Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GE72-2QEi716H21BW
Source: Digital Trends
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%
Source: Techzilla.it IT→EN
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%
Source: Techzilla.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 77% performance: 90% mobility: 78% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 83%
Source: Techstation.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent performance; good set of ports; excellent speakers; excellent keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2015
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. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » 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.
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).
87.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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