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MSI GT72 2QD

MSI GT72 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The GT72 2QD is a nine number of battery cells laptop.

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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.

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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 were released more than a year ago.

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8 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Heavy

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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5 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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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
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 gt722qd81, msi i75700, gt722qd81f, gt722qd81fd, msi p222691, msi i75700h, msi p230384, msi p222691p, msi i75700hq, msi p230384p, 2qddominator1429, 2qddominator1812, 2qddominator1429a, 2qddominator1812u, msi 9s71781311464, msi 9s71781311463, 2qddominator1812uk, 2qddominator1429au
Barcodes 04719072404185, 04719072404208, 04719072407193, 04719072414320

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