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MSI GE72 Apache Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of MSI GE72 Apache Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The screen and keyboard are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the reliability, while the touchpad and battery get critical reviews.

performance, keyboard, screen, portability, price

usability, battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GE72 Apache Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI GE72 Apache Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of MSI GE72 Apache Pro from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the usability and price are generally positive. The portability and keyboard also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the battery and durability.

performance, keyboard, portability, price, usability

durability, battery

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro 001-HID4 17.3" (GTX 970M 3GB / i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz / 128GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD / 32GB RAM / DVDRW)MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro 001-HID4 17.3" (GTX 970M 3GB / i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz / 128GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD / 32GB RAM / DVDRW)

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for MSI GE72 Apache Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of MSI GE72 Apache Pro from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the price and durability are on the whole positive. The design and keyboard are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the sound and portability. Views are divided on the usability.

performance, keyboard, design, durability, price

portability, sound

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI Computer G Series GE72 Apache Pro-001 17.3" LaptopMSI Computer G Series GE72 Apache Pro-001 17.3" Laptop

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for MSI GE72 Apache Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of MSI GE72 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 Laptops on Amazon.ca. Comments about the usability and portability are generally positive. The design and performance also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the durability. There are some critical comments about the battery.

price, performance, design, portability, usability

battery

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

This summary is based on the products: MSI GE72 6QF-071CA Apache Pro 17.3-Inch Laptop, Aluminum BlackMSI GE72 6QF-071CA Apache Pro 17.3-Inch Laptop, Aluminum Black

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Exclusive Audio Boost 2 / Nahimic / Nahimic Audio Enchancer / Nahimic Audio Enhancer / Nahimic sound technology / Nahmic Audio Enchancer / Sound Blaster Cinema
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speaker power:2 / 8
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery Capacity:4730
Battery capacity (Watt hours):51 / 51.4 / 60
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Video capturing speed:30

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

CUDA:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 960M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32 / 64
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
NVIDIA 3D Vision:Y / Yes
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y / Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.1/12 / 11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612 / 0x191B / 0x416 / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel HD Graphics 5600 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO) / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
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 RW / DVD Super Multi / N

Other features

Audio system:Exclusive Audio Boost 2 / Nahimic / Nahimic Audio Enhancer / Nahimic sound technology / 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 Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
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: Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:N / No / Y / Yes
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:120 / 150 / 180 / 230

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35 / 37
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,1866 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236 / Intel HM170 / Intel HM175 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-4210H / i5-6300HQ / I7-4720HQ / I7-5700HQ / I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HK / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1364 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / G0 / R0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

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 / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / 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 / Yes
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): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
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):No / 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):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y / 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 / Y / Yes
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):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:78929 / 78934 / 87716 / 88959 / 88967 / 88969 / 97185 / i5-6300HQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor code:SR1Q0 / SR1Q8 / SR2BP / SR2FL / SR2FP / SR2FQ
Processor package size:37.5 / 42 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / No / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
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 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / mSATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+Flash / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:28 / 28.8 / 280 / 287.8 / 29.4 / 294
Height :2.9 / 29 / 3.2 / 30 / 4.8
Height (front):2.98 / 3.4
Height (rear):3.2
Weight:2.7 / 2.9 / 3.78
Width:41.9 / 419 / 419.9 / 42 / 42.8