MSI Announces Pair Of Workstation Laptops With Skylake CPUSs, Quadro Graphics

Posted by at 12:20 pm on October 9, 2015




MSI announced an updated lineup for its mobile workstations, which now includes Intel’s latest offerings and Nvidia’s most recent Quadro GPUs. The WT72 is being touted as a mobile workstation with desktop performance, equipped with Intel i7-6700HQ quad core processor or an optional Xeon chip. Configurations with Nvidia M3000M, M4000M or M5000M Quadro GPUs with 4 GB of GDDR5 are available. MSI said the WT72 is available with an optional Xeon processor.

The WS60 is a lighter, more portable workstation notebook. It features the same options for the processor, but the Quadro GPU options aren’t the same. There’s the optional Quadro M1000M with 2 GB of GDDR5 or M2000M with 4 GB of memory.

The two different models have different size displays. The WT72 features a 17.3-inch FHD display, and the WS60 has a 15.3-inch FHD display. Both panels feature MSI’s True Color Technology for accurate image reproduction. Both workstations include Dynaudio speakers featuring Nahimic Audio and a backlit SteelSeries keyboard.



Both models also come with what MSI calls a “Super Port.” This is a USB 3.1 port with a USB Type-C interface that supports up to two external 4K displays as well as charging capabilities up to 5V/3A.

For storage, both workstations contain an SSD for the OS and regularly used applications and a 1 TB SATA 7200 RPM mechanical hard drive for other data. The WS60 has an M.2 SSD, and the WT72 uses a Gen3x4 NVMe SSD.

In addition, the W60 and WT72 workstations with sixth-generation Intel (Skylake) processors are ISV certified by a number of top professional application companies such as Autodesk, Solidworks, Adobe and PTC.

The WT72 workstation starts at $2,099.99 and the WS60 starts $1,899.99. MSI said the refreshed workstations are available for purchase now, but did not list any options equipped with a Xeon processor.

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