MSI GT72 Dominator(-019) 17.3″ Gaming Laptop with 6th Gen Intel Core, Nvidia 970M
MSI has updated recently the GT72 Dominator high-end 17.3-inch Nvidia GTX 970M GPU-based gaming notebook series by adding the latest 6th Generation Intel Core Skylake processor, DDR4 memory, and USB-C “Super Port” to it.
Currently there’s only one updated configuration available – the MSI GT72 Dominator-019, also listed as 9S7-178211-019. It’s a basic one, since it lacks Nvidia G-Sync display technology and additional solid state drive storage besides the standard hard drive. These features are available on the Pro G version with a faster GTX 980M GPU.
The MSI GT72 Dominator(-019) 9S7-178211-019 has the higher-end Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 3GB GDDR5 video card as the most important laptop part gaming-wise. However, the star of the show is the brand new Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, which is an overclockable quad-core chip and the fastest mobile CPU ever. The notebook comes with 16GB of DDR4 2133MHz system memory, which is expandable to whooping 64GB. Hard drive size is 1 Terabyte. The HDD spins at 7,200rpm. The notebook has four M.2 SATA slots, which you can populate with compatible solid state drives, and includes a built-in DVD burner. MSI says the graphics card is upgradeable on this model, besides RAM and storage.
The 17.3” display has Full HD resolution, IPS-powered wide viewing angles, and MSI’s True Color technology which delivers calibrated colors.
The SteelSeries keyboard provides full-color-range backlight, programmable keys, and anti-ghosting to detect simultaneous multiple key presses.
The sound system consists of Dynaudio-branded stereo speakers and a subwoofer. The laptop has dedicated bass, speaker, and headset amplifiers, and Nahimic technology for a realistic surround sound experience.
Technology-wise, another innovation is a USB 3.1 Type-C port, which is on this machine exclusively branded “Super Port”. MSI highlights its up to 800MB/s transfer rates, support for dual 4K external monitors, and portable charging power up to 5V/3A. You can connect more external displays via the standard HDMI port and a mini DisplayPort. The notebook also has six USB 3.0 ports.
Networking is based on Killer DoubleShot Pro technology combining Killer Gigabit Ethernet wired LAN and Killer 802.11 a/c WiFi wireless. The system additionally includes a 1080p web camera, an SD media card reader, Bluetooth 4.1, and a 9-cell battery.
The MSI GT72 Dominator(-019) weighs in at 8.4 pounds and is 1.9” thick.
Specifications of the MSI GT72 Dominator(-019)
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1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)
|Other Display Specs||
IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)
Intel Core i7-6820HK 6th Gen Skylake Quad-Core 2.7-3.6GHz 8MB Cache
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M “Maxwell” 3GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video Card
|System Memory (RAM)||
1000GB (1TB) HDD
|DVD Optical Drive||
Backlit keyboard with numeric pad
|Speakers and Audio||
Stereo speakers with subwoofer
1 x USB-C
1 x HDMI
|Media Card Reader||
Yes (SD card reader)
Windows 10 Home
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