MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G (-034) 17.3″ Gaming Laptop with 6th Gen Intel Core, Nvidia 980M

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-034 with 6th Gen Intel Core

The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G (-034) or 9S7-178211-034 is a high-end 17.3-inch gaming notebook PC which features the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7 Skylake processor and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M dedicated video card. Besides the new CPU, other innovations in comparison to the previous version is addition of DDR4 memory and USB-C “Super Port”.

The 034 / 9S7-178211-034 is currently the only available configuration of the Skylake-based GT72 Dominator Pro G series. The included processor is the quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ. The GT72 Dominator Pro G is also expected to be available i7-6820HK which is the first laptop-use CPU with overclocking support and the fastest on the market. As opposed to the GT72 Dominator with the GeForce GTX 970M 3GB video card, the Pro G version includes the more powerful GTX 980M 4GB, adds solid state drive storage besides the standard hard drive, and includes Nvidia G-Sync display technology. The Dominator Pro G (-034) comes with a 1-Terabyte 7,200rpm HDD, coupled with 256GB of M.2 SSD storage, as well as 24GB of DDR4 2133MHz system memory and a DVD burner. The notebook allows not only RAM and storage upgrades, but also video card replacements.

The Full HD screen is based on IPS technology to ensure wide viewing angles, while True Color technology is there to enhance color accuracy and overall image quality.

The SteelSeries-branded keyboard with isle-style keys has customizable backlight with wide color range, programmable keys, and anti-ghosting to detect simultaneous multiple key presses.

For sound, there are Dynaudio stereo speakers with subwoofer, dedicated bass, speaker, and headset amplifiers, and Nahimic 3D surround sound technology.

MSI’s new “Super Port” is actually a USB-C 3.1 connector. The PC maker advertises its fast data transfer rates of up to 800MB/s, support for up to two external displays at Ultra HD 4K resolution via a converter cable, and portable charging power up to 5V/3A.

The rest of the specs sheet shows a robust connectivity and networking capabilities. There are HDMI port and a mini DisplayPort video outputs, six USB 3.0 ports, gaming-centric Killer DoubleShot Pro networking technology with Killer Gigabit Ethernet wired LAN Killer 802.11AC WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, a Full HD web camera, and SD card reader.

With its 9-cell battery, the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G (-034) / 9S7-178211-034 weighs 8.4 pounds. The aluminum-topped chassis has a profile of 1.9″.

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Specifications of the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G (-034)

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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 i7-6700HQ 6th Gen Skylake quad-core 2.6-3.5GHz 6MB cache (~8,000 PassMark CPU benchmark points)

Graphics (GPU)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M “Maxwell” 4GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video Card

System Memory (RAM)



1000GB (1TB) HDD + 256GB SSD

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)

Other Features

Nvidia G-Sync technology




8.4 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 10 Home



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