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MSI GE72-2QEi716H21BW

Specifications

MSI GE72-2QEi716H21BW
MSI GE72-2QEi716H21BW (GE72 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-4720HQ 4 x 2.6 - 3.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.7 kg ( = 95.24 oz / 5.95 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 87%, features: - %, display: 85% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI GE72-2QEi716H21BW

80% MSI's Latest Gaming Machine
Source: Digital Trends English Archive.org version
The MSI GE72 Apache is a good 17" gaming laptop. It might not be super-powered, but it does offer decent gaming performance, running most titles with good graphic details and frame rates. We particularly liked the matte screen with good contrast and decent colours, as well as the efficient and quiet cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

85% Recensione MSI GE72 2QE Apache • Un portatile gaming di tutto rispetto
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 77% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 78% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 83%
85% Un portatile gaming di tutto rispetto
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 77% performance: 90% mobility: 78% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 83%
100% MSI GE72 2QE Apache: Recensione
Source: Techstation.it Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
MSI GE72 2QE Apache – Боец Из Клана Дракона
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Excellent performance; good set of ports; excellent speakers; excellent keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2015

Comment

Model: Being another gaming laptop from MSI, one can expect a powerful and excellent looking device. The MSI GE72-2QEi716H21BW certainly fits the bill with its metallic chassis, color scheme and performance. The laptop is engineered to be lightweight yet durable as it made form Mg-Li instead of the more traditional aluminum. The entire device features a brushed metal design and there are streaks of red highlighting the dark grey color. Another common feature of most MSI gaming series is the SteelSeries keyboard with multi-color LED backlight. Under the hood, there are a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX965M GPU with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM and up to 768 GB Super RAID 2 + 1 TB HDD combo for storage.

The MSI GE72-2QEi716H21BW is a beast of a gaming rig yet remains relatively portable at just 2.7 kg. Display on the laptop is a gigantic 17 inch FHD anti-glare panel with good colors and clarity. Gaming intensive users will feel right at home especially since the device also comes with good audio quality. Sound is provided by Dynaudio and Nahimic sound technology and is delivered by a 4.1 sound system. Other features include a HD webcam, Bluetooth 4.0, an HDMI port, three USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port and Killer GB LAN. Battery life is impressive with a 6-cell Li-Ion pack powering the device.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M: Lower high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell chip GM204 and GM206 (newer 2016 version with higher clock rates). Part 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.


17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.7 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


87.5%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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Stefan Hinum, 2015-04-13 (Update: 2015-04-13)