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MSI GT72 2QE 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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MSI GT72-2QE Review : New Flagship from The Dragon Army with Geforce GTX980M (in-Bahasa)

23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT72 2QE the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB. The MSI GT72 2QE has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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

The MSI GT72 2QE has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC compared to most of the portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 2QE which only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and spec is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB. The discrete graphics adapter memory of the GT72 2QE of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 2QE.

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MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

MSI is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and MSI also has good ratings for its gaming laptops.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 2QE supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and spec. This notebook PC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most gaming laptops that were released one year ago support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,866MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 2QE.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 2QE is 16", and the screen sizes range from 13" to 19". The GT72 2QE has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 17.3" laptops and we think the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 2QE has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.7 gigahertz, the GT72 2QE has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QE. The average processor clock speed of gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QE is 2.6GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz.

Other 2.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT72 2QE range from 120GB to 2.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 980GB. At 1,256 gigabyte, the GT72 2QE has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The GT72 2QE has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72 2QE also have a front camera.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The GT72 2QE is a six USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GT72 2QE is a two mini DisplayPort laptop.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 2QE only have between four and eight battery cells, however the GT72 2QE has nine battery cells.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of the MSI GT72 2QE of 8,192 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of this age and spec. The discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QE range from 2GB to 8.2GB.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The GT72 2QE has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all portable PCs of this type and age.

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

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 2QE range from 16GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 2QE has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QE have battery capacities of between 47Wh and 92Wh, and the average battery capacity is 64Wh. At 83 watt-hours, the GT72 2QE has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 2QE.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the MSI GT72 2QE which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT72 2QE is 200MHz, the fastest is 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 300 megahertz, the GT72 2QE has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QE.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,050 megahertz, the GT72 2QE has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72 2QE. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 2QE range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GT72 2QE does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72 2QE also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard 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 MSI GT72 2QE does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QE also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The GT72 2QE has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

An Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72 2QE.

Across similar types of notebook PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

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

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Heavy

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg. The MSI GT72 2QE is quite heavy (3.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 2QE.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

Most gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 2QE have between two and three built-in speakers, including the GT72 2QE which has two built-in speakers.

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Thick

Notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have heights of between 17mm and 49mm, and the average height is 30mm. At 48 millimeters, the GT72 2QE is fairly thick compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QE.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.5 gigahertz, the GT72 2QE has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QE is 3.5GHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72 2QE

Released Over a Year Ago

This MSI portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs that have been available 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.

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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
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
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
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

(2)
13 January 2016

As one of the first VR-ready gaming laptops, the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Dragon Edition offers a stunning display, scary-fast SSDs and great graphics performance in a beautiful red chassis...

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Lovely, eyecatching chassis
Powerful graphics and overall performance
VRready
Comfortable keyboard
Blazingfast SSDs
Belowaverage battery life
Expensive
Big and bulky
No touch screen
Rivals have higher resolution displays
4 December 2014

In other regards the MSI GT72 is every inch the gaming laptop we'd love to own. And we wouldn't be disheartened by the £2,000 asking price, either: the price of our review was inflated due to the...

Best display we've ever seen on a PC
Excellent port configuration
High overall performance
Battery Boost does boost battery life
Great keyboard
Bloatware
Connectivity could be better
Tiny touchpad
Can't handle some games at 3K resolution
Fan can be very loud at times

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 21 December 2014 by James S.
(Verified Purchase)

When you replace your Mustang with a Bugatti, expect that its going to be bigger and heavier...

Slick design, and it has a very solid construction. More metal than plastic in this beast. Boot up takes about 5 seconds, shutdown is complete in about 15, everything in between is equally fast. Has w
Great laptop . .. .solid frames and temps. .. no complaints
Lots of memory, great CPU and GPU. Great storage, etc
Could have been a great laptop
2 Intel-Lan Ports
Heavy, due to that solid construction. Also larger than typical 17" laptops means it doesn't fit in my old bag. Windows 8.1 takes some getting used to, you know, the first day of owning it
Bloatware. .. .. whats the point of all these ssds if youre gunna slow down boot time loading abunch of useless programs
Loaded with nonsense and garbage. It took several days to clean it up. It also has Windows 8.1 which only adds to the negative value of the otherwise great machine. Its a laptop not a tablet
For whatever reason it does not like the internet. Very slow and hardly worth the effort. Not sure why but it was like that right out of the box
I am down grading because of the software and nonsense loaded on it

Running dying light over 60fps on ultra settings who needs desktops anymore.

Reviewed 28 April 2015 by DeanUK
(Verified Purchase)

I really love this gaming notebook... I had a previous MSI laptop for almost 4 years and it is still working brilliantly well...So I was already a fan of their builds....

The speed of... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers g1458e, g1631a, 2qedom, pro1632, g1458es, g1631au, pro1450, 2qedomi, pro1450c, 2qedomin, pro1632u, pro1450cz, 2qedomina, pro1632uk, 2qedominat, 2qedominato, 2qedominator, gt722qe16sr21, gt722qe16sr21b, gt722qe16sr21bw, gt722qe1450czdominatorpro
Barcodes 04719072403812, 04719072404123, 04719072408329, 04719072413361

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