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Reviews for the MSI GT72-2QE8M16SR21BW
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 400% display: 95% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 85%
Model: The MSI GT72-2QE8M16SR21BW also known as GT72 2QE Dominator Pro G is a hard-core portable gaming rig with superior hardware. The aggressive design is fairly familiar. The solid chassis features a dark grey finish with red highlights. The brushed metal lid shows the MSI gaming badge. The rear side houses two large fan vents, which do a good job in keeping the laptop cool. Gamers will definitely appreciate the large 17 inch anti-glare Full HD display with its rich color saturation and good contrast. Audio quality is equally impressive with Nahimic Sound Technology and the immersive 3D sound processing capability of the 2.1 audio setup.
Depending on the model, the Windows 10 system is equipped with an Intel Core i7 5950HQ or 5700HQ processor, up to 32GB RAM and a gaming GPU in form of an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M with either 8 GB or 4 GB VRAM. The storage option range up to 1 TB Super RAID 3 + 1 TB HDD combo. The SteelSeries gaming keyboard and the Killer DoubleShot Pro networking card provide excellent gaming support. The MSI GT72-2QE8M16SR21BW is shipped with a gigantic 9-cell battery for superb battery life.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M:
Fast high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from 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.
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.
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).
95%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.