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MSI GT72 2QE 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 32GB 1.5TB 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

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

The MSI GT72 2QE is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72 2QE only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

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

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GT72 2QE has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 3.3GB.

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MSI Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 2QE supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this age and spec. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec 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 laptops of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Very Big Internal Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have checked the internal memory of, the GT72 2QE's internal memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 2QE have internal memory of between 4GB and 32GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 120GB, the biggest is 2.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 980GB. When compared to other gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72 2QE, the total storage capacity of the GT72 2QE of 1,512 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72 2QE is 1.7GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.6GHz. The MSI GT72 2QE has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QE.

There are a number of alternative 2.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The GT72 2QE has a front camera, as do most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT72 2QE has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GT72 2QE. Most of the similar spec laptops that are a comparable 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.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

Most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago only have one mini DisplayPort, however the GT72 2QE has two mini DisplayPorts.

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Nine Battery Cells

The GT72 2QE has more battery cells than most of the notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most of the gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72 2QE only have between four and eight battery cells, however this portable PC has nine battery cells.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 3.4GB. The GT72 2QE has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory (8,192 megabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72 2QE.

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Four Installed SSDs

The GT72 2QE is a four installed SSD notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year only have between one and three installed SSDs.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The MSI GT72 2QE is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QE have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The MSI GT72 2QE has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 2QE.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of laptop.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QE range from 16GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 2QE has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 2QE.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The GT72 2QE has a fairly big battery capacity (83 watt-hours) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 2QE. Across all the gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72 2QE the battery capacities range from 47Wh to 92Wh.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of this age and type.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The GT72 2QE has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,050 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 2QE the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies 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

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GT72 2QE do not have a full-size keyboard. The GT72 2QE is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

Other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 2QE do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI 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 gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Heavy

The average weight of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72 2QE is 3kg, and the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg. With a weight of 3.8 kilograms, the GT72 2QE is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT72 2QE.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the MSI GT72 2QD[plb_2954451_price] (3.8kg).

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Thick

The thinnest portable PC of this age and type is 17mm thick, the thickest is 49mm, and the average height is 30mm. The GT72 2QE is one of the thicker similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 2QE (48 millimeters) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72 2QE

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the GT72 2QE has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QE.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 17.3" laptops currently available including the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price] which has better reviews.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on gaming laptops that came out 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
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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
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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

(1)
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...

Laptopmag.com

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

User Reviews

(2)

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....

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers g1624c, 2qedom, g1624cz, pro1816, 2qedomi, pro1816u, 2qedomin, pro1816uk, 2qedomina, 2qedominat, 2qedominato, 2qedominator, gt722qe1624czdominatorpro
Barcodes 04719072407858, 04719072414610

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