MSI GT72S Tobii Available, Get Eye Tracking In A Laptop

MSI announced the availability of the GT72S Tobii, a version of its popular GT72 Dominator laptop with built-in Tobii eye-tracking technology.

We first heard rumblings that MSI would be incorporating Tobii’s eye-tracking technology into a notebook PC back in June of last year, and MSI officially announced the GT72S Tobii during CES. And now, the GT72S Tobii is available.

ProductMSI GT72S Tobii
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-Bit
Display17.3” 1920 x 1080 Anti-Glare IPS
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6820HK
Memory32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB GDDR5
Storage2x 128 GB PCI-e 3.0 x4 SSDs in RAID 0 (256 GB), 1 TB HDD
NetworkingKiller Dual Gigabit LAN, Killer 2 x 2 Wireless AC
Price$2,599

MSI’s GT72S Tobii can be equipped with the same high-end hardware the GT72 Dominator lineup is known for, including the latest 6th generation Intel (Skylake) processors and up to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M graphics card. The laptop also features 32 GB of DDR4-2133 and two PCI-e 3.0 x4 SSDs in RAID 0, with 256 GB total storage capacity.

The Tobii eye-tracking sensors are mounted inside the hinge of the notebook. Tracked eye movements can be used in the operating system for navigation or for multiple actions in games.

We got to see Tobii’s eye-tracking sensors in action at CES, where Tobii used Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate to demonstrate the technology’s in-game applications. Tagging enemies with Eagle Vision was much simpler. Even driving and discerning assassination targets that were clumped in groups were all made easier with the eye-tracking sensor technology, which was impressively accurate.

The MSI GT72S Tobii is available now at Newegg for $2,599. The laptop currently comes with some free gifts, including one from Nvidia in the form of Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Derek Forrest on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.

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  • JackNaylorPE
    My son uses a head mouse (TrakPoint) in games and flight sims ... it definitely adds another dimension allowing you to look and fire in another direction than one you are moving in.
  • TechyInAZ
    That's really nice. Just like Jack says, it can be really useful for sims. I can see this working with track IR too, I've used a modified version of it and it is almost a necessity for sim battles.
  • hst101rox
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    My son uses a head mouse (TrakPoint) in games and flight sims ... it definitely adds another dimension allowing you to look and fire in another direction than one you are moving in.

    Trakpoint? Can't find that. I get a lot of hits for Lenovo pencileraser mice though.