MSI has engineered a lightweight chassis using not only traditional aluminum, but also an Mg-Li alloy. As most of the chassis comprises of the special alloy, it is 44% stiffer and 23% lighter than...
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This MSI portable PC was given a "Gold" award by both Vortez.net and Skratchwizpc.net, both of which said that this gaming laptop was superb.
This notebook PC received a "Platinum" from Techstation.it who thought that this MSI portable PC was brilliant.
The experts at two additional expert review sites both wrote that this MSI laptop was good. Digital Versus gave this portable PC a "5 Star" award and Computershopper.com gave it a "Good For Gaming" award.
A number of customers who purchased it mentioned that it was good for gaming. expert website Notebookcheck.net said “The MSI GE72 is a 17.3 inch gaming notebook with great performance” in their review of this laptops. Notebookcheck.net also said “Overall, MSI offers a good package for gamers”. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “The MSI GE72 Apache is a good 17" gaming laptop” in their review of this laptops.
Two people who bought the MSI GE72 agreed that it was good looking. expert review site Digitalversus.com said in their review of this laptops “The overall design is pretty understated, although there are four ribs running up the lid”. Skratchwizpc.net mentioned “This year MSI have delivered again offering outstanding quality, appearance and performance packed into a 17” piece of brilliance”.
One MSI GE72 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was luxurious. Expert website Vortez.net said in their MSI GE72 review “The GE72 typifies this; both with the luxurious and classy build quality”.
A number of MSI GE72 owners who purchased this laptops thought it was well made. expert review site Tbreak.ae wrote “The MSI GE72 2QD Apache does a good job of impressing with its solid aluminum build for a premium feel” in their MSI GE72 review. expert website Vortez.net wrote “The GE72 typifies this; both with the luxurious and classy build quality and the comprehensive partner technologies” in their review of this laptops.
Good Product Quality
Two MSI GE72 reviewers who bought it wrote that it was good quality. Expert website Vortez.net said in September last year “The GE72 typifies this; both with the luxurious and classy build quality and the comprehensive partner technologies” in their MSI GE72 review. Expert review site Skratchwizpc.net mentioned last year “This year MSI have delivered again offering outstanding quality, appearance and performance packed into a 17” piece of brilliance” in their review of the MSI GE72.
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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The MSI GE72 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GE72. The average processor clock speed of gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GE72 is 2.6GHz.
Has a Front Camera
The MSI GE72 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GE72.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The MSI GE72 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 866MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GE72 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.
4.1 Bluetooth Version
The MSI GE72 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most laptops of a similar type and age to it.
A 4.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported bluetooth version across all portable PCs of this age and type.
The worst supported bluetooth version amongst similar types of notebook PC is 4.
1.4 HDMI Version
This laptop has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
9 Reasons Against
Owner Reviews Are Poor
Owners have rated this notebook PC on average 59 out of 100. This puts this portable PC in the bottom 8% of all the laptops of this type and age when ranked by average owner review score.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At only 300 megahertz, the MSI GE72 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,050 megahertz, the MSI GE72 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE72 is 1,200MHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GE72 do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GE72 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GE72, the MSI GE72 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family
The MSI GE72 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it. Most gaming laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.
An Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE72.
Across similar types of notebook PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.
Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between 128 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the MSI GE72 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Only One Mini DisplayPort
The MSI GE72 is a one mini DisplayPort notebook PC.
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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 comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.
Average Screen Size
The MSI GE72 has a pretty typical screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GE72.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the MSI GE72 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE72.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
The MSI GE72 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (1,128 gigabyte) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE72.
At 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GE72 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GE72.
HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs that have been available 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.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD, SSD
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
4096 x 2304
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, HDMI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
2560 x 1600
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Sound Blaster Cinema
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
SSE, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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