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MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB Aug 2015
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16 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website notebookcheck.com scored this notebook PC 89%. This puts this gaming laptop in the top 1% of all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year when ranked by average expert review score.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago only have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (32 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB.

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Good Brand

We checked 786 user and expert reviews for MSI portable PCs and found that on average MSI has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that MSI has good reviews specifically for its gaming laptops.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This portable PC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most gaming laptops that were released one year ago support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,866MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.6GHz. The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 also have a front camera.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of laptop.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 is a six USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 only have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and type range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB.

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Nine Battery Cells

The GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has more battery cells than most of the gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666. Most of the gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 only have between four and eight battery cells, however this portable PC has nine battery cells.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 300 megahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. At only 1,050 megahertz, the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is in fact the worst processor family across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family across similar types of laptop.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. At 3.8 kilograms, the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Thick

The heights of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 range from 17mm to 49mm. With a height of 48 millimeters, the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 is one of the thicker similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666

Released Over a Year Ago

MSI released the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has a fairly average screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,128 gigabyte, the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
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Processor
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Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA G-SYNC
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
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Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(1)
11 October 2015

MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G, Testgerät zur Verfügung gestellt von MSI Deutschland.MSI tunt das erfolgreiche 17-Zoll-Flagschiff GT72 genau an den richtigen Stellen. Mehr CPU-Power, ein...

Nice display with GSync
Solid gaming performance for the price
Plenty of ports
Cutting edge specs like Intel Broadwell
NVIDIA Gsync
A bit heavy and bulky
Small solidstate drive
Touch pad could be more responsive
Nature of the big beastit's heavy and large compared to standard laptops
Trackpad could be better

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 8 December 2014 by Christopher C.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this as a low cost travel companion. For that purpose I'm extremely happy. The only way I'd recommend this as an only computer is if it was for a child. I knew that this price range would... Read more…

Low price
Light weight
Decent performance, price considered
Fanless, no moving parts inside whatsoever
I own a computer repair shop. This laptop was purchased for two reasons: it's the cheapest usable laptop on the market (with at least one USB 3.0 port) that our customers might purchase, and we needed
Worst screen I've ever owned(Cost it a fifth star
Touchpad can be a little difficult
Interesting observation: this computer is literally a Chromebook motherboard with a proper PC UEFI BIOS and keyboard. This explains some of the caveats I'm about to dump on your head
NOTHING INTERNAL CAN BE UPGRADED. PERIOD. The CPU, SSD, and RAM are all BGA components soldered directly to the motherboard. Need more speed, disk space, or memory in the future You'll be buying a who
The hard drive in this laptop is a 32GB eMMC "solid-state drive" which is technically correct but implies that there's an advanced SSD controller involved, but the truth is that the single-chip SSD is

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gt72dpg1666
Barcodes 00824142119297
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