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

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23 Reasons For

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

The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72. Most of the gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however this portable PC has six 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 gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT72 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GT72 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (8 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB.

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MSI Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all MSI portable PCs and also specifically for MSI gaming laptops and found that in both cases MSI had good reviews compared to other brands.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it 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 type and age.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GT72 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest screen size of gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 13" and the biggest is 19".

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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 gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz. At 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72.

If this gaming laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the MSI GP70 Leopard[plb_2913590_price] (2.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GT72 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,256 gigabyte) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72. The average total storage capacity of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 is 980GB.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price].

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however the MSI GT72 has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GT72 is a two mini DisplayPort notebook PC.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 only have between four and eight battery cells, however the MSI GT72 has nine battery cells.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GT72 is 3.4GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 8,192 megabytes, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GT72.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GT72 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72. The slowest hard drive speed of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,700 RPM.

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Two Installed SSDs

The MSI GT72 is a two installed SSD laptop.

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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 the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72.

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

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst gaming laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 83 watt-hours, the MSI GT72 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age. The battery capacities of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 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 gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 300 megahertz, the MSI GT72 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 400MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz. At only 1,050 megahertz, the MSI GT72 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72, the MSI GT72 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT72, the MSI GT72 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MSI GT72 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 available for more than a year.

An Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family is actually the worst processor family across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the GT72.

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

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The MSI GT72 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

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

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Heavy

At 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72. The lightest gaming laptop that has been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72 is 1.2kg heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the GT72[pl_2575630_price] (3.8kg), or the GT72[pl_2913246_price] (3.8kg) both from MSI.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The MSI GT72 is a two built-in speaker notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year have between two and three built-in speakers.

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Thick

At 48 millimeters, the MSI GT72 is quite thick compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. Comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 have heights of between 17mm and 49mm.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT72 is 2.7GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. The MSI GT72 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72.

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2 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Average Internal Memory

The MSI GT72 has a fairly standard internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price].

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than a year 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
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 3.1 Port
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A 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

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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 gt72v, msi gt72s, msi i76700, msi i76820, msi gt72vr, msi i76700h, msi i76820h, msi i76700hq, msi i76820hk, gt722qe16sr21, gt722qe16sr21b, gt722qe16sr21bw, gt722qe8m16sr21, gt722qe8m16sr21b, gt722qe8m16sr21bw
Barcodes 00824142117798, 04719072404659, 04719072404697

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