MSI GL72 6QC 17.3" 12GB 1TB Core i5 Gaming Laptop - £649.97 @ ccl online
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MSI GL72 6QC 17.3" 12GB 1TB Core i5 Gaming Laptop - £649.97 @ ccl online

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Found 3rd Aug 2016Made hot 4th Aug 2016
Been looking for a 17" plus laptop for work and came across this one. Compared to alot of the similar spec Laptops out there this seems to fit my budget the best plus I can do the paypal credit too

SPECIFICATIONS:
LCD 17.3" FHD, Anti-Glare (1920*1080) eDP
nVidia GeForce 940MX, 2GB DDR3
Intel HM170
CPU Skylake i5-6300HQ
DDR IV 8GB+4GB
HDD 1TB (SATA) 7200rpm

32 Comments

No ssd?

940mx?
really?
pacman will run smoothly at least

RAM config looks a bit wonky (8+4), surely that would run in single channel mode or has it changed with DDR4?

I think this would be a better purchase.

Around £75 more but you get '£70 worth' of credit for warframe/world of warships which you should be able to sell on.

Also comes with an i7 and a 950m. The 950m will mean you would be able to play the majority of games on the market at 1080p (although on on high!). As always I recommend adding a SSD, these should one msata SSD.
Edited by: "EagleUK" 3rd Aug 2016

940 - this would surely be slower than no card at all and drain the battery.

Think you can get a better spec for your money with a HP Envy 17 bar gpu but then 940MX isn't much to write home about

Original Poster

TBH Im picking this up for work (coding and Virtual Machines etc.) rathern than gaming and seem like a pretty decent spec for the price.


EagleUK

I think this would be a better purchase.Around £75 more but you get '£70 w … I think this would be a better purchase.Around £75 more but you get '£70 worth' of credit for warframe/world of warships which you should be able to sell on.Also comes with an i7 and a 950m. The 950m will mean you would be able to play the majority of games on the market at 1080p (although on on high!). As always I recommend adding a SSD, these should one msata SSD.



I was tempted to get this one instead as it was an i7 but I would have to upgrade the RAM adding a little extra cost.

darthvader666uk

TBH Im picking this up for work (coding and Virtual Machines etc.) … TBH Im picking this up for work (coding and Virtual Machines etc.) rathern than gaming and seem like a pretty decent spec for the price.I was tempted to get this one instead as it was an i7 but I would have to upgrade the RAM adding a little extra cost.


I'm a system admin and support both developers and built a modest VM environment, two hosts with NetApp E2724 running 9 servers and 3 workstations, I'm currently training for VCP Datacenter (exam next week). You would have been greatly better off with the i7 machine. With 4 cores and 8 threads plus it would whip through coding vs the 4 core i5. The cost of RAM is very low, in my opinion you have chosen poorly youtube.com/wat…DHI

Edited by: "ggidd" 4th Aug 2016

ggidd

I'm a system admin and support both developers and built a modest VM … I'm a system admin and support both developers and built a modest VM environment, two hosts with NetApp E2724 running 9 servers and 3 workstations, I'm currently training for VCP Datacenter (exam next week). You would have been greatly better off with the i7 machine. With 4 cores and 8 threads plus it would whip through coding vs the 4 core i5. The cost of RAM is very low, in my opinion you have chosen poorly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubw5N8iVDHI


.......*yawn*

Bought this for £525 about a month ago brand new. please don't say bad things about it or show better spec for the same or lower price or I'll be disappointed that I didn't research properly lol

Original Poster

EagleUK

This is a much better deal



Only 15.6" and was looking at 17" but tbh, its a good deal!

'Gaming' oO

Danze1984

'Gaming' oO



These days it means anything with horrible LEDs, a nonsense 1ms claim on the panel, or it being slapped with some cheesy branding ("republic" of gamers).

A forum I visit recently had a post by someone asking if the SATA cables they were about to buy were suitable for 'gaming'. I despair.

As a highend desktop PC user ... laptop prices make me sick.

lukegall

940mx?really? pacman will run smoothly at least


Agreed, you want at least the 960 for gaming. No SSD is another issue. The latest i5 is all very nice, but what is the point if costs are cut elsewhere? For the same money, you can get a Lenovo Y70 with better graphics, an SSD, and a touch screen.

