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MSI WS60 Series

MSI WS60-6QJE316H11Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro K2100M, NVIDIA Quadro M2000M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.96kg, 1.98kg, 2kg
Price: 1800, 2000, 3200 euro
Average Score: 75.86% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
: - %, performance: 89%, features: 65%, display: 85%
mobility: 68%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 81%

 

MSI WS60 2OJ 3K-004US

MSI is known for building performance gaming laptops and venturing into performance workstations is a no-brainer. The MSI WS60 2OJ 3K-004US has a more discreet appearance overall with a dark grey brushed metal finish but it still carries some of its gaming laptop tradition with a badge on the cover. There is a SteelSeries keyboard with full color LED backlight and the entire device is relatively slim. The Windows platform device comes with an anti-reflective 15.6 inch Full HD display. Colors are accurately reproduced and images are sharp which compliments professional usage. Hardware is geared towards performance with an Intel Core i7 4710HQ quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, a maximum of 16 GB RAM and an NVIDIA Quadro K2100M with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM. There is no qualms about the MSI WS60 2OJ 3K-004US's capabilities. There are multiple storage configurations with the device being able to accept up to a combination from 256 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. Audio quality is good with sound by Dynaudio and Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 technology. Other features on the MSI WS60 2OJ 3K-004US consists of three USB 3.0 ports, a plethora of display outs, Bluetooth 4.0, a FHD webcam and a card reader. Battery life is impressive with the 6-cell Li-Polymer rated at 4840 mAh.

Specifications

MSI WS60 2OJ 3K-004USNotebook: MSI WS60 2OJ 3K-004US
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 2880 x 1620 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 WS60 2OJ 3K-004US (Model)

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Average Score: 73.33% - average

Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% MSI WS60 Workstation
Source: Laptop Mag English
If all-out performance is what you need, then the WS60 is a workstation you'll want. In graphics benchmarks, the WS60 finished ahead of its competition, and it crushed system performance tests, thanks to its dual 128GB SSDs in RAID 0. You also get a super-high-res 4K screen and a stylish, yet-understated aluminum body.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% MSI WS60 review
Source: Techradar English
The WS60 is a solid mobile workstation that delivers plenty of performance. But unless you're in the market for a machine with high desk appeal, there isn't much that sets the WS60 apart from the competition. Sure, the WS60 is thinner and lighter than some of its competitors, but that comes at a cost to battery life. And in making the WS60 thin, MSI eschewed some of the enterprise-centric features such as a biometric fingerprint reader and spill-resistant keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% MSI WS60 2OJ review
Source: IT Pro Portal English
The MSI WS60 is an attractive break from the usual chunkiness of workstation laptops. We would have preferred a better battery life to match the svelte chassis, but the portability will still be an incentive. This is a stylish and powerful professional laptop, and it's not hideously expensive considering the component parts, either. It's definitely worth considering as an alternative to the usual big-brand choices.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

MSI WS60 2OJ – Начало Пути
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Modern and extraordinary design; 2 Thunderbolt ports; high resolution display; excellent performance. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2015

 

MSI WS60 2OJ8H11W7P

Specifications

MSI WS60 2OJ8H11W7PNotebook: MSI WS60 2OJ8H11W7P
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro K2100M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.98kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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80.4% MSI WS60 Workstation Review | Notebookcheck
Slim and powerful. The current trend towards slim notebook cases also continues with MSI's current workstation lineup. A decent performance combined with a mobile and light case results in an interesting combination that should not be interesting for just professional users. We checked if and for whom the package works.

 

MSI WS60 2OJ-026RU

Specifications

MSI WS60 2OJ-026RUNotebook: MSI WS60 2OJ-026RU
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 2880 x 1620 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

Обзор портативной рабочей станции MSI WS60: в новой роли
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: High performance; good compactness and excellent screen; lightweight. Negative: Loud cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/20/2015

 

MSI WS60-6QJE316H11

Specifications

MSI WS60-6QJE316H11Notebook: MSI WS60-6QJE316H11
Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro M2000M 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.96kg
Price: 3200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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78.9% MSI WS60-6QJE316H11 Workstation Review | Notebookcheck
Too thin? The mobile workstation WS60 from MSI offers very powerful components in a slim chassis, but the mobility suffers from poor battery runtimes. Are there more compromises you have to make for the compact design?

 

Comment

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA Quadro K2100M:

Workstation graphics card based on the GK106 Kepler architecture with 576 shaders and a 128-Bit wide memory bus.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA Quadro M2000M: Mainstream workstation graphics card based on the GM107 Maxwell architecture with 640 shaders and a 128-bit wide memory bus. The GPU is similar to the consumer GTX 960M/950M.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4710HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.Intel Xeon:

E3-1505M v5: Skylake-based quad-core processor for workstation notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics P530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.96 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

2 kg:


75.86%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Fujitsu Celsius H760
Quadro M2000M, Xeon E3-1505M v5, 2.98 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad P50-20EN0008GE
Quadro M2000M, Xeon E3-1505M v5, 2.8 kg
HP ZBook 15 G3
Quadro M2000M, Xeon E3-1505M v5, 2.625 kg

Devices with the same GPU

MSI WS72 6QJ
Quadro M2000M, Xeon E3-1505M v5, 17.3", 2.6 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI WS75 9TL-496US
Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.28 kg
MSI WS63 8SJ-047ES
Quadro P2000, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI WT73VR 7RM-668
Quadro P5000, Xeon E3-1505M v6, 17.3", 4.14 kg
MSI WE62 7RI-1880RU
Quadro M1200, Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI WE72 7RJ-1067RU
Quadro M2200, Core i7 7700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
MSI WS63VR 7RL-023US
Quadro P4000 Max-Q, Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 1.92 kg
MSI WS63 7RK-429GB
Quadro P3000, Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 1.8 kg
MSI WE72 7RJ-1040XES
Quadro M2200, Core i7 7700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
MSI WE62 7RJ-1833US
Quadro M2200, Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI WT73VR 7RM-648US
Quadro P5000, Core i7 7820HK, 17.3", 4.14 kg
MSI WS63 7RK-280US
Quadro P3000, Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 1.8 kg
MSI WE72 7RJ
Quadro M2200, Core i7 7700HQ, 17.3", 2.924 kg
MSI WS72 6QH
Quadro M600M, Core i5 6300HQ, 17.3", 2.6 kg
MSI WT72 6QN-229UK
Quadro M5500, Core i7 6920HQ, 17.3", 3.9 kg

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MSI GL63 8SD-270XES
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI P75 Creator 9SE-279DE
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.3 kg
MSI PS42 Modern 8MO
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.18 kg
MSI PS63 Modern 8SC-054ES
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
MSI PS42 Modern 8MO-023ES
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.2 kg
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SD-604ES
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.3 kg
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SE-660XES
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.6 kg
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC-039XES
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
MSI GS65 Stealth-666
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i9 9880H, 15.6", 1.97 kg
MSI GE63 Raider RGB-053
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.62 kg
MSI GE75 Raider 049-HID4-US
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 2.64 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-02-24 (Update: 2015-02-24)