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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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13 Reasons For

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

The MSI GT72 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GT72 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GT72 have discrete graphics adapter memorys of between 2GB and 8GB.

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MSI Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Gaming laptops built by MSI have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just gaming laptops) and found that MSI also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The MSI GT72 has a fairly fast processor frequency (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72. Gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 have processor frequencys of between 1.7GHz and 2.9GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.5GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the MSI GT72 has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus G751JT[plb_2567097_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 the processor boost frequencys range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz.

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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 portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slots is the worst memory slots amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys

The MSI GT72 is a two mini DisplayPorts quantity portable PC.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The MSI GT72 has more number of battery cellss than most of the gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago. This MSI portable PC is a nine number of battery cells notebook PC compared to most of the comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 which only have between three and eight number of battery cellss.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 laptops of this type and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GT72 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MSI GT72 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT72 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The MSI GT72 has one of the smallest internal memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest internal memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the GT72 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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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 gaming laptops that are a similar age to it. Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72.

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

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GT72 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72. The total storage capacitys of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 250GB to 2TB.

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Only Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The MSI GT72 is a two number of built-in speakers notebook PC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Released Over Two Years Ago

This gaming laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The MSI GT72 has a pretty average display diagonal (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the GT72.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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
Conflict Free 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
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
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
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
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
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

(94)
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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi gt72, gt722qd81, msi gt72v, info gt72, msi gt72s, msi gt72vr, info gt72s, msi gtx980, msi 128gb1, msi i76820, msi i74720, gt722qd81f, info gt72v, msi i74720h, gt722qd81fd, info gt72vr, info 6re234, msi gtx980m, msi p222691, msi 128gb1t, msi i76820h, msi p230384, info 6qe1033, msi p222691p, msi 128gb1tb, msi i76820hk, msi p230384p, msi i74720hq, info 6re234u, info 6re234uk
Barcodes 04719072369705, 04719072378011, 04719072406691, 04719072419721, 04719072454722, 04719072478834

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