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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB 2TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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24 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At 1,300 megahertz, the MSI GT72 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 range from 1,000MHz to 1,300MHz.

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

The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys than most of the gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72. Most of the portable PCs of this type and age only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, however this notebook PC has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. Similar spec notebook PCs 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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Good Brand

On average MSI gaming laptops have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops built by MSI.

Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the GT72 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.8GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the MSI GT72's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is one of the biggest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GT72.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The MSI GT72 has one of the biggest internal memorys (32 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The internal memorys of laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

Gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years have total storage capacitys of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the MSI GT72's total storage capacity is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The MSI GT72 has one of the bigger display diagonals (17.3 inches) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest display diagonal of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72 is 13", the biggest is 19", and the average display diagonal is 17".

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.8 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a very fast processor frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 the processor frequencys range from 1.7GHz to 2.9GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 has a front camera. Most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 also have 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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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HD HD Type

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

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 8,192 megabytes, the MSI GT72 has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memory amongst notebook PCs of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 2GB to 8.2GB.

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Four Number of SSDs Installeds

The MSI GT72 has more number of SSDs installeds than most of the notebook PCs of this type and age. Most of the gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 only have between one and three number of SSDs installeds, however this portable PC has four 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 frequently found memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact 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.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 8GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 22GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT72.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys

The MSI GT72 has more mini DisplayPorts quantitys than most of the portable PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC is a two mini DisplayPorts quantity notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs of this age and type which only have one mini DisplayPorts quantity.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72. Most of the similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however this notebook PC has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 4 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a very fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72. The average processor boost frequency of laptops of a similar type and age to the GT72 is 3.5GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The MSI GT72 is a nine number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 only have between three and eight number of battery cellss.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The MSI GT72 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on portable PCs that came out around the same time as 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 is 400MHz. The MSI GT72 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the MSI GT72 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age 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 a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most laptops that were launched around the same time as it 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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of laptop.

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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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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Released Over Two Years Ago

This MSI laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Weight

The MSI GT72 has a fairly standard weight (3.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72.

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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 a comparable age and type to it.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a similar 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
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
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
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

(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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