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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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19 Reasons For

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

The MSI GT72 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 6 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 786 user and expert reviews, MSI has good ratings for its laptops. MSI also has good ratings specifically for its gaming laptops compared to other brands.

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72 the internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Alienware 17 which is cheaper; or the AORUS X3 Plus (£1,629.54) which has better reviews.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 is 2.5GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops to this notebook PC and we think the AORUS X3 Plus (£1,629.54) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 have total storage capacity of between 250GB and 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,256 gigabyte, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including the GE60, the GE60 Apache, or the GE60 Apache all from MSI which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this age and type. Most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT72 is a six USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GT72 is a two mini DisplayPort portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT72 only have one mini DisplayPort.

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GT72 has more battery cells than most of the portable PCs of this age and type. Most of the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 only have between four and eight battery cells, however this notebook PC has nine battery cells.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GT72 has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memory (8,192 megabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB.

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Two Installed SSDs

The MSI GT72 is a two installed SSD portable PC.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The MSI GT72 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.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GT72.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this age and type the maximum internal memory range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this spec and age is 8GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years is 2.8GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GT72 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider including the Alienware 17.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years, the MSI GT72 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GT72 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

Most laptops of this age and type have between two and three built-in speakers, including the MSI GT72 which has two built-in speakers.

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Thick

At 48 millimeters, the MSI GT72 is fairly thick compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago. Notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GT72 have heights of between 16mm and 56mm, and the average height is 34mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this MSI portable PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GT72 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72.

Other 17.3" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Alienware 17, or the MSI GT70.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

The MSI GT72 has a relatively typical weight (3.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the GT72.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the GE60 Apache (2.6kg and cheaper), or the GT70 (3.9kg and cheaper) both from MSI or the Alienware 17 (4.2kg and cheaper).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago. 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
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 (64-Bit)
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 Size
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 Adapter
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

(104)
14 April 2016

The MSI GT72S Dominator Pro has plenty of power thanks to a desktop graphics card, but it can't overcome its terrible battery and cheap plastic feel...

13 April 2016

The MSI GT72S Dominator Pro has plenty of power thanks to a desktop graphics card, but it can't overcome its terrible battery and cheap plastic feel...

8 March 2016

Eye tracking feels like the future. Your eyes rove across the screen seeking out more asteroids to blast. The reticule traces the same path in fits and spurts: flickering with every blink.... Read more…

6 March 2016

Recently, at Wizard World Portland, I sat down with Jim Merk of Neweggcom to check out the latest MSI eye-tracking gaming laptop The MSI GT72S Dominator Tobii is an amazing gaming laptop all on... Read more…

24 February 2016

MSI has a habit of making very good and very beefy laptops. While the rest of the laptop world runs gleefully down the path forged by the Macbook Air, MSI has waded into the weeds and produced... Read more…

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User Reviews

(94)
Reviewed 20 November 2015 by IRINA V.
(Verified Purchase)

This laptop has been very hard to find in stock, but finally after cancelling several preorders, it showed up on Newegg and I did not hesitate. It is expensive but the hardware is well worth the... Read more…

Reviewed 5 December 2015 by Walleyedelk00
Walleyedelk00 would recommend the MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G (Verified Purchase)

It is an awesome laptop,I've had 0 problems with,it runs guns smoothly no lag at all I've ran spin tires,CS go,garrys mod,black ops 3...

Reviewed 8 January 2016 by Robert A.

Great desktop replacement or in my case desktop alternative if traveling, visiting friends, LAN parties (do they still do those?). If used in public it will certainly catch people's eyes with the... Read more…

Reviewed 30 April 2008 by Richard B.
(Verified Purchase)

I wish it worked better...

Reviewed 16 January 2007 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

When running "G" protocol with no or one other WIFI router in range, performance was 48Mb/sec. When it 5 or 6 routers are active, my performance dived to 1Mb/sec. This might be the source for some... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi gt72, msi 7200, msi 4710, msi 4710h, msi gt72s, msi 7200r, msi gt72v, msi i76820, msi i76700, msi 7200rp, msi gt72vr, msi 4710hq, msi 7200rpm, msi i76820h, msi i76700h, msi i76820hk, msi i76700hq, gt72dominator214
Barcodes 00824142028698, 00824142028711, 04719072368333, 04719072368555, 04719072368708, 04719072372750, 08241420286984, 08433799772063

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