MSI 17.3" GL72 Notebook (Black)

MSI 17.3" GL72 Notebook (Black)

MSI 17.3" GL72 Notebook (Black)

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MSI 17.3" GL72 Notebook (Black)


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Product Highlights

  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core
  • 8GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 17.3" Full HD Matte Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Screen Resolution
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU (2GB GDDR5)
  • 1TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0 Type-C
  • Windows 10 Home
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MSI GL72 overview

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Designed for gamers, the black MSI 17.3" GL72 Notebook features a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 vRAM for high-res graphics and multiple monitor support. The 17.3" Full HD matte display features a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. If you want to use an external display, you can output in 4K resolution via Mini DisplayPort 1.2.

The system is powered by a 6th generation Skylake 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor that features a burst speed of 3.5 GHz. It also has 8GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM, a 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, an SD/SDHC/SDXC media card reader, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated 1080p webcam, and a built-in microphone. There are also built-in quad 2W speakers. There is also a USB 3.0 Type-C port.

Windows 10 Home is the installed operating system. Windows 10 Home improves the user experience of Windows with several additions and changes. Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, is integrated into Windows 10 and is available to answer questions with information gathered from both your system and the internet. Microsoft Edge replaces Internet Explorer and the Windows Store is now unified to include apps for PCs, tablets, and phones. There is also the Windows Continuum and Xbox One streaming and integration for supported games.


Quad-Core 6th-Gen Skylake Intel Core Performance
The MSI GL72 houses a 6th-gen Skylake Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor. Its quad cores can reach a base speed of 2.6 GHz. It can also be boosted to 3.5 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 6MB L3 cache and 8GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM, you'll be able to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M Graphics
Built for an immersive gaming experience, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M arms you with industry-leading technologies including dynamic PhysX effects, CUDA, and more. Based on NVIDIA's Maxwell GPU architecture, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M provides optimal performance per watt.
4K Output Support
With Mini DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4, the MSI GL72 can support 4K display output (3840 x 2160) to up to two external monitors.
USB 3.0 Type-C
The MSI GL72 features a USB 3.0 Type-C port, which can accept the reversible connector on USB Type-C cables.
17.3" Full HD Matte Display
The 17.3" display features a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1920 x 1080 resolution so you can play 1080p Full HD content natively.
Nahimic Virtual Surround Sound
Originally developed for military fighter jets, Nahimic specializes in 3D sound software processing and audio improvements, offering virtual 7.1 sound in immersive high definition. Designed to work with standard audio and stereo equipment, Nahimic transports gamers into the action. It also features a high definition audio recorder to easily capture and stream studio quality sound and is exclusive to MSI.
Audio Boost
The MSI Audio Boost design enhances the output sound detail and sound stage by 30%. The gold flash audio jack provides stable sound transmission (reduced obstruction) and works in conjunction with the optimized headsets AMP (Audio Power Amplifier) design, with low noise and low distortion, to enhance headphone performance and reproduce each acoustic detail.
MSI Shift Technology
Switch between Green, Comfort, and Sport modes. Green disables Intel Turbo Boost and limits GPU frequency to level 2. Comfort limits GPU frequency to level 1. Sport runs both the CPU and GPU at the highest frequency for maximum performance.
DDR4 Memory Support
This notebook supports DDR4 memory, which offers faster performance than previous generations.
MSI Cooler Boost Technology
MSI Cooler Boost technology provides cooling by boosting the airflow, keeping the MSI GL72's temperature lower by 5 to 10%.
Matrix Display
With Matrix Display technology, the MSI GL72 supports multiple external displays so you can multitask via HDMI and mini DisplayPort. Stream on Twitch or watch your favorite shows while playing your games.
SteelSeries Keyboard
With responsive and tactile feedback, the MSI GL72 features a SteelSeries keyboard designed for gamers. The keyboard also has an optimal WASD zone and support for multi-key inputs for gamers to gain full command over gaming missions.

Windows 10 Home

Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With it, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
In the Box
MSI 17.3" GL72 Notebook (Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (Includes 1-Year Global Warranty)
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    MSI GL72 specs

    Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core
    Base Clock Speed 2.6 GHz
    Max Boost Speed 3.5 GHz
    Graphics Type Dedicated
    Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Size 17.3"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Finish Matte
    Total Capacity 1 TB
    Hard Disk Storage 1 x 1 TB 2.5" SATA (7200 rpm)
    Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
    2 x USB 3.0 Type-A
    1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x Mini DisplayPort
    1 x VGA
    Audio 4 x Integrated Speaker
    Integrated Microphone
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone Input
    Media Card Slots SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Network 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
    Wi-Fi 802.11ac; Dual-Band
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Webcam User-Facing: 1080p Video
    Power Supply x 120 W
    Operating System Windows 10 Home 
    Keyboard Keys: 102
    Features: Chiclet Style
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.5 x 1.5 x 10.6" / 41.9 x 3.8 x 26.9 cm
    Weight 5.95 lb / 2.70 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.5 x 15.0 x 3.8"

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