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MSI GT72 Series

MSI GT72VR 7RD-441BEProcessor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ, Intel Core i7 4720HQ, Intel Core i7 5700HQ, Intel Core i7 6700HQ, Intel Core i7 6820HK, Intel Core i7 7700HQ, Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: , NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 17 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 1.8kg, 3.72kg, 3.78kg, 3.79kg, 3.8kg, 3.82kg, 3.9kg
Price: 1500, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2500, 2600, 2700, 3000, 3300 euro
Average Score: 82.61% - good
Average of 33 scores (from 50 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 125%, features: 86%, display: 85%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 79%

 

MSI GT72 2PE-005FR

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MSI GT72 2PE-005FRNotebook: MSI GT72 2PE-005FR
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
Display: 17 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
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Portable MSI GT72 2PE-005FR
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Good cooling system; new design; good sound system; lightweight and slim; excellent performance. Negative: Expensive; plastic screen frame.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/27/2014

 

MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW

Specifications

MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BWNotebook: MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.79kg
Price: 2700 euro
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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

87% MSI GT72 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Muscleman. Cooler Boost, Super RAID, Matrix Display: MSI uses many fancy words for the GT72. We took the brand-new gaming notebook to check the marketing slogans. Can the high-end machine compete with the rivals from Asus, Alienware and Clevo?
60% MSI GT72 Dominator Pro
Source: Digital Versus English
The GT72 Dominator Pro was clearly designed for hardcore gamers. It has an excellent build quality, an effective cooling system and a power that provides great gaming performance. It's just a shame that these good results were ruined by an awfully calibrated screen...
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
MSI GT72 Dominator Pro mit GTX 880M
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2014

 

MSI GT72 2PC-076XPL

MSI offers yet another gaming laptop model with many options with the MSI GT72 2PC-076XPL. It is difficult to recognize a MSI laptop by design only, since they use a common black chassis with multi-colored LED SteelSeries keyboard.

The Windows 8.1 laptop houses the 17.3 inch FHD anti-glare display with nice clarity and colors. There is an Intel 4th Core i7 Processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, a maximum of 32 GB DDRL3 1600MHz RAM and Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M graphics chip with either 6 GB or 3 GB GDDR5. Users can choose their storage solution. Options range up to 512 GB Super RAID 3 + 1 TB HDD. The MSI GT72 2PC-076XPL also comes with a few optional accessories such as a BD writer, BD combo or DVD Super Multi optical drive.

Audio is also good with 2.1 channel Dynaudio speakers with Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 technology. Other features include a FHD webcam, an SD card reader, Bluetooth 4.0 and impressively up to 6 USB 3.0 ports. The 9-cell lithium ion battery is a powerhouse.

Specifications

MSI GT72 2PC-076XPLNotebook: MSI GT72 2PC-076XPL
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1900 euro
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MSI GT72 Dominator Review สุดยอดเกมมิ่งโน้ตบุ๊กรุ่นใหญ่แห่งวงการ !!!
Source: Notebookspec.com TH→EN
Positive: High performance; super RAID 3; good cooling system. Negative: Heavy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2014

 

MSI GT72 2PE-072UK

Specifications

MSI GT72 2PE-072UKNotebook: MSI GT72 2PE-072UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 3000 euro
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Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% MSI GT72 2PE Dominator Pro (072UK) Review
Source: Kitguru English
First impressions of the GT72 2PE Dominator Pro are positive. The bundle is both extensive and carefully thought out – MSI include a fancy backpack and a MSI branded Siberia V2 Steelseries headset, Kinzu V2 Steelseries mouse and dog tags. While many will scoff at ‘unnecessary accessories’ – it all adds to the feeling of purchasing an exclusive, luxury product. Apple have been doing it successfully for years.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

MSI GT72 2PE-006FR Dominator Pro

The GT72 Dominator Pro series is the best that MSI has to offer this season. Insanely powerful hardware is combined with the best the gaming laptop category of this generation has to offer. The GT72 comes in 4 different editions, and we will focus on the 2PE-006FR here.

Wanting to surpass its predecessor, the GT72 has been completely redesigned from scratch. The chassis is rather angular in design. The top is made out of aluminum while plastics is used for the bottom. The matte black chassis has a red logo on the lid. Its SteelSeries backlit keyboard can be customized. The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro also comes with a huge 17.3 inch Full HD screen (1920 x 1080 pixels).

When it comes to processing power, it goes without saying that the GT72 delivers. With a powerful configuration that includes an Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M graphics card, an Intel 4th Gen i7 4710HQ processor and 16 GB of RAM (up to 32GB possible), it can maintain a decent frame rate while running the most graphic intensive games in the market.

