MSI GT72S-6QE32SR42BW Tobii
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GT72S-6QE32SR42BW Tobii
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
If you're in the market for a 17-inch MSI gaming laptop and you don't need the desktop graphics power of the Dominator Pro, there's almost no reason to pick up this Tobii-equipped model. It offers plenty of performance and the eye-tracking system will just click with you automatically. That said until there are more titles are on the horizon and greater Windows 10 integration, it feels like a bit of a beta product. It's similar to the Leap-equipped HP laptops that came out in the last few years, and I personally hope Tobii's system doesn't end up at the same dead end.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85% performance: 90% features: 88% mobility: 77%
Model: The MSI GT72S-6QE32SR42BW Tobii is a high-performance laptop built for gaming. The Windows 10 system features an Intel Core i7 processor of the 6th generation, an Intel CM236 chipset, a GeForce GTX980M GPU with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM and up to 64 GB DDR4-2133 RAM (4 RAM slots). Its 17.3" IPS display with UHD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) features 100% AdobeRGB coverage und delivers sharp and contrast-rich images.
The Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet with Killer Shield makes for a stable gaming experience while playing online games, whereas the Killer Wireless-AC 1535 provides wireless connectivity. Sound by Dynaudio with woofer, ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology and Nahimic Audio Enhancer ensure high-quality audio output. In addition, the high-quality webcam is capable to record 1080p Full HD videos at 30 fps. The SteelSeries keyboard with silver lining print and full color backlight is a usual gaming keyboard. The connectivity includes five USB 3.0 port, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, a mini DisplayPort, a Mic-in/Headphone-out port, an HDMI port, and a Thunderbolt 3 port capable to output in 4K quality.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M:
Fast high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only a few laptops are in this weight class because the mobility is rather limited due to the high weight.
MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
87.5%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.