MSI GE72 Apache (078, 027, Pro-077) 17.3″ Gaming Laptop


MSI GE72 Apache (078, 027, Pro-077)

The MSI GE72 Apache (078, 027, Pro-077) is a mid-range 17.3-inch gaming notebook. The aluminum skinned mobile gaming rig with 1.1″ thick profile and weight of 5.9 pounds packs the mid-tier and upper-mid-range Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 2GB, GTX 965M 2GB, or GTX 970M 3GB video cards. These are combined with the powerful Intel Core i7 “Haswell” i7-4720HQ or “Broadwell” i7-5700HQ quad-core processors, 16GB of RAM memory, and a 1-Terabyte 7,200prm hard drive plus optional 128GB M.2 solid state drive. For displaying games and other stuff, the laptop uses a Full HD panel with anti-glare coating. MSI advertises it as a display with wide viewing angles, but it isn’t clear whether if it’s IPS enabled or not.

Here’s a breakdown of specs differences between the available MSI GE72 Apache models:

MSI GE72 Apache Models 078 (9S7-179211-078) 027 (9S7-179111-027) Pro-077 (9S7-179111-077)
Nvidia GeForce Video Card Model GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5 GTX 965M 2GB GDDR5 GTX 970M 3GB GDDR5
Processor Intel Core i7-5700HQ Intel Core i7-4720HQ Intel Core i7-5700HQ
Storage 1TB 7200rpm Hard Drive 1TB 7200rpm Hard Drive 1TB 7200rpm Hard Drive + 128GB M.2 Solid State Drive
RAM 16GB 16GB 16GB
Video Output HDMI + mini DisplayPort HDMI + VGA HDMI + mini DisplayPort
Price (as of 06/09/2015) $1,199.99 $1,499.99 $1,499.99

For a good gaming experience, MSI has provided a SteelSeries keyboard with programmable keys and backlight, stereo speakers accompanied with subwoofer, Nahimic virtual surround sound technology, and Wi-Fi and Gigabit LAN connections enhanced by Killer technology for lower network lags.

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Specifications of the MSI GE72 Apache (078, 027, Pro-077)

Here's the specs sheet of the MSI GE72 Apache (078, 027, Pro-077). For comparison against other devices click on the "Compare Specs" button below.

Brand

MSI

Screen Size

17.3-inch

Screen Resolution

1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)

Touchscreen

No

Other Display Specs
Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i7-4720HQ 4th Gen Haswell Quad-Core 2.6-3.6GHz 6MB Cache (~8,200 PassMark benchmark points)
Intel Core i7-5700HQ 5th Gen Broadwell Quad-Core 2.7-3.5GHz 6MB Cache

Graphics (GPU)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video Card
Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GDDR5 “Maxwell” Dedicated Video Card
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M “Maxwell” 3GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video Card

System Memory (RAM)

16GB

Storage

1000GB (1TB) HDD
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 128GB SSD

DVD Optical Drive

DVD writer

Input

Backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with physical buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers with subwoofer
Separate mic and headphones audio jacks

Cameras

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11AC

Ethernet LAN

Yes

3G - 4G Mobile Broadband

No

Bluetooth

Yes

USB

2 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI
1 x HDMI + 1 x VGA
1 x mini DisplayPort

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)

Battery

6-Cell

Weight

5.9 pounds

Height

1.1″

Width

16.5″

Depth

11″

Windows Version

Windows 8.1 (Eligable for free upgrade to Windows 10 Home. Check Windows.com for more info.)

Warranty

2-Year

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