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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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20 Reasons For

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

The MSI GT72 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GT72. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 is 3.2GB.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Good Brand

Gaming laptops produced by MSI have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just gaming laptops) and found that MSI also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of this spec and age have processor clock speeds of between 2.2GHz and 2.8GHz. The MSI GT72 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the AORUS X3 Plus which has better reviews; or the MSI GT72 ($1,349.00) which is cheaper.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The MSI GT72 has a fairly big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

We compared this laptop to all the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the AORUS X3 Plus is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 is 1TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,256 gigabyte, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the MSI GT72 has a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the GE60, the GE60 Apache, or the GE60 Apache all from MSI.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this MSI portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72.

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

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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 this spec and age only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GT72 is a two mini DisplayPort notebook PC.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years only have between four and eight battery cells, however the MSI GT72 has nine battery cells.

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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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GT72. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2GB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.

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Two Installed SSDs

The MSI GT72 is a two installed SSD notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and three installed SSDs.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the MSI GT72 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72.

The worst memory slots amongst similar types of laptop is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72. Laptops of this spec and age have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 23GB.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72. The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 is 3.5GHz.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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 gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GT72, the MSI GT72 does 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. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The MSI GT72 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GT72 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT72.

The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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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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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The MSI GT72 has a fairly standard screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the GT72.

We compared all the other 17.3" portable PCs to this laptop and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the MSI GT72 ($1,349.00) or you might consider a higher scoring portable PC such as the MSI GT72 are also worth considering.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We compared this laptop to all the other 3.8kg heavy portable PCs and we think the MSI GT72 ($1,349.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the GE60 (2.4kg), or the GE60 Apache (2.6kg) both from MSI which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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
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 (64-Bit)
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 Size
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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 Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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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

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24 February 2016

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User Reviews

(95)
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 7200, msi 4710, msi 4710h, msi gt72s, msi 7200r, msi gt72v, msi i76820, msi i76700, msi 7200rp, msi gt72vr, msi 4710hq, msi 7200rpm, msi i76820h, msi i76700h, msi i76820hk, msi i76700hq, gt72dominator214
Barcodes 00824142028698, 00824142028711, 04719072368333, 04719072368555, 04719072368708, 04719072372750, 08241420286984, 08433799772063
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