MSI GP72 2QE Leopard Pro
Reviews for the MSI GP72 2QE Leopard Pro
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Positive: Balanced performance, enough power for games; good cooling system; large touchpad; good display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2015
Model: The MSI GP72 2QE Leopard Pro is one of the best gaming laptops for users looking to enjoy computer games while traveling. The laptop is equipped with boosted coolers and 17.3 inch anti-glare screen for the best mobile gaming experience. It only weighs 2.6 kg including battery, which is considerably light for a gaming laptop. The laptop comes with Windows 8.1 Pro which allows users to immediately use it upon unboxing and it can be upgraded to Windows 10 as per Microsoft’s upgrade program. The laptop is powered with a 5th generation Intel i7 processor and a 2 GB nVidia GTX950M graphic card, which would allow users to play most of the computer games available in the market.
Storage on the laptop is a 1TB HDD. Its LAN port is equipped with Killer GB LAN, which will improve the online gaming experience. To optimize the gaming experience, MSI has included 8 GB DDR3 RAM. The MSI GP72 2QE Leopard Pro features WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, an HD webcam, three USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port. Audio is powered by Nahimic sound technology to boost its audio quality. The lithium ion battery with 6 cells estimated to last 4 hours.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
5700HQ: Broadwell-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5600 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.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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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