MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Officially Announced

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MSI_GT72As we previously leaked in our sneak peak article, MSI officially unveiled the GT72 Dominator Pro gaming notebook today starting at $2,599.99. The new GT72 Dominator Pro replaces the GT70 Dominator in MSI’s gaming notebook line with a new Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M discrete graphics, Killer DoubleShot Pro, Super RAID, and more.

The GT72 Dominator Pro features a brand new one-piece aluminum chassis design measuring less than 2 inches thick with customizable lighting effects and an all-new cooling system. The updated thermal design now features dual fans for moving hot air away from the notebook to improve system stability and performance while remaining quieter than a single fan moving at higher RPMs.

MSI_GT72_rearOf course, it’s not all about the processor, graphics and cooling system; the GT72 includes up to four M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 which allows read speeds of up to 1600MB/s (15x faster than a 7200RPM hard disk drive) for extreme performance.

The GT72 Dominator Pro is also the first gaming notebook equipped with Killer DoubleShot Pro, combining both Killer E2200 Game Networking and Killer N1525 Wireless-AC to deliver faster data connections by automatically prioritizing which programs should run on which connection, freeing your network’s available bandwidth for lag-free gaming.

As with MSI’s previous gaming notebooks, MSI has once again partnered with SteelSeries to develop a custom LED-backlit keyboard, and the SteelSeries Engine software allows users to customize and program every key. The GT72 Dominator Pro also features a large 17.3-inch Full HD Anti-Reflective screen, MSI’s Audio Boost technology, and Dynaudio speakers with subwoofer.

GT72 Dominator Pro Specs

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Processor

Intel Core i7-4710HQ (2.5GHz to 3.4 GHz w/ turbo Boost)

Operation System

Windows 8.1

Chipset

Intel HM87

Display

17.3″ Full HD Anti-Reflective

Resolution

1920×1080 (16:9)

Graphic

Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M (8G DDR5)

Hard Disk Drive

128GB SSD x 4 RAID 0 + 1TB HDD (7200RPM)

128GB SSD x 2 RAID 0 + 1TB HDD (7200RPM)

Memory

32GB DDR3L 1600MHz

24GB DDR3L 1600MHz

Optical Drive

Blu-ray Disc Burner

LAN / Bluetooth

Killer E2200 Game Networking

Wireless

Killer N1525 Wireless-AC

Card Reader

SD (XC/HC)

Speaker

Dynaudio Premium Speakers w/ Subwoofer

USB

USB 3.0 x 6

HDMI

HDMI 1.4 x 1, mDP x 2

Webcam

1080p FHD

Battery

9 Cell

Keyboard

SteelSeries Programmable Full Color Backlit

Touchpad

Multi touch

Dimension

16.85″ (L) x 11.57″ (W) x 1.88 (H)

Weight (w battery)

8.59 lbs.

MSRP

$2,999.99

$2,599.99

 

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  1. walkindude

    The design is an improvement compared to the older model. This improved design should carry on to other models (GE,GX,GT), both on 15 & 17 inch model.