Following the launch of the Nvidia Geforce GTX 980M, MSI has unveiled its gaming powerhouse of a laptop equipped with the mobile GPU – the GT72 2QE Dominator Pro.
There is no local pricing available yet for the laptop from what I could see, but a supplier did inform me the gaming notebook would be in SA soon. As soon as we get the price sheet we will share that information with you.
The new GT72 comes equipped with the 8GB version of Nvidia’s 980M, which is the most powerful version available. The laptop is also fitted with an Intel i7 processor, 17.3-inch full HD LED screen, and can support up to 32GB of RAM.
The full specifications can be viewed in the table below.
MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB|
|RAM||32GB DDR3 160MHz|
|SSD||512GB M.2 SATA|
|Display||17.3-inch LED (1920×1080)|
|Battery||9-cell Lithium Ion|
The hardware experts at Anandtech were sent one of these powerhouses to test – lucky bastards – and put it through its paces with some the team’s favourite games. Here is the how the Dominator performed:
|Batman: Arkham Origins||1920×1080 Max 4xMSAA||99|
|Bioshock Infinite||1920×1080 UltraDX11 DDOF||80.1|
|Company of Heroes 2||1920×1080 Max High AA||34.2|
|Metro: Last Light Redux||1920×1080 Very High SSA||37.6|
|Sleeping Dogs||1920×1080 Extreme||51.9|
|Sniper Elite 3||1920×1080 Ultra SSA||39.5|
|Tomb Raider||1920×1080 Ultimate||67.9|
The Dominator comes with the normal laptop features – such as Windows 8.1; Bluetooth; Wi-Fi; and Ethernet, USB, and audio ports – and a SteelSeries “full colour” LED-lit keyboard.
The Matrix display support allows for up to 4 displays to be connected to the laptop for those who are not satisfied with the standard 17.3-inch screen.
Although no local pricing is yet available, the laptop is available in the States for $2,899 through Amazon.
While direct price conversions are quite useless most of the time, for interest’s sake it works out to ±R32,000 (it will be more expensive when it does arrive, though).