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MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668

MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB Aug 2015
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15 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 Dominator G-1668 range from 1.7GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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

The GT72 Dominator G-1668 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the portable PCs of this type and age. Most of the gaming laptops that were released one year ago 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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Good Brand

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

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,866MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668. The processor clock speeds of laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 Dominator G-1668 range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668, the GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a front camera.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 16GB and the biggest is 32GB. The GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the GT72 Dominator G-1668 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.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT72 Dominator G-1668.

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

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 is a six USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT72 Dominator G-1668 only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 has more battery cells than most of the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668. 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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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,050 megahertz, the MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT72 Dominator G-1668 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard. The GT72 Dominator G-1668 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus GL771JW is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GT72 Dominator G-1668 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a better processor family than most laptops of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

An Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT72 Dominator G-1668 have between two and three built-in speakers, including the GT72 Dominator G-1668 which has two built-in speakers.

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Thick

The average height of portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT72 Dominator G-1668 is 30mm, and the heights range from 17mm to 49mm. At 48 millimeters, the MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 is quite thick compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The GT72 Dominator G-1668 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3.5 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT72 Dominator G-1668 range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668

Released Over a Year Ago

This gaming laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT72 Dominator G-1668.

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Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MSI GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 Dominator G-1668.

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Average Weight

At 3.8 kilograms, the GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the GT72 Dominator G-1668 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the GT72 Dominator G-1668.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus G751JL (1.1TB and higher rated).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the MSI GE62 Apache.

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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)
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
NVIDIA G-SYNC
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 3.0 (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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gtx970, i75700, gtx970m, i75700h, i75700hq
Barcodes 00824142119310
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