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MSI Gaming GT72VR 7RE (Dominator Pro)

MSI Gaming GT72VR 7RE (Dominator Pro)
alaScore 92

10 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of MSI Gaming GT72VR 7RE (Dominator Pro). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and durability. The screen and size are also mentioned favorably.

size, screen, durability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI Gaming GT72VR 7RE (Dominator Pro) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

MSI GT72VR 7RE Dominator Pro Notebook Review

 

Gaming machine. MSI's GT72VR 7RE is a powerful 17.3-inch gaming notebook that handles modern games smoothly on the matte Full HD screen. The new Kaby Lake quad-core also leaves a good initial impression. Positive: The noise development is pretty...

matte display ; sturdy chassis with good build quality ; a lot of performance ; SSD + HDD ; M.2 slot with NVMe support ; GPU can be upgraded (MXM 3.0 slot) ; RGB keyboard illumination ; good sound system ; many ports ; easy maintenance ; 120 Hz

no graphics switching (Optimus) ; bulky chassis ; fans are running all the time

The powerful hardware of the GT72VR 7RE can play all modern games in the native Full HD resolution at high up to maximum details. Nvidia's G-Sync technology ensures a smooth presentation on the 120 Hz display. The new Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

MSI GT72VR 7RE Dominator Pro Gaming Laptop Review

 

We take a look at MSI's new 17" GT72VR gaming laptop with Nvidia GTX1070 Graphics and the latest Kaby Lake i7 CPU.

Outstanding onboard audio ; Excellent gaming performance ; Powerful GTX1070 GPU ; Fast Samsung M.2 PCIe SSD ; Dual Storage ; 120Hz Full HD Display

Poor battery life ; Gaming performance heavily restricted under battery power ; Not the cheapest 1070 laptop you will find

Ignoring the price for a moment, the MSI GT72VR 7RE Dominator Pro is a beast of a machine in terms of performance, design and size. Using the new Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ CPU and coupled with the superb GTX1070 GPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a fast Samsung SM951...

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:6

Battery

Battery Capacity:83
Battery capacity (Watt hours):83
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:9

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:230

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
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:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA 3D Vision: Yes
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 32
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

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

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:6
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:230

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-7700HQ / i7-7820HK
Processor boost frequency:3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.8 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i7-7700HQ / i7-7820HK
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:97185 / 97464
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 Home

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Storage media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1128 / 1256 / 1512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6
Height:1.89
Weight:8.33
Width:16.9