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MSI GP72 2QD

MSI GP72 2QD 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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22 Reasons For

Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GP72 2QD is 2.1, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP72 2QD that we have assessed the PCI Express slot version of, the GP72 2QD's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the GP72 2QD has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GP72 2QD. Similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GP72 2QD have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The GP72 2QD has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most of the notebook PCs that were released one year ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The GP72 2QD has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (400 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the GP72 2QD that we have assessed, the GP72 2QD's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all MSI notebook PCs and also specifically for MSI medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases MSI had good reviews compared to other brands.

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Very Big Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". The screen size of the GP72 2QD of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GP72 2QD.

There are a number of alternative 17.3" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2701798_price], or the Inspiron 17 5749[pl_2892460_price] both from DELL or the HP ProBook 470[plb_2348240_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The GP72 2QD has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of this type and age.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have checked, the MSI GP72 2QD's processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GP72 2QD have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the GP72 2QD has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GP72 2QD have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the MSI CX61[plb_2900145_price], the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2913726_price], or the HP ProBook 470[plb_2348240_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GP72 2QD supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This MSI portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a comparable age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GP72 2QD is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MSI GP72 2QD has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the GP72 2QD, the GP72 2QD has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2735185_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2855917_price], or the Lenovo T440p[plb_2980614_price].

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GP72 2QD's maximum turbo frequency is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP72 2QD. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP72 2QD is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The GP72 2QD has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 5GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the GP72 2QD has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GP72 2QD range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The GP72 2QD is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between two and eight battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the MSI GP72 2QD has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GP72 2QD is 11GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GP72 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GP72 2QD.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2855917_price], the Lenovo T440p[plb_2980614_price], or the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012166_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. 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.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2055348_price], the Lenovo T450[plb_2903125_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2841727_price].

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the LG 13Z940[plb_2362386_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The GP72 2QD is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2855917_price], or the Inspiron 15 7000[pl_2782844_price] both from DELL or the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012166_price].

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Heavy

The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been on the market for around the same time as the GP72 2QD is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The MSI GP72 2QD is fairly heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GP72 2QD.

There are a number of alternative 2.6kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba A50[plb_2984407_price].

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2737187_price] (2.6kg), or the Lenovo L540[plb_2501252_price] (2.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The GP72 2QD has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This laptop has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GP72 2QD ranges from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Wide

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year, the width of the MSI GP72 2QD of 419.9 millimeters is one of the widest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP72 2QD have widths of between 28mm and 430mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the MSI GP72 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the GP72 2QD has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the HP Elitebook 820 G2[plb_2886802_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2851056_price].

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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 ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
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Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi gt940, msi gt940m, msi i54210, msi p230381, msi p230610, msi i54210h, msi p230381p, msi p230610p, msi 9s7179323062, msi 2qdleopard062, msi 2qdleopard062u, msi 2qdleopard062uk
Barcodes 04719072412692, 04719072418014

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
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