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MSI GE72 2QD
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MSI GE72 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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Metallic Chassis With Brushed Metal Design MSI has engineered a lightweight chassis using not only traditional aluminum, but also an Mg-Li alloy. As most of the chassis comprises of the special... More
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the MSI GE72 2QD has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GE72 2QD. Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the GE72 2QD the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The GE72 2QD has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GE72 2QD. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the GE72 2QD range from 200MHz to 400MHz.

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MSI Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

MSI gaming laptops have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs MSI is one of the superior manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GE72 2QD has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GE72 2QD. The smallest screen size of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GE72 2QD is 13" and the biggest is 19".

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Has a Front Camera

The GE72 2QD has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GE72 2QD also have a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE72 2QD have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the GE72 2QD has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.6 gigahertz, the MSI GE72 2QD has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE72 2QD. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE72 2QD is 2.7GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age only have between two and three built-in speakers, however the GE72 2QD has four built-in speakers.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The GE72 2QD supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.

This notebook PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported bluetooth version across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

A 4 Bluetooth version is the worst supported bluetooth version amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GE72 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year also do not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB. The GE72 2QD has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (only 2 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE72 2QD do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI GE72 2QD is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE72 2QD have one USB 2.0 port, including the GE72 2QD which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GE72 2QD range from 4GB to 32GB. The MSI GE72 2QD has one of the smaller internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

If this gaming laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the G751JL[pl_2998974_price] (12GB), or the G771JM[pl_2901200_price] (12GB) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The GE72 2QD has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 8.2GB.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

The GE72 2QD is a one mini DisplayPort notebook PC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE72 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the GE72 2QD has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GE72 2QD.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (2.7GHz and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GE72 2QD has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Asus G751JL[plb_2998974_price] (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GE72 2QD has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GE72 2QD.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of this spec and age. 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

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-In Port
Mini DisplayPort
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 Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft 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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi 64, msi 64b, msi ddr3, msi 64bi, msi 80211, msi ddr3l, msi 64bit, msi 80211a, msi i74720, msi 80211ac, msi i74720h, 2qdapache013, msi i74720hq, 2qdapache032, 2qdapache016, 2qdapache015, 2qdapache014, 2qdapache015b, 2qdapache014n, 2qdapache013n, 2qdapache032f, 2qdapache016l, msi ge722qd015, 2qdapache013ne, 2qdapache032fr, 2qdapache016lu, 2qdapache015be, 2qdapache014nl, msi ge722qd015b, msi ge722qd015be
Barcodes 04719072387037, 04719072387044, 04719072387051, 04719072387068, 04719072391959

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150MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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