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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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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
  • Verified Owner
  • 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.

READ FULL REVIEW
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
  • Verified Owner
  • 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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Display Name: Blake M.

Date Joined: 12/08/03

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