Weak graphics card, not worth it at all.

ggidd

I'm a system admin and support both developers and built a modest VM … I'm a system admin and support both developers and built a modest VM environment, two hosts with NetApp E2724 running 9 servers and 3 workstations, I'm currently training for VCP Datacenter (exam next week). You would have been greatly better off with the i7 machine. With 4 cores and 8 threads plus it would whip through coding vs the 4 core i5. The cost of RAM is very low, in my opinion you have chosen poorly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubw5N8iVDHI



That's cute. However you don't really know what you're talking about.

don't want to be a negative troll, but the specs are weird and very low ball. for the price it's not a good deal. msi are great and I own a high end model
but this is nonsense

ggidd

I'm a system admin and support both developers and built a modest VM … I'm a system admin and support both developers and built a modest VM environment, two hosts with NetApp E2724 running 9 servers and 3 workstations, I'm currently training for VCP Datacenter (exam next week). You would have been greatly better off with the i7 machine. With 4 cores and 8 threads plus it would whip through coding vs the 4 core i5. The cost of RAM is very low, in my opinion you have chosen poorly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubw5N8iVDHI



Lol that video, gonna be me when seeing the presidential election result this November

ggidd

I'm a system admin and support both developers and built a modest VM … I'm a system admin and support both developers and built a modest VM environment, two hosts with NetApp E2724 running 9 servers and 3 workstations, I'm currently training for VCP Datacenter (exam next week). You would have been greatly better off with the i7 machine. With 4 cores and 8 threads plus it would whip through coding vs the 4 core i5. The cost of RAM is very low, in my opinion you have chosen poorly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubw5N8iVDHI



http://i.imgur.com/RusQ0Uy.jpg

its should have 960m for that money now....1060 is comming will cost around 1000-1100

this deal seems so much better, extra £150 gets you a LOT more bang for your bucks!

EagleUK

I think this would be a better purchase.Around £75 more but you get '£70 w … I think this would be a better purchase.Around £75 more but you get '£70 worth' of credit for warframe/world of warships which you should be able to sell on.Also comes with an i7 and a 950m. The 950m will mean you would be able to play the majority of games on the market at 1080p (although on on high!). As always I recommend adding a SSD, these should one msata SSD.


For those interested in using laptops for virtualisation rather than gaming, both systems (one above and original post) will support 32GB ram.

It doesn't have a 4 slot toaster?!

lukegall

940mx?really? pacman will run smoothly at least



I have a 840m Backed up with a i5 4200m. Its not a bad gpu its not great but it can play games like watchdogs on medium-high setting for around 40fps.

But to call this a gaming laptop... well it needs a GTX 950m minimum to be considered a "gaming" laptop imo.

Houndeye

I have a 840m Backed up with a i5 4200m. Its not a bad gpu its not great … I have a 840m Backed up with a i5 4200m. Its not a bad gpu its not great but it can play games like watchdogs on medium-high setting for around 40fps. But to call this a gaming laptop... well it needs a GTX 950m minimum to be considered a "gaming" laptop imo.



​agreed
950m bare minimum
how this has got so hot escapes me

Westwoodo

.......*yawn*


lol

I'm looking to get my son a laptop for his Christmas personally I'd get him a desktop so that components can easily be upgraded but he's 10 and doesn't get it

what's the best laptop I can get him he'll be wanting to play minecraft, ark survival evolved, world or warcraft not sure what other he doesn't get to play gta or cod

buba2006

I'm looking to get my son a laptop for his Christmas personally I'd get … I'm looking to get my son a laptop for his Christmas personally I'd get him a desktop so that components can easily be upgraded but he's 10 and doesn't get itwhat's the best laptop I can get him he'll be wanting to play minecraft, ark survival evolved, world or warcraft not sure what other he doesn't get to play gta or cod



If he's looking at ARK and GTA (I would put these in the more demanding category) then hes probably going to want at least a 960m. COD, WoW, LOL etc. aren't that demanding.

If he doesn't need a laptop then he would get about twice the performance for money from a PC.

EagleUK

If he's looking at ARK and GTA (I would put these in the more demanding … If he's looking at ARK and GTA (I would put these in the more demanding category) then hes probably going to want at least a 960m. COD, WoW, LOL etc. aren't that demanding.If he doesn't need a laptop then he would get about twice the performance for money from a PC.



​I've been trying to tell him he's better off with pc. what laptops should I be looking for or at least what spec tia

buba2006

​I've been trying to tell him he's better off with pc. what laptops s … ​I've been trying to tell him he's better off with pc. what laptops should I be looking for or at least what spec tia



It really comes down to your budget. If he wants to game easily at 1080p then your looking at around the £1000 price range for laptops which could include a 960/970m.

If your budget is lower then the laptops with the 950m/960m are the only real options.

I use a 850m on my laptop (similar to this) and its fine for most games just intensive games like GTA/ARK etc it will struggle to run.

You could build a half decent gaming rig for less than £500. If he is using at home permanently then you should probably make the decision for him.
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