MSI GT72 VR 6RE 1070 Gsync Gaming Laptop Review

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Packaging has always been a strong suit for MSI and the GT72VR is no exception. The reverse lists all the important technologies, whilst the design on the front grabs the attention as well as showing off the GT72 chassis.

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As with most laptops the contents are just a quickstart guide to explain the key combinations as well as the charger, never more important than on such a power hungry beast like this.

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The brushed aluminium finish looks spectacular. If you've ever seen a flat plastic cover on a laptop, or even just a plain metal offering, then you'll know how much classier it makes the GT72VR look. 

Underneath we have a speaker forming the bass part of the audio as well as the all important ventilation holes, finished in a contrasting red. Very nice.

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The screen has a few little rubber nubbins to help protect it from the keyboard when the laptop is closed. It helps keep the looks sleek without compromising the ruggedness. 

Steelseries continue to supply the keyboard as they have in every MSI laptop we can remember, a good thing too given its quality. With full RGB backlighting complementing a very clear font choice about the only thing you could complain about is the lack of any additional keys for macros, or that this goes for a wide return key with the hash above, rather than the more usual UK layout of a tall return key with the hash to the left.

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Most Recent Comments

31-08-2016, 10:46:46

I don't think this display goes up to 120hz as stated. Every website i've been on lists it as a 60hz variable refresh rate display. Which is a shame since 120hz combined with G-sync would've been amazing!Quote

05-09-2016, 18:00:18

I've heard there is no way to shut off the 1070? That will make for bad battery life... Wonder why they did that. And why no room for the 4x SSDs, now can only install 1 with 1 2.5" drive.Quote

08-10-2016, 20:04:50

My other half has a slightly earlier model, hers has the GTX980 in it and 32GB RAM but I think most of the spec after that is the same or very close to it. She got it from Overclockers and it was also about £2,000 which is an eye watering amount of money to be sure but for her it is her main rig, we do not have the space for a 2nd desktop so she has a laptop...

To say that the laptop is a beast is, to be frank, an understatement! She finally managed to run Batmam Arkham Knight balls to wall maxed out and the machine didn't even breathe hard!

Imho it is a lot of money but boy you get a whole hell of a lot of machine for it!


08-10-2016, 20:40:19

Those temps are shocking for an MSI. Id gotten used to seeing ~90c on them.

Nice to see they are improving. Now stop putting all that gaming crap, badges etc etc. Need a nice one that can game and be used in an office environment without all the flak.

Should add in a kiddies range.Quote

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