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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB 2TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB May 2015
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24 Reasons For

Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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].

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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 gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to 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 similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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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.

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Four Installed SSDs

The MSI GT72 is a four installed SSD notebook PC.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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 similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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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Heavy

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.

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Thick

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.

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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.

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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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Specification

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Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
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
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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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-In Port
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
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
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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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

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

(96)
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 pro604, pro496, pro604u, pro496a, pro496au, pro604uk, gt72dominator444, gt722qei7x32sr311, gt722qei7x32sr311b, gt722qei7x32sr311bw, gt72dominatorpro444
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