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MSI GT72 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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20 Reasons For

Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most of the other 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 the MSI GT72 has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago is 7.8GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72.

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Two USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A Ports

The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports than most of the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72. This notebook PC is a two USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A port notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT72 which only have one USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A port.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

MSI is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and MSI also has good ratings for its gaming laptops.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most gaming laptops that were released one year ago support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

A 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GT72 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 16".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook 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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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the GS70 2QE, and the GS30 2M both from MSI or the Lenovo Y50-70 is also worth considering.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT72 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most of the gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, however this portable PC has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GT72 is a nine battery cell count notebook PC.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GT72 has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. This portable PC is a two mini DisplayPort notebook PC compared to most of the comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago which only have one mini DisplayPort.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GT72 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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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 the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

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

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

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 is 20GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 16GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 64Wh, and the battery capacities range from 47Wh to 92Wh. With a battery capacity of 83 watt-hours, the MSI GT72 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 300 megahertz, the MSI GT72 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,050 megahertz, the MSI GT72 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72 is 900MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GT72 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo Y50-70 which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GT72 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.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo Y50-70 is also worth considering.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MSI GT72 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most laptops of this age and type.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is actually the worst processor family across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72.

The best processor family amongst comparable types of laptop is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GT72 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72. Across all the gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72 the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 2.1TB.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the MSI GS70 2QE (1.1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GT72 have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. With a weight of 3.8 kilograms, the MSI GT72 is one of the heavier gaming laptops that were released one year ago amongst gaming laptops of this age.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the MSI GS30 2M (1.2kg and cheaper).

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

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

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Thick

At 48 millimeters, the MSI GT72 is fairly thick compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the GT72 the heights range from 17mm to 49mm.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz. At only 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the GT72.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this MSI notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

The MSI GT72 has a fairly standard internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT72.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo Y50 which has better reviews.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec 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.

If the storage medium of this gaming laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the MSI GS30 2M (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
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
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
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 3.1 Port
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A Ports Quantity
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® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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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