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MSI GE72 2QD
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MSI GE72 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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Metallic Chassis With Brushed Metal Design MSI has engineered a lightweight chassis using not only traditional aluminum, but also an Mg-Li alloy. As most of the chassis comprises of the special... More
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of this type and age.

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MSI Laptops Have Good Reviews

We checked 625 expert and user reviews for MSI laptops and found that on average MSI has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that MSI has good reviews specifically within its gaming laptops range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year is 1,200MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the GE72 2QD has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE72 2QD.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age, the GE72 2QD's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The MSI GE72 2QD has one of the bigger display diagonals (17.3 inches) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE72 2QD have display diagonals of between 13" and 19", and the average display diagonal is 16".

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the MSI GE72 2QD has a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Four Number of Built-In Speakerss

The GE72 2QD has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC is a four number of built-in speakers notebook PC compared to most of the similar spec laptops that were released one year ago which only have between two and three number of built-in speakerss.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The GE72 2QD supports a better bluetooth version than most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it. This MSI notebook PC supports a 4.1 bluetooth version, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 4 bluetooth version.

This portable PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported bluetooth version amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported bluetooth version across comparable types of portable PC is 4.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GE72 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GE72 2QD also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus G751J which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The GE72 2QD has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GE72 2QD. The discrete graphics adapter memorys of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GE72 2QD range from 2GB to 8GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The GE72 2QD does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GE72 2QD also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The GE72 2QD has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE72 2QD have internal memorys of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB), or the Asus G751JL (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GE72 2QD the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB. When compared to other laptops of this age and spec, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the MSI GE72 2QD of only 2,048 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE72 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

This gaming laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GE72 2QD has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE72 2QD.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the MSI GS70 2QE (£1,296.24) (2.7GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The GE72 2QD has a pretty typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Asus G751JL (1.1TB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GE72 2QD has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GE72 2QD.

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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 commonly found display resolution on gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs of this age and spec. 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
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
3D
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi 64, msi 64b, msi ddr3, msi 64bi, msi 80211, msi ddr3l, msi 64bit, msi 80211a, msi i74720, msi 80211ac, msi i74720h, 2qdapache013, msi i74720hq, 2qdapache032, 2qdapache016, 2qdapache015, 2qdapache014, 2qdapache015b, 2qdapache014n, 2qdapache013n, 2qdapache032f, 2qdapache016l, msi ge722qd015, 2qdapache013ne, 2qdapache032fr, 2qdapache016lu, 2qdapache015be, 2qdapache014nl, msi ge722qd015b, msi ge722qd015be
Barcodes 04719072387037, 04719072387044, 04719072387051, 04719072387068, 04719072391959

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MSI GS70 2QE vs MSI GE72 2QD

MSI GS70 2QE vs MSI GE72 2QD
MSI GS70 2QE
4 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
MSI GE72 2QD
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
£ 1,296.24
30.26GB Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Two Mini DisplayPorts
8GB Bigger Internal Memory
34% Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
34% Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
150MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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