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MSI Gaming GT72VR (6RD / 6RE)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of MSI Gaming GT72VR (6RD / 6RE). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and durability. The screen and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the size and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI Gaming GT72VR (6RD / 6RE) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator Pro Notebook Review


Faster performance, cooler temperatures. If size and weight aren't concerns, then the GT72VR is your best bet with GTX 1060 graphics. Surface temperatures and fan noise are both low for a gaming notebook.

decent surface and core temperatures when gaming ; comfortable and quiet SteelSeries backlit keyboard ; easy serviceability; upgradeable GPU ; relatively quiet fans when gaming ; strong chassis

no graphics switching, Thunderbolt 3, or NVMe ; major backlight bleeding on our test unit ; relatively short battery life ; no dedicated Macro keys ; fans always active

The GT72 chassis may be aging, but its hardware and versatility shouldn't be overlooked. Its cooling system can handle GPUs far more power-hungry than the GTX 1060, so the GT72VR 6RD runs cooler and quieter than other gaming systems with the same...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

MSI GT72VR 6RE-015US Notebook Review


Pascal power. The GT72S has been renewed as the GT72VR in time for Nvidia's all-powerful mobile Pascal series. While some new features have been added, a few have also been removed to make room for the higher-end GT73VR.

very fast graphics performance from Pascal ; good sound quality; dedicated subwoofer ; updated Dragon system utility software ; 120 Hz and 5 ms response time option ; relatively cool operating temperatures ; upgradeable GPU (MXM 3.0 slot) ; strong...

3x M.2 slots removed; no more NVMe support ; no desktop-class Skylake CPU options ; slight-moderate backlight bleeding ; manual graphics switch removed ; no individually backlit keys ; Thunderbolt 3 removed ; thick design; bulky ; fans always active

The star of the show here in the GTX 1070 Pascal GPU. The mobile Maxwell series only scratched the surface of 4K gaming despite the fact that many manufacturers were pushing 4K onto gaming notebooks that clearly couldn't handle most titles on such high...

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (

Very disappointing Gaming Laptop!


You cannot play games properly on this Gaming Laptop as it crashes to the desktop within 20-30 seconds of playing a game/benchmark. It has serious thermal issues as it rises easily over 70c after approx 15 seconds of gaming and throttles the GTX1070...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (

A mixed bag... A Powerful GPU handicapped by a bad hard drive


This laptop has a lot of great features but has been crippled by a poor choice of hard drive. Let's start with the positives. It has a great screen - it's a 75 Hz screen with G-Sync to prevent tearing. Colours are amazing and viewing angles are good....

May, 2017

Consumer review (

Great laptop


Best laptop for gaming and for everything I reccomend

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:3 / 6
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio


Battery Capacity:7500
Battery capacity (Watt hours):83
Battery life (max):83
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:9


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera signal format:1080p
Video capturing speed:30


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


3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No


CUDA:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA 3D Vision:Y / Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
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 model:Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


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


Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM


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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: 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-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:230


Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel® HM170
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
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 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

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 Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / 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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / 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
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 88969 / I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HK
Processor code:SR2FL / SR2FQ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


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


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 2000
HDD interface:SATA / SATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express 3.0, Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:M.2 / PCI Express 3.0,Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 2128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:28.7 / 287 / 29.4 / 294
Height :4.8 / 48 / 58
Height (front):2.4
Height (rear):4.9
Weight:3.78 / 3.85 / 3.9
Width:42.8 / 428