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MSI GT72 2QD

MSI GT72 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and spec is 1.7GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 8.5GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 2QD has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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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 notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most of the gaming laptops that were released 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 laptop has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 2QD is 2GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB. The GT72 2QD has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QD.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Gaming laptops built by MSI have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just gaming laptops) and found that MSI also has good reviews across its entire range.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 2QD supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas 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 gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QD.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72 2QD range from 13" to 19", and the average display diagonal is 16". The MSI GT72 2QD has a fairly big display diagonal (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the GT72 2QD has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT72 2QD. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72 2QD have internal memorys of between 4GB and 32GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price].

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 2QD have processor frequencys of between 1.7GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.6GHz. At 2.7 gigahertz, the GT72 2QD has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 2.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The GT72 2QD has a quite big total storage capacity (1,128 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72 2QD the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 960GB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the MSI GT72 2QD has a front camera.

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HD HD Type

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

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar 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 portable PC.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QD have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the GT72 2QD has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 2QD.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 2QD.

The worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the GT72 2QD has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT72 2QD the maximum internal memorys range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 6,144 megabytes, the MSI GT72 2QD has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QD. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QD have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2GB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 2QD have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 47Wh and 92Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 65Wh. At 83 watt-hours, the MSI GT72 2QD has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QD.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 300 megahertz, the GT72 2QD has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72 2QD. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of gaming laptops that were released one year ago range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 2QD is 1,200MHz. The GT72 2QD has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (only 1,050 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QD.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GT72 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72 2QD also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the MSI GT72 2QD does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the MSI GT72 2QD which has 128 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MSI GT72 2QD has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is actually the worst processor family amongst all gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QD.

The best processor family across comparable types of notebook PC 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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 3.8 kilograms, the GT72 2QD is one of the heavier similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 2QD amongst portable PCs of this age. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 2QD have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg.

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Only Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to 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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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 3.5 gigahertz, the GT72 2QD has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QD the processor boost frequencys range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GT72 2QD.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD 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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
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
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
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA G-SYNC
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
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
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® 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
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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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers g1464u, g1456e, g1601i, 2qddom, g1464uk, g1456es, g1601it, 2qddomi, 2qddomin, 2qddomina, 2qddominat, 2qddominato, 2qddominator, 2qddominator1426, 2qddominator1426a, 2qddominator1426au, msiporttilgaminggt722qddominatorg1456es
Barcodes 04719072404093, 04719072404208, 04719072406189

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