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MSI GT72S Dominator Pro GTX980 and the extreme performance of OC

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In pace with the growth of the gaming laptop market and major brands releasing more types of products due to the competition, MSI took an early start on the market.

Releasing many product lines after 2011, today MSI already had 4 main gaming notebook segmentations,

from low-end to high-end, respectively: GP, GE, GS and GT.

Differing by design and positioning, its gaming laptops offer a much richer choice comparing to the company

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5 shortcut buttons, On the other side of the power button down?UMA/GTX 980 GPU manual switch button.

Cooler Boost Button: Cooler Boost 3 cooling technology with 2 cooling modes.

GameCaster Live Streaming switch button, SteelSeries3 lighting zones, hot key and micro key setup button.

IO area is on the left side. From left to right:

4 X USB 3.0 \ Line-in \ Line-out \ Mic-in \ Headphone-out \ SD (XC/HC)

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Rear I/O:

From left to right : DC power jack \ RJ45 ethernet jack \ HDMI \ Thunderbolt3 including USB 3.1 \ Mini-DisplayPort \ Kensington Lock slot.

Large set of blood-red vents on both sides

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Right I/O

From left to right: MAT****A BD-MLT UJ272 ODD \ 2 X USB 3.0

SteelSeries keyboard, with a multi-colorful backlighting and attractive print design, gives a soft feeling while using.

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GT72S size and weight are 428(W) x 294(D)x 48(H)mm and 3.78Kg.

Display opened angle is high up to 180 degrees, which is going to have a better utility ratio for some applications.

Even though GT72S and GT72 are similar, there is less difference in the exterior design, Thunderbolt 3 with Type-C interface,

LED keyboard and internal hardware multi-upgrade option are the main parts to notice. Below will have detailed performance test.

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There are 2 red light-bars in the front for increasing the sense of speed, whose light color which is possible to change through SSE software.

When wearing headphones, audio jack will turn to use ESS SABRE HiFi DAC sound.

Thanks to 9016K2M capability of the Lossless Hi-Res Audio Playback, and it isn

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The headphones output is equipped with ESS SABRE HiFi DAC, which will give a more in-depth sound.

The feeling perceived by an ear is similar to the one by professional headphones SENNHEISER HD6 MIX.

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Compared the difference of 24Bits-192KHz audio quality by trying more on ASUS ROG G751.

When using Realtek sound solution G751 model, High and low frequencies are less satisfying in sound performing.

When using Alienware 17 with Creative Sound Core 3D, low and high frequencies are at very good level, especially greater in midrange sound details.

MSI GT72S is equipped ESS SABRE HiFi DAC to export the headset sound, the performance is great at both high and low frequencies, also good at midrange frequency.

The grading for the sound quality: Alienware 17

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