MSI 17.3" CX72 Series Notebook

MSI 17.3" CX72 Series Notebook

MSI 17.3" CX72 Series Notebook

B&H # MSCX726QD208 MFR # CX72 6QD-208US
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Product Highlights

  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-6300HQ Quad-Core
  • 12GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 17.3" HD+ Non-Reflective Display
  • 1600 x 900 Resolution
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 940MX 2GB DDR3
  • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB 5400 rpm HDD
  • SuperMulti DVD Drive + SD Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 3.0 / 2.0 / HDMI / Mini-DisplayPort
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
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The 17.3" CX72 Series Notebook from MSI is designed for users who need a notebook for everyday tasks such as watching videos, creating documents, and light gaming. Powered by a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-6300HQ Quad-Core processor and 12GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM, this notebook lets you efficiently multitask and quickly access frequently used files and programs. When you need more processing power, the CPU's core clock can reach up to 3.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost technology. Paired with MSI's SHIFT technology, you'll be able to manually adjust your system's performance for a balance between performance and noise.

Its 17.3" display has a 1600 x 900 resolution and is driven by a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 940MX graphics card with 2GB of DDR3 VRAM. A dedicated graphics card provides you with more gaming power and lets you enable additional graphical options and crank up in-game visual settings so you can enjoy your games at their best. Using the HDMI and Mini-DisplayPort interfaces, you'll be able to multitask with up to three monitors at once. For storage, it's equipped with a 128GB SSD and a 1TB 5400 rpm HDD. The SSD is built without any moving parts and can thus endure more and perform faster than the traditional hard drive; however, the large capacity of the hard drive makes it ideal for long term storage for all your photos, videos, and data.

Should you need more room, you can connect additional external storage devices using its USB ports as well as its SD card reader that also lets you quickly transfer files between your mobile devices. If you run out of ports, you can pair compatible wireless peripherals using Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Connect to the Internet via 802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi or the Gigabit Ethernet port for a more reliable and stable wired connection. Dual-Band Wi-Fi enables you to connect to the 5 GHz band for faster speeds. The operating system installed on this system is Windows 10 (64-bit).

6th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
Intel's 6th generation Skylake processors consume less power and deliver better performance than their predecessors. Combined with MSI SHIFT technology, activated by the FN + F7 hotkey combo, you'll be able to manually adjust your system's performance for a balance between performance and noise.

  • Green - Disables Intel Turbo Boost and limits GPU frequency to level 2. Control CPU and GPU temperatures under 85°C.
  • Comfort - Limits GPU frequency to level 1. Maintain GPU temperature under 89°C.
  • Sport - Runs CPU and GPU at their highest frequency for maximum performance.
NVIDIA GeForce Graphics
Built with NVIDIA GeForce graphics, this notebook allows you to enable additional graphical options and crank up in-game visual settings so you can enjoy your games at their best.
DDR4 Memory
DDR4 memory offers faster performance over DDR3 so you can enjoy a more fluid computing experience.
MSI Matrix Display
MSI's Matrix Display technology lets you connect up to two additional monitors for enhanced multitasking. HDMI and DisplayPort deliver uncompressed HD video and multi-channel audio with a single cable. Both these interfaces can support 4K (4096 x 2160) output.
Premium Sound Technology
Audio Boost enhances your audio and transmits it through the gold-plated jacks, which ensure stable sound and reduces noise and distortion for Hi-Fi quality audio output. Its four built-in speakers also provide you with a considerable audio experience.
Communicate with Ease
Paired with the built-in speakers, a HD webcam lets you easily communicate with friends, families, and colleagues. It delivers high resolution videos and clear voice recording.
Cooler Boost Technology
MSI's Cooler Boost Technology delivers better cooling with an improved design to maximize airflow so it remains cool even after long gaming sessions.
Ergonomic Chiclet Keyboard
The ergonomic chiclet keyboard ensures a comfortable and responsive typing experience.

Windows 10

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 Microsoft Edge, 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" CX72 Series Notebook
  • Power Cable & Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Processor Intel Core i5-6300HQ Quad-Core
    Base Clock Speed 2.3 GHz
    Max Boost Speed 3.2 GHz
    Graphics Type Dedicated
    Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 940MX with 2 GB DDR3 VRAM
    Size 17.3"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1600 x 900
    Finish Matte
    Total Capacity 1.128 TB
    Solid State Storage 1 x 128 GB M.2 SATA
    Hard Disk Storage 1 x 1 TB 2.5" SATA (5400 rpm)
    Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
    Display 1 x HDMI 1.4
    1 x Mini DisplayPort
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone Input
    4 x Integrated Speaker
    Media Card Slots SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Network 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    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 (64-Bit)
    Keyboard Keys: 102
    Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Features: Chiclet Style
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.5 x 1.5 x 10.6" / 419.1 x 38.1 x 269.2 mm
    Weight 5.95 lb / 2.70 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.25 x 15.0 x 3.75"
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