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MSI GT72 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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

The GT72 2QD has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys than most of the similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QD. Most of the gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QD only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, however this notebook PC has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average MSI gaming laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs built by MSI.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz, the GT72 2QD has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the gaming laptops that were released one year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,200MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GT72 2QD is 200MHz and the fastest is 400MHz. At 400 megahertz, the MSI GT72 2QD has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QD.

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Has a Front Camera

The GT72 2QD has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GT72 2QD only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however the GT72 2QD has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys

The GT72 2QD is a two mini DisplayPorts quantity laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age only have one mini DisplayPorts quantity.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the GT72 2QD only have between four and eight number of battery cellss, however the GT72 2QD has nine number of battery cellss.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of this spec and age is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. The MSI GT72 2QD has a very fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

The biggest memory slots of the MSI GT72 2QD is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slots is actually the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 2QD.

The worst memory slots amongst similar types of notebook PC is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 2QD is 16GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the GT72 2QD has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 2QD.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The GT72 2QD has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 2QD. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT72 2QD is 8.5GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GT72 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 2QD also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year, the MSI GT72 2QD does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GT72 2QD range from 120GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 960GB. At only 1,000 gigabyte, the GT72 2QD has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 2QD.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Asus G751JL[plb_2998974_price] (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The MSI GT72 2QD is quite heavy (3.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QD. The weights of portable PCs of this type and age range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg.

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Only Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72 2QD have between two and three number of built-in speakerss, including the GT72 2QD which has two number of built-in speakerss.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the GT72 2QD has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 2QD.

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Average Processor Frequency

The GT72 2QD has a relatively standard processor frequency (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 2QD.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the GT72 2QD has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the GT72 2QD.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Asus G751JL[plb_2998974_price] (12GB), or the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as 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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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
Built-In Subwoofer
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

1 November 2015

Helles Display mit guter Ausleuchtung Deutlich besser als noch beim GE62 gefällt uns beim GT72 das Display. Hier setzt MSI auf ein 17,3 Zoll großes IPS-Panel aus dem Hause LG, welches mit einer...

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Very good 3D performance for price point ( 7
GTX 970M
16GB RAM at around 1400)
New, power efficient
Broadwell 75700HQ CPU
Battery performance isn't great at 3.54.5 hours tops, under very light load
Optimus is not active
There's a switch button to Intel iGPU, with reboot
Battery is rather hard to replace (but not impossible)
Big 17.3" frame, accompanied by high weight

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 2 June 2007 by Alan P.

When I first Git The Adapter it would drop the signal all the time, the I put my netgear usb adapter in at the same time and it would work great, MS has a newer driver available (under optional... Read more…

Fast, Nice Stand w cord
None. Cannot use on OS X
Great range
-Great connectivity-won't cut out on you
-Doesn't get too hot
Drops Signal once in a while
Does not work with Mac OS X 10.5 OSX. Cannot find any drivers on for it. Not automatically recognized
The bright blue indicator lights light up my bedroom, so I have to unplug it in order to darken my room
Very expensive, and really not that good. It works, worth xx, not xxx. Returned it
It does seem to get a bit hot to the touch. I've had to push the card back down into the base station a few times, as I think the heating and cooling is slowly pushing it out. But it hasn't moved out

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi p222691, msi p230384, msi p222691p, msi p230384p, 2qddominator850, 2qddominator1054, 2qddominator850a, 2qddominator850au, 2qddominator1054u, 2qddominator1054uk
Barcodes 04719072392611

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