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MSI GT72-2QD8H21BW

Specifications

MSI GT72-2QD8H21BW
MSI GT72-2QD8H21BW (GT72 Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: no
Weight
3.8 kg ( = 134.04 oz / 8.38 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1800 Euro

 

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MSI GT72-2QD Dominator G
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
Well. The MSI GT72 Dominator G-1445 (or GT72 2QD) is MSI’s 17.3″ gaming flagship. It’s aimed to the hardcore gamer with a full feature set including high gaming performance, MXM GPU, GSync support, storage upgrade options and many connection ports including USB 3.1. It also comes with 4xM.2 slots, good IPS display and a working GSync.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2015

Comment

Model: The MSI MSI GT72-2QD8H21BW or Dominator is aimed at the hardcore gaming audience. With its high gaming performance provided by its 5 th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to 32 GB of RAM (4 RAM slots), it can run almost, if not, all the current games in the market. With the classic MSI gaming laptop design and its 17.3 inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, it will definitely allow the user to be fully immersed in the game. The anti-glare LCD with LED backlight is driven by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M that holds with up to 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

The laptop also comes with a 1 TB HDD and a stunning SteelSeries keyboard with fully customizable color backlight. Its audio is also amazing as it runs on the Dynaudio 2.1 channel with 1 woofer and supports 7.1 channel SPDIF output with Nahimic sound technology and an exclusive Audio Boost2 technology. Its Full HD webcam captures up to 30 fps @1080p and the laptop houses DVD drive. Additionally, the laptop comes with a standard MSI Killer DoubleShot Pro Gigabit LAN and Pro 11ac WiFi card for connectivity as well as Bluetooth 4.0. Finally, it also has an HDMI port, a standard 3.5 mm audio jack, and optionally either six USB 3.0 ports or four USB 3.0 and two USB 3.1 ports.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:

Second fastest high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M 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.  
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.
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.
3.8 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).


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

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-06-30 (Update: 2015-06-30)