17.3″ MSI GE72 APACHE-235 Gaming Laptop via Amazon
MSI GE72 APACHE-235; 9S7-179211-235 is the new powerful 17.3 inch Full HD large screen gaming laptop with a top of the range fifth generation quad core Intel i7- 5700HQ processor at speeds between 2.7 and 3.5GHz with turbo boost for when you need the extra power (and power saving when you don’t by staying at the base speed) and hyper threading for four cores and eight threads in parallel, massive 16GB DDR3L SDRAM memory on two slots at 1600MHz for way better- intense multitasking, 1TB Serial ATA hard drive at 7200rpm rotating speed which is obviously not as fast as SSD but better than the standard 5400rpm hard drives and it is great to have a very large storage to save all your regular and media files including videos and audio files and the latest multi-language Windows 10 operating system. It has great power and speed for the most demanding apps, all the multitasking you want, multimedia editing and the latest games.
17.3 inch Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and 16:9 image aspect ratio and antireflective finish that reduces eyestrain, NVIDIA Geforce GTX960M with 2 GB GDDR5 video memory to be able to render great quality images for your games and movies and Intel HD 5600 with shared memory with CPU for your less demanding media tasks. Keyboard is ergonomic and comfy with 10 key numeric pad on the side with textured track pad which may be criticised by some customers but the main purpose of getting a laptop with such high specs and power is advanced gaming and I’d rather focus on that more. Aluminum black MSI GE72 weighs 5.94 pounds with measurements of 10.92 x 16.34 x 1.13 inches, has a 6-cell lithium ion battery for longer battery life, has a DVD SuperMulti Drive, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to Bluetooth enabled devices, 3 x USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, Media Card Reader that supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card formats, HDMI 1.4a that supports 4K image but with limited frame rates per second and a high definition webcam with integrated microphone.
Conclusion: MSI GE72 APACHE-235 is an easy to set up and use powerful computer not for just gaming but the very smooth running of all your daily tasks. There is not a separate 2.5 inch bay to put in a Solid State Drive without taking out the hard drive but it comes with 3 x m.2 slots and you can certainly put in an m.2 type SSD in one of them without having to remove the 1TB HDD. 16GB memory will let you run all your graphics intensive media apps and games smoothly and you’ll be able to multitask efficiently. With the GTX 960M discrete graphics card you will not have a problem with any of the latest 2014 and 2015 games at high settings and frame rates. It is one of the best gaming laptops in this price range with the latest June 2015 release i7-5700HQ processor with a massive Passmark benchmark score of 8714 at the time of this review. It feels like a great quality machine with a premium and expensive looking design and a solid and durable build quality both for the best of gaming and smooth and speedy running of any of your daily tasks, but the main reason for getting this machine should be gaming and if you’re not into gaming you should look at the alternatives through the links on this page. Windows 10 has the popular Start Menu that you may have used on Windows 7, the new Microsoft Edge browser and other new useful features. It comes with a 2 year limited parts and labor warranty by the manufacturer which is an indication of great build quality and durability with a company standing behind its products.