Close

Loading image...
MSI GT72 2QD

MSI GT72 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

hardwareluxx.de Excellent Hardware
4 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB Jul 2015
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Experience a whole new way to interact with your PC like never before. With the power to understand your motions, recognize your face and respond to your voice, 5th generation(Broadwell-H) Intel... More
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

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

Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however the MSI GT72 2QD has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 32 gigabytes, the GT72 2QD has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst gaming laptops of this age. Laptops of this age and spec have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB.

Chart Edit

MSI Has Good Portable PC Reviews

MSI has good average ratings for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GT72 2QD supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

A 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT72 2QD.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Quite Big Screen Size

The MSI GT72 2QD has a quite big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT72 2QD. Across all the gaming laptops that were released one year ago the screen sizes range from 13" to 19", and the average screen size is 16".

Alternative 17.3" notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Asus GL771JW which has better reviews.

Read more Less Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops that are a similar age to it.

Chart Edit

Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the GT72 2QD the internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB. The GT72 2QD has a fairly big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Y50 (£995.06).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT72 2QD range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.6GHz. At 2.7 gigahertz, the GT72 2QD has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the MSI GE62 Apache which has better reviews.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable type and age to the GT72 2QD is 980GB, and the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 2.1TB. At 1,128 gigabyte, the GT72 2QD has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 2QD.

Chart Edit

Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 2QD has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Chart Edit

HD HD Type

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

Chart Edit

4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the MSI 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 actually the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst memory slots amongst similar types of portable PC is 2x SO-DIMM.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GT72 2QD is a two mini DisplayPort portable PC.

Chart Edit

Six USB 3.0 Ports

The GT72 2QD has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QD. Most of the gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 2QD only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however this notebook PC has six USB 3.0 ports.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QD range from 16GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 2QD has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QD.

Chart Edit

Nine Battery Cells

The GT72 2QD has more battery cells than most of the gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 2QD. Most of the gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QD only have between four and eight battery cells, however this portable PC has nine battery cells.

Chart Edit

Quite Big Battery Capacity

The GT72 2QD has one of the bigger battery capacities (83 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 2QD have battery capacities of between 47Wh and 92Wh, and the average battery capacity is 64Wh.

Chart Edit

1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Chart Edit

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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Chart Edit

11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 2QD range from 200MHz to 400MHz. At only 300 megahertz, the GT72 2QD has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 2QD.

Chart Edit

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QD is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz. The GT72 2QD has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,050 megahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72 2QD, the MSI GT72 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus GL771JW which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The GT72 2QD is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Chart Edit

Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MSI GT72 2QD has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is actually the worst processor family across all laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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

Read more Less Chart Edit

Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 2QD have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the MSI GT72 2QD which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

Chart Edit

Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

Chart Edit

Heavy

The average weight of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72 2QD is 3kg. With a weight of 3.8 kilograms, the GT72 2QD is one of the heavier portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 2QD amongst gaming laptops of this age.

Chart Edit

Only Two Built-In Speakers

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

Chart Edit

Thick

The GT72 2QD is one of the thicker notebook PCs of this type and age (48 millimeters) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The thinnest gaming laptop that was launched around the same time as the GT72 2QD is 17mm thick and the thickest is 49mm.

Chart Edit

Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.5 gigahertz, the GT72 2QD has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QD is 3.5GHz.

Chart Edit

2 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GT72 2QD.

HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA G-SYNC
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
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
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 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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

1 Award

hardwareluxx.de Excellent Hardware

Expert Reviews

8 September 2015

MSI GT72-2QD Dominator G Design & Function????? ??? ??&?? ???? ?&#54644, MSI? ????? ?? ? ?? ? ? ?? ???? ??? ???...??? ??? ?? ???? ??? ???? ?? ?&#47200, ???? ????? ????? ? ? ?????. ??? ??/?? ???...

1 November 2015

Helles Display mit guter Ausleuchtung Deutlich besser als noch beim GE62 gefällt uns beim GT72 das Display. Hier setzt MSI auf ein 17,3 Zoll großes IPS-Panel aus dem Hause LG, welches mit einer...

