Close

Loading image...
MSI GT72 2QD
2 Images

MSI GT72 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jun 2015
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
The NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970M Series brings extreme, next-generation graphics performance to serious gaming notebooks. As the first graphics solution to reach a score over 9,000 in 3DMark 11, the... More
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
PC World Business
MSI GT72 2QD from PC World Business
£1,319.98
Out of stock
Go to Store
PC World Business
MSI GT72 2QD from PC World Business
£1,367.98
Out of stock
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The MSI GT72 2QD has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 2QD. Most of the laptops of a similar spec and age to the GT72 2QD only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however this notebook PC has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

Chart Edit

MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 786 expert and user reviews for MSI laptops and found that on average MSI has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that MSI has good reviews specifically within its gaming laptops range.

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 a similar type and age to it.

Chart Edit

Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 2QD is 13" and the biggest is 19". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the GT72 2QD has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst gaming laptops of this age.

Chart Edit

Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 2QD has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 2QD.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

Chart Edit

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

Chart Edit

HD HD Type

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

Chart Edit

Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 2QD have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. The MSI GT72 2QD has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

Chart Edit

4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the GT72 2QD is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all laptops of a similar type and age to the GT72 2QD.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 2x SO-DIMM.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Two Mini DisplayPorts

The GT72 2QD is a two mini DisplayPort notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 2QD only have one mini DisplayPort.

Chart Edit

Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however the GT72 2QD has six USB 3.0 ports.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the GT72 2QD has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst gaming laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory of gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72 2QD range from 16GB to 32GB.

Chart Edit

Nine Battery Cells

The GT72 2QD has more battery cells than most of the laptops that came out more than a year ago. Most of the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72 2QD only have between four and eight battery cells, however this portable PC has nine battery cells.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The GT72 2QD has a quite big battery capacity (83 watt-hours) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 2QD. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 2QD is 64Wh.

Chart Edit

1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

Chart Edit

GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

Chart Edit

9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the GT72 2QD has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QD range from 1.7GB to 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 2QD do not have a full-size keyboard. The GT72 2QD is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GT72 2QD does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 2QD also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Chart Edit

Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the GT72 2QD has one of the smaller internal memory amongst laptops of this age. The smallest internal memory of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QD is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

If this MSI laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the G771JM[pl_2901200_price] (12GB), or the G751JL[pl_2998974_price] (12GB) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

Chart Edit

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 1,000 gigabyte, the GT72 2QD has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average total storage capacity of gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago is 980GB.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Asus G751JL[plb_2998974_price] (1.1TB and higher rated).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Heavy

At 3.8 kilograms, the GT72 2QD is quite heavy compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year. The weights of similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the MSI GT72[plb_2913246_price] (3.8kg).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Only Two Built-In Speakers

The GT72 2QD is a two built-in speaker laptop.

Chart Edit

Thick

Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 2QD have heights of between 17mm and 49mm. At 48 millimeters, the GT72 2QD is fairly thick compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

Chart Edit

3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 2QD has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QD.

Chart Edit

HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a comparable type and 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.

Chart Edit

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
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
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi p222691, msi p230384, msi p222691p, msi p230384p, 2qddominator850, 2qddominator850a, 2qddominator850au
Barcodes 04719072392611

Save Money with These Great Laptop Vouchers & Offers

£25 Off
Voucher
£25 Off Apple Mac orders over £350
Valid 25 Apr 16 - 25 Apr 17
20% Off
Voucher
20% Off over £80
Valid until 31 Dec 16
15% Off
Voucher
15% Off for new customers
Valid 17 Mar 16 - 17 Mar 17
8% Off
Voucher
GearBest Consumer Electronics Coupon_ 8% OFF
Valid 6 Aug 16 - 31 Dec 16

See How Other Laptops Compare to the MSI GT72 2QD

Alienware 13 vs MSI GT72 2QD

Alienware 13 vs MSI GT72 2QD
Alienware 13
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
MSI GT72 2QD
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
£ 1,893.54
Two More Awards
90% Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Lighter
50% Bigger Internal Memory
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
Only Three USB 3.0 Ports

MSI GT80 vs MSI GT72 2QD

MSI GT80 vs MSI GT72 2QD
MSI GT80
4 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 18.4"
MSI GT72 2QD
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
£ 2,849.95
Thirty-One More Awards
Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Bigger Internal Memory
Two More Built-In Speakers
User Review Rating is Worse
100MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

MSI GT72 vs MSI GT72 2QD

MSI GT72 vs MSI GT72 2QD
MSI GT72
4 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
MSI GT72 2QD
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
£ 1,966.01
Thirty-Four More Awards
Hugely Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
25% Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
A Little Lower User Review Score
Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Feedback