Pros

  • Strong scores in games
  • Blu-ray drive and good sound

Cons

  • Slightly dull screen
  • Overly-cramped keyboard

At A Glance

The MSI GT 725 satisfies gamers, but even though it has ample power, it'll leave other users hungering for more.

Manufacturer’s Description

GT725-212US Notebook

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 9S7-172234-212
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WUXGA
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1200
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model Radeon HD 4850M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 512 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Reader
General Information
Manufacturer Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number 9S7-172234-212
UPC Code 816909056761
Brand Name MSI
Product Name GT725-212US Notebook
Product Model GT725-212US
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.msicomputer.com
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • GT725-212US Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.4"
    Width 15.6"
    Depth 11.0"
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Quad
    Processor Model Q9000
    Processor Speed 2 GHz
    Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
    Cache 6 MB
    Bus Speed 1066 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model PM45 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 98.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Good
    Battery
    Battery Life 2:49:11 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 341.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 355.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 231.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 398.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 368.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 423.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 244.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 361.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 226.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 103.48   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 101.51   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 102.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 67.71   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 67.24   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 68.12   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1680 by 1050 68.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 74.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 73.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1680 by 1050 73.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 74.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 74.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 379.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0