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MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW (GT72S Series)
Intel Core i7-6820HK 4 x 2.7 - 3.6 GHz @ 3.7 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 1038 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 353.96, Manual switch to HD Graphics 530
16 GB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-RAM (2133 MHz), 2 of 4 slots filled, max. 64 GB
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF1 (LGD0469), IPS, Full HD, 30-75 Hz, glossy: no
Intel Sunrise Point CM236
Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPU7, 256 GB 
, SSD + HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, 1000 GB HDD @ 7200 rpm; slots: 2x M.2 SATA III, 2x M.2 PCIe/NVMe & 1x 2.5 inches
Realtek ALC899 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
6 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone, microphone, line-in, line-out (7.1 analog + S/PDIF), Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC, USB 3.1 Type C (SuperPort)
Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 48 x 428 x 294 ( = 1.89 x 16.85 x 11.57 in)
83 Wh Lithium-Ion, 7500 mAh, 9 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: FHD (1080p @ 30 fps)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.1 Dynaudio (Nahimic Audio Enhancer), Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply: 230 watts, polishing cloth, warranty card, recovery information, quick start guide, driver DVD, XSplit Gamecaster Trial, Norton Security (trial), MS Office 365 (trial), CyberLink PowerDVD 12, diverse manufacturer tools, 24 Months Warranty
3.79 kg ( = 133.69 oz / 8.36 pounds), Power Supply: 774 g ( = 27.3 oz / 1.71 pounds)
2700 Euro



Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 100%, features: 80%, display: 89% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW

89% MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
King of Features. MSI refreshes its gaming laptops with new hardware and exciting features within the framework of the release of Intel's Skylake generation. Read here how the GT72S top model fares against its high-end rivals.
MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G
Source: Hexus English
PC enthusiasts in the market for a high-performance gaming laptop may find themselves enthralled by the GT72S Dominator Pro G specification sheet. This no-holds-barred, £2,000 laptop takes few prisoners in its attempt to out-gun most of the competition with an array of components that will put many a desktop to shame.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2015


Model: Leading the pack for gaming laptops with Intel’s SkyLake technology, MSI has revamped its GT72 flagship offering and unveiled its latest GT72S-6QE Dominator Pro G – one of the first to implement Intel's high-performing processor in the market. Its 6th generation Intel Core i7 quad core processor does not only deliver the high performance of its predecessor, but also provides an essentially lower power consumption. The energy-saving features in this processor enable a surge in power efficiency and a longer battery life, which is useful when power outlets are not readily available or during travels.

Hardcore gamers will be delighted that this model comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M graphics adapter, which allows a smooth and lag-free experience for most of the recent, modern, high-detailed 3D games. It also comes with a Super Raid 4 storage configuration, which makes for extreme read speeds of over 3300 MB/s and loading games in mere seconds. The user experience is further enriched with its Dynaudio sound system and SteelSeries keyboard with full-color backlight, making it both a visual and audio delight. As a solid gaming device, this laptop is undeniably bulky at 3.78 kg, but it provides a generous amount of USB ports with six USB 3.0 ports and one USB 3.1 Type-C super port for connecting an external mouse, a keyboard, headsets and more. Coupled with a 17.3” Full HD wide-viewing angle display, this model, which claims to be the world's fastest gaming notebook, is surely set to be any gamer’s dream device.

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.

» 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.  

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.

3.79 kg:

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).

89%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2015-10-21 (Update: 2015-10-21)