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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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21 Reasons For

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

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, however the MSI GT72 has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GT72 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memorys (6 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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Good Brand

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

12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GT72 the display diagonals range from 13" to 19". With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the MSI GT72 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB. The MSI GT72 has one of the bigger internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have total storage capacitys of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1.1TB. The MSI GT72 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,256 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years, the MSI GT72 has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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HD HD Type

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

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GT72 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age. Gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Two Number of SSDs Installeds

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 have between one and three number of SSDs installeds, including the MSI GT72 which has two number of SSDs installeds.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

The MSI GT72 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 laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all laptops of this age and type.

The worst memory slots across comparable types of laptop is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys

Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 only have one mini DisplayPorts quantity, however the MSI GT72 has two mini DisplayPorts quantitys.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however the MSI GT72 has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has one of the biggest maximum internal memorys amongst gaming laptops of this age. The maximum internal memorys of laptops of a similar spec and age to the GT72 range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 22GB.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The MSI GT72 has more number of battery cellss than most of the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC is a nine number of battery cells portable PC compared to most of the portable PCs of this spec and age which only have between three and eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 2GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.1GB. At 6,144 megabytes, the MSI GT72 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GT72 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 do not have a touchscreen. The MSI GT72 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The MSI GT72 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between two and three number of built-in speakerss, including the MSI GT72 which has two number of built-in speakerss.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Released Over Two Years Ago

This MSI laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GT72.

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Average Weight

The MSI GT72 has a relatively average weight (3.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops of this age and type. 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
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
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 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 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® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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 Clear Video Technology
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 Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
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 Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(104)
14 April 2016

The MSI GT72S Dominator Pro has plenty of power thanks to a desktop graphics card, but it can't overcome its terrible battery and cheap plastic feel...

13 April 2016

The MSI GT72S Dominator Pro has plenty of power thanks to a desktop graphics card, but it can't overcome its terrible battery and cheap plastic feel...

8 March 2016

Eye tracking feels like the future. Your eyes rove across the screen seeking out more asteroids to blast. The reticule traces the same path in fits and spurts: flickering with every blink.... Read more…

6 March 2016

Recently, at Wizard World Portland, I sat down with Jim Merk of Neweggcom to check out the latest MSI eye-tracking gaming laptop The MSI GT72S Dominator Tobii is an amazing gaming laptop all on... Read more…

24 February 2016

MSI has a habit of making very good and very beefy laptops. While the rest of the laptop world runs gleefully down the path forged by the Macbook Air, MSI has waded into the weeds and produced... Read more…

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User Reviews

(95)
Reviewed 20 November 2015 by IRINA V.
(Verified Purchase)

This laptop has been very hard to find in stock, but finally after cancelling several preorders, it showed up on Newegg and I did not hesitate. It is expensive but the hardware is well worth the... Read more…

Reviewed 5 December 2015 by Walleyedelk00
Walleyedelk00 would recommend the MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G (Verified Purchase)

It is an awesome laptop,I've had 0 problems with,it runs guns smoothly no lag at all I've ran spin tires,CS go,garrys mod,black ops 3...

Reviewed 8 January 2016 by Robert A.

Great desktop replacement or in my case desktop alternative if traveling, visiting friends, LAN parties (do they still do those?). If used in public it will certainly catch people's eyes with the... Read more…

Reviewed 30 April 2008 by Richard B.
(Verified Purchase)

I wish it worked better...

Reviewed 16 January 2007 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

When running "G" protocol with no or one other WIFI router in range, performance was 48Mb/sec. When it 5 or 6 routers are active, my performance dived to 1Mb/sec. This might be the source for some... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 409560, msi 7200, msi 4710, msi gt72, msi 4710h, msi gt72s, msi gt72v, msi 7200r, msi gt72vr, msi 7200rp, msi 4710hq, msi i76700, msi i76820, msi i76700h, msi i76820h, msi 7200rpm, msi i76700hq, msi i76820hk, gt722qd16sr21, gt722qd16sr21b, 2qddominator097, gt722qd16sr21bw, 2qddominator488, 2qddominator255, 2qddominator238, 2qddominator255e, 2qddominator238u, 2qddominator097c, gt72dominator214, 2qddominator488x
Barcodes 00824142028698, 00824142028711, 04719072368333, 04719072368555, 04719072368708, 04719072372750, 08241420286984, 08433799772063

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