MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G Seagate Seven
MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G
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.