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MSI GE72 2QE

MSI GE72 2QE 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jul 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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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The GE72 2QE has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GE72 2QE. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE72 2QE is 1,200MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE72 2QE is 370MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GE72 2QE that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the GE72 2QE's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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MSI Laptops Have Good Reviews

We checked 786 expert and user reviews for MSI notebook PCs and found that on average MSI has good reviews. We also found that MSI has good reviews specifically for its gaming laptops.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GE72 2QE is 16". The MSI GE72 2QE has a fairly big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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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 gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,128 gigabyte, the MSI GE72 2QE has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GE72 2QE range from 120GB to 2.1TB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the GE72 2QE has a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider include the Asus G771JM 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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.6 gigahertz, the GE72 2QE has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE72 2QE. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the GE72 2QE have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The GE72 2QE supports a better bluetooth version than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most laptops that were released one year ago support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported bluetooth version amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GE72 2QE.

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

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable 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 frequently found memory slot on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GE72 2QE do not have a full-size keyboard. The GE72 2QE is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus GL771JW.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GE72 2QE is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB. When compared to other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE72 2QE that we have assessed, the GE72 2QE's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the MSI GE72 2QE does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GE72 2QE, the GE72 2QE's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes is one of the smallest. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GE72 2QE is 3.4GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE72 2QE

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GE72 2QE.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the GE72 2QE has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the MSI GE62 Apache (2.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the GE72 2QE has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE72 2QE.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the G771JM (12GB and higher rated), or the G751JL (12GB and higher rated) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The MSI GE72 2QE has a pretty standard weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GE72 2QE.

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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 notebook PCs that are a comparable 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

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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
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 Data Rate
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)
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Power
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Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi i74, msi i74x, msi i74xx, msi i74xxx, msi i74720, msi i74720h, 2qeapache013, 2qeapache006, 2qeapache016, msi i74720hq, 2qeapache015, 2qeapache014, 2qeapache015b, 2qeapache014n, 2qeapache013n, 2qeapache006u, 2qeapache016l, 2qeapache013ne, 2qeapache006uk, 2qeapache016lu, 2qeapache015be, 2qeapache014nl, msi 2qeapache006, msi 2qeapache006u, msi 2qeapache006uk
Barcodes 04719072382339, 04719072384289, 04719072384326, 04719072384364, 04719072384401

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