MSI GE72VR Apache Pro-009 17.3-inch

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The MSI GE72VR Apache Pro-009 is a bestselling MSI gaming laptop that has been praised for its powerful Skylake processor, its NVIDIA Pascal based GTX 1060 graphics card, its SSD and HDD combo and for its Steel Series keyboard. But like all gaming laptops it offers poor battery life and is bulky in comparison to the Razer line of laptops. But despite its larger size, it still manages to weigh less than 6 pounds. The MSI GE72VR Apache Pro-009 is also VR ready thanks to the GTX 1060, allowing for next generation gaming. To keep thing cool while gaming the MSI GE72VR Apache Pro-009 features MSI’s Cooler Boost 4, which offers better cooling than its predecessor.


  • GTX 1060 graphics card
  • Intel Skylake processor
  • USB 3.1 Type-C
  • M.2 SSD
  • Steel Series backlit keyboard


  • Bulky
  • Only 3 USB ports
  • Battery life
  • Price

Bottom Line

The MSI GE72VR Apache Pro-009 is a high-end gaming laptop that offers powerful hardware, next generation connectivity and aggressive gaming looks. But the battery life is poor and it’s bulky for an everyday carry.

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Critic Reviews

  • 83
    NotebookCheck January 10, 2017

    The well-known gaming notebook manufacturer MSI brings us an interesting combination. A fast quad core processor of the Skylake family and a Pascal-based GPU are at the core of the latest model. Learn how well the components fit each other in our in-depth review.

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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 6GB GDDR5
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight5.95 lbs
Battery Life4.75 hours
Hard Drive 1256 SSD
Hard Drive 21000 HDD 7200
Display Size17.3 inch
Display TypeIPS
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyLED Backlight | In-plane switching | Anti-Glare | True Color Technology
Connectivity2x USB 3.0 | USB 2.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C | HDMI | Mini DisplayPort | Killer Gaming Gigabit Ethernet | Dual Band AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
Audio4x Dynaudio TechSpeakers | Subwoofer | Nahimic Sound
WebcamFull-HD 1080p
Additional FeaturesSteel series backlit keyboard | Media Card Reader
Dimension (LxWxH)16.5 x 11 x 1.1
Warranty1 year
Manufacturer Website

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