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The MSI GT72 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.
We checked 625 user and expert reviews for MSI notebook PCs and found that on average MSI has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that MSI has good reviews specifically within its gaming laptops range.
12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This portable PC has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
Gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 have display diagonals of between 13" and 19", and the average display diagonal is 17". The MSI GT72 has one of the bigger display diagonals (17.3 inches) amongst gaming laptops of this age.
Fairly Fast Processor Frequency
The MSI GT72 has a quite fast processor frequency (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72. Across all the gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 the processor frequencys range from 1.7GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.5GHz.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72, the MSI GT72 has a front camera.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The MSI GT72 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This MSI portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that were released more than two years ago.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.
HD HD Type
The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.
Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed
The MSI GT72 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,600 RPM.
4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots
The biggest memory slots of the MSI GT72 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most common memory slots.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slots is actually the best memory slots across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT72.
Across similar types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 2x SO-DIMM.
Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys
The MSI GT72 is a two mini DisplayPorts quantity notebook PC.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The MSI GT72 is a six USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GT72 have maximum internal memorys of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 22GB. The MSI GT72 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
Nine Number of Battery Cellss
Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72 only have between three and eight number of battery cellss, however the MSI GT72 has nine number of battery cellss.
1.4 HDMI Version
This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years, the MSI GT72 does not have a full-size keyboard.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72, the MSI GT72 does not have a touchscreen.
Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards
The MSI GT72 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This MSI notebook PC has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most gaming laptops that are a similar age to it have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards.
An 802.11a wi-Fi standards is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.
The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook PC is 802.11n.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of only 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GT72 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst laptops of this age.
If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus G751JT[plb_2567097_price] (1.1TB and higher rated).
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Only Two Number of Built-In Speakerss
The MSI GT72 is a two number of built-in speakers portable PC.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This MSI laptop has been on the market for over two years.
At 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this type and age.
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Average Internal Memory
At 12 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72.
Alternative 12GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the MSI GE70[plb_2276858_price] which has better reviews.
HDD Storage Media
This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for 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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