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MSI's flagship gaming laptop gets an eye-tracking upgrade

Integrated Tobii camera lets players control video games with their eyes.

Sean Buckley , @seaniccus
01.06.16 in AV
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If you're looking for a big, powerful gaming laptop, the MSI's GT72 Dominator has always been a solid choice -- but it's never been really interesting. The Dominator is known for a strong build, powerful internals, good speakers and a superb keyboard, but it never offered anything unexpected. Now it does. Later this month, MSI will be updating the Dominator with a fancy new gimmick: an integrated eye-tracking camera.

Technically, we've seen this machine before: MSI showed off a prototype eye-tracking Dominator in Taiwan last year. It... sort of worked. Eye-controlled gaming can be finicky if not implemented correctly. At the time, we had trouble controlling the Assassin's Creed in-game camera by just looking at the screen, but logging into Windows with the camera was relatively easy. The technology has potential, even if it only has limited support at the moment.

Now that it's officially available, that support could be on its way. MSI says the GT72S Tobii will be available for purchase later this month, and will ship with a Tobii-enabled copy of Tom Clancy's The Division.

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