MSI has launched a new pair of mobile workstation with desktop performance. MSI WT72 is much more powerful and expensive, while MSI WS60 is targeted to a user demanding, looking for a notebook lightweight and portable, but with a more limited budget. And ‘why, then, that the two notebooks are very similar in technical configurations but adopt different solutions depending on the target market, high-end MSI WT72 and medium-high for MSI WS60.
MSI WT72 can be configured with a graphics card choice between an Nvidia Quadro M3000M, M4000M or M5000M with 4-8GB of GDDR5 memory and Intel Skylake until E3-1505M model Xeon 2.8 GHz. The younger brother instead, MSI WS60, has the same options for chips and graphics cards: integrates an Intel Core i7-6700HQ at 2.6 GHz or Core i7-6920HQ (but not Xeon) and less powerful GPU Nvidia Quadro Quadro including M1000M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory or Quadro M2000M with 4GB of memory. For all the supported RAM it is equal to 64GB of four modules DDR4-2133.
The two models are also distinguished by the display: MSI WT72 is larger with a wide-screen 17.3-inch Full HD, while MSI WS60 has a 15.3-inch Full HD panel. Both still use the technology MSI True Color Technology for precise image reproduction, Dynaudio speakers and a backlit keyboard SteelSeries. As for connectivity, MSI has implemented what it calls “Super Port”, that is a USB 3.1 Type-C that supports up to two external monitors 4K and charging up to 5V / 3A.
Both workstations are equipped with a SSD for the operating system and the applications you use most, plus a SATA hard drive and 1TB 7200RPM for data storage. MSI WS60 is equipped with a SSD M.2, while MSI uses WT72 M.2 2 SSD PCIe Gen 3, which provide for high transfer speeds while maintaining a small form factor. We have no official information yet on pricing, but the first rumors MSI WT72 should cost around $ 2,100 (about EUR 1,850), while MSI WS60 will touch the $ 1,900 (1,600 EUR). Both notebooks will be on sale soon, but with Intel Xeon SKUs will not be available immediately.