Specifications

MSI GT72 2PE-006FR Dominator ProNotebook: MSI GT72 2PE-006FR Dominator Pro
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Test du MSI GT72 Dominator Pro, un PC portable pour joueurs exigeants
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI GT72 2QE-207UK

More and more gaming laptops aim at hard core gamers, but the MSI GT72 2QE-207UK Dominator Pro still manages to stand out within this extremely competitive market. The GT72 might share the same black color theme as the GT70, but that's where the similarity ends. Its design is a lot more streamline and stylish than its predecessor's.

The huge 17.3 inch display features a standard 1080p resolution, which is easy on the eyes whether your are reading or gaming. The ventilation is excellent and will keep the laptop relatively cool compared to other gaming laptops. The release of the next generation Nvidia graphic cards, the GTX 980M in particular, set the new standard for the new generation of gaming laptops. This is what sets the MSI GT72 ahead in terms of raw power to run the latest graphic intensive games on max settings. The Intel Core i7 processor has a relatively lower clock speed but can be overclocked for major performance boost by experienced PC user.

One of the major drawbacks is battery life. Like most other gaming laptops, using powerful hardware means draining the battery a lot faster. There is an option to cap frame rates to boost battery life, but do not expect it to last more than a couple of hours during moderate use.

Specifications

MSI GT72 2QE-207UKNotebook: MSI GT72 2QE-207UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 2600 euro
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Average Score: 77.63% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

83% MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
With an incredibly powerful GPU, loads of RAM and a lighting fast quad-SSD RAID configuration the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro is gaming powerhouse. Programs load nearly instantaneously, and the 8 GB of VRAM ensure that the laptop will be able to handle the next generation of games with optimal performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 83%
85% a worthy successor to a great gaming notebook
Source: Engadget English
Objectively, there was never anything wrong with the original GT70 Dominator. Sure, I grew tired of its design, but it still featured top-notch internals, excellent speakers, a solid keyboard and a great screen. The GT72 took all of those elements and wrapped them in a new skin.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro Gaming Notebook Review: The Baddest Gets Better
Source: PC Perspective English
The $2,999 GT72 2QE leaves no doubt; it is the fastest gaming laptop we’ve ever reviewed, thanks almost exclusively to its NVIDIA GTX 980M and its class-leading performance. But let’s not also forget the outright absurdity of its storage solution: a quad-SSD RAID 0 array, which is something we don’t recall having seen since the days of the Sony VAIO Z.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2014
80% MSI GT72 Dominator Pro review
Source: PC Pro English
Regardless of which model you choose, the GT72 is an excellent gaming laptop. Great build quality is matched with plenty of scope for future upgrades, and Nvidia’s powerhouse of a GPU is capable of smashing through most games without breaking sweat. The only thing holding us back from rewarding it with a Recommended award is that we haven’t been able to test the version with an IPS display – if it turns out to be any good, there’s every chance our credit card balance will be looking very unhealthy indeed.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GT72 Dominator Pro
Source: Computer Shopper English
It's also, unless you're captivated by its quad-SSD RAID array or superb sound, hard to recommend MSI's machine over the $500-less-expensive Asus Republic of Gamers G751 we tested last month. Not only do we like the Asus' keyboard and screen a little better, it posted slightly higher frame rates in our all-important gaming tests. Perhaps the best compromise, as we said, is another, less costly Dominator Pro configuration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GT72 Dominator Pro
Source: Laptop Mag English
The GT72 Dominator Pro offers some of the best performance I've seen from a gaming laptop. The $2,999 notebook has a searing-fast hard drive, excellent audio quality, a customizable keyboard and an Nvidia 900 series GPU and Core i7 PU. I just wish the screen were as good as the rest of the system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% A 17.3-inch gaming laptop that's more powerful than most desktops
Source: Techradar English
At 17.3 inches, the GT72's 1920 x 1080 screen should be large enough for media streaming sessions. Also, thanks to its insanely powerful components, this rig should easily withstand whatever the next few years can throw at it. It's biggest weakness, though, is its form factor. The GT72 is a great gaming machine, for sure, but it's also a hulking piece of plastic with a 2 (and a half) hour battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
60% MSI GT72 Dominator Pro 2QE
Source: Digital Versus English
Our conclusion for the 2QE is pretty much the same as for the 2PE: the GT72 Dominator Pro is an excellent gaming machine with top-notch performance courtesy this time of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M graphics card. But, again, you'll be playing your favourite games on a terribly calibrated display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro
Source: Hexus English
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980M has raised the bar for single-GPU performance in a laptop PC. Taking full advantage of the efficient Maxwell architecture, the best-in-class chip arrives as a go-to solution for manufacturers wanting to create premium systems aimed squarely at enthusiast gamers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2014
MSI GT72 mit GeForce GTX 980M
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2014
Review: MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro con Nvidia Geforce GTX 980M
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Outstanding performance; decent speakers; good design; remarkable battery life. Negative: Expensive; mediocre display; noisy cooling system; heavy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2014
83% MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 70%

