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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB 1.5TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB Oct 2014
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20 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 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT72. Most of the gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however this portable PC has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GT72 is 1,100MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. When compared to other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72 that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the MSI GT72 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72 is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT72 is 1.7GB. At 2 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a very big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GT72.

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MSI Laptops Have Good Reviews

MSI has good average reviews for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

Very Big Internal Memory

Across all the gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 the internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has one of the biggest internal memory amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 1TB. The MSI GT72 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,512 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GT72. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GT72 range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.5GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This MSI portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT72.

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

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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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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GT72 has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the portable PCs of this age and type. Most of the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago only have one mini DisplayPort, however this portable PC has two mini DisplayPorts.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the MSI GT72 of 8,192 megabytes is one of the biggest. The discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 range from 2GB to 8.2GB.

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Four Installed SSDs

Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72 only have between one and three installed SSDs, however the MSI GT72 has four installed SSDs.

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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 portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst memory slots is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 the maximum internal memory range from 8GB to 32GB. The MSI GT72 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.8GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. The maximum turbo frequency of the MSI GT72 of 4 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GT72 has more battery cells than most of the gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72. This portable PC is a nine battery cell count laptop compared to most of the gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago which 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 gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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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 laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the MSI GT72's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the slowest amongst notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GT72.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GT72 does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years 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.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The MSI GT72 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years have between 8 and 255 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GT72 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it. This MSI laptop has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Across comparable types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The MSI GT72 is a two built-in speaker laptop.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Average Screen Size

The MSI GT72 has a pretty standard screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GT72.

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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 laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to 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 of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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
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

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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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gt72dominatorpro445
Barcodes 00824142029862, 08241420286434, 08241420298628
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