MSI Computers have shifted to Gaming market and gotten more and more attention in recent years.
Couple years ago, I found out that expanding MSI product line not only enhance various products but also elevate MSI repute in users mind.
Recently, MSI has published a high end 18” Gaming Laptop featuring mechanical backlit Keyboard which catches eyes .
The original 17” GT70 has been replaced by whole new GT72 since last quarter, 2014.



Today’s major character is new GT72, which separate into two editions due to market segmentation.
Featuring nVIDIA GTX 970M along with 256GB SSD: GT72 2QD Dominator
Featuring nVIDIA GTX 980M along with 512GB SSD: GT72 2QE Dominator Pro
There are several editions of GT72 2QE Dominator Pro:
GT72 2QE Dominator Pro using 512GB SSD; luxurious edition does not serve headset, mouse, backpack and more accessories.
Today’s major character uses highest level limited edition of GT72, CPU uses much higher class than Intel Core i7-4710HQ.


First of all, look up top of GT72, made by Mg-Li metal.
With brush metal and aesthetics lines inspired by matte black racing cars .Of course, MSI logo and Dragon Gaming badge are indispensable.
Compare to GT70, GT72 is much slim and light; dimensions the system is (WxDxH) 428 X 294 X 48mm and weighs 3.78KG.


GT72 goes with 17.3″ screen .The exclusive backpack size is much larger than 14-15.6”s’.
The appearances of backpack are: design with black, Dragon Gaming badge on front and two red line on broadside.


Picture of backpack back side, there are many specifics design for more protected and so does the inside of backpack.
It might seem a little heavy when carry it; however as long as being adjusted, you will feel better protection.


Packaging and Bundle:
Bundles with usual documentation – manual, two-year warranty and drivers software disc ;
Delta Electronics 230w model ,power code , MSI gaming mouse pad, keyboard projector skin ,
SteelSeries KINZU V2 gaming mouse , SteelSeries SIBERIA V2 headset.


Underneath of GT72 is a lot different than GT70, which laminar casing with huge area of red ventilation outlets.
The battery of GT72 has been switched into irremovable and featuring 9-Cell, 87Wh Lithium-ion battery.
Using a 2.1 sub system based around, and bottom right of red block is where the XBS bass place.


B-side goes with a FHD (1920?1080) non-glare display and it is an 17.3″ screen with LED backlight technology which comforts your eyes while using in a long time.
The webcam at the top of the screen is capable of 1080p at 30FPS and array mics on two sides with digital mic support.


C-side is a place where usually be touched by hands.
The above red-spot area of C-side is speakers – collaboration with Dynaudio(there would be details on following review).
The trackpad and tray is made by plastic while other place is made by metals with texture, it great artistic temperament.


The new design on left side is shot-cut function button.
From top to down : Power Button , GPU manual switch Button , Cooler Boost Button , Gamercaster Live Streaming , and SteelSeries Engine .
GPU manual switch Button: Users could manually switch from the describe GPU to the I-GP on processor.
Cooler Boost Button: Cooler Boost 3 is used to manually kick up the fan speed to provide more cooling and performance potential.
There are three modes can be easily switched to "Sport" (maximum power) – fan noise above 50dBA, "Comfort" (limited GPU clock),
or "Green" (limited CPU & GPU power) – fan noise below 45dBA via FN + F7.