 

MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW

The MSI GT72 series is the gaming range of notebooks by MSI. This model, the MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW is equipped with the Intel Core i7 quad core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz. There are 4 RAM slots and a staggering 32 GB of DDR3 RAM installed. As for storage, it uses MSI Super RAID 3, which consists of four SSDs in RAID 0 and a 1 TB HDD for high performance and capacity. The operating system on this gaming notebook is Microsoft Windows 8.1. The 17.3 inch Full HD  display features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and is adequate for gaming and watching movies. A Blu-ray burner and an SD card reader are available on this gaming notebook. As for peripheral connection, there are six USB 3.0 ports on the sides of this notebook. What makes this notebook a high performance gaming notebook is its GeForce GTX 980M graphic card which has 8 GB of dedicated video memory. Its SteelSeries keyboard has 3 zone illumination and also a multi-touch touchpad. The weight of this MSI notebook is 3.8 kg with the 9 cell battery plugged in. Lastly, this gaming notebook comes in a black and grey color theme. The device comes bundled with a backpack, mouse, and a headset. For the price premium, this gaming notebook can handle the latest game titles with high or ultra-quality.

Specifications

MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BWNotebook: MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.82kg
Price: 3300 euro
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Average Score: 95% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

88% MSI GT72 (GTX 980M) Notebook Review Update | Notebookcheck
Small update, big impact. MSI now installs the brand new premium models from Nvidia's Maxwell generation. Read here to what extent the GeForce GTX 980M can outperform its precursor, and what it looks like in terms of temperatures, power consumption, and system noise.
95% Gamer mit brachialer GTX 980M Grafik und 4 SSDs
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 85%

 

MSI GT72 2QE-258Fr

Specifications

MSI GT72 2QE-258FrNotebook: MSI GT72 2QE-258Fr
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
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En test : MSI-GT72 2QE-258Fr avec i7 4710HQ et 980M
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Good equipment; good performance; good cooling system; ease of maintenance. Negative: CPU throttling; high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2014
Wiedźmin 3 na laptopie? Test wydajności MSI GT72 (GeForce GTX 980M + Core i7-4710HQ)
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2015

 

MSI GT72 2QE-259FR DOMINATOR PRO

The MSI GT72 2QE-259FR DOMINATOR PRO continues the trend for serious gaming series laptops with killer looks and hard-core specifications. Needless to point out that the design philosophy and build quality are excellent as set by most MSI computer products. The full black chassis has striking red highlights and comes with the iconic SteelSeries full keyboard with fully customizable LED key colors. The laptop comes with a beautiful 17 inch Full HD display with anti-glare finish and audio quality matches the set standard with sound by Dynaudio. The Windows 8.1 laptop comes with a 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4710HQ quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, up to 32 GB DDR3L 1500 MHz RAM and the powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX980M GPU with either 8 GB or 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM. Without a doubt the MSI GT72 2QE-259FR DOMINATOR PRO will easy to today's gaming titles. Other features include a BD or DVD drive, Full HD webcam, an SD card reader and Bluetooth 4.0. Connectivity is superb and reliable with Killer DoubleShot Pro technology powering the LAN and wireless LAN capabilities. The device also comes with an HDMI out, 6 USB 3.0 ports and users can have the pleasure of up to 1024 GB Super RAID 3 + 1 TB HHD storage space. Battery life is very good with a 9-cell Lithium Ion pack powering the system.

Specifications

MSI GT72 2QE-259FR DOMINATOR PRONotebook: MSI GT72 2QE-259FR DOMINATOR PRO
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Test MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Dragon Edition : un PC portable qui pète le feu
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI GT72 Dominator Pro – wideotest
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2015
MSI GT72 Dominator notebook, a gamer fenevad
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Excellent build quality; excellent hardware; amazing sound; good keyboard. Negative: Mediocre display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2015

 

MSI GT72 2QE-32SR351BW

Specifications

MSI GT72 2QE-32SR351BWNotebook: MSI GT72 2QE-32SR351BW
Processor: Intel Core i7 4720HQ
Graphics Adapter:
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 2600 euro
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MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2015
MSI GT72 Dominator Pro (GT72-2QE32SR351BW)
Source: c't - Heft 09/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/16/2015

