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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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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 gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago. This MSI laptop is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC compared to most of the gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT72 which only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72. Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB.

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MSI Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GT72.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include the GT72[pl_2913247_price], or the GS70 2QE[pl_2973622_price] both from MSI which is cheaper.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Alienware 13[plb_2714717_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago. This MSI notebook PC is a six USB 3.0 port laptop compared to most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar 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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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 notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 the maximum internal memory range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB. The MSI GT72 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2GB and 8.2GB. The MSI GT72 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (6,144 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 47Wh, the biggest is 92Wh, and the average battery capacity is 64Wh. At 83 watt-hours, the MSI GT72 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GT72.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the MSI GT72 does 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 spec, the MSI GT72 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Alienware 13[plb_2714717_price].

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 is one of the heavier comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 amongst gaming laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT72 have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price] (4.8kg and cheaper).

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Thick

The thinnest gaming laptop that has been around for around the same time as the GT72 is 16mm thick, the thickest is 55mm, and the average height is 31mm. At 48 millimeters, the MSI GT72 is quite thick compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GT72.

Average Screen Size

The MSI GT72 has a relatively typical screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative 17.3" laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price].

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 has a relatively average processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the GT72[pl_2900246_price] (2.7GHz), the GT72[pl_2913247_price] (2.7GHz), or the GT72 2QD[pl_2954451_price] (2.7GHz) all from MSI which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GT72 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the GT72.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops and we think the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this gaming laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the GT72[pl_2913247_price] (1.1TB), or the GT72[pl_2900246_price] (1.3TB) both from MSI which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The MSI GT72 has a fairly standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the GT72[pl_2900246_price] (16GB), or the GT72[pl_2913247_price] (16GB) both from MSI which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the GE60[pl_2712344_price], or the GT72 2QD[pl_2954451_price] both from MSI or the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Alienware 13[plb_2714717_price] (SSD).

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Specification

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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
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Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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3D Compatible
Display Surface
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Graphics
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Optical Drive
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Camera
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Networking
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Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
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ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
Headphone Out Port
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Intel Visual Technology
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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

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi gt72, msi gt72s, msi gt72v, info gt72, msi gt72vr, info gt72s, msi i74720, msi gtx980, msi 128gb1, msi i76820, info gt72v, msi p222691, msi i74720h, msi p230384, msi gtx980m, msi 128gb1t, msi i76820h, info gt72vr, info 6re234, info 6re234u, info 6qe1033, msi p222691p, msi i74720hq, msi p230384p, msi 128gb1tb, msi i76820hk, info 6re234uk, info 6qe1033u, msi i76700hq16, info 6qe1033uk
Barcodes 04719072369705, 04719072378011, 04719072406691, 04719072419721, 04719072454722, 04719072478834
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