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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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19 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 portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 8.3GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Two USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A Ports

The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports than most of the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72. Most of the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 only have one USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A port, however this notebook PC has two USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports.

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MSI Has Good Portable PC Reviews

MSI has good average reviews for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most gaming laptops that are a similar age to it support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,866MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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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 spec.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GT72 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT72. Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 the screen sizes range from 13" to 19", and the average screen size is 16".

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 have processor clock speeds of between 1.7GHz and 2.9GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GT72 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Alienware 15 ($1,550.99), or the MSI GS70 2QE which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Asus G751JT.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all laptops of this spec and age.

Across similar types of laptop the worst memory slots is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of the MSI GT72 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72. Gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72 have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

Most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72 only have one mini DisplayPort, however the MSI GT72 has two mini DisplayPorts.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT72 is a six USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GT72 is a nine battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 only have between four and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The MSI GT72 has one of the bigger battery capacities (83 watt-hours) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average battery capacity of gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72 is 64Wh.

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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 a comparable age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 300 megahertz, the MSI GT72 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT72 range from 200MHz to 400MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 900MHz and 1,300MHz. The MSI GT72 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,050 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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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 laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo Y50 ($920.00) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI GT72 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Lenovo Y50 ($920.00) which is also cheaper.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MSI GT72 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

An Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family is actually the worst processor family across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of laptop the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT72 the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. At 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Alienware 15 ($1,550.99) (3.2kg and cheaper).

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the GT72 have between two and three built-in speakers, including the MSI GT72 which has two built-in speakers.

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Thick

The thinnest laptop of a comparable age and type to the GT72 is 16mm thick, the thickest is 55mm, and the average height is 31mm. With a height of 48 millimeters, the MSI GT72 is fairly thick compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The MSI GT72 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3.5 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 is 3.5GHz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 16GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the MSI GS70 2QE.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GT72 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops and we think the Lenovo Y50 ($920.00), and the Alienware 15 ($1,550.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the MSI GS70 2QE (1.1TB and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a similar 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Alienware 15 ($1,550.99).

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the MSI GS30 2M (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Optical Drive
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Intel VPro Technology
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Expert Reviews

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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

(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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