MSI GT72S 6QE Dom­i­na­tor Pro G Sea­gate Seven

MSI GT72S 6QE Dom­i­na­tor Pro G

HWM (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS - by Peter Chu

While most gam­ing note­books th­ese days are striv­ing to be as por­ta­ble and pow­er­ful as pos­si­ble, there are still a hand­ful of note­books, such as the MSI GT72S 6QE Dom­i­na­tor Pro G, that still takes pride in be­ing very big, and also ob­scenely pow­er­ful.

As you prob­a­bly would be ex­pect­ing (or de­mand­ing) from a mon­strous, RM11,999 gam­ing ma­chine, the GT72S 6QE is fit­ted with noth­ing less than top-notch hard­ware. It has a siz­able 17.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) wide-an­gle matte dis­play, a 2.7GHz In­tel Core i7-6820HK ‘Sky­lake' pro­ces­sor, a dis­crete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD stor­age combo.

But not ev­ery­thing about the GT72S 6QE is im­pres­sive, though. That's be­cause its key­board, in spite of the fact that it's de­vel­oped by SteelSeries, is quite a let­down. Its chi­clet keys are a lit­tle too soft and mushy for our lik­ing, and they have very lit­tle travel to them.

Con­sid­er­ing its brawny hard­ware, it re­ally shouldn't be a sur­prise that the GT72S 6QE man­aged to non­cha­lantly waltz its way through our suite of bench­marks and games. Over on 3DMark, the brute that is the GT72S 6QE scored a re­spectable 8,292 for the Fire Strike bench­mark, 4,364 for the Fire Strike Ex­treme bench­mark, and 2,297 for the Fire Strike Ul­tra bench­mark. The Unig­ine Heaven bench­mark wasn't a prob­lem for the GT72S 6QE ei­ther, as it man­aged to com­plete it on the Ex­treme pre­set and at a 1080p res­o­lu­tion with an av­er­age frame rate of 42.5 fps.

The same can be said for the PCMark 8 bench­mark, in which the GT72S 6QE scored 4,493, 6,423, and 4,997 for the ac­cel­er­ated Home, Cre­ative, and Work bench­marks, re­spec­tively.

Gam­ing en­thu­si­asts, you should be very happy to know that the GT72S 6QE man­aged to de­vour triple-A ti­tles like Tomb Raider, Fall­out 4, and Hit­man: Ab­so­lu­tion as well, even when all three of them were run­ning at their high­est pos­si­ble graph­ics pre­set, and in Full HD. Hit­man: Ab­so­lu­tion ran the smoothest amongst the three, with an av­er­age frame rate of 60.5 fps. Trail­ing closely be­hind is Tomb Raider and Fall­out 4, both of which ran at an al­most iden­ti­cal av­er­age frame rate of 58.7 fps, and 58.4 fps, re­spec­tively.

All in all, the MSI GT72S 6QE Dom­i­na­tor Pro G has ev­ery­thing that a diehard gam­ing en­thu­si­ast could pos­si­bly want from a gam­ing note­book – es­pe­cially where per­for­mance is con­cerned. But we're not en­tirely sure if they're will­ing to fork out money for one that costs a quar­ter of the price of a car, though.

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