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MSI Gaming GE72 2QD (Apache Pro)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews of MSI Gaming GE72 2QD (Apache Pro). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the screen and price. The keyboard and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI Gaming GE72 2QD (Apache Pro) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI Gaming GE72 2QD (Apache Pro)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of MSI Gaming GE72 2QD (Apache Pro) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and portability. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the price.

performance, usability, portability, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GE72 2QD Apache 235-HID3 17.3" (Windows 10 / GTX 960M 2GB / i7-5700HQ 2.7GHz / 256GB RAID SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD / 16GB RAM / DVDRW)MSI GE72 2QD Apache 235-HID3 17.3" (Windows 10 / GTX 960M 2GB / i7-5700HQ 2.7GHz / 256GB RAID SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD / 16GB RAM / DVDRW)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for MSI Gaming GE72 2QD (Apache Pro)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of MSI Gaming GE72 2QD (Apache Pro) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The keyboard and performance also get good comments. There are some negative comments about the usability.

price, performance, keyboard, portability, design

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GE72 2QD-079US 17.3-Inch LaptopMSI GE72 2QD-079US 17.3-Inch Laptop

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

MSI GE72 2QD-037UK

 

Gaming laptop manufacturers have been striving to cram more power inside ever slimmer, lighter enclosures, so it's something of a refreshing change to see a traditional 17.3-inch machine. The MSI GE72 offers a sensible design at a surprisingly low price.

Good mid-range gaming speed ; Smart visual design ; Solid 1080p screen ; Cheaper than competitors

Beaten in benchmarks by rivals ; Build quality is inconsistent ; Battery life fails to impress

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Vaughn Highfield (alphr.com)

MSI GE72 2QD Apache Pro review: A dream laptop for gamers

 

Big, brash and powerful – a beast of a gaming laptop at a very reasonable price

The MSI GE27 2QD Apache Pro may not be the best gaming laptop when it comes to raw power. The textured touchpad may be horrid, and the display distinctly average, but like me you’ll probably find once you start playing you’ll forget all that.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : David Mitchelson (vortez.net)

MSI GE72 2QD Apache Review

 

A gaming notebook which features the new NVIDIA GTX 960M and Intel's Core i7-4720HQ. Should this notebook be on your short-list?

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

MSI GE72 (GTX 960M) Notebook Review

 

Successful. The MSI GE72 is a 17.3-inch gaming notebook with great performance and a strong panel with 94% sRGB coverage. Overall, MSI offers a good package for gamers.

Matte FHD panel with strong contrast, 2 storage devices (SSD + HDD), Good input devices, 2 free M.2 slots, High performance

Average brightness, Not an IPS panel

The MSI GE72 is a well-designed 17.3-inch gaming notebook. The laptop can run all modern games at medium to high details in its native FHD resolution. It produces higher frame rates than similarly equipped competitors, like the Asus GL771JW. However,...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Vaughn Highfield (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: MSI GE72 2QD Apache Pro

 

Big, brash and powerful – a monster of a gaming laptop at a very reasonable price given the specification.

This is a do-it-all laptop designed to replace a hulking desktop, not a commuter’s companion. It even has a DVD writer!

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GE72 2QD-238

 

This Laptop was brought for my grandson to play his gaming on as his other one was lagging . He is over the moon with it 10/10 .

NONE

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GE72 2QD-238

 

The keyboard lights

The controls for the mouse , as you can't scroll down or up

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GE72 2QD-238

 

Great design and large screen.

Windows 10. Not used to it yet.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GE72 2QD-238

 

Does everything I want it too nice laptop

Nothing I can find

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dynaudio / Nahimic / Nahimic sound technology / Sound Blaster Cinema
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):53 / 60
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black / Black, Red
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612 / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 5600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi

Other features

Audio system:Dynaudio / Sound Blaster Cinema
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4 / 1.4a / 1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:N / No / Yes
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120 / 150

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:37
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x4,1x8,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-4210H / I7-4720HQ / I7-5700HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1364 / BGA1364
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / G0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47
Tjunction:100 / 1005 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:78934 / 87716
Processor code:SR1Q0 / SR1Q8 / SR2BP
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1 / SSE4.2,AVX 2.0,SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / mSATA / SATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26 / 28 / 280
Height :2.7 / 2.9 / 29
Weight:2.4 / 2.7
Width:38.3 / 41.9 / 419