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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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16 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 were launched around the same time as the GT72. This portable PC is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop compared to most of the gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago which only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 3.3GB. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age that we have checked, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the MSI GT72 of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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MSI Laptops Have Good Reviews

MSI is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and MSI also has good ratings for its gaming laptops.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72 the processor clock speeds range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.5GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GT72.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the AORUS X3 Plus which has better reviews; or the GT72, or the GE60 Apache both from MSI which is cheaper.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GT72 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,128 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this age and type is 250GB, the biggest is 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1TB.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 has a front camera, as do most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the GT72, and the GE60 both from MSI which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Asus G750JS.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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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Two Mini DisplayPorts

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 only have one mini DisplayPort, however the MSI GT72 has two mini DisplayPorts.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec that we have checked the discrete graphics adapter memory of, the MSI GT72's discrete graphics adapter memory of 8,192 megabytes is one of the biggest. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the GT72 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2GB and 8.2GB.

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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 notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT72.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across comparable types of portable PC.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB. The MSI GT72 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT72.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 is 2.8GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GT72 is a nine battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GT72 only have between four and eight battery cells.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GT72 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT72 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Alienware 17.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GT72 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the GT72 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between 8 and 255 solid-state drive capacity, including the MSI GT72 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GT72 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most notebook PCs of this type and age have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only One Installed SSD

The MSI GT72 is a one installed SSD portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GT72 have between one and three installed SSDs.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between two and three built-in speakers, including the MSI GT72 which has two built-in speakers.

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7 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when MSI released the GT72.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GT72 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 17.3" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the GT70, or the GT72 both from MSI or the Alienware 17.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72.

We compared all the other 16GB internal memory laptops to this portable PC and we think the AORUS X3 Plus which has better reviews; or the Alienware 17, and the MSI GT72 which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We compared this laptop to all the other 3.8kg heavy laptops and we think cheaper laptops such as the MSI GT72 is also worth considering.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Alienware 17 (4.2kg and cheaper), or the MSI GT70 (3.9kg and cheaper).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
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

(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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi gt72, 9s7178111, msi gt72v, msi gt72vr, msi i76700, msi i76700h, msi i76700hq, gt72dominatorpro211
Barcodes 00824142028681, 00824142029015, 08241420286816, 08241420290158
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