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MSI GS40 6QE Phantom Review

The MSI GS40 6QE Phantom is running Windows 10. We will be testing it against a couple of notebooks we have recently reviewed, the Asus ROG G750JZ and the MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro G. These are the specifications of the comparison systems:

Asus ROG G750JZ-T4110H specification:

  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • CPU: Core i7 4860HQ (2.4GHz – 3.6GHz)
  • Display: 17.3″ FHD, LED Backlit, Non-Glare (1920×1080)
  • Memory: 24GB (3x8GB) DDR3L 1600MHz
  • Graphics Chipset: 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
  • Storage: 1 x SanDisk X110 256GB SSD + 1.5TB 5400RPM HDD (HTS541515A9E630)
  • Wireless: Killer Wireless-N 1202
  • Bluetooth: V4.0
  • Webcam: HD Camera
  • Security: Kensington Lock
  • Battery: 8-Cell Li-Polymer (5900mAh, 88Wh)
  • Dimension: 410 x 318 x 17-58 mm (WxDxH) (w/ 8cell battery)
  • Weight: 4.8kg (w/ 8 cell battery)

MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro G specification:

  • Windows 8.1
  • Latest 5th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7-5700HQ processor
  • 17“ Full HD (1920X1080) , Anti-glare PLS, G-SYNC ready
  • The latest USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+ interface built in
  • Nahimic Sound Technology with immersive 3D sound processing
  • Embedded NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 980M with ultra performance
  • Exclusive SHIFT technology for system’s performance and balance
  • Exclusive Cooler Boost 3 Technology
  • 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 personalize your own style
  • XsplitGamcaster for broadcasting, recording and sharing
  • Keyboard by Steelseries with full color LED back light
  • Matrix display support up to 4 displays

Tests:
Futuremark 3DMark 1.5.915 – Fire Strike 1.1
Maxon Cinebench R15 – All-core CPU and OpenGL graphics benchmark
Futuremark PC Mark 8 – General system performance with productivity applications, plus battery testing
SiSoft Sandra 2014 SP2 – Processor arithmetic, memory bandwidth
Crystal DiskMark 5.0.2 – storage transfer rates
Tomb Raider – 1920 x 1080, ultimate quality
Grand Theft Auto V – 1920 x 1200, high quality

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