MSI WE63, WE73, WT75, and WS63 workstations are now even faster with 8th gen Xeon Core CPUs
MSI has updated its lineup of W-Series mobile workstations with 8th gen processor options for its 15.6-inch WE63, 17.3-inch WE73, 17.3-inch WT75, and 15.6-inch WS63. As shown by our early reviews of Coffee Lake-H, owners can expect a general performance boost of about 40 to 50 percent over HQ-class CPUs from the Kaby Lake generation. The higher core count and raw performance benefits of Coffee Lake-H should benefit professional users much more than the average gamer where CPU power is normally not a bottleneck.
Outside of the simple CPU update, the above systems will also receive a few new additions including a Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint reader and even a smartcard reader specifically for the WT75. Other core specifications remain identical from last year including the FHD/UHD display options and Quadro GPUs.
The MSI W-Series of workstations should be instantly recognizable to MSI fans as the systems are a rebrand of the existing G-Series of gaming notebooks but with Xeon CPUs and Quadro GPUs. The WE63/73 series is identical to the mainstream GE63/73, the WT75 is identical to the enthusiast-level GT75, and the WS63 is identical to the ultra-thin GS63. As such, we recommend checking out our existing reviews for a detailed overview of each model.
The updated WE, WT, and WE SKUs for 2018 will begin shipping this Summer. Looks like we'll have to wait a bit longer before the attractive narrow-bezel GS65 gets the same "WS65" treatment. MSI is currently not able to say what the exact Xeon processors are except that they are indeed part of Intel's 8th generation of CPUs.