The MSI GL72M 7REX notebook PC comes in a version currently at less than 900 euros equipped with a dedicated NVIDIA Pascal GTX Ti 4 GB dedicated graphics card and a 17-inch full HD anti-glare screen. We thus find a Kaby Lake Quad Core i5 processor, a good amount of RAM, a large capacity hard disk or USB 3.1 Type-C connection. In addition, it offers the choice of the operating system.
MSI GL72M 7REX Specs and Details
|Slab||17.3 ” Full HD LED (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Kaby Lake Core i5-7300HQ (2.5 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Storage space||1TB at 5400rpm or 7200rpm 1 free M.2 SSD slot|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 Dedicated|
|Audio system||4 speakers from 2W, Nahimic, Audio Boost|
|webcam||HD 720p (1280×720) with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Card reader||SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI (4K @ 30Hz), mini DisplayPort|
|Entries exits)||S / PDIF / Headset, Micro|
|USB||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 6 cells 41Whr|
|Autonomy announced||3 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||419 x 287 x 29-32|
|Other||Backlit Gamer SteelSeries chiclet keyboard Silver Lining Print with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
It sports a relatively simple design although it adopts the gamer codes with its black color and touches of red.
It has a cooling system with a double fan and 6 heatpipes using the Cooler Boost 4 technology, as well as Dynaudio technology offering good sound quality, and Matrix Display, which enables content to be displayed on 2 external screens (at the same time). maximum).
The SHIFT function is also part of switching between different modes of operation alternating performance and reduced energy consumption: Sport, Comfort and Green.
The MSI GL72M 7REX is a versatile 17-inch performance-oriented, gaming-oriented notebook.
However, take into account the fact that to take full advantage of the power of this computer, it is necessary to install on a complete system such as a Linux or Windows distribution.
For example, NVIDIA Optimus technology can be used to evaluate the graphical needs in real time according to the tasks requested by the user. If necessary, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the processor-integrated Intel HD 630 and the dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
Optimus favors as much as possible the Intel HD 630 despite its modest benefits because it is energy efficient and promotes autonomy compared to the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti more greedy and powerful.
The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti here in 4 GB version is in practice able to rotate a maximum of games as long as you agree to the settings under titles demanding graphics resources to get good playability. Whether with the Intel HD 630 or the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, it is of course possible to view photos and videos.
The screen adopts specifications that lend themselves well to this use with its 16 / 9th format and its Full HD definition ideal for displaying High Definition content. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a bright slab in bright environment.
Connectivity side, this laptop architecture around an Intel HM175 chipset is there also equipped with USB 3.1 Type-C, mini video outputs DisplayPort and HDMI convenient for easily connect to a TV for example, its wireless modules Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 for remote connections and communications, its Ethernet and audio ports, not to mention its 3 USBs including 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
Storage side, this computer has a hard drive with a large capacity of 1000 GB which remains to know the speed. In any case, an M.2 slot is free to add a dedicated SSD to gain capacity and responsiveness.
However, this computer is quite responsive to use since it incorporates a Kaby Lake Quad Core processor i5-7300HQ associated with 8 GB of RAM. It delivers strong overall performance.
Such components guarantee much faster operation than a dual core processor and 4 GB DDR3 / 4, the difference being particularly noticeable in the CPU and RAM resource-intensive areas taking advantage of multicore architecture such as 3D rendering, video editing or photo editing.
As for the chiclet keyboard, it has a key backlight system very convenient to distinguish correctly when the ambient light is low.