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MSI GE72 7RE-046

Specifications

MSI GE72 7RE-046
MSI GE72 7RE-046 (GE72 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) - 4096 MB, Core: 1493 MHz, Memory: 3500 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 373.06, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, Single Channel, 1 of 2 slots used, max. 32 GB
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, N173HHE-G32 (CMN1747), TN LED, Full HD, 120 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
HM175
Storage
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY, 256 GB 
, SSD + HGST Travelstar HTS721010A9E630, 1 TB HDD @ 7200 rpm. Schächte: 1x m.2 Typ 2280 (optional NVMe/PCIe) & 1x 2,5 Zoll
Soundcard
Realtek ALC899 @ High Definition Audio-Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphones (S/PDIF), microphone, Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUD0N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 32 x 420 x 288 ( = 1.26 x 16.54 x 11.34 in)
Battery
51.4 Wh, 4730 mAh Lithium-Ion, 6 Zellen
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD (720p @ 30 fps)
Additional features
Speakers: 4.1 Dynaudio (Nahimic Audio Enhancer), Keyboard: Chiclet by SteelSeries, Keyboard Light: yes, power adapter: 150 Watt, accessories: Quick Start Guide, warranty information, recovery guide, Software: CyberLink PowerDVD 12, Killer Performance Suite, Magix Suite, MS Office 365 Trial, Norton Security Trial, XSplit Gamecaster 1 Jahr Premium , 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.98 kg ( = 105.12 oz / 6.57 pounds), Power Supply: 516 g ( = 18.2 oz / 1.14 pounds)
Price
1550 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.32% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 87%, features: 73%, display: 86% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 78%

Reviews for the MSI GE72 7RE-046

81.9% MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Entry-level Gaming. The MSI GE72 revision from 2017 is interesting because of several reasons. First of all, Intel's brand new processor architecture enters the notebook segment with the Core i7-7700HQ. On the other hand, Nvidia's brand new gaming chip GTX 1050 Ti is on board, which ranks in between mid-range and upper class. We checked the gaming capabilities of the 17-inch model.
87% MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
The MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro isn’t groundbreaking, but it gets the balance just right in its price league. The GTX1050 Ti has enough power to play 1080p games smoothly, the processor is fast there’s loads of memory, and the storage setup gets a good balance of solid state and mechanical capacity, although there are much faster M.2 SSDs available.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 87%
70% MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro gaming laptop review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
We’ve been impressed with MSI’s gaming laptops as they’ve represented impressive power and good value. For many this Apache Pro will be underpowered as a portable gaming machine, but for others it will be exactly what they’ve been looking for: powerful enough to play competitive (older) games really very well but without the overkill of paying for power that won’t be used.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro gaming laptop review
Source: PC World English
We’ve been impressed with MSI’s gaming laptops as they’ve represented impressive power and good value. For many this Apache Pro will be underpowered as a portable gaming machine, but for others it will be exactly what they’ve been looking for: powerful enough to play competitive (older) games really very well but without the overkill of paying for power that won’t be used.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Kitguru English
This makes it tricky to come up with a definitive opinion about the MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro as it offers decent value for money whilst the performance is held back by the relatively limp graphics. Yes we know that Nvidia has certified GTX 1050 Ti as VR Ready but still we want more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

87% MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro İncelemesi
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 88% display: 90%
Análisis de MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro: la GTX 1050 Ti llega a los portátiles
Source: Geektopia Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: Poor display; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/03/2017

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 965M. 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.
2.98 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).


79.32%: 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, 2017-01-13 (Update: 2017-01-13)