MSI GE72 2QL Apache is a powerful gaming laptop with a large display. It’s powered by a quad-core, Broadwell-based Intel Core i7-5700HQ processor. It has four cores with a clock speed of 2.7 GHz and maximum Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz. An Intel HD Graphics 4600 is integrated on the processor. That’s not enough for gaming of course. Therefore, it’s also equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM, which significantly improves graphics performance. In terms of storage, it comes with up to 256GB M.2 SSD and 1TB 7200rpm HDD. With two memory slots inside, it supports up to 16 GB of DDR3L system memory. A 17.3-inch anti-glare display with Full HD resolution gives you comfortable view like playing on a desktop.
For audio, it has quad speakers and a subwoofer. The manufacturer includes Nahimic sound technology which is used in military and aeronautics. Therefore, you’ll get great sound precision and details. The usual Audio enhancement technologies used by MSI, Dynaudio and Exclusive Audio Boost, are also included. It also supports 7.1 channel SPDIF output. The keyboard by SteelSeries has been optimized for playing games, with golden triangle WASD keys and re-positioning of Windows key to the right. A touchpad below the keyboard lets you input gesture commands.
A built-in optical drive is on the right side. Available ports include a USB 2.0 port, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI v1.4 port, a Mini-DisplayPort, a headphone-out jack, and a microphone-in jack. Both HDMI and Mini-DisplayPorts support video output up to 4K Ultra HD. For connectivity, you’ll get faster network connection with Killer Gb LAN, which supports Advanced Game Detect technology. It also provides fast wireless connection with 802.11ac Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.0.
This laptop supports multi-display thanks to Matrix Display technology. It utilizes an HDMI port and a Mini-DisplayPort. Therefore, you can have up to three displays including the notebook’s display. Temperature is always controlled by Cooler Boost 3 technology. Changing performance settings is very easy with “SHIFT” feature. The big gaming laptop weighs 2.7 kg including a 6-cell battery.
MSI GE72 2QL Apache Specifications
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Intel Core i7-5700HQ (4 cores, 8 threads, 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz, 6 MB Level 3 cache). More details.
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Anti-glare, wide-viewing angle
Intel HD Graphics 5600 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
Up to 256GB M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD
DDR3L up to 1600 MHz
Two memory slots
Maximum memory: 16 GB
Quad speakers + subwoofer
Sound by Dynaudio, Exclusive Audio Boost, Nahimic sound
7.1 channel SPDIF output
Inputs & Controls
SteelSeries keyboard with single-color backlight
1 x USB 2.0
3 x USB 3.0
1 x HDMI v1.4 (up to 4K Ultra HD)
1 x Mini-DisplayPort (up to 4K Ultra HD)
1 x headphone-out
1 x microphone-in
Card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
Killer Gb LAN
802.11ac Wireless LAN
HD 720p web camera @ 30fps
120W AC adapter
Dimensions and Weight
Width: 419 mm
Depth: 280 mm
Height: 29 mm
Weight: 2.7 kg (with battery)
Security lock slot