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MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB Aug 2015
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16 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website notebookcheck.com scored this notebook PC 89%. This puts this gaming laptop in the top 1% of all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year when ranked by average expert review score.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (32 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB.

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Good Brand

We checked 786 user and expert reviews for MSI portable PCs and found that on average MSI has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that MSI has good reviews specifically for its gaming laptops.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This portable PC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most gaming laptops that were released one year ago support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,866MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.6GHz. The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 also have a front camera.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666.

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

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 is a six USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and type range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB.

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Nine Battery Cells

The GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has more battery cells than most of the gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666. Most of the gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 only have between four and eight battery cells, however this portable PC has nine battery cells.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 300 megahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. At only 1,050 megahertz, the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is in fact the worst processor family across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family across similar types of laptop.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. At 3.8 kilograms, the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Thick

The heights of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 range from 17mm to 49mm. With a height of 48 millimeters, the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 is one of the thicker similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666

Released Over a Year Ago

MSI released the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has a fairly average screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,128 gigabyte, the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as 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
Conflict Free Processor
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
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
NVIDIA G-SYNC
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
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 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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gt72dpg1666
Barcodes 00824142119297
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