MSI GT72 Gaming Laptop Refresh - 4 SSDs in RAID 0

By Published July 23, 2014 at 4:35 pm

MSI is a prominent member of the gaming laptop industry and recently launched their revamped version of the GT70 gaming laptop, the GT72. The GT72 is identical to the GT70 in terms of specs, with the main difference being the redesigned chassis and internal cooling system. Another minor change is the addition of 2xUSB 3.0 ports, bringing the total 6 on the new GT72. The GT72 comes in two variants -- the GT72 Dominator Pro-007 and GT72 Dominator Pro-010.

MSI's other model - the GX70.


The GT72 features a dual-fan cooling system and an updated chassis based on MSI’s GS (“Stealth”) line. The dual-fan cooling system should provide superior cooling compared to the single-fan solution in the GT70, while the updated chassis should improve durability and overall rigidity / feel.


Another notable feature that’s difficult to notice until using the laptop is its larger trackpad. The inclusion of a larger trackpad is significant, seeing as the smaller trackpad of the GT70 can sometimes be frustrating. Both versions include an 880M GPU and i7-4170HQ, so despite being mobile, the laptop will smoke most games. The only differences between the GT72-007 and -010 models are that the 007 model features 32GB of RAM and 4x128GB SSDs in RAID 0, whereas the -010 model has 24GB of RAM and 2x128GB SSDs in RAID 0. The MSRP for the GT72 Dominator Pro 007 is $3000; the -010 sits at $2600. Overall, the GT72 is a minor update / refresh from the GT70, mostly with an improved chassis and cooling system, but is certainly a welcome update from MSI.

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- Michael "The Bear" Kerns.

Last modified on July 23, 2014 at 4:35 pm
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