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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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11 Reasons For

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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6 Reasons Against

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.

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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].

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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.

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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.

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Thick

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.

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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.

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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 that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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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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Average Weight

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).

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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.

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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).

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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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Specification

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Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
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3D
Full HD
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
Video Capturing Speed
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Networking
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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

(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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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00824142029022, 04719072436865, 08241420290226
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