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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GT72. This laptop is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop compared to most of the gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 which only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GT72 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (6 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all MSI notebook PCs and also specifically for MSI gaming laptops and found that in both cases MSI had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 has a front camera. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year also have a front camera.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the MSI GT72 2QD[plb_2954451_price], or the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price].

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Alienware 13[plb_2714717_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GT72 has more battery cells than most of the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72. Most of the gaming laptops that were released one year ago only have between four and eight battery cells, however this notebook PC has nine battery cells.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,700 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GT72 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the MSI GT72 is 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 laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GT72 is 16GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 is 3.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 6,144 megabytes, the MSI GT72 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 is 64Wh, and the battery capacities range from 47Wh to 92Wh. With a battery capacity of 83 watt-hours, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GT72 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GT72 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT72 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the Alienware 13[plb_2714717_price].

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Heavy

The weights of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg. At 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 is quite heavy compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price] (4.8kg) which is also cheaper.

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Thick

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year the heights range from 17mm to 49mm. With a height of 48 millimeters, the MSI GT72 is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Released Over a Year Ago

This MSI portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GT72 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 17.3" laptops currently available including the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the MSI GT72 2QD[plb_2954451_price] (2.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GT72 has a pretty average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

There are a number of other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the GT72.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Alienware 13[plb_2714717_price] (16GB).

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price], and the MSI GT72 2QD[plb_2954451_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Alienware 13[plb_2714717_price] (SSD).

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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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

(98)
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 04719072369705, 04719072378011, 04719072406691, 04719072419721, 04719072454722, 04719072478834
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