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MSI GE72 Apache Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 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. Comments about the price and portability are overall positive. The screen and keyboard also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. Some have doubts about the touchpad and battery.

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 90/100 = 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. People are impressed by the usability and price. The portability and keyboard also get good feedback, but 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)

Nov, 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. People are impressed by the price and durability. The design and keyboard also get good views. There are some mixed views about the usability, while the sound and portability get less positive views.

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

Nov, 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. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The design and performance also get good views. There are some negative opinions about the battery. Reviews are divided on the durability.

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro Notebook Review

 

Entry-level Gaming. The MSI GE72 revision from 2017 is interesting because of several reasons. First of all, Intel's brand new processor architecture enters the notebook segment with the Core i7-7700HQ. On the other hand, Nvidia's brand new gaming chip...

Dragon Center with many features (e.g. fan control) ; top modern hardware thanks to Kaby Lake und Pascal ; highly configurable keyboard light ; Optimus graphics switch ; 120 Hz panel ; SSD plus HDD

display frame poorly fixed in the test model ; strange behavior of the CPU clock rate ; card reader at USB 2.0 level ; GPU throttling under full load ; no Thunderbolt 3 ; poor battery

Although the GE72 7RE lacks a certification for virtual reality, you can still consider it a gaming notebook. Nvidia's brand new GeForce GTX 1050 Ti mostly offers sufficient performance for achieving halfway decent frame rates with a resolution of...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

MSI GE72 6QD Apache Pro

 

The MSI GE72 6QD Apache Pro provides respectable midrange gaming performance without breaking the bank, but there are better values out there if you're not going for a high-end system.

Affordable. Good performance for the price. Solid build. Plenty of storage and ports.

GeForce GTX 960M graphics card isn't powerful enough for gaming at the highest settings. Brushed plastic touchpad feels strange.

Conclusion The MSI GE72 6QD Apache Pro is a pretty good gaming laptop overall, providing capable performance on a large screen at a reasonable price. It's not a powerhouse like more expensive laptops, but you know you're not buying a top-of-the-line...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Seth Macy (techradar.com)

MSI GE72 Apache Pro review

 

An aggressively-styled machine with performance to match

Large display ; Tons of storage ; Strong performance

Bulky and heavy ; Battery life is not great

With the right amount of power, options and styling, the MS1 GE72 is an appealing mobile PC gaming machine. But, like most gaming laptops, don't expect a ton of longevity or portability.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: vortez.net (vortez.net)

MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro Review

 

MSI are back with a strong lineup of Intel Skylake-based notebooks. GE72 6QF incorporates the Core i7-6700HQ, 16GB DDR4 and NVIDIA's GTX 970M. GE72 6QF(Apache Pro)-014UK.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Alan J. (newegg.com)

Newegg and MSI GE 72 Apache

 

I will find a place to purchase any new items,

I have no pros...

No support ! when your having problems with your computer, and you will. They kept asking to get help from support until the return policy expires. after 30 days i got no support no email no answers...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Brent B. (newegg.com)

Nice looking even with cover closed

 

In reality it's hard to recommend any product at this price range that has been poorly inspected My last gamer was a Toshiba 17” that gave me no trouble for 7 years, never failed always ran good with great sound and graphics . This is my 1st MSI and...

I like the speed and quick start-up time

I’ve dad this computer less than 60 days and really Only started using it about 30 days ago The screen has gone Black many times during use Need to power off and re-start each time The numeric key pad has stopped working The camera has never worked I...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Sidney K. (newegg.com)

Flippin' Nightmare!!!!

 

I am so tempted to go back to Toshiba even though I had problems with their product... At least it lasted 13 months. Not ZERO DAYS!!!!

The Laptop arrived two days ago along with the Backpack, still have not received the mouse pad. Here goes!!!! The display is Absolutely gorgeous. the build seems solid.... love the back lighting and the tactile feedback of the keyboard. Ignoring the...

DAY ONE...Notification in the bottom right while doing nothing but setting up Firefox etc... Bare bones basic stuff... "Windows 8 Display driver has stopped responding but has successfully restarted". Windows 8???? It came with Windows 10!!!! Call Tech...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

very good for the price

 

Can run Dark Souls 3 on high, while maintaining good frame rates

Fast and powerful

Battery life

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Allan M. (newegg.com)

Good and fast computer, keyboard not so much, eye candy only!

 

I would put in a REAL RGB keyboard where each key could be programmed to a certain color.

It's fast, plays the latest games on ultra settings.

The keyboard is useless eyecandy! I contacted support to program individual key colors and was told that it was physically impossible. It's a gaming keyboard without the ability to program individual key colors, why MSI?

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Andrew G. (newegg.com)

A THOROUGH REVIEW

 

For a mid-high end performance gaming laptop, I'd say my money was well spent. My last laptop was also an MSI, and I'm glad they made a product good enough to keep me in the family. I've already recommended it to a few gamer friends in the market;...

-Monitor: 17.3" screen with MSI's True Color technology, 1920x1080 FHD IPS screen. -Steel Series Keyboard: RGB customizable multi-color backlit keyboard. Great feedback and click feel. -General specs: storage size, ssd, ram, cpu, gpu, chassis, cooling,...

-Speakers: underamplified if you ask me... it utilizes Dynaudio, but still slightly weak for my taste. then again, it's laptop speakers... that's why we have audio jacks! -Drivers: almost EVERY SINGLE THING on this is out of date and needs immediate...

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:51 / 51.4 / 60
Battery capacity (Watt hours):51 / 51.4 / 60
Battery performance:4730
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

Color of product:Black / Black, Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

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

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 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
NVIDIA 3D Vision: Yes
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 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 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

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
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:1 x 4 / 2 x 8
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 connection: 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: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi

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

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: 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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4 / 1.4a / 1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: 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
Chipset:Intel CM236 / Intel HM170 / Intel HM87
Configurable TDP-down:35 / 37
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236 / Intel HM170 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations: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:i5-4210H / i5-6300HQ / i7-4720HQ / i7-5700HQ / I7-6700HQ / i7-6820HK / i7-7700HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
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 / 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 i7-6800 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 data transfer rate:5 / 8
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 Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
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:Y
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 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 Technology version:1.00
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y
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):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
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: Yes
Processor ARK ID:78929 / 78934 / 87716 / 88959 / 88967 / 88969 / 97185
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: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 10 Home / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
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
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+Flash / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11 / 11.3 / 11.6
Height:1.14 / 1.26 / 1.89
Height (front):1.17
Height (rear):1.26
Weight:5.95 / 6.39 / 8.33
Width:16.5 / 16.9