MSI GT72 Dominator G-831 17.3-inch

Positive Reviews
(as of 10-07-2020 00:01 UTC) Details
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  • Powerful hardware
  • Great sound
  • USB Type-C


  • Price
  • Poor battery life
  • No UHD display
  • Bulky

Bottom Line

One of MSI’s best value for money GT range laptops, but the bulky design and poor battery life make it destined to be a desktop replacement.

The GT range is MSI’s top of line laptop range, meaning that all of their GT laptops offer a superior gaming experience. With most of their GT range costing over $2000, the GT72S Dominator Pro G-037 offers great performance at a slightly lower price point. Featuring an unlocked 6th generation Skylake processor, SSD hard drive and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M the GT72S Dominator Pro G-037 will offer a desktop gaming experience. The Dynaudio sound system includes a subwoofer, but it won’t offer heavy bass for EDM music lovers.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 80
    LaptopMag November 10, 2014

    The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro gaming laptop delivers first-class speed and performance with excellent audio and a customizable keyboard.

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  • 80
    PCMag July 5, 2015

    The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1438 gaming laptop improves 3D-animation speed and quality with the combo of a fifth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M graphics with G-Sync. With smooth 3D rendering, it eliminates the glitchy artifacts that could take you out of the game.

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Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 3GB Dedicated
RAM 16GB DDR4 2133
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight8.4 lbs
Battery Life3.25 hours
Hard Drive 11024 HDD 7200
Hard Drive 2128 SSD
Display TechnologyLED backlit | In-plane switching
Connectivity6x USB 3.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C | Mini-Display port| HDMI | Bluetooth 4.1 | Killer WiFi | Killer Ethernet
AudioStereo speakers 3W | sub woofer | Dynaudio Tech
WebcamFHD 1080p
Additional Featuresmemory card reader, Steel Series Full-color backlit keyboard
Dimension (LxWxH)16.85 x 11.57 x 1.89

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