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MSI GE72 Apache Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 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 also get good reviews. There are some negative comments about the touchpad and battery. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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 91/100 = 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 really like the usability and price. The portability and keyboard also get good views, 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)

Sep, 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. Comments about the price and durability are overall positive. The design and keyboard are also appreciated, whereas the sound and portability get negative reviews. There are some mixed opinions about 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

Sep, 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. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The design and performance also get good comments, but some have doubts about the battery. There are some mixed views about 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

Sep, 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

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC: Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: Yes
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612 / 0x191B / 0x416
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 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

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Thunderbolt 3 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

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:35 / 37
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: 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, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Skylake
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: 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 Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:78929 / 78934 / 87716 / 88959 / 88967 / 88969 / 97185 / I7-6700HQ
Processor package size:37.5 / 42

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington