MSI GE Series GE72 Apache Pro-029

MSI GE Series GE72 Apache Pro-029 9S7-179541-029

Description

Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz, 17.3", 1920 x 1080, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, Geforce GTX960M, Windows 10 Home 64-Bit, 5.95 lbs.
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Price from $1599.99 (see 2 offers below)

Benchmarks / ratings

CPU Benchmark:90
GPU Benchmark:
User ratings:79
Popularity score:97

Verdict

  • Very fast processor suitable for the most demanding tasks.
  • Good value for the money (but even better alternatives exist, see below)
Shopineer score:85/ 100

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Product nameMSI GE Series GE72 Apache Pro-029MSI GE Series GE70 Apache Pro-681MSI GE Series GE72 Apache Pro-070MSI GE Series GE62 Apache Pro-014MSI GS Series GS70 6QE-004US
CPU Benchmark90better91909090
GPU Benchmarkbetter81better88better88
Value for Money78worse65worse76worse63better81
Popularity97worse90worse95worse86worse92
Rating797979better95worse
Shopineer score85worse78worse83worse79better87
Price$1599.99worse$1699.95worse$1699.99worse$1749.99$1599.99
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
$1895.00$1786.00$1976.00$1809.00$1941.00
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 8.1 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home
BrandMSIMSIMSIMSIMSI
Screen17.3"17.3"17.3"15.6"17.3"
Display TypeFull HDFull HDFull HDFull HD
Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
LCD FeaturesNon ReflectionNon ReflectioneDP, Non Reflection
TouchscreenNoNo
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHzIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz
Cores44444
Base Frequency2.6 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Boost Frequency3.5 GHz3.5 GHz3.5 GHz
Memory16 GBworse12 GB16 GB16 GB16 GB
Max Memory Supported32 GB32 GB32 GB
Memory SpeedDDR4 2133worseDDR3L 1600DDR4 2133DDR4 2133
HDD1 TB1 TB1 TB1 TB1 TB
HDD RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM
SSD128 GB128 GB128 GB128 GB
Optical DriveDVD Super MultiDVD Super MultiDVD Super MultiDVD Super Multi
WebcamFHD type (30fps@1080p)720P HD WebcamFHD type (30 fps @ 1080p)FHD type (30fps@1080p)720p HD Webcam
Battery6-cell lithium ion6-cell lithium ion6 cell, 51 Whr6-cell lithium ion6-cell lithium ion
Battery Life
Graphics TypeDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated Card
Graphics CardGeforce GTX960MbetterNVIDIA Geforce GTX 960MbetterGeForce GTX 970MGeforce GTX960MbetterNVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Video Memory2 GB2 GBbetter3 GB2 GBbetter3 GB
CommunicationGigabit LAN and WLANKiller Gaming NetworkGigabit LAN and WLAN
WLANIntel 3165 Stone Peak 1 (1 x 1)Intel 1x1 Wireless-AC 3160 a/cIntel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 Stone Peak 1Intel 3165 Stone Peak 1 (1 x 1)802.11ac Wireless LAN
ColorAluminum BlackAlumium BlackAluminum BlackAluminum BlackBlack
Weight5.95 lbs.worse6.6 lbs.5.95 lbs.better5.29 lbs.better5.7 lbs.

Estimated Gaming Performance (FPS)

Here is the estimated gaming performance based on similar computers with the same graphics card. It is indicated as FPS (frames per second). Above 40 FPS is considered to be fluent gameplay (marked in green).
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