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MSI GT72 2QE 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 32GB 1.5TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 32GB Nov 2014
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MSI GT72-2QE Review : New Flagship from The Dragon Army with Geforce GTX980M (in-Bahasa)

15 Reasons For

Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GT72 2QE, the MSI GT72 2QE's discrete graphics adapter memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memorys of between 2GB and 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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

The MSI GT72 2QE is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT72 2QE only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

MSI gaming laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs MSI is one of the better rated brands.

Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and spec is 1.8GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 2GB. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the GT72 2QE of 2 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT72 2QE.

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Very Big Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT72 2QE the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB. The MSI GT72 2QE has a very big internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,512 gigabyte, the GT72 2QE has one of the biggest total storage capacitys amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 1.1TB.

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Has a Front Camera

The GT72 2QE has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including the Asus G751JT[plb_2567097_price] which has better reviews.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago is 2.7GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.5GHz. The GT72 2QE has a quite fast processor boost frequency (3.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QE.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Four Number of SSDs Installeds

The GT72 2QE is a four number of SSDs installed notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QE only have between one and three number of SSDs installeds.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The MSI GT72 2QE is a nine number of battery cells notebook PC.

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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 of this age and spec.

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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 available for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GT72 2QE have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 400MHz. The GT72 2QE has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GT72 2QE does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 2QE also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MSI GT72 2QE does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The GT72 2QE has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11n wi-Fi standards found on most portable PCs of this spec and age.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Across similar types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between two and three number of built-in speakerss, including the GT72 2QE which has two number of built-in speakerss.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72 2QE

Released Over Two Years Ago

This gaming laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the MSI GT72 2QE has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Frequency

The GT72 2QE has a relatively average processor frequency (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72 2QE.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 3.8 kilograms, the GT72 2QE has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the GT72 2QE.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
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
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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 Data Rates
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 (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® 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® 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 TSX-NI
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(3)
13 January 2016

As one of the first VR-ready gaming laptops, the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Dragon Edition offers a stunning display, scary-fast SSDs and great graphics performance in a beautiful red chassis...

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Lovely, eyecatching chassis
Powerful graphics and overall performance
VRready
Comfortable keyboard
Blazingfast SSDs
Belowaverage battery life
Expensive
Big and bulky
No touch screen
Rivals have higher resolution displays
4 December 2014

In other regards the MSI GT72 is every inch the gaming laptop we'd love to own. And we wouldn't be disheartened by the £2,000 asking price, either: the price of our review was inflated due to the...

Best display we've ever seen on a PC
Excellent port configuration
High overall performance
Battery Boost does boost battery life
Great keyboard
Bloatware
Connectivity could be better
Tiny touchpad
Can't handle some games at 3K resolution
Fan can be very loud at times
11 October 2015

MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G, Testgerät zur Verfügung gestellt von MSI Deutschland.MSI tunt das erfolgreiche 17-Zoll-Flagschiff GT72 genau an den richtigen Stellen. Mehr CPU-Power, ein...

Nice display with GSync
Solid gaming performance for the price
Plenty of ports
Cutting edge specs like Intel Broadwell
NVIDIA Gsync
A bit heavy and bulky
Small solidstate drive
Touch pad could be more responsive
Nature of the big beastit's heavy and large compared to standard laptops
Trackpad could be better

User Reviews

(3)

Running dying light over 60fps on ultra settings who needs desktops anymore.

Reviewed 28 April 2015 by DeanUK
(Verified Purchase)

I really love this gaming notebook... I had a previous MSI laptop for almost 4 years and it is still working brilliantly well...So I was already a fan of their builds....

The speed of... Read more…

Reviewed 8 December 2014 by Christopher C.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this as a low cost travel companion. For that purpose I'm extremely happy. The only way I'd recommend this as an only computer is if it was for a child. I knew that this price range would... Read more…

Low price
Light weight
Decent performance, price considered
Fanless, no moving parts inside whatsoever
I own a computer repair shop. This laptop was purchased for two reasons: it's the cheapest usable laptop on the market (with at least one USB 3.0 port) that our customers might purchase, and we needed
Worst screen I've ever owned(Cost it a fifth star
Touchpad can be a little difficult
Interesting observation: this computer is literally a Chromebook motherboard with a proper PC UEFI BIOS and keyboard. This explains some of the caveats I'm about to dump on your head
NOTHING INTERNAL CAN BE UPGRADED. PERIOD. The CPU, SSD, and RAM are all BGA components soldered directly to the motherboard. Need more speed, disk space, or memory in the future You'll be buying a who
The hard drive in this laptop is a 32GB eMMC "solid-state drive" which is technically correct but implies that there's an advanced SSD controller involved, but the truth is that the single-chip SSD is

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro805, pro805u, pro805uk
Barcodes 04719072379452

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