MSI GT72 Dominator(-019) 17.3″ Gaming Laptop with 6th Gen Intel Core, Nvidia 970M

MSI GT72 Dominator(-019) 6th Gen Intel Core 9S7-178211-019

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.

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Specifications of the MSI GT72 Dominator(-019)

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Screen Size


Screen Resolution

1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)



Other Display Specs

IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i7-6820HK 6th Gen Skylake Quad-Core 2.7-3.6GHz 8MB Cache

Graphics (GPU)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M “Maxwell” 3GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video Card

System Memory (RAM)



1000GB (1TB) HDD

DVD Optical Drive

DVD writer


Backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with physical buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers with subwoofer
Separate mic and headphones audio jacks





Ethernet LAN





1 x USB-C
6 x USB 3.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI
1 x mini DisplayPort

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)




8.4 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 10 Home



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