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 $1149.00 (see 2 offers below)

Benchmarks / ratings

CPU Benchmark:90
GPU Benchmark:
User ratings:79
Popularity score:91

Verdict

  • Very fast processor suitable for the most demanding tasks.
  • Very good value for the money (but even better alternatives exist, see below)
Shopineer score:90/ 100

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Product nameMSI GE Series GE72 Apache Pro-029MSI GL72 7RD-028MSI GE Series GE72 Apache Pro-003Computer Upgrade King HP Pavilion 17 Gamer 17.3" Touchscreen NotebookLenovo IdeaPad Y700 (80Q0000EUS)
CPU Benchmark90better95909090
GPU Benchmarkbetter84better81better81better81
Value for Money95worse94worse91better97
Popularity91better99worse71worse83worse84
Rating79worse79worseworse
Shopineer score90better96worse84worse87better91
Price$1149.00better$1099.00better$1099.99worse$1249.99$1149.00
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
$1934.00$1755.00$1510.00$2089.00
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home x64Windows 10 Home
BrandMSIMSIMSIComputer Upgrade KingLenovo
Screen17.3"17.3"17.3"17.3"17.3"
Display TypeFull HDFull HDFull HDFull HD
Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
LCD FeaturesNon ReflectioneDP Non ReflectionNon ReflectionIPS LCD with LED Backlight (Anti-Glare)
TouchscreenNoNo
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHzIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHzProcessor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz
Cores44444
Base Frequency2.6 GHzbetter2.8 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Boost Frequency3.5 GHzbetter3.8 GHz3.5 GHz
Memory16 GB16 GB16 GBbetter32 GB16 GB
Max Memory Supported32 GB32 GB32 GBworse16 GB
Memory SpeedDDR4 2133betterDDR4 2400DDR4 2133DDR4 2133
HDD1 TB1 TB1 TB1 TB
HDD RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM
SSD128 GB128 GBbetter256 GBbetter256 GB
Optical DriveDVD Super MultiDVD Super MultiDVD Super MultiExternal DVD+/-RW
WebcamFHD type (30fps@1080p)720p HD WebcamFHD type (30fps@1080p)Yes
Battery6-cell lithium ion6-cell6-cell lithium ion4-cell, Embedded Lithium Polymer, 60Wh
Battery Life5 hours
Graphics TypeDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated Card
Graphics CardGeforce GTX960MbetterGeForce GTX 1050betterNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960MbetterGraphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5betterNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Video Memory2 GB2 GB2 GBbetter4 GB
CommunicationGigabit LAN and WLANGigabit LAN and WLANGigabit LAN and WLANGigabit LAN and WLAN
WLANIntel 3165 Stone Peak 1 (1 x 1)Intel 3168 Sandy Peak 1 (1x1 802.11 ac)Intel 3165 Stone Peak 1 (1 x 1)802.11ac Wireless LAN
ColorAluminum BlackBlackBlackBlack
Weight5.95 lbs.5.95 lbs.5.95 lbs.better4.81 lbs.worse7.7 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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