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MSI announces the WS65 mobile workstation powered by Intel Core i9-8950HK and NVIDIA Quadro P4200 graphics

The MSI WS65 packs quite a punch in a thin chassis. (Source: MSI)
The MSI WS65 packs quite a punch in a thin chassis. (Source: MSI)
MSI has announced a new mobile workstation for creatives. The WS65 is a professional makeover for the GS65 Stealth Thin and comes with processor options up to the Intel Core i9-8950HK and GPU options up to the NVIDIA Quadro P4200. The MSI WS65 will be on display during SIGGRAPH 2018 and is expected to be available from September.

MSI's WS-series of mobile workstations are actually gaming notebooks is disguise, directly derived from the popular G-series. Today, MSI has unveiled the WS65 Mobile Workstation powered by the Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU and the NVIDIA Quadro P4200 GPU. 

The MSI WS65 is a workstation variant of the GS65 Stealth Thin. The GS65 Stealth Thin offered great performance for the price albeit with a creaking chassis. The WS65 features the same ultra-thin chassis but we hope that MSI has paid attention to the build quality considering this is being touted as a mobile workstation. The WS65 also inherits the ultra-thin bezels of the GS65 Stealth Thin along with the 82 Wh battery. 

Earlier this year, MSI launched a slew of workstation-class laptops but those systems did not offer a Core i9 option. The WS65 has processor options up to the Intel Core i9-8950HK and GPU options up to the NVIDIA Quadro P4200. The 15.6-inch FHD display covers 72% of the NTSC color gamut (equivalent to 100% sRGB) and we hope the panel offers the same color accuracy as the GS65 Stealth Thin. Connectivity options are fully loaded including 3 USB 3.1 Type-A ports, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C port, 1 HDMI 2.0 port, 1 mDP 1.4 port, mic-in, and a headphone jack. A PCIe SSD/SATA combo and a PCIe SSD are available for storage.

With the launch of the WS65, MSI is also unveiling its new logo for workstation laptops to better appeal to the business crowd. The MSI WS65 is on display at the NVIDIA Booth No. 801 at SIGGRAPH 2018 currently underway in Vancouver, Canada. The laptop will be available this September. Pricing and specific SKUs are yet to be announced.

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The WS65 features MSI's new workstation logo. (Source: MSI)
The WS65 features MSI's new workstation logo. (Source: MSI)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-08-13 (Update: 2018-08-13)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.