MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW (GT72 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M - 8192 MB, Core: 954 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 333.11, Manual switch
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB Kingston SO-DIMM DDR3-RAM PC3-12800 (1600 MHz), 2 of 4 Slots occupied, up to 32 GB
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, CMN N173HGE-E11 (CMN1735), TN LED, Full HD, glossy: no
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
3x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD (RAID 0), 384 GB 
, M.2-SSDs + HGST Travelstar 7K1000 (HTS721010A9E630), 1000 GB HDD, 7200 rpm. Slots: 4x M.2 & 2x 2.5"
Realtek ALC892 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
6 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones or S/PDIF, Microphone, Line-in, Line-out (7.1 analog), Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1525 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 48 x 428 x 294 ( = 1.89 x 16.85 x 11.57 in)
87 Wh Lithium-Ion, 7800mAh, 11.1V, 9 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Webcam: Full HD (30 fps @ 1080p)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.1 (Dynaudio, Sound Blaster Cinema 2), Keyboard: Chiclet by SteelSeries, Keyboard Light: yes, Power adaptor: 230 Watts, Warranty information, Quick Start Guide, Recovery information, Cleaning cloth, Special accessories of this edition: Bag, Keyboard cover, Mouse pad, SteelSeries Kinzu v2 mouse, SteelSeries Siberia v2 headset, two dog tags, Software: CyberLink PowerDVD 10, Magix MX Suite, Norton Security package, Microsoft Office 365 Trial, Windows Essentials 2012, several manufacturer tools, 24 Months Warranty
3.79 kg ( = 133.69 oz / 8.36 pounds), Power Supply: 780 g ( = 27.51 oz / 1.72 pounds)
2700 Euro



Average Score: 73.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 96%, features: 80%, display: 81% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 78%

Reviews for the MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW

87% MSI GT72 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Muscleman. Cooler Boost, Super RAID, Matrix Display: MSI uses many fancy words for the GT72. We took the brand-new gaming notebook to check the marketing slogans. Can the high-end machine compete with the rivals from Asus, Alienware and Clevo?
60% MSI GT72 Dominator Pro
Source: Digital Versus English
The GT72 Dominator Pro was clearly designed for hardcore gamers. It has an excellent build quality, an effective cooling system and a power that provides great gaming performance. It's just a shame that these good results were ruined by an awfully calibrated screen...
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro mit GTX 880M
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2014


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M: High-end graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.

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.  

4710HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» 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.

3.79 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).

73.5%: 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.


MSI GT72 2PE-072UK
GeForce GTX 880M
MSI GT72 2PE-005FR
GeForce GTX 880M

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GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4810MQ, 15.6", 2.81 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-10- 1 (Update: 2014-10- 1)