MSI 17.3" GL72M Gaming Laptop

MSI 17.3" GL72M Gaming Laptop

MSI 17.3" GL72M Gaming Laptop

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Product Highlights

  • 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core
  • 8GB DDR4 | 128GB SSD + 1TB 5400rpm HDD
  • 17.3" 1920 x 1080 eDP Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 3.0 | USB Type-C | HDMI | MiniDP
  • Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
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MSI GL72M 7RDX-800 overview

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The 17.3" GL72M Gaming Laptop from MSI is a system for on-the-go users looking to accomplish more than just your everyday tasks. Powered by a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor, 8GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM, the GL72M is also built for gaming. Thanks to the dedicated graphics card, it has the graphical processing performance required for playing high definition games. For storage, it has a 128GB M.2 SATA SSD and a 1TB 5400rpm HDD. Should you need more space, you can connect external storage solutions using its multiple USB ports, one of which features the Type-C interface, as well as its SD media card reader.

Its large 17.3" display features a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and is built with an eDP IPS-level panel, which offers vivid and immersive colors with wide viewing angles. You'll also be able to connect two additional monitors for enhanced multitasking or larger viewing using its HDMI and DisplayPort connections. Connect to the Internet via 802.11ac Wi-Fi and pair compatible wireless peripherals with Bluetooth 4.0 to free up its USB ports for more important devices. Other integrated features include a webcam, speakers, microphones, and audio in/out jacks. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Home (64-Bit).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series Graphics Cards
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards can deliver up to a 40% increase in performance over the previous generation. Not only are they powerful, they can deliver similar performance to their desktop counterparts with a slight performance difference. This changes mobile gaming, allowing you to max out your game's visuals settings so you can enjoy it at its best.
MSI Shift Technology
MSI Shift technology lets you adjust your system's performance as needed. Easily switch between different profiles using the FN + F7 hotkey combo for extreme gaming or longer battery life.
Cooler Boost 4
Featuring a total of six heat pipes split among the GPU and CPU, this system offers improved cooling for maximum performance during extended gaming sessions.
eDP IPS-Level Display
Covering 72% of the NTSC color range, the eDP IPS-level display provides you with vivid and immersive colors. It also offers wide viewing angles so onlookers will have an easier time spectating.
Matrix Display
By using both the HDMI and Mini DisplayPort connections on this laptop, you'll have a total of three displays at your disposal. With more displays, you can have an easier time multitasking, working, and gaming.
Nahimic 2 & Audio Boost
Nahimic 2 audio software offers high definition sound technology that provides 3D virtual surround sound. With it, you'll be able to easily locate enemies based on their steps and actions. Combine it with the visual Sound Tracker to see where the noise is coming from.

Audio Boost enhances sound detail and golden audio jacks provide more stable sound transmission with less interference. The jacks are also optimized for headset use so you can enjoy detailed sound with low noise and low distortion.
Red LED Backlighting
The keys on the GL76M feature silver print lining that lasts longer and red LED backlighting, so that you can type and game even in dimly lit environments.
MSI Dragon Center
MSI Dragon Center is a downloadable software that gives you full control of your system and lets you monitor your hardware.
WTFast is a private gaming networking designed to reduce lag, ping, and packet loss, so you can enjoy a smoother gaming 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 Laptop, 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" GL72M Gaming Laptop
  • Power Cable & Adapter
  • 2-Month Premium License to WTFast
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    MSI GL72M 7RDX-800 specs

    Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core
    Base Clock Speed 2.8 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.8 GHz
    Total Installed Memory 8 GB
    Maximum Memory Capacity 32 GB
    Memory Type DDR4 SDRAM
    Memory Speed 2400 MHz
    Available Memory Slots 2
    Graphics Type Dedicated
    GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Panel Type LCD
    Size 17.3"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Touchscreen None
    Finish Matte
    External Resolution Up to 3840 x 2160
    Available Slots None
    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 None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone Input
    4 x Integrated Speaker
    Integrated Microphone
    Media Card Slots SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Network 1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Modem None
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    MU-MIMO Support 1 x 1
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Mobile Broadband None
    GPS None
    NFC None
    Webcam User-Facing: 720p Video
    Cells 6
    Power Supply 1 x 150 W
    Operating System Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
    Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Features: Backlight
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.5 x 10.6 x 1.2" / 41.9 x 26.9 x 3.0 cm
    Weight 5.95 lb / 2.70 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.5 x 15.2 x 3.9"

    MSI GL72M 7RDX-800 reviews

    17.3" GL72M Gaming Notebook is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid budget workstation Though branded as a gaming laptop, I use this more for casual internet browsing, processing large RAW photos in Adobe Lightroom, and many other things. The 17" screen is delightful to use and clear with a great viewing angle. The keyboard is responsive and solid; the track pad has dedicated left and right buttons, which I enjoy, and it moves smoothly. I really enjoy using this laptop and I'm very happy with the purchase. Tweakers be warned: opening the case requires you to break a warranty seal covering one of the screws. I had specific hardware demands for the M.2 SSD and RAM so I took the plunge and upgraded them myself. I really have nothing bad to say about this laptop. Everything works, and works great. Thanks, MSI!
    Date published: 2017-11-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard Drive DOA I purchased this computer for editing photos, videos, and some light gaming. It worked fine for both purposes for the couple of weeks I was using it. The display is decent but definitely did require a color calibration. Keyboard is good. Smokin' fast with the SSD and i7 7700. It takes roughly only 10-15 seconds from the computer turned off to be up and running. It's surprisingly light for a 17" laptop. Lighter than my 15" Lenovo Y510P. The touchpad works well enough. The speakers are a joke - they sound thin and just all-around horrible.� The one major problem with it is the HDD was DOA. The first time I tried installing anything to it i started receiving disk errors. At one point the HDD completely disappeared from Windows. I had to go in to the BIOS to get it working again. I'm returning it for an exchange. Hopefully the second one is better.
    Date published: 2018-03-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! Have enjoyed the computer so far. � Great response time.
    Date published: 2018-03-14
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