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MSI GE72-2QDi716H11


MSI GE72-2QDi716H11
MSI GE72-2QDi716H11 (GE72 Series)
Intel Core i7-4720HQ 4 x 2.6 - 3.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 2048 MB VRAM, Core: 1176 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, 128 bit interface, ForceWare 345.05 (, Optimus
16 GB 
, DDR3-1600, Dual-Channel, two RAM slots (both occupied)
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Chi Mei N173HGE-E11, TN LED, Full HD, glossy: no
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD, 128 GB 
, + HGST HTS721010A9E630 (1 TB, 7,200 rpm). Slots: 1x 2.5 inch & 3x M.2
Realtek ALC892 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones, Microphone Jack, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Sensors: Brightness sensor
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 29 x 419 x 280 ( = 1.14 x 16.5 x 11.02 in)
51 Wh, 6 cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Webcam: HD (720p @ 30 fps)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.1 Dynaudio, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Power adapter: 120 W, Cyberlink PowerDVD 10, Magix MX Suite, MS Office (trial), Windows Essentials 2012, various manufacturer tools, 24 Months Warranty
2.948 kg ( = 103.99 oz / 6.5 pounds), Power Supply: 433 g ( = 15.27 oz / 0.95 pounds)
1429 Euro



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 84%, features: 78%, display: 82% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 72%

Reviews for the MSI GE72-2QDi716H11

82% MSI GE72 (GTX 960M) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Successful. The MSI GE72 is a 17.3-inch gaming notebook with great performance and a strong panel with 94% sRGB coverage. Overall, MSI offers a good package for gamers.
78% MSI GE72 Apache Gaming Laptop Review
Source: T Break English
The MSI GE72 2QD Apache carries a price tag of 6990 AED, which seems quite a hefty price for a mid-range gaming laptop. With the laptop’s large form-factor, fast processor, and the fast cooling fans, the absence of a faster GPU is clearly noticed; the MSI could have packed the machine with at least a GTX 970M GPU. We wish that MSI could have packed the laptop with a Blue-Ray drive too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 75% performance: 75% features: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Source: PC zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2015


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.948 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).

80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2015-03-11 (Update: 2015-03-11)