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MSI GE72 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

skratchwizpc.net Gold computershopper.com Good For Gaming Digital Versus 5 Star vortez.net Gold Expert Reviews Recommended
4 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB Jun 2015
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24 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

Amongst portable PCs of a similar age and type, this notebook PC is one of the most highly awarded.

Three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this gaming laptop. This portable PC received a "Recommended" award from Expert Reviews, Pricerunner.se and Itwriter.ru.

This notebook PC received a "Gold" from both Vortez.net and Skratchwizpc.net, both of which wrote that this gaming laptop was brilliant.

This gaming laptop received a "Platinum" from Techstation.it who thought that this notebook PC was excellent.

The writers at two other expert review sites both concluded that this portable PC was good. Computershopper.com gave this notebook PC a "Good For Gaming" award and it received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this portable PC is 84 out of 100 based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and computershopper.com. If all the gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago are ranked by average expert review score then this MSI portable PC is in the top 16%.

Good for Gaming

A few people who bought the MSI GE72 agreed that it was good for gaming. Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of the MSI GE72 “The MSI GE72 is a 17.3 inch gaming notebook with great performance”. Notebookcheck.net also said “Overall, MSI offers a good package for gamers”. Notebookcheck.net also said “MSI has refreshed its line-up for the gaming festival and improved the GE72 a lot”.

Nice Design

Some people who purchased it agreed that it was good looking. Last year expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “The overall design is pretty understated, although there are four ribs running up the lid” in their review of the MSI GE72. Digitalversus.com also mentioned “It's a fairly stylish design with four clean-cut ribbed lines on the lid”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was luxurious.

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Good Product Quality

A number of MSI GE72 owners who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “It has a quality screen” in their MSI GE72 review. Vortez.net mentioned “The GE72 typifies this; both with the luxurious and classy build quality and the comprehensive partner technologies” in their MSI GE72 review. Skratchwizpc.net mentioned in their review of the MSI GE72 “This year MSI have delivered again offering outstanding quality, appearance and performance packed into a 17” piece of brilliance”.

Robust

Some MSI GE72 owners wrote that it was well made. Tbreak.ae mentioned in their review of this laptop in December last year “The MSI GE72 2QD Apache does a good job of impressing with its solid aluminum build for a premium feel” .

Good Size

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was thin. Mobiletechreview.com said “The MSI Apache Pro models are relatively slim, yet they're powerhouse performers with all the bells” in their review.

Easy to Use

One person concluded that this laptop was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus “Performance for anyone who wants to play video games in Full HD with all settings on max” in their review of this laptop.

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GE72 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GE72 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average MSI gaming laptops have good ratings as do all laptops manufactured by MSI.

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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GE72 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,866MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE72.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GE72 the screen sizes range from 13" to 19", and the average screen size is 16". The MSI GE72 has a fairly big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE72.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the GE72 have processor clock speeds of between 1.7GHz and 3GHz. The MSI GE72 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.7 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the MSI GE72 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GE72. The average internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 13GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GE72 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,128 gigabyte) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GE72 is 980GB, and the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 2.1TB.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GE72 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GE72.

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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 around for more than a year.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The MSI GE72 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than most laptops of this age and type. Most gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

This portable PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported bluetooth version amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

The worst supported bluetooth version amongst comparable types of portable PC is 4.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The MSI GE72 is a four built-in speaker portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year only have between two and three built-in speakers.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec portable PCs that were launched 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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Owner Reviews

On average, based on 173 owner reviews the average owner rating of this portable PC is 59 out of 100. This gaming laptop in the bottom 7% of all the laptops that were launched more than a year ago when ranked by user rating.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 300 megahertz, the MSI GE72 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GE72. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE72 is 200MHz, the fastest is 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,050 megahertz, the MSI GE72 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE72.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GE72 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the MSI GE72 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MSI GE72 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE72.

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

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The MSI GE72 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GE72 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of this type and age is 16GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the MSI GE72 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GE72.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

The MSI GE72 is a one mini DisplayPort notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE72 range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. The MSI GE72 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GE72.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE72

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GE72.

Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GE72 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GE72.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar 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
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo 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
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
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
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-In Port
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
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
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

8 Awards

techstation.it Platinum Performance pricerunner.se Recommended skratchwizpc.net Gold computershopper.com Good For Gaming Digital Versus 5 Star vortez.net Gold itwriter.ru Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

(36)
16 December 2015

The MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro is eminently powerful and sets the early benchmark for Skylake gaming laptops...

Expert Reviews

14 December 2015

A rare 17-inch "budget" gaming laptop, this MSI machine packs most of the gaming goodness of the company's pricier models in a more moderate configuration. Only the battery life keeps it from a...

Computershopper.com

11 December 2015

With the right amount of power, options and styling, the MS1 GE72 is an appealing mobile PC gaming machine. But, like most gaming laptops, don't expect a ton of longevity or portability...

8 December 2015

With the right amount of power, options and styling, the MS1 GE72 is an appealing mobile PC gaming machine. But, like most gaming laptops, don't expect a ton of longevity or portability...

1 December 2015

The MSI Apache Pro models are relatively slim, yet they're powerhouse performers with all the bells and whistles laptops used to have--like Ethernet, a DVD drive and ample room for heatsinks and... Read more…

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User Reviews

(133)
Reviewed 10 June 2007 by Anonymous

At first I was ready to send this card back...could not get it above 54mbps. Setup was easy with my D-link DIR-655. After almost giving up I ran across the answer on the web. On the DIR-655 you... Read more…

Reviewed 6 March 2007 by Sheldon F.
(Verified Purchase)

Something is definitely wrong with this wireless adapter. When using D-Link's connection manager the CPU load shoots way up and makes the computer unusable. The connection rate shows 300mb the... Read more…

Reviewed 13 February 2011 by Todd N.
(Verified Purchase)

Use the drivers, but not the utility. Let Windows configure it, but check the settings when it's done. You'll have to verify the encryption and security settings or it'll default to 54 Mbps. C'mon... Read more…

Reviewed 6 December 2010 by CARIBOU C.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall, excellent card, and can go the distance. Mine is still working like a charm. Always say that buying a good product sometimes requires a bit more pay, rather than a cheap one. D-link in... Read more…

Reviewed 10 April 2009 by Bryan W.

First off, the D-Link drivers are VERY dissapointing. That should NEVER happen. Drivers BSODing occasionally is one thing, but EVERY TIME 5 seconds after booting is UNACCEPTABLE. Thankfully,... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ge72apch078, ge72apap077, ge72apache078, ge72apachepro077, ge72apache0789s7
Barcodes 00824142116968, 00824142117675
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