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MSI GT72S 6QF Dominator Pro G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of MSI GT72S 6QF Dominator Pro G. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and reliability are generally positive. The screen and keyboard are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the portability. Comments about the price and usability are different.

performance, keyboard, screen, reliability, battery

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GT72S 6QF Dominator Pro G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

MSI GT72S G Tobii

 

The only gaming laptop you can play with your eyes

Instant recognition and easy setup ; Accurate eye-tracking ; Solid gaming performance

Seeing three constant red dots ; Limited game compatibility ; Lacks deep Windows 10 integration

Tobii's eye tracking level adds a natural and useful third input for everyday computing and gaming, but there's a need for more games and direct Windows integration.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Seth Macy (techradar.com)

MSI GT72S Dominator Pro review

 

A very expensive laptop with a surprisingly cheap feel

Desktop-quality graphics ; 4K display

Battery life ; Poor sound ; Plastic body feels cheap

The MSI GT72S Dominator Pro has plenty of power thanks to a desktop graphics card, but it can't overcome its terrible battery and cheap plastic feel.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

MSI GT72S Dragon Edition with Nvidia GTX 980

 

PC gamers regularly on the move are an under-served market. Sure, there are plenty of super-powerful gaming laptops out there, but they all suffer one critical flaw – they use laptop GPUs.

Super-powerful ; Great display ; Nvidia G-Sync ; Overclockable

It's huge ; Dragon design isn't for everyone

Jan, 2016

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Expert review by: Gavin Bonshor (play3r.net)

MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G Gaming Notebook Review

 

Say hello to the MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G gaming notebook which is powered by an Intel i7 6820HK 6th generation Skylake processor and NVIDIA GTX 980M..

I think it’s clear that the MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G is a pretty potent and powerful laptop, but I think the main question is, does it have enough about it in terms of performance and features to justify the near £2000 price tag?

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Xotic PC MSI GT72S 6QF Dragon Notebook Review

 

Eye of the dragon. How far can you overclock the GT72S with its Core i7-6820HK and GTX 980 GPU? We revisit the GT72S special edition to find out how much a performance gain users can expect.

strong chassis, relatively quiet keyboard, high contrast and brightness, G-sync, NVMe, USB 3.1 Type-C Gen. 2 support, removable GPU, consistent CPU and GPU boost under load, cool surface temperatures under load, overclocking headroom, no major...

display lid could be more taut, access to M.2 and SODIMM slots require additional disassembly, system fans always active, non-removable CPU, high GPU temperature under load, non-removable battery, keys with soft feedback, boot issues on our particular...

If the 18.4-inch GT80 is too daunting, then the 17.3-inch GT72S is an easy recommendation for any hardcore gamer. Its relatively accessible internals and timid fan characteristics make it a perfect alternative to the popular Asus G751. The Clevo P870DM...

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

MSI GT72S G Tobii Review

 

MSI and Tobii have teamed up to launch the 17-inch MSI GT72S Tobii (priced at $2,599), the first gaming laptop to feature integrated eye-tracking hardware. The technology opens up new ways to interact with some of your favorite titles, such as...

Innovative eye-tracking technology; Strong overall and gaming performance; Uber-comfortable, customizable keyboard; Blistering file-transfer speeds; Sleek, understated design

Dimmer screen than on competing gaming laptops; Fans can get loud; Few compatible titles; Below-average battery life

The MSI GT72S G Tobii combines powerful performance and a great keyboard with Tobii's new eye-tracking technology for a genuinely innovative experience.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.co.nz)

MSI GT72S Dragon review: What it takes to get a laptop to game like a desktop

 

Want happens if you jam a GeForce GTX 980 into a laptop? You get something like the MSI GT72S Dragon, a no-compromises PC in portable clothing. Don't yawn, gamers: This is the real deal.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Salehuddin Bin Husin & Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com)

MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G: As dominating as ever, now with G-Sync and Skylake

 

The saying to not judge a book by its cover has never been more apt. While the MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G gaming notebook looks like the older MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro, the performance and gaming experience it delivers is otherwise.

Powerful, unlocked processor ; Great gaming performance especially with G-Sync ; Robust audio capabilities ; Runs cool ; Support for up to 64GB RAM ; Excellent and customizable keyboard ; Super Port, tons of USB ports, Blu-ray drive

Heavy and unwieldy ; Non-removable battery ; Full-HD 1080p display starting to look dated ; No automatic graphics switching, affects battery life ; Pricey

All things considered, the

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: WESLEY M. (newegg.com)

Out of the box

 

It has nice enough hardware to run most VR games on high-max settings. MSI tech support was knowledgeable and spoke CLEAR English.

Out of the box this notebook is a plethora of problems. Specifically the WiFi, bluetooth, and keyboard backlight drivers will magically stop working at random intervals and the only solution is to reinstall them over and over and over. After flashing...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G Dragon Edition-070

 

Other than the issues related to the software, it's been a solid machine. I'd recommend it for gaming on the go or a desktop replacement if you're wanting to cut down on the space a tower takes up.

Hardware wise, it's a solid machine. RAID0 128GB PCI-E SSDs form a 256GB OS/p program drive, 1TB 7200RPM HDD for extra storage that I load large applications or games to, 980GTX desktop GPU allows for some serious power in the go. 1080p G-Sync monitor....

The laptop was a little wonky while in Windows 10, which I attribute to the preinstalled garbage that comes in the device. I finally got tired of trying to chase down issues as they arrived, and went for a reformat. Somehow the RAID array ended up...

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Nahimic Audio Enhancer / Nahimic sound technology
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:9

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA G-SYNC: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi

Other features

Audio system:Nahimic Audio Enhancer / Nahimic sound technology
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:6
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:230

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6
Processor cache:8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6820HK
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88969 / I7-6820HK
Processor code:SR2FL
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:100 / 1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1128 / 1256 / 1512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:29.4 / 294
Height :4.8 / 48
Weight:3.78
Width:42.8 / 428