MSI GT72 DOMINATOR G-1668 – Review

Features:

  • Quad Core i7-5700HQ 2.7 GHz (Turbo 3.5 GHz)
  • GeForce GTX970M GPU with 3 GB RAM.
  • 16 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • 1024 GB HDD Disc
  • 17.3-Inch Full-HD IPS Display.
  • Windows 10
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Performance in Games

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Features

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Quality & Design

  • Total 89.5%

GT72 DOMINATOR is a 1500$ gaming laptop manufactured by MSI with killer specs and great performance. The laptop supports a Intel Core i7 clocked at 2.7 GHz, NVIDIA Geforce GTX970M GPU, 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM and 1000 GB hard drive at 7200 RPM.

PERFORMANCE IN GAMES


CPU

Intel i7-5700HQ Processor clocked 2.7GHz has been used for the CPU a powerful processor which is a standard in majority of the gaming laptops in the present day.

GPU

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5 RAM is the graphics processor provided on the laptop .It is very powerful processor and the best you can get in this price range.

RAM

The laptop is provided 16GB DDR3 RAM which is very good for playing most of the games and to top it off, MSI has provided 2 more slots for up to 32GB RAM which is great for expansion.

Roaring graphics and immense RAM provides you the best in class performance while gaming. The laptop could use SSD disk or SSD cache but you can’t have everything.

  • Performance in Games 85%

FEATURES


Screen

The laptop supports a 17.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Display. The screen has good colour reproduction with good viewing angles. The matte anti-glare coating on the display will provide you a good outdoor gaming experience.

Connection and Ports

On the back you have 2 mini display ports, a full size HDMI port, a killer E2200GB Ethernet port and an AC power port. With those 3 video ports you can have 3 different displays running at the same time along with the laptop’s display.

The right hand side of the laptop you have 2 more USB 3.0 and a blue ray drive

The left hand side you have 4 USB 3.0 ports, 4 audio jacks and a SD card reader.

Keyboard

With the laptop you get a steel series keyboard with a 10 key numeric keypad. The keyboard is very pleasing to type and game on. The tactile feedback of the keyboard has been very good. The keyboard is backlit improvised with 24 different variations and options.MSI has provided 3 different brightness levels low, medium and high settings. The laptop is provided with a wide track pad and 2 dedicated left and right buttons. The top border of the track pad is backlit helping in the low light usage.

To the left of the keyboard there are a series of keys specific to the MSI laptops. The first is the power bottom; the second is the graphics switcher, next is the cooler boost 3 which will enable the fan to run at maximum speed to provide cooler temperatures, followed by the x split game caster button and a bottom the enable you to change the colour of the back lights and the front lights.

Audio

The laptop features sound by Dinoaudio. The speakers have good sound quality for the mids and highs and a great kick from the bottom sub-woofer.

Storage

The laptop is provided with 1024 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive

Battery Life Time

: The laptop has a battery life of 3 to 3 and half hours of battery life on a full battery charge.

  • Features & Use Comfort 96%

QUALITY & DESIGN


The laptop has an all plastic built with brushed aluminium finish on the lid. The lid is provided with a MSi logo that glows. The lid brushed aluminium finish with the MSI logo. It has very nice appearance, the laptop is all back with a little bit of red. The laptop has the similar aesthetics to that of most MSI laptops. The laptop has a very sturdy built. The laptop is a little thick on the hinge end and sleeker on the other end. The laptop has an over on brilliant quality.

Noise:

The fan noise is minimal on the light usage but using graphically intensive games there is a considerable amount. This however would not be an issue with use of headphones.

Temperature:

MSI have provided separate cooling vents for the CPU and GPU on the back of the laptop. This optimises the cooling of the laptop while gaming. In addition to the two vents there is a red vent present at the bottom of the laptop which enhances the cooling .Hence on light to normal usage the laptop doesn’t not heat but on intensive gaming a slightly high temperate is obtained.

Weight:

The laptop has dimensions 16.85 x 11.57 x 1.89 inches and weighs 8.4 pounds which makes the laptop quite heavy to carry around.

  • Quality & Design 92%
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MY THOUGHTS


If you are looking for a laptop with the ultimate gaming performance under 1500 $ then MSI GT72 DOMINATOR G-1445 is the laptop for you.

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Pros:

  • Antiglare IPS display
  • An interesting and modern look
  • Good processor
  • Good and strong GPU
  • Large hard drive
  • Good cooling
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Cons:

  • Battery life time
  • Weight
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