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MSI Gaming GT72/GT72S 6QE (Dominator Pro G)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of MSI Gaming GT72/GT72S 6QE (Dominator Pro G). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the energy efficiency and sound. The design and screen also get good feedback. Many are critical about the size and battery, while reviews about the reliability and image quality are mixed.

performance, screen, design, sound, energy

price, keyboard, portability, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI Gaming GT72/GT72S 6QE (Dominator Pro G) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI Gaming GT72/GT72S 6QE (Dominator Pro G)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of MSI Gaming GT72/GT72S 6QE (Dominator Pro G) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and energy efficiency are generally positive. The screen and sound are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the performance, while the price and image quality get less positive reviews.

design, sound, screen, energy, reliability

portability, usability, image quality, price

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GT72S 6QF Dominator Pro G Dragon 004-HID5 17.3" (Dragon Red / i7-6820HK 2.7-3.6GHz / GTX 980 8GB (Desktop) / G-SYNC / 1024GB RAID PCIe SSD + 2TB HMSI GT72S 6QF Dominator Pro G Dragon 004-HID5 17.3" (Dragon Red / i7-6820HK 2.7-3.6GHz / GTX 980 8GB (Desktop) / G-SYNC / 1024GB RAID PCIe SSD + 2TB H

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for MSI Gaming GT72/GT72S 6QE (Dominator Pro G)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of MSI Gaming GT72/GT72S 6QE (Dominator Pro G) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the size and screen. The durability and design are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the price.

performance, design, durability, screen, size

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GT72 6QE-033US Dominator Pro G 17.3-Inch Laptop, Aluminum BlackMSI GT72 6QE-033US Dominator Pro G 17.3-Inch Laptop, Aluminum Black

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

MSI GT72S Dragon review: What it takes to get a laptop to game like a desktop

 

Want happens if you jam a GeForce GTX 980 into a laptop? You get something like the MSI GT72S Dragon, a no-compromises PC in portable clothing. Don't yawn, gamers: This is the real deal.

Desktop graphics performance ; Overclockable Skylake CPU ; G-sync monitor helps smooth out low frame rates

Thumb buttons on trackpad difficult to push ; Expensive and most don't need 32GB of RAM

There’s no question the GT72S Dragon is kick-ass in performance. You’re getting pretty much desktop-level performance without any compromises in gaming, compute and storage. It’s also not very cheap: The configuration I received notches $3,100 into...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G Notebook Review

 

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.

Core i7 6820HK with optional overclocking, bright and high-contrast IPS panel, GTX 980M with 8 GByte GDDR5 VRAM, many and well-distributed interfaces, moderate emissions, Blu-ray burner, superb sound, DDR4 RAM, NVMe SSD, USB 3.1, G-Sync

fan temporarily gets loud when switching the shift mode, touchpad's surface is a matter of taste, manual graphics switching requires rebooting, unusual keyboard layout, heavy and extremely thick chassis, rather moderate Wi-Fi range, lid could be...

MSI has tuned its successful 17-inch GT72 flagship in the right places. More CPU power, twice the video memory, DDR4 RAM, NVMe SSD, and Nvidia's G-Sync technology are definitely welcome. Although the chassis is still relatively heavy and big, the...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (cnet.com.au)

MSI's new gaming PCs are outrageous

 

Consider the GT72S Tobii, a beefy gaming laptop with Tobii's eye tracking hardware baked right in. We gave the GT72S Tobii's eye-tracking a shot back in June at Computex 2015, and it didn't disappoint. Three infrared sensors sit below the laptop's...

There's no word on a price, detailed specifications or a release date, so we'll need to see this one in the flesh to get the rest of the details.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jarred Walton (maximumpc.com)

MSI GT72S with GTX 980

 

MSI's Dragon Army is ready to take on all contenders with their new mobile powerhouse

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT72S 6QE-044UK

 

All around player

Battery life,

Feb, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT72S 6QE-044UK

 

Very fast load times with the SSD Runs games such as Rainbow 6 Siege and Fallout 4 flawlessly Surprisingly quiet and cooled efficiantly Very nice monitor, 75hz is a nice addition Back-lit keyboard is very nice and good to type on Actually has 16gb RAM,...

Pretty heavy, not really a problem if you're a big person, but can see how someone with a lighter frame may struggle to lug this thing around all day :P Fingerprint magnet Comes with a lot of semi useless bloatware Battery life is pretty poor, but its...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT72S 6QE-044UK

 

GTX980M is great, and the price 1400+ is very nice

Windows 10? Haha

May, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT72S 6QE-044UK

 

everything

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT72S 6QE-044UK

 

Performance, Cooling system, Windows 10 with 12 Directx,

Fixed battery and CPU.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT72S 6QE-044UK

 

This thing runs The Division like a dream, bought a 3.1 type c thunderbolt 3 cable and playing it on my LG 4k tv,runs smooth.

Not found one yet....

Apr, 2016
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Nahimic Audio Enhancer / Nahimic sound technology
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:9

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):64
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi

Other features

Audio system:Nahimic Audio Enhancer / Nahimic sound technology
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:5 / 6
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:230

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):24.1 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236 / Intel HM170
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HK
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Long-Range Intel RealSense Camera: No
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 88969
Processor code:SR2FL / SR2FQ
Processor package size:42
Short-Range Intel RealSense Camera: No
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 2024

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:29.4 / 294
Height :4.8 / 48
Weight:3.78
Width:42.8 / 428