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GT Series GT72 Dominator Pro-211 17.3-Inch Laptop (Aluminum Black)
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MSI GT Series GT72 Dominator Pro-211 17.3-Inch Laptop (Aluminum Black)

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Intel Core i7-4710HQ (2.5GHz, 6MB Cache) 16GB DDR3L 1600 MHz 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive, 128GB M.2 Solid-State Drive 17.3-inch Full HD eDP Anti-glare Screen; NVIDIA Geforce GTX980M with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM BD Burner; Windows 8.1


  • Windows 8.1
  • The 4th generation Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) anti-glare LCD in LED backlight
  • Enthusiast level NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8G discrete graphics card provides great performance and ultra image quality
  • The whole new feature "SHIFT" brings you total control over the system?s balance between performance and temperature.
  • Exclusive Super RAID 3 with 4 SSD RAID0 gives over 1600MB/s reading speed! (option)
  • Cooler Boost 3: Higher efficiency dual cooling system.
  • Killer Double Shot Pro (Killer Gb LAN + Killer 802.11 a/c WiFi) with Smart Teaming
  • Audio Boost 2 with 3 independent amp for best sound experience
  • Evolution of Sound by Dynaudio 2.1 sound system
  • SteelSeries Engine to customize every key and devices for personalizing your play style
  • XSplit Gamecaster for easily recording gaming moments, broadcasting and sharing live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more
  • Keyboard by SteelSeries with full color LED back light and solid feedback
  • Matrix display support max 4 displays to expand the vision for extreme gaming experience or multi tasks

Insanely Powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M Discrete Graphics Card with GDDR5 8GB VRAM

The NVIDIA Geforce GTX 980M Series brings extreme, next-generation graphics performance to serious gaming notebooks. As the first graphics solution to reach a score over 10,000 in 3DMark 11, the GeForce GTX 980M delivers extremely fast and fluid gameplay at the highest settings and resolutions in a lightweight and portable design.


The "SHIFT" feature brings you total control over the system's balance between performance and temperature. Switch between profiles "Sport", "Comfort", and "Green" to find the perfect balance between system performance and temperature. SHIFT is activated by the FN + F7 hotkey combo, or via the Dragon Gaming Center.

  • Sport - Runs CPU and GPU at the highest frequency for maximum performance.
  • Comfy - Limits GPU frequency to level 1. Maintain GPU temperature at a maximum of 89 degrees C.
  • Green - Disables Intel Turbo boost and limits GPU frequency to level 2. Control CPU and GPU temperatures at a maximum of 85 degrees C.

Upgradeable MXM Design

Thanks to its replaceable MXM graphics module, the GT72 comes with more possibilities for future upgrades than other notebooks. The original configuration of the GT72, with GTX870M/GTX880M is upgradable to the new, more powerful GTX970M or even GTX980M, depending on your territory. Newer GT72 models featuring the GTX970M/GTX980M in their turn will be upgradable to future graphics generations in 2015.

Stunning Storage Speed

Super RAID 3, an MSI exclusive technology, enables disk read/write speeds of 1600MB/s and above with 4x M.2 SSDs in RAID0. Super RAID 3 pushes both performance as well as storage capacity to the limit.

Cooler Boost 3: Ultra efficiency dual cooling system

The Cooler Boost 3 dual cooling system is developed for use with the next generation extreme performance mobile processors. Besides making sure your system stays within thermal limits at all times during regular use, users can manually boost the cooling system by a simple key, located to the left side of the keyboard. This will maximize the cooling and ensure a chilly system, even during those marathon gaming sessions, regardless of how demanding the environment while still staying quiet.

With components such as the Intel Core i7 Extreme CPUs and NVIDIA GTX 900M series graphics, the cooling is vital for performance, Cooler Boost 3 lowers CPU temperatures with ~8-10 degrees C, and GPU temperatures ~4-5 degrees C. With this new cooling solution, you will see not only lower temperatures than the competition can offer, but also lower total noise levels without the need for bulky coolers.

Killer Double Shot Pro with Smart Teaming

The Killer Double Shot Pro supports both Killer Gb LAN and WiFi 802.11ac dual band 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.

SOUND by DYNAUDIO 2.1 speaker system

Years of cooperation between MSI and one of the world?s leading speaker manufacturers Dynaudio has led up to the finest sound system in a notebook yet in the GT72. The true 2.1 sound system delivers an authentic sound experience you will not have heard previously in a notebook, you simply need to hear it to believe it. Power amplitude has gone up by 50% from previous generations, meaning a full 10dB volume increase. You will be able to enjoy your games or movies in a whole new way with the Dynaudio sound offered in the GT series.


By utilizing dedicated headset amplifiers, an isolated audio board and gold-plated audio jacks, Audio Boost 2 delivers the most advanced listening experience of any gaming notebook, improving on measurable parameters in traditional audio solutions by an average of 30%. It provides gamers a more detailed aural picture of their surroundings, helping in-game, while also minimizing distortion and providing a powerful amplifier which has no trouble powering even the most demanding gaming headsets. Gold-plated jacks will give you less noise interference and ensure the long-term durability of the jack

Sound Blaster Cinema 2

Sound Blaster Cinema 2 brings the audio experience of live performances, cinemas and recording studios right into your living room. Powered by SBX Pro Studio, Sound Blaster Cinema 2 is designed with many customizable features such as multi-channel speaker calibration, maximizing every speaker's potential in different layouts, as well as professionally tuned profiles, making the most of common headset and headphone models available on the market.

