MSI has wowed the gaming world with its recent Skylake refresh of most every core model in its mobile lineup. This includes the insane GT72 Dominator Pro with the desktop-class GTX 980 GPU for a launch later this year. Thus, the expected followup to MSI's gaming announcements is a similar refresh treatment for the mobile workstation series.
The existing 15.6-inch WS60 and 17.3-inch WT72 workstations can now be configured with Skylake, Xeon, and Quadro GPUs up to the M5000M. Other new features include USB 3.1 Type-C, DDR4 with up to 64 GB RAM, and dual RAID 0 storage for transfer rates of over 3300 MB/s. Smaller updates have been made on the software level for better audio and color controls, while the keyboard keys now have translucent silver-lining to reduce eye strain when the backlight is active. Essentially, all new internal and external updates to the GT and GS series have carried over to the WT and WS series since these share the same chassis.
We recommend checking out our existing reviews on the WT72, WS60, GT72, and GS60 for the full details on each model.
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