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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB 1.5TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB Oct 2014
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21 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 portable PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop compared to most of the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable 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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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the MSI GT72 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. Portable PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 1,100MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB. At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has one of the biggest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 1.7GB, the biggest is 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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MSI Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

Very Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 is 13GB, and the internal memory range from 8GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has one of the biggest internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GT72 that we have assessed, the MSI GT72's processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The average processor clock speed of gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 is 2.5GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 2.2GHz to 2.8GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1TB. The MSI GT72 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,512 gigabyte) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 has a front camera. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years also have a front camera.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72.

Amongst 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

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however the MSI GT72 has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

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

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 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

Across all the gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 8,192 megabytes, the MSI GT72 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst laptops of this age.

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Four Installed SSDs

The MSI GT72 is a four installed SSD portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 only 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 notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72.

The worst memory slots amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The MSI GT72 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency (4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT72 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 3.1GHz and 4GHz.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72, the MSI GT72's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. Gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT72 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GT72 is no exception to this as it too 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, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 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 laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between 64 and 255 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 most laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most gaming laptops 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 portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72.

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

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

Most similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between two and three built-in speakers, including the MSI GT72 which has two built-in speakers.

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Thick

Across all the gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 17mm to 56mm, and the average height is 33mm. With a height of 48 millimeters, the MSI GT72 is one of the thicker laptops of this age and type amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when MSI released the GT72.

Average Screen Size

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Average Weight

The MSI GT72 has a fairly typical weight (3.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on gaming laptops that are a comparable 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
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
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

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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

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers gt72dominatorpro445
Barcodes 00824142029862, 08241420286434, 08241420298628
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