MSI GT72 gaming laptop hits the stores

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 22 2014 @ 15:19 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
MSI presents the GT72, a new gaming laptop with Intel's Core i7 "Haswell" processor and high-end graphics:
Taipei Taiwan – MSI, the leading gaming computer innovator and manufacturer, announced the latest “GT72 Dominator/Pro gaming laptops featuring NVIDIA’s powerful GeForce GTX880M (Dominator Pro) and GTX870M (Dominator) graphics. With brush metal and aesthetics lines inspired by matte black racing super cars, the new GT72 gaming notebook is designed to be the overwhelming dominator of the cyber world. The cutting-edge features, groundbreaking performance, and innovative gaming experience of MSI's gaming laptops are dominating gamers’ battlefield with MSI gaming DNA. It is believed that the new GT72 Dominator/Pro will be steadily winning over extreme gamers around the world during 2014.

Eric Kuo, vice president global sales & marketing, MSI Notebook, points out, "As a reaction of the booming competing gaming market, there has been an increasing number of heavy-load games, so gamers are demanding more in terms of graphics, functions, and other design features specifically for gamers. MSI has heard their desire and responded with numerous breakthroughs and innovations. The outcome has been gaming laptops with the latest processor and graphics card on the market, most advanced and rich array of gaming features, and better gamer-friendly experience." NVIDIA GeForce GTX880M/GTX870M discrete graphics card

The top-of-the-line new gen NVIDIA GeForce GTX880M/GTX870M graphics card provides gaming performance at "the speed of light" and with incredible realistic image detail. It boasts more than 15% better performance on 3D Mark 11 standard tests over similar level gaming computers of the previous generation as the GTX780M and GTX770M. The lightning-fast antialiasing provides crisper, smoother graphics on all 3D games, giving you a superior extreme gaming experience on top-end gaming platforms.

Launch key for independent graphics switch
Along with the function keys, an exclusive GPU on/off button has been designed to switch the discrete and integrated graphic function. The enthusiasts can identify which graphic are used by its button lighting.

Super RAID 3 technology with 4 SSD RAID 0
Featuring the exclusive technology made by MSI, named Super Raid 3, the data read/write speed of the storage will reach 1600MB/sec or more, with 4 SSD's combined on RAID 0. Super Raid 3 is no wonder the most advanced storage technology considered both big capacity and high efficiency.

Killer DoubleShot Pro with smart teaming
Cooler Boost 3 dual thermal system is made for next generation extreme performance CPU's and graphics, this feature designed with an independent launch key on the left side of keyboard, user will be easier to call this program at a glance with 1 touch. Cooler Boost 3 with boosted fan speed, could decrease the CPU temperature around 8~10 degrees Celsius and GPU temperature around 4~5 degrees Celsius, the noise will be lower than most of the gaming notebooks.

Cooler Boost 3; better performance, less noise
MSI GT72 Dominator/Pro is the 1st laptop in the world who features Killer DoubleShot Pro. The Killer Double Shot Pro supports both Killer Gb LAN and WiFi 802.11ac protocol and average latency improvement is 3.5 times than others who support 802.11ac as well. It also has Smart Teaming function which will be operated by Killer Network Manager to optimize the bandwidth usage combined with WiFi and Gb LAN at the same time.

Enhanced Sound by Dynaudio speakers with new level fidelity sound
Cooperating with world’s leading speaker company Dynaudio, the whole new designed GT72 is packing the latest 2 channel speakers with 1 subwoofer, giving an absolutely authentic sound and gaming experience. The signal has been enhanced up to 50% sound detail and up to 10dB; people who play games or enjoy movies will absolutely be immersed in the perfect system with outstanding sound effect.

XSplit Gamecaster: Best Live Streaming App for Gamers
MSI GT72 comes with the latest online streaming software, the XSplit Gamecaster. The independent launch key on the left side of keyboard make it easier for user to launch the program in one touch.It’s the recording and streaming App for gamers, and let gamers easily show their own gaming moments and share the live gameplay sessions with friends, family, or the world through Twitch, Youtube, UStream and more.

Gaming keyboard by SteelSeries with backlitkey
Exclusive keyboard position and golden triangle layout to offer faster and longer-lasting keyboard action. MSI has improved the resilience and tactile feedback of each and every key. Users will no longer have to deal with flimsy keys.

Sound Blaster Cinema 2 enhanced wrap around sound
All MSI gaming laptops this year feature upgraded Sound Blaster Cinema 2 wrap around sound, making the already cutting-edge Sound By Dynaudio 2.1 channel sound system, even better with optimized software solutions in particular for wrap around sound, human voices, virtual bass, and low quality audio sources. Sound Blaster Cinema and MSI's superior sound system complement each other exceptionally well.

Matrix multi-display presents 3+1 monitors usage
Matrix display features up to 3 external displays with up to 4K resolution, allowing you to output to 3 displays simultaneously using HDMI 1.4 and dual Mini Display-Port 1.2. Users can out put these displays and work with multi-tasks at the same time. (Overall 4 monitors include notebook’s monitor on GT72).
GT72 Dominator / Pro specifications:
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1
  • LED Backlight Display: 17.3" Full HD (1920x1080), matted panel
  • Processor: The 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
  • Memory Type: DDR3L, up to 1600MHz, 4 DIMM, max 32GB
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 880M / GDDR5 8GB (Dominator Pro) or GeForce GTX 870M / GDDR5 6GB (Dominator)
  • Hard Disk Capacity: From single HDD up to 512GB Super RAID 3 + 1TB HDD 7200rpm
  • Keyboard: Full-color backlight, Keyboard by SteelSeries
  • Optical Disk Drive: BD Writer / DVD Super Multi
  • USB 3.0/2.0
  • Card Reader
  • Video output: HDMI 1.4 / 2x MINI DisplayPort 1.2
  • Mic-in/Headphone out
  • LAN/WiFi: Killer DoubleShot Pro
  • Bluetooth v4.0 Wcam Full HD type (30fps@1080p) Batt 9-Cell Li-Ion 83wHr Power Adapter 230W Dimension (WxDxH) 428(W) x 294(D) x 48(H)mm Weight 3.78Kg (w/ Batt) MSI GT72

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