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This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.
Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
When compared to other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72 2QD that we have assessed the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of, the GT72 2QD's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 8.5GB.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
The MSI GT72 2QD has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys than most of the laptops of a comparable age and type to the GT72 2QD. This notebook PC is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop compared to most of the gaming laptops that were released one year ago which only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.
MSI Has Good Notebook PC Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all MSI notebook 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 GT72 2QD supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this type and age. This MSI portable PC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it 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 amongst all similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QD.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.
Quite Fast Processor Frequency
With a processor frequency of 2.7 gigahertz, the GT72 2QD has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average processor frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.6GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz.
It may also be worth also looking at 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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Has a Front Camera
The GT72 2QD has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a front camera.
HD HD Type
The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory
At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 2QD has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The maximum internal memorys of laptops that were released one year ago range from 16GB to 32GB.
4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots
The GT72 2QD has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.
This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 2x SO-DIMM.
Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys
The MSI GT72 2QD is a two mini DisplayPorts quantity notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago only have one mini DisplayPorts quantity.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
Most of the other laptops of this spec and age only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however the GT72 2QD has six USB 3.0 ports.
Nine Number of Battery Cellss
The GT72 2QD is a nine number of battery cells laptop.
1.4 HDMI Version
This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The MSI GT72 2QD has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 300 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops 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.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
At only 1,050 megahertz, the GT72 2QD has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT72 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.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most portable PCs of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard. The GT72 2QD is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The GT72 2QD does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 2QD also do not have a touchscreen.
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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family
The GT72 2QD has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.
This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is actually the worst processor family amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 2QD.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.
Very Small Internal Memory
At only 8 gigabytes, the GT72 2QD has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT72 2QD. Across all the gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QD the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.
If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Asus G751JL[plb_2998974_price] (12GB and higher rated).
Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards
This notebook PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
The MSI GT72 2QD is fairly heavy (3.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 2QD. Portable PCs of this age and spec have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.
Average Display Diagonal
The GT72 2QD has a fairly standard display diagonal (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the GT72 2QD has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.
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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 have been around for around the same time as it.
HDD Storage Media
This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec 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
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Card Reader Integrated
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 970M
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)
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None. Cannot use on OS X
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