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MSI GL72 6QF (GL72 Series)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ 4 x 2.6 - 3.5 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 2048 MB, Core: 1097 MHz, Memory: 5410 MHz, 354.35, Optimus
16384 MB 
, DDR4 SDRAM, 1196.5 MHz, 14-14-14-35, Dual-Channel
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, TN, ID: CMN1735, Name: Chi Mei N173HGE-E11, glossy: no
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Samsung SSD 950 Pro 256GB m.2 NVMe, 256 GB 
, Secondary: WDC WD10JPVX-22J3T0
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm microphone, 3.5 mm earphones, Card Reader: SD (XC/HC)
Qualcomm Atheros AR8171/8175 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000MBit/s), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 37 x 420 x 287 ( = 1.46 x 16.54 x 11.3 in)
43 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Speakers: Quad speakers , Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Quick Start guide, Warranty card, Nahimic, MSI System Control Manager, MSI Afterburner, 12 Months Warranty
2.8 kg ( = 98.77 oz / 6.17 pounds), Power Supply: 460 g ( = 16.23 oz / 1.01 pounds)
1000 USD



Average Score: 84.9% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: 78%, display: 76% mobility: 59%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the MSI GL72 6QF

79.8% MSI GL72 6QF Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Big screen, affordable price. The MSI GT72 may be the flagship model, but there are plenty of mainstream options from the same manufacturer. We check out the new GL72 starting for just under $1000 USD with GTX 960M graphics to see how it compares in the budget gaming market.
90% Gaming Laptop unter 1000 EUR im Review
Source: Gaming PC Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%


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.

2.8 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).

84.9%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-21 (Update: 2016-09-21)