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MSI GE72-6QD161


MSI GE72-6QD161
MSI GE72-6QD161 (GE72 Series)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ 4 x 2.6 - 3.5 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: no
2.9 kg ( = 102.29 oz / 6.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1400 Euro



Average Score: 71.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 85%, features: 85%, display: - % mobility: 84%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI GE72-6QD161

60% MSI GE72 6QD Apache Pro
Source: PC Mag English
The MSI GE72 6QD Apache Pro is a pretty good gaming laptop overall, providing capable performance on a large screen at a reasonable price. It's not a powerhouse like more expensive laptops, but you know you're not buying a top-of-the-line system in this price range. The GE72 would make a much stronger case for itself with a 970M video card, especially given the $800 960M-equipped Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series (7559). Though it will cost you more than $2,000, the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1438 certainly provides much better performance on maximum settings, and so remains our Editors' Choice midrange gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% MSI GE72 6QD Apache Pro
Source: Computer Shopper English
The GE72 6QD Apache Pro is in a rather unique position as a gaming notebook, in the sense that it's one of the few budget-friendly large-screen models on the market. In contrast to the stereotypical 17.3-inch gaming notebook, loaded to the gills with an overkill GPU and CPU and priced accordingly, this configuration of the GE72 gives you the big-screen gaming experience without the $2,000-plus outlay.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

84% MSI GE72-6QD161
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 84% performance: 85% features: 85% mobility: 84%


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.  

6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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.

2.9 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).

71.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-01- 1 (Update: 2016-01- 1)