 

MSI GT72-2QE16SR21BW

Equipped to dominate the gaming scene, the MSI GT72-2QE Dominator Pro G comes with killer specifications and good look. The entire chassis looks aggressive with edgy lines and air vents mimicking a racing car. There is a sturdy brushed aluminium lid with the MSI branding while the entire laptop comes in dark grey. A key feature of the MSI GT72-2QE Dominator Pro G is the NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology. This enables the display to synchronize its refresh rate to the GPU's refresh rate eliminating screen tearing. The Windows 10 system comes with a beautiful 17 inch Full HD anti-glare LCD display, which produces superb clarity and colors. Audio on the MSI GT72-2QE Dominator Pro G is also similar in quality with the stereo speakers and woofer setup by Dynaudio providing immersive sound. There are also a 5th gen Intel Core i7-5950HQ processor, up to 32 GB DDR3L RAM, the powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with up to 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM and storage solutions up to a combination of 1024 GB Super RAID 3 + 1 TB HDD on-board. Other features on the MSI GT72-2QE Dominator Pro G include either a BD writer or DVD Super Multi drive, a Full HD webcam, a card reader, six USB 3.0 ports, two mini-DisplayPorts and an HDMI out. The laptop comes with a full-color backlight SteelSeries keyboard and is equipped with a 9-cell battery pack for good battery life.

Specifications

MSI GT72-2QE16SR21BWNotebook: MSI GT72-2QE16SR21BW
Processor: Intel Core i7 5700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4096 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.72kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

88% MSI GT72 (Broadwell) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Top-notch. Since our last update article on the MSI 17-inch gaming laptop, the manufacturer has modified certain features. Although our test model, the GT72-2QE16SR21BW, lacks Nvidia G-Sync technology, the Wide-View display entices us to take a closer look.
80% MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1438
Source: Computer Shopper English
When all is said and done, the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1438 is a very good gaming laptop that falls a little bit short of being great. Its gaming performance, for instance, is fine. But we've seen better from similarly priced systems. And while the G-Sync feature is a definite plus, that alone isn't going to put it at the top of shoppers' lists.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
MSI might not have the brand cache of Alienware or even Asus Republic of Gamers here in the US, but they make a mighty fine collection of gaming laptops and desktops. If you're in the market for a desktop replacement laptop that can do it all, or a gaming laptop that has the best possible specs, the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G is a top pick.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G Review: 17-inch G-SYNC Gaming Laptop
Source: PC Perspective English
Overall this was a very impressive performer with a great design and plenty of attention to detail (things like the built-in sound - excellent, by the way - that I didn't even cover here). I found the value to be very high considering what you get for your $2099 investment compared to what's out there in the high-end gaming laptop market, and the outstanding keyboard and excellent screen are reason enough for me to recommend the MSI at this price. Laptops like this aren't for everyone, and far less portable than the classification indicates. Still, 2 hours and 45 minutes of battery life from our demanding PC Per Wi-Fi battery test is actually really good for a gaming laptop, and demonstrates some of the power savings from the Intel Broadwell processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2015
85% MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro G (1461UK) G-Sync Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Kitguru English
Focusing on the gaming experience, the application of a 75Hz G-Sync panel makes a huge amount of sense in a laptop ecosystem. While it is possible to add graphics horsepower until frame rates are playable in a desktop environment, that’s not the case for a laptop. The hardware can show its age far quicker and that’s why adaptive-syncing technologies are smart moves for a mobile environment. When next year’s AAA titles launch and the GTX 980M is already starting to look old, G-Sync may make it possible to enjoy a smooth, stutter-free gaming experience without needing to turn down eye-candy or invest in new hardware. 60 FPS (or perhaps in this case, 75) is no longer the sole target for enjoyable frame rates. And when the GPU is capable of showing its muscle, the panel’s enhanced – 75Hz – refresh rate provides good motion clarity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro
Source: Laptop Mag English
Prepare to make all the kill shots. Nvidia's new G-Sync technology could be the beginning of the end of unsightly screen tearing and input latency. By synchronizing the GPU and display refresh rates, you get sharper, instantaneous rendering, which, when paired with the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro's beautiful display, is a sight worth seeing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1438
Source: PC Mag English
The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1438 is a midrange gaming laptop that performs like a high-end gaming laptop. While it does come with a lot of bloatware, and its C: drive is a little on the small side, you can't argue with its best-in-class 3D gaming performance and its gamer-friendly features, like the separate mouse buttons and G-Sync optimizations. It's a smoother operator than the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K, for the same price. Sure, the GS60 Ghost Pro has a higher-resolution screen and is lighter, but the GT72 Dominator Pro gives you a much better experience on 3D games, and after all, isn't that the point? If you have the means, dominate the game grid with this system, our Editors' Choice midrange gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI GT72 Dominator Pro mit "Broadwell H" und GTX 980M
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2015

