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MSI GT72 2QE 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 32GB 1.5TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

MSI is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and MSI also has good reviews for its gaming laptops.

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

The GT72 2QE has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys than most of the similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Most of the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 2QE 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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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago, the GT72 2QE's discrete graphics adapter memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The discrete graphics adapter memorys of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 2QE range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 1.7GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 8GB. When compared to other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 2QE, the GT72 2QE's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GT72 2QE supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This MSI laptop supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

A 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 2QE.

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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Very Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year is 13GB. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QE that we have checked the internal memory of, the GT72 2QE's internal memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year that we have checked, the MSI GT72 2QE's total storage capacity of 1,512 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 2QE is 120GB and the biggest is 2.3TB.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 2QE has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 2QE have processor frequencys of between 1.7GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.6GHz.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price].

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Has a Front Camera

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

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The GT72 2QE has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. Most of the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 2QE only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however this MSI notebook PC has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys

The GT72 2QE is a two mini DisplayPorts quantity laptop.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 8,192 megabytes, the GT72 2QE has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72 2QE is 2GB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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Four Number of SSDs Installeds

Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QE only have between one and three number of SSDs installeds, however the MSI GT72 2QE has four number of SSDs installeds.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 2QE the maximum internal memorys range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB. At 32 gigabytes, the GT72 2QE has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QE.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

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

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 2QE is 200MHz, the fastest is 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. The MSI GT72 2QE has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 300 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GT72 2QE.

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

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 2QE is 900MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz. The GT72 2QE has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 1,050 megahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 2QE, the MSI GT72 2QE does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price].

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The GT72 2QE does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The GT72 2QE is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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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 laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Heavy

With a weight of 3.8 kilograms, the GT72 2QE is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg.

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Only Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The MSI GT72 2QE is a two number of built-in speakers portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 2QE have between two and three number of built-in speakerss.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72 2QE

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the GT72 2QE has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 2QE.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago. 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

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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 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
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
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)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Formats

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Expert Reviews

(2)
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

User Reviews

(2)

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…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers g1624c, 2qedom, g1624cz, pro1816, 2qedomi, pro1816u, 2qedomin, pro1816uk, 2qedomina, 2qedominat, 2qedominato, 2qedominator, gt722qe1624czdominatorpro
Barcodes 04719072407858, 04719072414610

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