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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 12GB Oct 2014
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14 Reasons For

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

The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72. This MSI notebook PC is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC compared to most of the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GT72 which only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

MSI gaming laptops have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs MSI is one of the superior brands.

Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a front camera including the GE60[pl_1564021_price], or the GE60 Apache[pl_2437624_price] both from MSI.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This MSI notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most gaming laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This MSI 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 laptops of a similar age and spec to the GT72.

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

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 is 3.5GHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst gaming laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The MSI GT72 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT72.

The worst memory slots across comparable types of laptop is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years only have one mini DisplayPort, however the MSI GT72 has two mini DisplayPorts.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT72 is a six USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GT72 is a nine battery cell count laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 only have between four and eight battery cells.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT72, the MSI GT72 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI GT72 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GT72 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72.

Across comparable types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the GT72 the total storage capacity range from 250GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1TB. At only 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GT72 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The MSI GT72 is a two built-in speaker laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between two and three built-in speakers.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GT72 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT72.

There are a number of alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price].

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Average Weight

At 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the GE60[pl_1564021_price] (2.4kg), the GE60 Apache[pl_2437624_price] (2.6kg), or the GT72[pl_2510187_price] (3.8kg) all from MSI.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Processor Operating Mode
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Processor Series
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Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Intel VPro Technology
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Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
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Weight & Dimensions
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi gt72, msi gt72v, msi gt72vr, msi i76700hq12, msi i76700hq32, msi i76700hq32g, msi i76700hq12g, msi i76700hq32gb, msi i76700hq12gb, 9s7178211612 gt72, 9s7178211612 gt72s, 9s7178211612 6qe612, 9s7178211612 6qe612u, msi ddr4gtx1060512gb1, 9s7178211612 6qe612uk, msi ddr4gtx1060128gb1, msi ddr4gtx1060128gb1t, msi ddr4gtx1060512gb1t, msi ddr4gtx1060512gb1tb, msi ddr4gtx1060128gb1tb, 9s7178211612 9s7178211612, 9s7178211612 i76820hk1tb512gb32gb9
Barcodes 00824142029022, 04719072436865, 08241420290226
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