 

MSI GT72-2QD8H21BW

The MSI MSI GT72-2QD8H21BW or Dominator is aimed at the hardcore gaming audience. With its high gaming performance provided by its 5 th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to 32 GB of RAM (4 RAM slots), it can run almost, if not, all the current games in the market. With the classic MSI gaming laptop design and its 17.3 inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, it will definitely allow the user to be fully immersed in the game. The anti-glare LCD with LED backlight is driven by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M that holds with up to 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The laptop also comes with a 1 TB HDD and a stunning SteelSeries keyboard with fully customizable color backlight. Its audio is also amazing as it runs on the Dynaudio 2.1 channel with 1 woofer and supports 7.1 channel SPDIF output with Nahimic sound technology and an exclusive Audio Boost2 technology. Its Full HD webcam captures up to 30 fps @1080p and the laptop houses DVD drive. Additionally, the laptop comes with a standard MSI Killer DoubleShot Pro Gigabit LAN and Pro 11ac WiFi card for connectivity as well as Bluetooth 4.0. Finally, it also has an HDMI port, a standard 3.5 mm audio jack, and optionally either six USB 3.0 ports or four USB 3.0 and two USB 3.1 ports.

Specifications

MSI GT72-2QD8H21BWNotebook: MSI GT72-2QD8H21BW
Processor: Intel Core i7 5700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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MSI GT72-2QD Dominator G
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
Well. The MSI GT72 Dominator G-1445 (or GT72 2QD) is MSI’s 17.3″ gaming flagship. It’s aimed to the hardcore gamer with a full feature set including high gaming performance, MXM GPU, GSync support, storage upgrade options and many connection ports including USB 3.1. It also comes with 4xM.2 slots, good IPS display and a working GSync.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2015

 

MSI GT72-2QE8M16SR21BW

The MSI GT72-2QE8M16SR21BW also known as GT72 2QE Dominator Pro G is a hard-core portable gaming rig with superior hardware. The aggressive design is fairly familiar. The solid chassis features a dark grey finish with red highlights. The brushed metal lid shows the MSI gaming badge. The rear side  houses two large fan vents, which do a good job in keeping the laptop cool. Gamers will definitely appreciate the large 17 inch anti-glare Full HD display with its rich color saturation and good contrast. Audio quality is equally impressive with Nahimic Sound Technology and the immersive 3D sound processing capability of the 2.1 audio setup. Depending on the model, the Windows 10 system is equipped with an Intel Core i7 5950HQ or 5700HQ processor, up to 32GB RAM and a gaming GPU in form of an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M with either 8 GB or 4 GB VRAM. The storage option range up to 1 TB Super RAID 3 + 1 TB HDD combo. The SteelSeries gaming keyboard and the Killer DoubleShot Pro networking card provide excellent gaming support. The MSI GT72-2QE8M16SR21BW is shipped with a gigantic 9-cell battery for superb battery life.

Specifications

MSI GT72-2QE8M16SR21BWNotebook: MSI GT72-2QE8M16SR21BW
Processor: Intel Core i7 5700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 2600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 95% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

95% MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Notebook mit Nvidia G-Sync und Intel Broadwell
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 400% display: 95% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 85%

 

MSI GT72S 6QD Dominator G-037

Another gaming laptop by MSI, the GT72S-6QD Dominator offers very similar specifications with its lineup sibling, the GT72S-6QE Dominator Pro G. Albeit at a bulkier 3.81 kg, the GT72S-6QD Dominator comes with a 6th generation Intel i7-6820HK quad core processor (Skylake). With similar high performance capabilities as the previous generations, the Skylake technology allows lower power consumption, which is a great addition especially for heavy usage and mobility. As a gaming device, this model definitely does not disappoint with its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics adapter despite being inferior to the Dominator Pro G’s GTX 980M. It makes for smooth performance in most of demanding games and programs. Coupled with its optional Super Raid 4 storage configuration, loading games is expected to be in mere seconds due to its extreme read speeds of over 3300 MB/s. It is also a treat for multimedia usage with its Dynaudio system including a subwoofer, which provides pleasing audio for music, movies or games, although it is a bit lacking in bass. Similarly to its better sibling, the GT72S-6QD Dominator comes with Windows 10 Home, a 17.3 inch Full HD wide-viewing angle True Color display, a Steel Series keyboard with full-color backlight, a substantial amount of USB ports with six USB 3.0 ports and one USB 3.1 Type-C super port in its bulky exterior.

