MSI GT72 DOMINATOR PRO G-1438 – Review


  • Intel Core i7-5700HQ 2.7 GHz.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB VRAM.
  • 1 TB 7200rpm HDD and a 128 GB SSD.
  • 17.3 inch Display with Full HD.
  • Windows 10.
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The MSI GT72 DOMINATOR PRO G-1438 is a superb gaming laptop with a fine design and also offers a high quality gaming performance. It has got good display and graphics powered by G-SYNC technology with NVIDIA graphics and as such you get animations and view ensured by its 17.3″ screen.

Its system is driven by a fifth generation “Broadwell” Intel core i7 processor, which is up to the task offering smooth running of the system though not the current technology but it does the trick.

Performance in Games


It has a fifth generation “Broadwell” Intel core i7-5700HQ with a 2.7GHz clock speed and a 3.5GHz Max turbo, this gets the job done ensuring that all instructions are efficiently executed.


The MSI GT72 DOMINATOR PRO G-1438 uses NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M dedicated graphics card with a 4GB VRAM and it offers quality animations and graphics.


It has a 16GB DDR3L SDRAM with a 1.6GHz memory speed which is quite fast and boot up and game loading is fast. It has a 4GB VRAM graphics card.

With more robust games coming up which are demanding in terms of resources: graphics, processor speed and memory, there is need for considering the power of a gaming laptop before purchasing it. The MSI GT72 DOMINATOR PRO G-1438 proves it has the necessary power to handle these games.



It has a 17.3″ screen display with full HD and anti glare with G-SYNC built in technology and a 1920 by 1080 resolution.

Connection and Ports

It has multiple connectivity options, on the right side there are two USB 3.0 ports and a DVD super multi optical drive. On the left there is an SD card reader; a headphone, microphone, line in and line out ports; two more USB 3.0 ports and two USB 3.1 ports. At the back you get an HDMI port, two mini display ports, an Ethernet jack and an AC adapter connector.


It has a 1 TB 7200rpm hard drive and a 128GB SSD.


It has a decent sound system.


The MSI GT72 DOMINATOR PRO G-1438 is made of a black aluminium chassis with red accents.
It has quite the looks with red accents at the top of the lid and a black color to give it that killer look on the inside the lighting is just amazing.


During intensive game play the fans that cool the system makes a little humming noise when rotating.


During game time the bottom of the MSI GT72 DOMINATOR PRO G-1438 gets heated up, but it is cooled with the fans and the hot air is channeled away through the air vents.


At 16.9 by 11.6 by 1.9 inches (HWD) the MSI GT72 DOMINATOR PRO G-1438 is quite heavy at 8.4 pounds and I wouldn’t fancy walking with it around.

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My Thoughts

In my opinion the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1438 is a well-crafted and high performance gaming laptop that gives you the best gaming feel, on the downside is its battery life and weight otherwise is a good gaming laptop.



  • Lots of connection ports
  • Room for upgrades
  • The G-Sync displays smooth 3D graphics
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  • Big and bulky
  • No touch screen
  • Short battery life
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