MSI GT72S G Tobii review

The only gaming laptop you can play with your eyes

MSI GT72S G Tobii

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The MSI GT72S G Tobii offers a sneak peek at how naturally eye tracking technology could be integrated into everyday computing and playing games. However, your use of the Tobii eye-tracking system rests entirely on the shoulders of developers programing for the peripheral.

We liked

The MSI GT72S G Tobii honestly made me giddy when I sat down in front of it for the first time and it just worked. It's just clicks and it's clear Tobii figured out a natural and intuitive control scheme. The in-game and regular Windows 10 applications work perfectly – I just wished there were more.

And if you strip away the new-fangled eye-tracking system, this is still a solid 17-inch gaming laptop. Either way it beats its competitors on a performance and value front.

We disliked

This particular version of the Dominator isn't the most attractive machine. Aside from the three glowing red dots that stick out like a sore thumb, the MSI GT72S G Tobii's plastic body just seems too boring and it could use some more personality.

MSI GT72S G Tobii review

Final verdict

If you're in the market for a 17-inch MSI gaming laptop and you don't need the desktop graphics power of the Dominator Pro, there's almost no reason to pick up this Tobii-equipped model. It offers plenty of performance and the eye-tracking system will just click with you automatically.

That said until there are more titles are on the horizon and greater Windows 10 integration, it feels like a bit of a beta product. It's similar to the Leap-equipped HP laptops that came out in the last few years, and I personally hope Tobii's system doesn't end up at the same dead end.

But it's something to consider before you find yourself starting at three useless red lights on your gaming laptop.

Kevin Lee

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