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MSI GE72 2QD
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MSI GE72 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the GE72 2QD have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GE72 2QD has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GE72 2QD.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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 GE72 2QD supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

A 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and type.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The GE72 2QD has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Four Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE72 2QD only have between two and three number of built-in speakerss, however the GE72 2QD has four 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 are a comparable age to it. This MSI portable PC supports a 4.1 bluetooth version, whereas most gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 4 bluetooth version.

This laptop's bluetooth version (4.1) is in fact the best supported bluetooth version across all portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GE72 2QD.

A 4 bluetooth version is the worst supported bluetooth version amongst comparable types of laptop.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on laptops of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on laptops of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GE72 2QD have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 900MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,050 megahertz, the GE72 2QD has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE72 2QD, the MSI GE72 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The GE72 2QD does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The GE72 2QD has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GE72 2QD.

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

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 2 Watts, the GE72 2QD has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GE72 2QD. The lowest speaker power of laptops that were released one year ago is 1.5W, the highest is 8W, and the average speaker power is 2.4W.

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8 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE72 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GE72 2QD.

Average Display Diagonal

The GE72 2QD has a fairly typical display diagonal (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GE72 2QD.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GE72 2QD has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,128 gigabyte, the GE72 2QD has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GE72 2QD has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the GE72 2QD has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GE72 2QD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
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® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro238, pro238u, pro238uk
Barcodes 04719072410674

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