MSI GE72 Apache Pro Review

On this post, I’ll be doing a MSI GE72 Apache Pro Review as well those other GE72 Series gaming laptops as a general since they are modifiable/upgradable depending on your budget and preference.

Chassis/Power

The chassis for the GE72 is comprised of a magnesium lithium alloy and aluminum which allows the laptop to have a top frame for durability but keeps it lightweight for mobility. The laptop measures with a width of 41.9CM, a depth of 28CM and a thickness of 2.9CM with the lid down and weighing approximately 5.5 pounds.

Please note that the batteries are built-in and unremovable to maintain its sleek design. The integrated battery is a 6-cell unit rated at 60 watt hours lasting almost 50% longer than the previous GE70 series. The power adapter included is 150 watts @ 19 volts / 7.9A.

Connectivity

The GE72 has a lot of external force to offer for connectivity. On the left side, it has 3 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI 1.4 port, a mini display port, an RJ45 port, a headphone out port powered by MSI audio boost and a microphone in port.

Moving over to the right side, it has a DVD writer, a USB 2.0 port, an SDXC card reader and the power jack for the power supply.

Display

The GE72 display is a 17-inch fold HD anti-glare panel, using an embedded display port connection.

MSI is partnered with portrait displays incorporated to provide pre-calibrated displays of the box to deliver high color accuracy to the GE72 featuring the 5th generation intel i7 processors.

The display also features an ultra-wide-angle view for image consistency and provides a vibrant image for videos and gameplay with minimal background light, reducing overall screen distortions.

Audio

The speakers in the GE72 are powered by Dynaudio featuring a 4.1 high definition audio system for realistic surround sound and immersive background effects.

The headphone jack is amplified by MSI’s audio boost technology providing a stable sound transmission for app optimized headsets to deliver a crisp, clean audio experience.

Keyboard

The GE72 uses the new revised keyboard style found on the GS series of the new GT 72 series designed by steel series featuring the MSI’s exclusive triangle design for optimal gameplay and powered by the steelseries Engine 3 software.  You can create your own gaming profiles and customize the keyboard lighting.

The FPS in the top row as well as the number pad have new hot key functions which can easily be accessed for convenience from pressing down the function key found at the bottom left of the keyboard.

Webcam & Microphone

The webcam is capable of recording videos at 720p at 30 frames per second. The microphones are located left and right side of the webcam.

Features

Steelseries Engine 3 software

Using this software, we can create our own profiles for various games or programs, set up macros and quick command as well as select our keyboard lighting patterns and configurations

Cooler Boost 3

This will allow you to go on gaming for an extended period of time by enabling both fans for the CPU and GPU run at a hundred percent, therefore reducing the overall system temperature so you can get the most performance out of your hardware.

MSI Shift Technology

This technology allows you to control your performance based on the temperature of your CPU and GPU. When shift is set into Green mode, the intel turbo boost is disabled and the GPU will have speed reductions to keep the temperatures of both under 80 degrees Celsius. When shift is set into Comfort mode, the intel turbo boost will lower once the process of temperature reaches 90 degrees Celsius and the GPU speeds will lower once it hits 85 degrees Celsius. When shift is set into Sport mode, there is no temperature caps for the CPU and GPU to get the full performance of your hardware.

MSI’s Matrix Display Technology

You can extend your desktop real estate by adding up to two additional displays in conjunction with the laptops. This setup allows you to play your games on one display, watch videos on the second display and check your social media on the third display.

True Color Technology

MSI’s new true color technology is available on any MSI laptop featuring the 5th generation intel core I-series processors. The displays now come pre-calibrated to close to a 100% of the super RGB scale out of the box. You can choose between 6 different preset true color profiles to provide better color and brightness settings depending on your application usage.

Software

  • Preinstalled Windows 10
  • Preinstalled System Control Manager

For managing Shortcuts

  • Nahimic

MSI is now teamed up with Nahimic to deliver enhanced audio experience to give you an edge in gaming and multimedia. Use the new Nahimic Audio Enhancer software to further enhance your audio experience with virtual surround sound, better bass and audio clarity for music, movies and games while providing a clean and clear audio recording or transmission so you are always heard whether you’re in the middle of the battle, or broadcasting gameplay commentary.

  • Xsplit Game Caster

You can broadcast your gaming skills and adventures to the world broadcast your game play online via twitch, hitbox, youtube, dailymotion, Ustream and many other video services.

Specifications

Display Size and Type 17.3 inch LED
Pixel Density 127 PPI
Resolution 1920 x 1080 px
Processor Cores Quad-Core
RAM Type DDR3 SDRAM
RAM Slots 2 DIMM Slot(s)
Measurements 16.5 in. x 11 in. x 1.14 in.
Weight 5.95 pounds
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And that’s it for my GE72 Apache Pro Review! I hope you guys liked it! You can also add your comments below and check out my “best gaming laptops under 1000” list. See you guys on my next post.

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