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Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. The MSI GT72 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (8 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.
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 came out more than a year ago. This notebook PC is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 which only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the MSI GT72 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst laptops of a similar type and age to the GT72. Across all the gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 range from 1.7GB to 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB. At 2 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72.
MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews
Based on 786 owner and expert reviews, MSI has good reviews for its portable PCs. MSI also has good reviews specifically for its gaming laptops compared to other manufacturers.
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Very Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT72 is 13GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB.
Very Big Total Storage Capacity
When compared to other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago, the total storage capacity of the MSI GT72 of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 120GB to 2.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 980GB.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the MSI GT72 has a front camera.
There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price].
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.
HD HD Type
The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 8,192 megabytes, the MSI GT72 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs that were launched 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 3.4GB.
Four Installed SSDs
The MSI GT72 is a four installed SSD notebook PC.
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 the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT72.
The worst memory slots across similar types of notebook PC is 2x SO-DIMM.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
Gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the notebook PCs of this age and type. Most of the gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however this MSI portable PC has six USB 3.0 ports.
Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has one of the fastest maximum turbo frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year is 3.5GHz.
Nine Battery Cells
Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year only have between four and eight battery cells, however the MSI GT72 has nine battery cells.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
The average battery capacity of laptops that came out more than a year ago is 64Wh, and the battery capacities range from 47Wh to 92Wh. The MSI GT72 has one of the bigger battery capacities (83 watt-hours) amongst laptops of this age.
1.4 HDMI Version
This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
6 Reasons Against
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the MSI GT72 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT72 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 400MHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The MSI GT72 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 also do not have a full-size keyboard.
There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at including the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price] which also has a higher rating.
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 similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
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The lightest portable PC that has been available for more than a year is 1.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 4.8kg. With a weight of 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 is quite heavy compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72.
Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 the heights range from 17mm to 49mm. At 48 millimeters, the MSI GT72 is quite thick compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72.
3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72
Released Over a Year Ago
This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GT72 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year.
HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that have been on the market for a similar time 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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Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD, SSD
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, Intel Iris Pro Graphics
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