MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator-033 17.3-inch

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The MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator-033 is a bestselling 2016 gaming laptop from MSI that has been praised for its VR support, G-SYNC display, fast sixth generation Intel processor, dedicated 10-series NVIDIA graphics and for its aggressive gaming looks. However, the 256GB SSD is far too small for newer games and apps, and the MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator-033 also features an odd amount of RAM. Luckily both the M.2 SSD and the RAM can easily be upgraded to increase the Dominator’s performance for hardcore gaming or more intensive apps.


  • NVIDIA GTX 1060
  • Full-HD display with G-SYNC
  • Powerful i7 CPU
  • VR ready
  • Good keyboard


  • Battery life
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Odd amount of RAM
  • Smaller SSD

Bottom Line

The MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator-033 offers powerful hardware for the hardcore gamer, but the tiny 256GB SSD will fill up almost instantly with the size of modern apps and games.

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Critic Reviews

  • 90
    LaptopMag August 15, 2016

    The MSI GT62 Dominator Pro combines VR-ready graphics, blistering transfer speeds and a gorgeous gaming-optimized display in a 15-inch chassis.

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  • NotebookCheck September 15, 2016

    If size and weight aren't concerns, then the GT72VR is your best bet with GTX 1060 graphics. Surface temperatures and fan noise are both low for a gaming notebook.

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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 6GB Dedicated
RAM 16GB DDR4 2133MHz
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight8.3 lbs
Battery Life5.25 hours
Hard Drive 1256 SSD
Hard Drive 21024 HDD 7200
Display Size17.3 inch
Display TypeIPS
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyLED backlit | In-plane switching
Connectivity6x USB3.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C | HDMI | Mini DisplayPort | Killer Gigabit Ethernet | Killer AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.1
AudioStereo speakers | 5w Sub woofer | Dynaudio system
WebcamHD 720p
Additional FeaturesSteelSeries backlight keyboard, multi touch, SD (XC / HC) card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)16.85 x 11.57 x 1.88
Warranty1 year
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