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MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G-219 G-Sync Gaming Laptop 6th Generation Intel Core i7 6820HK (2.70 GHz) 16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 128 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8 GB GDDR5 17.3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very fast with nearly instant boot time (literally 6 seconds).
Some of the best hardware you can get in a laptop for the money.
The screen is very bright with vivid colors.
Has a button to turn fans to 100% when gaming. When disabled you can barely hear the fans.
Good full sound from the speakers.
Keyboard is one of the better ones I've used.
It has decent battery life for what it is, around 2 hours gaming or 3+ hours when the graphics card isn't needed.

Cons: It's big, heavy, and loud when the fans are at full but I expected this.
Can only set the colors of sections on the keyboard rather than individual keys.
The killer network drivers are junk, if you mess with them you will have a bad time. I removed the killer network software and it took many tries to get the drivers to work properly.
Lots of software bloat to remove like most laptops.
A little light bleeds from the top of the LCD screen, only noticeable when completely black. This is a common issue with almost all LED displays and it's minor compared to others I've seen.

Other Thoughts: For many months I've looked for a portable to replace the gaming PCs I usually build. I'm replacing a PC with the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU, Nvidia 660TI 2GB GPU, and 8 gigs of memory. As I expected it surpassed the PCs performance in every way.

I've been using this laptop for coding, video editing, graphics design, and gaming. I've been playing GTA V, Fallout 4, and Assassin's Creed Syndicate (free w/ the laptop). It's able to run all these games with the highest settings and AA and it never drops below 40 fps.

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SHARKOON 000SKDGMP DarkGlider Gaming Mat
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs It's alright 03/04/2013

This review is from: SHARKOON 000SKDGMP DarkGlider Gaming Mat

Pros: This is a very well made mouse pad, it will likely last a long time. It's smooth on top and rubber on the bottom so it doesn't slide around on the desk.

Cons: It rates at 50% data loss using the Mionix NAOS 8200 surface analyzer. I get the same thing on a piece of wood. Ironically I get only 10% loss on the rubber backing. I actually found it frustrating to use it with this mouse so I'm going to replace it. The data loss I experience makes it somewhat unpredictable and not good for gaming.

Other Thoughts: I was mostly interested due to the build quality and wasn't disappointed however the performance is another matter. It may work better with mice using different sensors.

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MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectX 11 N660TI PE 2GD5/OC 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It runs very cool and quiet and you can tell why when you see the fans, heat pipes, and heat sinks on the thing. It's definitely above what most other cards come with stock.

I've been able to max out all the settings in Borderlands 2 and Guild Wars 2 and not drop below 50-60 fps. This is stock speeds and running a resolution of 1920x1200 and v-sync off. I haven't tried overclocking yet because I haven't needed to but based on how cool it runs stock I'm sure it could go far.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: At the time it was the best card I could get for the money and I think I made the right choice. You shouldn't be disappointed with this card.

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Blake M.'s Profile

Display Name: Blake M.

Date Joined: 12/08/03

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 06/05/08
  • Last Review: 01/05/16
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