Like the two new ones MSI just announced, which combine Intel’s latest Skylake CPUs with powerful Nvidia GPUs for maximum performance, without sacrificing enterprise street-cred.
The first of the two, the WT72, is packaged with powerful hardware, including a sixth-generation Intel i7-6700HQ quad core CPU (or a Xeon if you want to go all out) paired up with a choice of Nvidia GPU, all the way up to a M5000M quadro with 4GB of its own GDDR5. System memory can be anything all the way up to 64GB for the real power users.
Display-wise it comes with a 17.3 inch diagonal screen featuring a 1080p resolution and MSI’s own True Color Technology for more accurate representation of images and video.
The slightly less performance-focused workstation that MSI is touting is the new WS60. It is lighter, more portable, and designed to be a more on-the go tool than its bigger brother. It can have the same processor and GPU, but there are options for a lower-end M1000M GPU with just 2GB of GDDR5 if you don’t need all the monstrous power of the WT72.
It has a smaller 15.3-inch 1080p display that also supports True Color Technology and has options for a hard drive if you don’t want an SSD for some reason.
Both laptops also come with support for Nahimic Audio and have a backlit Steelseries keyboard. Connectivity-wise they sport a USB 3.1 type-C port (among others), which MSI claims can extend the display space to include an additional pair of 4K monitors — for those who need a lot more screen space.
Pricing starts at $1,900 for the WS60 and $2,100 for the larger WT72.
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