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MSI GE72 7RD-085XES

Specifications

MSI GE72 7RD-085XES
MSI GE72 7RD-085XES (GE72 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 2133MHz SODIMM (2x8GB)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 1TB (7200 rpm S-ATA) + 256 GB SSD (256GB *1 M.2 SATA)
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
DVD +/- RW Double Layer
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 420 x 287 ( = 1.18 x 16.54 x 11.3 in)
Battery
Lithium-Ion, 6-cell
Operating System
FreeDos
Weight
2.9 kg ( = 102.29 oz / 6.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the MSI GE72 7RD-085XES

[Análisis] MSI Apache GE72 7RD-085XES, llevando el gaming a un nuevo nivel
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2017

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Model: The MSI GE72 7RD (Apache) -085XES is a gaming notebook with Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD and an Nvidia GTX1050 graphics processor. The laptop comes with a large 17.3-inch Full HD panel that stands out for its native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels that will show a wide range of colors close to the 100% sRGB range , while MSI TrueColor technology will offer up to 5 color reproduction modes that will comfortably adapt to user needs whether playing, watching movies or working. With the functionality Matrix Display, a user can connect the laptop with two external monitors simultaneously using HDMI 1.4 and Mini DisplayPort 1.2 connections to 4K Ultra HD resolutions at a rate of 30 fps. The Apache GE72 7RD-085XES MSI also features a hybrid storage consisting of a 1 TB HDD and a 256 GB SSD which, on the one hand, will give plenty of space to store the largest variety of content. On the other hand, a read-write speed up to 5 times greater than 2200 MB/s will improve the laptop‘s performance considerably. Heat is one of the original elements of the earth. It is of pure physics that more energy will generate more heat, being a task always difficult to fight. The exclusive Cooler Boost 4 technology creates two internal thermal modules for independent CPU and GPU cooling. This design places dedicated heat pipes and up to 7 active heat pipes that draw heat out of the system. It's a high-end design so that cooling is never a problem.

One of the connectivity options of the MSI Apache GE72 7RD-085XES which has caught attention is its USB 3.1 Type-C reversible input that offers transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps through the technology SuperSpeed+ that accompanies it. It also integrates USB 3.0, USB 2.0, an SD card reader, a microphone and a HD webcam for live streaming of video games, as well as the DVD Super Multi optical drive to play content in this format. As for network connections, there is an RJ45 port for Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.2 technology ideal for transferring files and Wi-Fi 802.11ac wireless connection operating at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz double frequency band for faster browsing via the Internet. As for the looks, the GE72 7RD looks amazing for a gaming laptop. Its stealth and neat looks makes it look more like a professional gaming laptop. The entire body is covered in what seems to be brushed aluminium. The keyboard has a multicolor RGB backlight and its lighting configurations can be adjusted according to the users liking. As a gaming laptop, the MSI GE72 7RD certainly does a very good job. Its price is also slightly lower than its rivals from Alienware and Asus.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version. 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.  
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.3":

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).


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Stefan Hinum, 2017-03-31 (Update: 2017-03-31)