CUSTOMIZE Your Game Style

SteelSeries Engine is an app that transforms your keyboard in to a lethal gaming weapon. Here, you can customize each individual key, create different macros, manage keyboard lighting and customize the keyboard to your liking.

Friendly UI design

The SteelSeries Engine is easy to understand by using pictorial representations of devices along with basic drag-and-drop techniques to assign key presses, complex macros, device profiles and buttons. Also features intuitive macro creation with customizable colors, fonts, and names for everything.

Every key can be customized to hot key as you want!!

Every gamer can easily customize every individual key as hot key to personalize his own play style, greatly increase the convenience on key usage.

Quickly launch Apps from SteelSeries Engine with just One Click!

Gamers can freely choose any key as launch application button, no longer need to click the mouse for Apps start.

4 Keyboard Layers Options!

There are 4 layers for gamers to set 4 usage scenario or game. Not only that, while playing the game, gamers can easily and quickly switch layers, such as a chat screen with friends. Communication with friends is not interrupted!

Intelligent Keypress Macro Capabilities

There are virtually unlimited keypress macro creation capabilities. Anything you can do on a mouse or a keyboard can be programmed along with specific event timing. You can even program mouse events into keyboard macros. Your macros will be running at a high priority in your computers Operating System, yet it does NOT interfere with your real time actions during gameplay.

Create Your Own Text Macro

Besides keypress macro, SteelSeries Engine also can create the text macro for gamers' talk. By this way, gamers can have simultaneously multi-party conversation and do not waste time in doing repetitive typing.

KLM (Keyboard Light Management)

Depending on your mood and desires, you can choose from more than 1,000 color combinations and five different scenario modes for the keyboard, enabling you to be the coolest gamer at any LAN party!

Unlimited Profile Possibilities

Profiles are sets of macros, button assignments, and device configurations that are frequently used together. An unlimited number of profiles, with customizable names, can be stored in the SteelSeries Engine. It provides predefined profiles for common games which can be used directly or as templates for your custom macros.

Statistics to analyze and improve

Whether you're playing an FPS or editing in Photoshop, being better and more efficient is something we want to help you achieve. Use the Statistics module to record your keyboard or mouse actions. Then review the peripheral heat map, which shows with both color and numbers the frequency of your key or button presses. You can then use this information to fine tune your macros as well as your key and mouse button assignments to optimize your tools to play (and work).

Freedom to Play

SteelSeries Engine will automatically recognize what game you are playing and open your saved profile(s) for that game. You can create your own profiles for other applications and then have SteelSeries Engine open the corresponding profile when you start up your application.

Show Off or Just Make for Fun with the Best Live Streaming App Ever

XSplit Gamecaster lets you easily record your gaming experience and broadcast it live to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more.  It?s simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family or the world - or for capturing those perfect gaming moments, just for the heck of it.

Expand The Vision

Imagine expanding your gaming real estate across three displays in full HD for a completely immersive gaming experience. With the Matrix Display, you can now use the latest surround view display technology to build the multi-display gaming experience with up to 4K resolutions or multitask effectively by HDMI 1.4 and dual Mini Display-Port 1.2. (Overall 4 monitors including notebook?s monitor on GT series.)  Handle the big screen with support of up to 3840 x 2160 resolutions to watch your movies or play your games in true HD when connected to an HDTV.

A Must-have Engine for Gaming

CPU performance has increased by 3%-7%, while the overall platform performance is 15% higher. GPU performance has seen an even more radical improvement in performance of over 30% on average. This is a huge step forward in integrated graphics performance, aside from significant advances in user experience and battery life.


  • CPU - 4th generation Intel Core i7 Processor
  • OS - Windows 8.1
  • Chipset - Intel HM87
  • Memory - DDR3L,up to 1600 MHz, slot 4, max 32GB
  • LCD Size - 17" Full HD (1920X1080) , Anti-glare
  • Graphics - GeForce GTX 980M
  • Graphics VRAM - GDDR5 8GB
  • HDD (GB) - Up to 512GB Super RAID 3 + 1TB HDD 7200rpm
  • Optical Drive - BD Writer / BD Combo / DVD Super Multi
  • Audio - Sound by Dynaudio 2.1 channel with 1 subwoofer, Support 7.1 channel SPDIF output, Exclusive Audio Boost 2 technology, Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2
  • Webcam - Full HD type (30fps@1080p)
  • Card Reader - SD (XC/HC)
  • LAN - Killer DoubleShot Pro Gb LAN
  • Wireless LAN - Killer DoubleShot Pro 11ac
  • Bluetooth - Bluetooth v4.0
  • HDMI - 1(v1.4)
  • USB 2.0 port - 0
  • USB 3.0 port - 6
  • Mini-DisplayPort - 2(v1.2)
  • Mic-in/Headphone-out - 1/1
  • Line-in - 1(line in)/1(line out)
  • Keyboard - Full-color backlight SteelSeries keyboard
  • AC Adapter - 230W
  • Battery - 9-Cell Lithium Ion (83wHr)
  • Dimension - 428(W) x 294(D) x 48(H)mm
  • Weight (KG) - 3.78Kg (w/ Battery)


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