MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Dragon: It's Awesome. Here's Why.

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When a 17-inch gaming laptop with a powerful GPU lands in our offices for review, we fully expect the system to burn through some of our favorite games. But it's a great surprise to get a 17-inch system that expertly combines rich performance and hype-worthy good looks sure to appeal to any gamer. Fortunately for us, that’s exactly what happened when we reviewed the MSI GT72 Dragon Edition.

We called the 8-pound, 17.3-inch MSI GT72 "clearly best-bet gaming laptop for cutting-edge gamers” for good reason. The system sports a one-of-a-kind, red-and-black, dragon-themed chassis and a desktop-grade Nvidia GTX 980 graphics card that makes the GT72 one of the first laptops to support virtual reality gaming with the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift.

Though this laptop offered up some of the shortest battery life we've seen in a gaming rig, it earns a four-star review and an Editors' Choice award for seamless gaming prowess and bold good looks. In fact,  MSI pulled out so many stops on this beauty-and-brawns laptop, we decided to list out a few of our favorite features.