Specifications

MSI GT72S 6QD Dominator G-037Notebook: MSI GT72S 6QD Dominator G-037
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GT72S 6QD Dominator G-037 (Model)

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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% MSI GT72S Dominator Pro review
Source: Techradar English
It's difficult to recommend a $3,099 laptop with such terrible battery life. For that kind of money you could build a truly monstrous desktop rig, one that would obliterate any laptop. If you're only concerned with power, the GT72S has you covered. The GTX 980 graphics card means you can run games at settings far and above most other laptops, and light years ahead of any current console experience. At the end of the day, the PC Specialist Octane II and the Origin EON17-SLX are high-end sports cars, while the MSI GT72S Dominator Pro is an '86 Camaro SS. It's powerful, it gets the job done, but it's plastic and garish.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
MSI GT72S 6QD Dominator G
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
Well, mixed feelings. First of all, the performance / price ratio isn’t as good as previous GT72 Dominator G with Broadwell CPU. For $1800-$1900 you also get a 128GB NVMe SSD + beg + headphone, but all of these are maybe worth $100, maybe a little more. In the meanwhile, you lose the 75HZ display. Secondly, no Thunderbolt 3 or another eGPU solution which start to become more and more viable solution.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2015
MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G Preview - Full GTX 980 Gaming Notebook
Source: PC Perspective English
Last month NVIDIA introduced the world to the GTX 980 in a new form factor for gaming notebook. Using the same Maxwell GPU, the same performance levels but with slightly tweaked power delivery and TDPs, notebooks powered by the GTX 980 promise to be a noticeable step faster than anything before it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/12/2015

 

MSI GT72-6QD81FD

Specifications

MSI GT72-6QD81FDNotebook: MSI GT72-6QD81FD
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MSI GT72 6QD Dominator G Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
You can find the MSI GT72 6QD Dominator G retailing at around Rs. 1,68,000, and it has a 2-year warranty. The laptop is serviceable anywhere in the world if you buy it in India, though strangely the reverse doesn't hold true. Yes, this is a lot of money for a gaming laptop, but when you consider the other contenders at around this price level, such as the HP Omen, MSI does offer much better value considering its excellent gaming performance and upgradability. You'll have to forego the portability and style that the Omen offers, but the GT72 is just a much better all-rounder.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%

 

MSI GT72VR-6RD-16H21

The MSI GT72VR (a.k.a. the Dominator) is a gaming device made for serious gamers. MSI claims that it is “the world’s first gaming notebook powered by GeForce GTX 10 series graphics with 40% performance boost”. As its name suggests, the GT72VR is an outright dominator among its rivals. On first sight, the GT72VR looks domineering in its largely black and red build. Its dimensions measure in at 428 x 294 x 48 mm and it weighs 3.78 kg. Its chunky form is inevitable as it is jam packed with high-performance specs, which requires much space for proper ventilations. The keyboard is lit with a spectrum of red, green and blue backlight for light in dim environments. The silver lining printed keys are capable of being subject to long-term wear and tear. They are comparable to a full sized desktop keyboard. It boasts a 17.3-inch (1920 x 1080) screen, which displays incredible, Full-HD visuals. With its True Color Technology, MSI promises that each panel in a MSI notebook comes with the highest color precision. Sound quality is equally superb as it is enhanced with Nahimic audio software, which offers high definition sound technology. This technology can be found in all of MSI’s gaming laptops these days. One key feature of the GT72VR is its readiness for VR Technology. With the one-click VR solution, gamers will be in for a mind-blowing gaming experience. Powered by the 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700 Processor and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX1060, the capacity of the GT72VR to play demanding games is top-notch. The gaming laptop supports a maximum of 64 GB RAM and comes with a 1 TB HDD and 256 GB SSD storage for running faster programs and games. In addition, it is equipped with the Killer DoubleShot Pro technology, which kills out unnecessary lags on its performance. Temperature control is always a challenge on gaming machines, yet MSI managed to excel in this aspect with the GT72VR. The ability to keep the machine exceptionally cool is fortified by the Cooler Boost 4 consisting of two internal thermal modules. This pushes cooling design to a whole new level. The machine is surprisingly cool even under heavy load and intense gaming. To heat up the machine, it has to be taken to the edges of its graphic limits. The Dominator is also packed with connectivity options which include 6 x USB 3.0 /3.1 Gen1 ports, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 port, 1 x HDMI port, 2 DisplayPorts, 1 Kensington Lock, and a card reader. Via the HDMI port and the Mini DisplayPort 1.2, its Matrix Display can support up to 2 external displays simultaneously. Also mounted on board is an optical drive which is a rare thing in laptops these days. Networking is supported via Killer Gb LAN, WiFi ac, and Bluetooth. This Windows 10 Home system will remain a strong dominator against any of its less well-built adversaries. It isn’t the best gaming machine out there but will certainly push its rivals to come out with worthy competitors. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI GT72VR-6RD-16H21Notebook: MSI GT72VR-6RD-16H21
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 2100 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GT72VR-6RD-16H21 (Model)

