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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however the MSI GT72 has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago 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 have been available for a similar time to the GT72.
Two USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A Ports
The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports than most of the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72. This notebook PC is a two USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A port notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 which only have one USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A port.
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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs
MSI is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and MSI also has good ratings for its gaming laptops.
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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The MSI GT72 supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most gaming laptops that were released one year ago 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 across all notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.
Fairly Big Screen Size
With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GT72 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 16".
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
Has a Front Camera
The MSI GT72 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the GS70 2QE[pl_2937647_price], and the GS30 2M[pl_2756307_price] both from MSI or the Lenovo Y50-70[plb_3161617_price] is also worth considering.
HD HD Type
The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most of the gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however this portable PC has six USB 3.0 ports.
Nine Battery Cells
The MSI GT72 is a nine battery cell count notebook PC.
Two Mini DisplayPorts
The MSI GT72 has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. This portable PC is a two mini DisplayPort notebook PC compared to most of the comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago which only have one mini DisplayPort.
Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed
With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GT72 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.
4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The biggest memory slots of the MSI GT72 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.
This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT72.
A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst comparable types of laptop.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 is 20GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 16GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The average battery capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 64Wh, and the battery capacities range from 47Wh to 92Wh. With a battery capacity of 83 watt-hours, the MSI GT72 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72.
1.4 HDMI Version
This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on laptops of a similar type and age to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.
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 laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At only 1,050 megahertz, the MSI GT72 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72 is 900MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The MSI GT72 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a full-size keyboard.
We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo Y50-70[plb_3161617_price] which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GT72 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI GT72 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo Y50-70[plb_3161617_price] is also worth considering.
+8 More reasons against
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 laptops of this age and type.
This laptop's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is actually the worst processor family across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72.
The best processor family amongst comparable types of laptop is Intel Core i7-4xxx.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GT72 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72. Across all the gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 2.1TB.
Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the MSI GS70 2QE[plb_2937647_price] (1.1TB) which is also cheaper.
Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GT72 have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. With a weight of 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 is one of the heavier gaming laptops that were released one year ago amongst gaming laptops of this age.
If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the MSI GS30 2M[plb_2756307_price] (1.2kg and cheaper).
Only Two Built-In Speakers
The MSI GT72 is a two built-in speaker laptop.
At 48 millimeters, the MSI GT72 is fairly thick compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the GT72 the heights range from 17mm to 49mm.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz. At only 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the GT72.
3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this MSI notebook PC was released.
Average Internal Memory
The MSI GT72 has a fairly standard internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price] which has better reviews.
HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to 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.
If the storage medium of this gaming laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the MSI GS30 2M[plb_2756307_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.
+1 Other reason
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-SDRAM, DDR3L, 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
1x16, 1x1, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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 970M
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 3.1 Port
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A 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-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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