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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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31 Reasons For

Thirty-Five Industry Awards

Amongst laptops of this type and age, this portable PC is one of the most highly awarded by portable PC experts.

This gaming laptop was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag, Pcper.com, Eteknix.com, Hispazone.com, Technic3d.com, 3dnews.ru and Ozeros.com all of whom said that this portable PC was brilliant.

The writers at Noticias3d.com, Nexthardware.com, Allround-pc.com, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Realhardtechx.com and Cnews.cz all decided that concluded that they would recommend this portable PC and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This gaming laptop received a "Performance Award" from HEXUS.net, Overclock3d.net, Pckoloji.com.tr and Hwa.com.tr all of whom said that this portable PC functioned well.

This notebook PC was given a "Gold" award by Cowcotland.com, Adrenaline.uol.com.br, Profesionalreview.com and Elchapuzasinformatico.com all of whom thought that this gaming laptop was terrific.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on fourty-nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag this MSI notebook PC has an overall expert rating of 83%.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 112 user reviews this gaming laptop has an overall user rating of 77%.

Nice Design

Three MSI GT72 reviewers reckoned that the MSI GT72 was smooth. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “With smooth 3D rendering” in their review. Computershopper.com mentioned in November last year “The G-Sync display of MSI's GT72 Dominator Pro G-1438 can smooth out your gaming” in their review. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Gsync monitor helps smooth out low frame rates” in their MSI GT72 review.

Two customers who bought it wrote that it was a good design. Laptopmag.com said in November this year “Sleek, understated design” in their review of the MSI GT72. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said in their MSI GT72 review “MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro MSI largely relies on the proven design” and rated it 4 stars.

Some MSI GT72 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned “While the GT72-2PE16H11BW (SKU5) has a pretty conventional equipment, MSI really goes all in with the GT72-2PE16SR21B (SKU6)”. A few weeks ago expert review site Gizmodo.com wrote in their review of the MSI GT72 “Theyre gorgeous d”.

One MSI GT72 owner considered that this laptop was angular. Techradar.com said in their review on Techradar “Most modern, high performance gaming laptops take their design cues from super cars, with powerful hardware wrapped in sleek, angular cases” but despite that they rated the product 3 stars.

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Good for Gaming

A number of customers said in their reviews that this laptop was good for gaming. Computershopper.com wrote “The GT72 is a superb portable gaming rig” in their review of the MSI GT72. In November Trustedreviews.com said in their MSI GT72 review “Sure, there are plenty of super-powerful gaming laptops out there.” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Laptopmag.com said “Strong overall and gaming performance”.

Good Technical Features

Several MSI GT72 reviewers who reviewed this laptop thought it had good features. Notebookcheck.net said “The manufacturer has modified certain features” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Notebookcheck.net also mentioned “King of Features”. Notebookcheck.net also said “MSI refreshes its gaming laptops with new hardware and exciting features within the framework of the release of Intel's Skylake generation”.

Robust

A few MSI GT72 reviewers reckoned that the product was well made. Digitalversus.com wrote two years ago “It has an excellent build quality”. In the same month Engadget.com mentioned in their MSI GT72 review “The result is a well-built, ridiculously powerful gaming rig that lives up to the "Dominator" name”. Pcper.com wrote in their review of the MSI GT72 “MSI has built a name for itself in the market of gaming laptops”.

Good Battery Life

Several people who reviewed this laptop thought it had a good battery life. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net rated it 4 stars and mentioned “Of course, some details are controversial (inaccessible battery, no Optimus, touchpad's "rubbe”.

Good Product Quality

A number of MSI GT72 owners who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.my wrote two years ago “Still one wonders why MSI didn't use a better quality d” in their review.

Good Connectivity

One MSI GT72 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review last year “We love the USB 3.1 ports as these will keep the model relative in the future” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One MSI GT72 reviewer concluded that this laptop was noisy. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Our only recourse has been a loud gnashing of teeth” .

Easy to Use

A number of people who purchased it said that it had a good experience. Expert website Laptopmag.com scored it 4 stars and wrote in their review of this laptop this month “A great keyboard with Tobii's new eye-tracking technology for a genuinely innovative experience”. Last year expert review site Kitguru.net gave this laptop a rating of 4 stars and said “The MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro G is a gaming powerhouse that delivers an enjoyable usage experience in a variety of scenarios”.

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 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this type and age is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72. This MSI portable PC is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC compared to most of the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 laptop has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

MSI has good average reviews for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have internal memory of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB. At 16 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16GB internal memory laptops currently available including the AORUS X3 Plus which has better reviews.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72 have processor clock speeds of between 2.2GHz and 2.8GHz. The MSI GT72 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the AORUS X3 Plus is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the AORUS X3 Plus which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 is 1TB, and the total storage capacity range from 250GB to 2.3TB. At 1,128 gigabyte, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Most laptops of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the GT72.

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

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GT72 has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72. This portable PC is a two mini DisplayPort laptop compared to most of the gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 which only have one mini DisplayPort.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72. This portable PC is a six USB 3.0 port notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72 which 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.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GT72 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory (8,192 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72. The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GT72 range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.

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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 actually the best memory slots across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT72.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 16GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The MSI GT72 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.5 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum turbo frequencies of between 3.1GHz and 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to 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 gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A few customers who purchased it agreed that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Pcper.com wrote in their MSI GT72 review “It is big, heavy and bulky, not meant for daily travel or walking around campus for very long distances”. Expert review site Liveatpc.com wrote “For me, they are bulky, heavy, not as efficient as their desktop counterparts, have issues with switching hardware”. Two years ago expert website Straitstimes.com mentioned in their MSI GT72 review “This 17.3-inch laptop is still as bulky and heavy as it” nonetheless they scored it 4 stars.

One customer who bought it concluded that it was not heavy.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GT72 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GT72 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between 64 and 255 solid-state drive capacity, including the MSI GT72 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GT72 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook PC is 802.11n.

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Only One Installed SSD

The MSI GT72 is a one installed SSD portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72 have between one and three installed SSDs.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The MSI GT72 is a two built-in speaker laptop.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

At 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GT72.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the AORUS X3 Plus (1.8kg and higher rated).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago. 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
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
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
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
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
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
Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

35 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice pcper.com Gold realhardtechx.com Recommended elchapuzasinformatico.com Silver hispazone.com Editor's Choice noticias3d.com Recommended hardzone.es Efficiency Award profesionalreview.com Gold hardwareluxx.ru Excellent Hardware cnews.cz We Want It adrenaline.uol.com.br Gold 3dnews.ru Editor's Choice technic3d.com Editor's Choice hardwareluxx.de Excellent Hardware allround-pc.com Recommended Product Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended ozeros.com Editor's Choice pckoloji.com.tr Performance Award pclab.pl Power Award anandtech.com Editor's Choice Silver hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended HEXUS.net Performance overclock3d.net Performance computershopper.com Good For Gaming kitguru.net Worth Buying chip.com.my Outstanding 01net.com 4 Star eteknix.com Editor's Choice Les Numeriques.com 5 Star cowcotland.com Gold altomdata.dk Test Winner Tweak.dk Safe Buy hardware.info Ulitmate hwa.com.tr High Performance nexthardware.com Recommended

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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi gt72, msi gt72v, msi gt72vr, msi i76700, msi i76700h, msi i76700hq
Barcodes 00824142028681, 00824142029015, 08241420286816, 08241420290158
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