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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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20 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 8.5GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 32GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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

The MSI GT72 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 625 user and expert reviews for MSI notebook PCs and found that on average MSI has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that MSI has good ratings specifically for its gaming laptops.

Two USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantitys than most of the laptops of this type and age. This portable PC is a two USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity portable PC compared to most of the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72 which only have one USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity.

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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,866MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72.

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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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72. Gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 have display diagonals of between 13" and 19".

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The MSI GT72 has one of the bigger internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this age and type have internal memorys of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 16GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Y50 is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Laptops of this spec and age have processor frequencys of between 1.7GHz and 3GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys

The MSI GT72 has more mini DisplayPorts quantitys than most of the laptops of this age and type. This notebook PC is a two mini DisplayPorts quantity portable PC compared to most of the gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72 which only have one mini DisplayPorts quantity.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The MSI GT72 has more number of battery cellss than most of the notebook PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC is a nine number of battery cells notebook PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 which only have between four and eight number of battery cellss.

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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. The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT72 is 6,600 RPM.

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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 laptop, which is the most common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slots is in fact the best memory slots amongst all gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 16GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT72 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 47Wh and 92Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 83 watt-hours, the MSI GT72 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72.

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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 gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 300 megahertz, the MSI GT72 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,050 megahertz, the MSI GT72 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT72 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 900MHz and 1,400MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago 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.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus G751J.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72, the MSI GT72 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MSI GT72 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is in fact the worst processor family across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72.

Across similar types of laptop the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for more than a year the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 960GB. With a total storage capacity of only 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GT72 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Heavy

The average weight of gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago is 3kg. At 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72.

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Only Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 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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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 the processor boost frequencys range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.5GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Released Over a Year Ago

This MSI laptop was released over a year ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs of a comparable type and 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
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
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
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 3.1 Port
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A Ports Quantity
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)

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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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Four Built-In Speakers
1.1kg Lighter
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Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
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