MSI GT72S with Tobii eye-tracking now available in Europe
It was back in CeBIT 2011 when Lenovo and Tobii announced a partnership to develop the world's first notebook operated solely by the movement of the user's eyes. Fast forward to CES 2016 and MSI is now just making available for parts of Europe its GT72S Dominator Pro notebook equipped with integrated Tobii eye-tracking technology starting at 3400 Euros. The notebook began shipping for the U.S. market early last month.
The 3.8 kg notebooks comes with two-year warranty as standard and includes options for on-site pickup and return. Not only does the system come with eye-tracking, but it will also come with a free voucher for Tom Clancy's The Division, a gaming headset from SteelSeries, and a backpack to carry it all. The Tobii cameras are integrated between the two hinges of the display and appear as three red lights when active. While a fun feature to have, it will need a steady stream of software support to prevent it from being nothing more than just a novelty.
MSI will be holding a press conference at CeBIT 2016 on March 14 and will likely show off the GT72S Tobii Edition at the exhibit.
MSI GT72S-6QE32SR42BW Tobii specifications according to manufacturer:
- Item Number: 001782-SKU1
- Eye-control: Eye-Tracking technology with Tobii
- Processor: Up to Intel Core i7-6820HK Processor
- OS: Windows 10 Home
- GPU: GeForce GTX 980M with 8 GB GDDR5 RAM
- Display: 17.3", Anti-Glare, 4K/UHD, 3840 x 2160 Pixel
- Memory: 32 GB DDR4 RAM | Super RAID 4 with M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 + 1 TB HDD
- Cooling: Cooler Boost 3 Dual Fan cooling
- Connectivity: 6x USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3.0 with Type-C and USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, 1x HDMI, 1x Mini-DisplayPort, DoubleShot Pro NIC with Killer Shield, Killer N1535 WLAN up to 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0
- Keyboard: SteelSeries with 3 zones of backlighting
- Sound: Dynaudio, Subwoofer and Nahimic Audio Enhancer, ESS Sabre Audio DAC
- Cameras: Webcam with microphone (1080p at 30 fps)
- Battery: 9-cell, Li-Ion at 7500 mAh, 83 Wh (integrated)
- Power Adapter: 230 Watt
- Weight: 3.8 kg (with battery)
- Dimensions: 428 (L) x 294 (W) x 48 (H) mm (excluding feet)
- Includes 12 Months Premium License for XSplit Gamecaster