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MSI GE72 2QD
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MSI GE72 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and spec is 1.7GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the GE72 2QD has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the GE72 2QD.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Gaming laptops built by MSI have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just gaming laptops) and found that MSI also has good ratings across its entire range.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GE72 2QD supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,866MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE72 2QD.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the GE72 2QD the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GE72 2QD has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst laptops of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year, the GE72 2QD has a front camera.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The GE72 2QD supports a better bluetooth version than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most notebook PCs of this type and age support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported bluetooth version amongst all gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.

The worst supported bluetooth version amongst comparable types of portable PC is 4.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a similar age and type to the GE72 2QD is 370MHz. The GE72 2QD has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 300 megahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,050 megahertz, the GE72 2QD has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of gaming laptops that were released one year ago is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GE72 2QD do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GE72 2QD is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GE72 2QD does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MSI GE72 2QD has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is actually the worst processor family amongst all portable PCs of this age and type.

The best processor family amongst comparable types of laptop is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE72 2QD is 13GB. The GE72 2QD has one of the smaller internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If this MSI portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Y70-70[plb_3033157_price] (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE72 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

This gaming laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the GE72 2QD has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GE72 2QD.

We compared all the other 17.3" portable PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,128 gigabyte, the MSI GE72 2QD has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the GE72 2QD.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the GE72 2QD has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it. 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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
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 VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro238, pro238u, pro238uk
Barcodes 04719072410674

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4 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
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