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Average Score: 81.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% MSI GT72 Dominator
Source: Laptop Mag English
Gaming laptops are cool, but like most mass-produced products, they look like every other system on the market -- unless you get your system from companies like Xotic PC. The company has taken a rather average MSI GT72 Dominator and turned it into a showpiece by adding a cool lid wrap.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GT72VR Dominator: il notebook da gaming che non fa rimpiangere i desktop, dimensioni a parte
Source: Ridble Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% 移动版GTX1080首测:苹果新品打死也不敢用
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 84%

 

MSI GT72VR-6RE16H51

Specifications

MSI GT72VR-6RE16H51Notebook: MSI GT72VR-6RE16H51
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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MSI GT72VR
Source: Gameswelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2016

 

MSI GT72VR Tobii-031

Specifications

MSI GT72VR Tobii-031Notebook: MSI GT72VR Tobii-031
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 2600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

91% MSI GT72VR Dominator Pro GTX 1070 Gaming Notebook Review
Source: B2G English
One may be wondering why are all the high-end notebooks really huge and I feel that’s a question best left to the one’s buying it. For certain, if you’re looking for power that is portable in some way, the likes of the MSI GT72VR Dominator Pro is already compact enough for you and that is the kind of market that this notebook targets. If you’re a mobile professional or just a rockstar gamer looking for a desktop replacement, this notebook is good option if you’re looking for a rich assortment of features with a decent amount of gaming horsepower under the hood.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 94% workmanship: 92%

 

MSI GT72VR-6REAC16H51

Specifications

MSI GT72VR-6REAC16H51Notebook: MSI GT72VR-6REAC16H51
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% MSI GT72VR-6REAC16H51
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85% performance: 91% features: 88% mobility: 78%

 

MSI GT72VR 6RD-057NL Dominator

Specifications

MSI GT72VR 6RD-057NL DominatorNotebook: MSI GT72VR 6RD-057NL Dominator
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

100% MSI GT72VR 6RD-057NL Dominator Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

MSI GT72VR 7RE-469XTR Dominator Pro

Specifications

MSI GT72VR 7RE-469XTR Dominator ProNotebook: MSI GT72VR 7RE-469XTR Dominator Pro
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.78kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

86% MSI GT72VR 7RE Dominator Pro İncelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%

 

MSI GT72VR 7RE-487FR Dominator Pro Dragon Edition

The MSI GT72VR 7RE-487FR Dominator Pro Dragon Edition is a high-performance gaming laptop. Compared to the GT73, this GT72 has paid attention to its line, it is thinner than its elder, with a weight of 3.8 kg. The entire back shell is red aluminum with a very nice touch. The apparent dragon on the back of the screen will watch user with its white backlit eye. As always at MSI, the finish is really excellent: aluminum, the plastic of very good quality, perfect alignments and of course, the PC does not escape the fashion of the RGB. The front and the keyboard are customizable. The Taiwanese manufacturer entrusted the keyboard part to Steelseries. It is comfortable, the striking is precise and the hours of games do not scare the keyboard. The 17.3-inch Full HD screen benefits from a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It is compatible with Nvidia's G-Sync technology. With the Matrix Display, a user can now use the latest surround view display technology to build the multi-display gaming experience with up to 4K resolution or multitask effectively by HDMI 1.4 and dual Mini Display-Port 1.2. (overall 4 monitors including notebook’s monitor on GT series.) As for hardware specification, there is an Intel i7-7820HK processor composed of 4 core at 2.90 GHz and a Turbo clock of 3.90 Ghz, accompanied by 32 GB of DDR4 clocked at 24.000 MHz. Obviously, it makes users want to play with the highest settings. In addition, the Nvidia GTX 1070 and its 8 GB of GDDR5X, all on a bus of 256 bits, is the sidekick dreamed to accompany this beautiful laptop. Regarding storage, we are facing a hybrid storage SSD and hard drive. This model is well placed with speeds in the high average, no slowdown to report. All tests are done with PC on mains and ventilation in automatic mode. Regarding overclocking, it is done with the software pre-installed by MSI. The Cooler Boost 3 dual cooling system is developed for use with the next generation extreme performance mobile processors. Besides making sure system stays within thermal limits at all times during regular use, users can manually boost the cooling system by a simple key, located on the left side of the keyboard. This will maximize the cooling and ensure a chilly system, even during those marathon gaming sessions, regardless of how demanding the environment while still staying quiet. In terms of connectivity, nothing is missing. MSI has put the package to not be lacking USB. There are six USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a USB Type-C port, a card reader and even a DVD burner. Regarding video outputs, it has an HDMI output and a DP output. The audio part is not left over because there are two inputs and two outputs audio/microphone and finally an RJ45 port. The laptop is ready for the fight because it carries a complete connectivity. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI GT72VR 7RE-487FR Dominator Pro Dragon EditionNotebook: MSI GT72VR 7RE-487FR Dominator Pro Dragon Edition
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.78kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Portable MSI GT72VR
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; nice display; good connectivity. Negative: Easy getting fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2017

