MSI GT72S 6QD Dominator G-037
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GT72S 6QD Dominator G-037
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%
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky
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
Source: PC Perspective
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
Model: 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.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:
Second fastest high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
6820HK: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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).
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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