MSI GL72M 7RDX-800 17.3-inch laptop

MSI GL72M 7RDX-800 17.3-inch

NINJA SCORE
85
Positive Reviews
$999.00
(as of 12-12-2018 15:27 UTC) Details
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Pros

  • Large display
  • Great price
  • Fast performance
  • Decent gaming performance
  • Good cooling
  • Plenty of storage
  • SSD + HDD

Cons

  • Screen has narrow viewing angles
  • The HDD is slow
  • Poor battery life
  • No Thunderbolt support

Bottom Line

At under $900, the MSI GL72M 7RDX-800 17.3-inch will provide you with good gaming performance and it will cruise through day to day tasks with absolute ease, despite its shortcomings with its display.


The MSI GL72M 7RDX-800 17.3-inch gaming laptop has received positive reviews for its great price, especially for a gaming laptop and its spacious 17-inch display. It remains cool and quiet when pushed thanks to the Cooler Booster 4 technology, and its powerful hardware makes it perfect for users who want to maximize productivity. The SteelSeries KB continues to receive praise from users, and it comes with plenty of storage space thanks to the inclusion of both an SSD and HDD. The TN display panel leaves a lot to be desired, however, so you can expect some poor viewing angles and washed out colors. While the inclusion of the second hard drive is great, it is an older, slower mechanical drive. You will need to carry your power cable around with you if you are on to go, as the battery life is short. The MSI GL72M 7RDX-800 17.3-inch will provide you with stable 1080p gaming, but in order to make it a budget friendly machine, MSI have cut some corners, opting for a TN panel as opposed to IPS.

  • Weight: 5.95 lbs
  • Display Size: 17.3 inch
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 82
    NotebookCheck June 28, 2017

    MSI has given its entry-level 17-inch GL72 a hardware update. The new service package is enough to enjoy Full HD resolution adapted to the current gaming world. However, the device cannot offer any other improvements or innovations.

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Specifications

Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 2GB GDDR5
RAM 8GB DDR4
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight5.95 lbs
Battery Life4 hours
Hard Drive 11000 HDD 5400
Hard Drive 2128 SSD
Display Size17.3 inch
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
ConnectivityWi-Fi | Bluetooth | 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C | 2 x USB 3.0 | 1 x USB 2.0 | 1 x Mini DisplayPort | 1 x HDMI
Webcam720p HD Webcam
Additional FeaturesRed Backlit keyboard, SD (XC / HC) card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)16.4 x 10.6 x 1.2
Warranty1 year

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