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The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72. Most of the similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however this notebook PC has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews
MSI gaming laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs MSI is one of the superior manufacturers.
Has a Front Camera
The MSI GT72 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The MSI GT72 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.
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 amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the GT72.
Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 2x SO-DIMM.
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Two Mini DisplayPorts
The MSI GT72 is a two mini DisplayPort laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago only have one mini DisplayPort.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however the MSI GT72 has six USB 3.0 ports.
Nine Battery Cells
The MSI GT72 is a nine battery cell count laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years only have between four and eight battery cells.
1.4 HDMI Version
This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GT72, the MSI GT72 does not have a full-size keyboard.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most laptops of this age and spec 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.
There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to look at including the Lenovo Y50[plb_2681101_price].
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The MSI GT72 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of this type and age. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an 802.11n WiFi standard.
This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of laptop is 802.11n.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GT72 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 the total storage capacity range from 250GB to 2.3TB.
If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the MSI GT72[plb_2512871_price] (1.1TB).
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Only Two Built-In Speakers
Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the GT72 have between two and three built-in speakers, including the MSI GT72 which has two built-in speakers.
The MSI GT72 is quite thick (48 millimeters) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72. The thinnest gaming laptop that has been on the market for more than two years is 16mm thick, the thickest is 56mm, and the average height is 34mm.
7 Other reasons to consider the MSI 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 type and age.
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 that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The MSI GT72 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GS70[plb_2575632_price] (2.6GHz) which is also higher rated.
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At 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72.
Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the MSI GT72[plb_2510187_price] (3.8kg).
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this age and type.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72.
Alternative 12GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the MSI GE70[plb_2276858_price].
If this MSI portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the MSI GT72[plb_2512871_price] (16GB).
HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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.
If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (SSD) which is also higher rated.
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