 

MSI GT72VR 7RE-629XES Dominator Pro

Specifications

MSI GT72VR 7RE-629XES Dominator ProNotebook: MSI GT72VR 7RE-629XES Dominator Pro
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.78kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

86% Recensione MSI GT72VR 7RE Dominator Pro
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 95% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

MSI GT72VR 7RD-441BE

MSI is synonymous with high-performance gaming laptops and enthusiasts can always rely on the Taiwanese manufacturer to introduce refreshed models armed with the latest processor technology. The GT72VR chassis is very versatile due to its accessibility, large cooling system, and MXM 3.0 slot for GPU upgradeability. Over the years, consumers have become so accustomed to thinner and lighter alternatives that the MSI GT72VR 7RD-441BE chassis is starting to look both dated and chunky. Fans of the MSI aesthetic may appreciate that the familiar black-and-red outlook has not been altered, yet for everyone else, the chassis is quick to attract fingerprints and the addition of RGB lights makes an already brazen enclosure appear even gaudier. Inside the belly of the beast, MSI crams a latest-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) of DDR4 RAM and a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GPU, which is a lot of firepower for a transportable machine. The GTX 1060 consistently outperforms the GTX 980M by about 20 percent. The MSI GT72VR 7RD-441BE performs very well when subjected to extreme loads as both the CPU and GPU never throttle and are able to maintain their respective Turbo Boost speeds.  As for storage, it has 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD installed.  Silky smooth gameplay is the laptop's primary purpose, but despite a high refresh rate, the panel is of the TN variety, so while viewing angles are decent for a display of this type, they are not as forgiving as IPS alternatives. What is interesting is that MSI has partnered with Portrait Displays to offer a range of calibrated presets to ensure that color is presented with the utmost precision. The sound quality  from the stereo 3 W speakers and 5 W subwoofer is very good. The balance between treble and bass frequencies is great across the entire volume range. Like on other MSI VR models, the GT72VR uses the same Nahimic 2 software for configuring audio settings. The MSI GT72VR 7RD-441BE model is lacking the HiFi Sabre DAC, but it at least carries dedicated 3.5 mm ports for microphone, earphones, line-in, and line-out. Users expecting longer battery life from the GTX 1060 version of the GT72VR will be disappointed. Runtimes are nearly identical to the GT72VR 6RE which runs on GTX 1070 at about 3.5 hours of real-world WLAN use. This is also similar to other 17-inch gaming notebooks. Charging from nearly empty to full capacity will take roughly 2.5 hours. The system has a healthy number of connectivity features including a total of six USB Type-A ports, four dedicated audio ports, and two video-out ports. MSI has confirmed that external monitors with G-Sync are supported via the HDMI and mDP ports. As for connectivity, it has a Ethernet 1 Gbps port and Bluetooth 4.1 supported. Transfer rates of the SD Card reader are very fast on the GT72 series at nearly 200 MB/s compared to 90 MB/s on most high-end notebooks and Ultrabooks. The GT72VR is a gaming laptop for the users who do not need extreme hardware for extreme gaming experience. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI GT72VR 7RD-441BENotebook: MSI GT72VR 7RD-441BE
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.78kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

100% MSI GT72VR 7RD-441BE (Dominator) - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Comment

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M: High-end graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M: High-end graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M:

Fast high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:

Second fastest high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

: These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4710HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.5700HQ: Broadwell-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5600 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.6820HK: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.7820HK: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake). Compared to the Core i7-7820HQ, the 7820HK lacks business features like vPro or TXT support.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.8 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

3.9 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


82.61%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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MSI GT72VR 7RD-441BE
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-10- 1 (Update: 2014-10- 1)