving up I ran across the answer on the web. On the DIR-655 you... Read more…

Reviewed 6 March 2007 by Sheldon F.
(Verified Purchase)

Something is definitely wrong with this wireless adapter. When using D-Link's connection manager the CPU load shoots way up and makes the computer unusable. The connection rate shows 300mb the... Read more…

Reviewed 13 February 2011 by Todd N.
(Verified Purchase)

Use the drivers, but not the utility. Let Windows configure it, but check the settings when it's done. You'll have to verify the encryption and security settings or it'll default to 54 Mbps. C'mon... Read more…

Reviewed 6 December 2010 by CARIBOU C.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall, excellent card, and can go the distance. Mine is still working like a charm. Always say that buying a good product sometimes requires a bit more pay, rather than a cheap one. D-link in... Read more…

Reviewed 10 April 2009 by Bryan W.

First off, the D-Link drivers are VERY dissapointing. That should NEVER happen. Drivers BSODing occasionally is one thing, but EVERY TIME 5 seconds after booting is UNACCEPTABLE. Thankfully,... Read more…

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