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General: MSI Unveils GT72 Dominator Pro

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,614MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

MSI has revealed what it is calling a "desktop replacement" in the form of the GT72 Dominator Pro. This mobile gaming laptop features an Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GTX880M and much more all packed into one of the slimmest laptops ever produced by MSI.

The GT72 Dominator Pro showcases a completely redesigned chassis measuring less than 2 inches thick, almost half an inch thinner than its closest competitor and lighter than most desktop replacement notebooks.  Inspired by high-performance exotic cars, the gaming notebook fuses a one-piece aluminum chassis with customizable lighting effects for superb aesthetic pleasure.  MSI’s GT72 Dominator Pro utilizes a frameless pseudo-glass palm rest for superior comfort, has an enlarged seamless track pad for easy scrolling, equipped with quick launch keys including a one-touch stream sharing button via XSplit Gamecaster and gives gamers easy access to upgrade storage and memory.

Find out more about the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro.

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  • TyggsTyggs Syracuse, NYPosts: 412Member Common
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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,363MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    That's one hell of a machine... but that price!
  • SoandsosoSoandsoso Richmond Hill, ONPosts: 533Member

    That's allot of heat. I have a MSI and they had to replace the vid card 2 months in (got an upgrade). Not sure if I was just unlucky and picked up a lemon or it was a heating thing (it does run hot...but all gaming laptops do I hear), but overall I am happy with it.

    When it comes to gaming laptops and shoes, I don't worry about the price.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,783Member Uncommon

    Hooray for paid advertisements that do not involve flash doing obnoxious or malicious things?

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    While it's genuinely high end hardware as laptops go, I'd be very, very wary of the cooling system in any gaming laptop that advertises thinness as a feature.  Gaming laptops are fundamentally a problem of squeezing too much heat into too little space, and making the space available even smaller only makes this worse.

  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    I wish I was rich :(

    Smile

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,209Member Uncommon

    That's definitely high end, but the price is crazy. The cheaper model ($2600) has a weird 24G memory config which makes me wonder. The higher end version ($3000) has 32G of memory which seems more along the normal. It would be a shame to spend $2600 on a system with mismatched memory. I don't know if that's true for sure, but I would find out first before laying out that kind of cash.

    This is much more reasonable but still very robust. Lenovo Y-50UHD. One thing this does that the MSI doesn't is 4k display. Lenovo has some really nice systems out right now.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,209Member Uncommon

    I looked closer at some of their configs on Newegg. For 12G and 24G memory configurations they use 3x4G and 3x8G respectively. Does this pose a problem with imbalanced RAM? I would have thought 2x8 + 2x4 would have been better for 24G. From what I've read on the topic, and that's not a lot, the worst offenders for this are the size pairings like 8G + 4G for 12G. Or is this a non-factor and not really matter anymore?

    One other odd trend I've noticed is that gaming laptops seem more popular than gaming desktops. MSI has all-in-one solutions for gaming desktops and Lenovo has one traditional gaming desktop which isn't bad at all, but not exactly super high end either.

  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member

    If I ever buy another gaming laptop it will be from : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptop-computers/

    Decent prices, they build em right, delivery isn't loco but they are nowhere near as slim and sound like jet engines when doing legit gaming (know from watching a colleague of mine who has a mid range 15 inch one, good lil beast and easy to self service too ).

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  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon

    Nice, but you had better have a fireproof lap.

    Personally I can build a better desktop for half that price.  I guess if you need portable....

    As to the comments about memory, I don't know a game yet that uses 8gb, might be in the future, but anything beyond 16gb is just a waste of money.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,783Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr

    I looked closer at some of their configs on Newegg. For 12G and 24G memory configurations they use 3x4G and 3x8G respectively. Does this pose a problem with imbalanced RAM? I would have thought 2x8 + 2x4 would have been better for 24G. From what I've read on the topic, and that's not a lot, the worst offenders for this are the size pairings like 8G + 4G for 12G. Or is this a non-factor and not really matter anymore?

    Mismatched memory channels certainly hurts memory bandwidth.  But you're not meaningfully constrained by memory bandwidth unless trying to feed a GPU from it or pushing a very large number of CPU cores.  The latter is unusual in a laptop, and if you have a discrete video card, you don't feed GPU from system memory when it matters.

    It's still a waste of money, though, as 8 GB is all you're likely to need in the useful life of the machine.  I can kind of understand 16 GB on a high enough end system, but more than that is just ridiculous for most use.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,209Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by Torvaldr

    I looked closer at some of their configs on Newegg. For 12G and 24G memory configurations they use 3x4G and 3x8G respectively. Does this pose a problem with imbalanced RAM? I would have thought 2x8 + 2x4 would have been better for 24G. From what I've read on the topic, and that's not a lot, the worst offenders for this are the size pairings like 8G + 4G for 12G. Or is this a non-factor and not really matter anymore?

    Mismatched memory channels certainly hurts memory bandwidth.  But you're not meaningfully constrained by memory bandwidth unless trying to feed a GPU from it or pushing a very large number of CPU cores.  The latter is unusual in a laptop, and if you have a discrete video card, you don't feed GPU from system memory when it matters.

    It's still a waste of money, though, as 8 GB is all you're likely to need in the useful life of the machine.  I can kind of understand 16 GB on a high enough end system, but more than that is just ridiculous for most use.

    Thanks for explaining.

  • synnsynn killeen, TXPosts: 546Member

    for that price tag I could get a decent laptop and PC :p

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