MSI puts mobile Quadros to work in its WS60 and WT72 notebooks


— 3:54 PM on October 8, 2015

Nvidia just refreshed its mobile Quadro workstation graphics lineup with Maxwell GPUs, and MSI has wrapped those chips up in some powerful mobile workstations. The company's WS60 notebook puts Quadro M2000M graphics in a thin-and-light body, while the desktop-replacement WT72 houses Quadro M4000M and optional M5000M chips.

Along with its Quadro graphics, the 15.6" WS60 is kitted out with a Skylake Core i7-6700HQ CPU. This chip packs four cores and eight threads running at 2.6GHz base and 3.5GHz turbo speeds. It's paired with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 128GB PCIe x4 SSD, and a 1TB SATA SSD. Designers and graphics pros get a 1080p canvas to work with. 

For those who need more power, the WT72 may be just the ticket. This 17.3" bruiser starts with the same Core i7-6700HQ CPU as its more lithe stablemate. In return for the larger chassis and heavier weight, buyers get a choice between Nvidia's two most powerful Maxwell workstation graphics chips. The base RAM, storage, and display specs are the same as the WS60's, as well.

MSI says upgrade options for these notebooks will include Intel's mobile Xeon CPUs and complementary pro-grade features like ECC RAM. As expected from workstation-class hardware, both notebooks carry vendor certfication from Adobe, Autodesk, Solidworks, and PTC. These machines also retain some gaming-grade features from MSI's consumer notebooks, like SteelSeries RGB LED keyboards, Dynaudio speakers, and ESS Sabre DACs.

The WS60 starts at $2,099, while the base WT72 starts at $3,099. Both notebooks are available today.

 
   
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