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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.
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.
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.
Has a Front Camera
The GE72 2QD has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-5xxx
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD, SSD
Compatible Memory Cards
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
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
1920 x 1080
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 960M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
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
4096 x 2304
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, HDMI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)