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

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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    • EzioAs
    • 4 years ago

    Huh…apparently MSI can produce high-end notebooks that don’t look too tacky.

    • thesmileman
    • 4 years ago

    yeah all that power and still only 1080P!

      • f0d
      • 4 years ago

      not really all that much power at all
      those quadros are equal to a 970 or lower (depending on model)

      anything higher than 1080p and it would struggle

      • Thrashdog
      • 4 years ago

      I’ve got a 4K 15″ workstation in my architecture firm’s office courtesy of my thick-skulled Dell rep and I sorely wish I could send it back. Most of the CAD applications that you would run on one of these don’t have any kind of support for high-dpi displays, so using them on a QHD or 4k laptop screen means a lot of squinting and missed button clicks. If I want that much screen real estate, I’ll use an external monitor with three or four times the area to spread those pixels out on, thanks.

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