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With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 8 gigabytes, the GT72 2QE has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 2QE. Notebook PCs of this type and age have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The GT72 2QE has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QE. This notebook PC is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop compared to most of the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QE which only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Very Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 13GB. With an internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 2QE's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst laptops of a comparable type and age to the GT72 2QE.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
The GT72 2QE has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,512 gigabyte) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of laptops that have been around for more than a year range from 120GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1TB.
Alternative 1.5TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the MSI GT72 2QE.
Has a Front Camera
The GT72 2QE has a front camera, as do most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The GT72 2QE supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 866MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72 2QE the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
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HD HD Type
The HD type of the this laptop are Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
Nine Battery Cells
The GT72 2QE has more battery cells than most of the notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. This notebook PC is a nine battery cell count portable PC compared to most of the laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72 2QE which only have between four and eight battery cells.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The MSI GT72 2QE has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most of the portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 2QE only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however this portable PC has six USB 3.0 ports.
Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 8,192 megabytes, the GT72 2QE has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memory amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 2QE the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB.
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 a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.
This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all laptops of this age and spec.
Amongst similar types of laptop the worst memory slots is 2x SO-DIMM.
Four Installed SSDs
The MSI GT72 2QE is a four installed SSD laptop.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The smallest battery capacity of laptops of a similar type and age to the GT72 2QE is 47Wh, the biggest is 89Wh, and the average battery capacity is 63Wh. With a battery capacity of 83 watt-hours, the GT72 2QE has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
1.4 HDMI Version
This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
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 a similar age and type to it.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At only 300 megahertz, the GT72 2QE has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 2QE have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 400MHz.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,050 megahertz, the GT72 2QE has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QE. Across all the gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QE the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,300MHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GT72 2QE is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus GL771JW which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most notebook PCs of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen. The GT72 2QE is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family
The GT72 2QE has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most portable PCs of this type and age.
An Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family is actually the worst processor family across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 2QE.
An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family amongst comparable types of laptop.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Only Two Built-In Speakers
The MSI GT72 2QE is a two built-in speaker portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between two and three built-in speakers.
At 48 millimeters, the GT72 2QE is quite thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The heights of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72 2QE range from 17mm to 55mm, and the average height is 32mm.
6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72 2QE
Released Over a Year Ago
This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Alternative portable PCs that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the MSI GS30 2M, or the Asus GL771JW.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the GT72 2QE has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
Other 17.3" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the GL771JW, or the GL771JM both from Asus which has a better Rating.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 2QE has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.
At 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 2QE has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GT72 2QE.
Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the MSI GT72 (£1,632.84) (3.8kg).
HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. 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.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SSD, HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
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
4096 x 2304
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, HDMI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
2560 x 1600
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
1920 x 1080
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
SSE, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video