Hardwareluxx.de

Very good 3D performance for price point ( 7
GTX 970M
16GB RAM at around 1400)
New, power efficient
Broadwell 75700HQ CPU
Battery performance isn't great at 3.54.5 hours tops, under very light load
Optimus is not active
There's a switch button to Intel iGPU, with reboot
Battery is rather hard to replace (but not impossible)
Big 17.3" frame, accompanied by high weight

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Jedediah a.
(Verified Purchase)

Now I mentioned the second HDD bay. There are a few oddities about how it is set up. For one the HDD it comes with is a 7200 RPM 6GBs HDD, but it is connected to a Sata 3GBs connector on the MB, I... Read more…

Excellent performance on newer games
I have played GTAV, Witche 3, and Arkham Knight on this laptop on pretty high settings all around 1080P
Backlit Keyboard with Steel Series Engine customization
Stays very cool while not being too loud
Excellent sound, probably the best I have ever heard on a laptop
Tons of preloaded software, not really a problem for me since I did a clean install of 8.1 Pro. and reinstalled the programs I wanted
This laptop comes preinstalled with Steel Series engine 2 software, the Steel Series engine 3 software is much better but does not support this laptop
No hookup for second 2.5 HDD bay
256 SSD drive is actually 2) 128gb SSD drives in a raid
Has Windows 10 on it
Reviewed 13 June 2014 by Douglas E. Pennekamp
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with the A10. Very responsive and meets my expectations. The keyboard is laid out very well. The A10 has the touch like a tablet and a keyboard like a Chromebook...

I have purchased a lot of these boards and I have never had an issue. They are rock solid in my opinion
This board was easy to set up and install with 5 ivybridge and 16G of ram. It is a perfect match for older pro tools PCI cards and pro tools 8 10. Super fast . .. tons of dsp and tdmrtas plugs for th
4 natively supported PCI slots Ivy BridgeSandy Bridge CPU support
Finally upgraded this system to a H 4 Accel, that's a HD Core card and 3 HD Accel process cards. Running an 5 with 16 GB of RAM and Win 7 Pro 64 bit from a Crucial M 100 256 GB SSD. System purrs like
Full ATX layout. Plenty of inputoutput options. Native PCI (Thanks to the 77 chipset). Non EFI Bios ( I personally do not like them)
None that i can think of
No serial mouse or keyboard ports
None that I can find so far
Hard to find 7 CPUs now for it
Not sure if its the board or my SSD. Occasionally it'll hard lock or flat out reset and my SSD disappears (or the board doesn't even boot) until I reset it a few times. I've pondered it being a power
Reviewed 2 June 2007 by Alan P.

When I first Git The Adapter it would drop the signal all the time, the I put my netgear usb adapter in at the same time and it would work great, MS has a newer driver available (under optional... Read more…

Fast, Nice Stand w cord
None. Cannot use on OS X
Great range
-Great connectivity-won't cut out on you
-Doesn't get too hot
Drops Signal once in a while
Does not work with Mac OS X 10.5 OSX. Cannot find any drivers on for it. Not automatically recognized
The bright blue indicator lights light up my bedroom, so I have to unplug it in order to darken my room
Very expensive, and really not that good. It works, worth xx, not xxx. Returned it
It does seem to get a bit hot to the touch. I've had to push the card back down into the base station a few times, as I think the heating and cooling is slowly pushing it out. But it hasn't moved out

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers g1464u, g1456e, g1601i, 2qddom, g1464uk, g1456es, g1601it, 2qddomi, 2qddomin, 2qddomina, 2qddominat, 2qddominato, 2qddominator, 2qddominator1426, 2qddominator1426a, 2qddominator1426au, msiporttilgaminggt722qddominatorg1456es
Barcodes 04719072404093, 04719072404208, 04719072406189

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

Lenovo Helix vs MSI GT72 2QD

Lenovo Helix vs MSI GT72 2QD
Lenovo Helix
2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB SSD 11.6"
MSI GT72 2QD
4 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
£ 1,857.71
2.1kg Lighter
27.6mm Thinner
Five More Awards
User Reviews Are Hugely Better
Three Times Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

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 i7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
£ 1,893.54
Lighter
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
A Lot Narrower
Touch Sensitive Screen
One Less Mini DisplayPort
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory

Satellite Pro R50-C vs GT72 2QD

Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C vs MSI GT72 2QD
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C
2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
MSI GT72 2QD
4 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
£ 471.10
Two Times Thinner
Vastly Lighter
Narrower
More Popular
Only Two Processor Cores
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
Feedback