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MSI updates WT72 workstation with Quadro M5500 graphics

MSI updates WT72 workstation with Quadro M5500 graphics
MSI updates WT72 workstation with Quadro M5500 graphics
The 17.3-inch workstation comes with a Xeon E3-1505M CPU, the new high-end Nvidia M5500 GPU, and 64 GB DDR4 RAM for a hefty $6900 USD.

The MSI GT72 and updated GT72S are some of the best gaming notebooks available in the 17.3-inch form factor. Consequently, the chassis also makes for a superb mobile workstation if the form of the WT72 if performance and upgradeability are top concerns.

The manufacturer has now updated its flagship WT72 workstation lineup to include options with the Quadro M5500 in addition to existing high-end Core i7 and Xeon processors. According to the press release, the M5500 is "the world's fastest mobile GPU" and is roughly 35 percent more powerful than older models. Unfortunately, the source does not specify the benchmark or the "older models" in question.

MSI is also advertising the updated WT72 as the first "VR ready" mobile workstation with guaranteed compatibility with VRWorks, Autodesk VRED, Oculus Rift, and the HTC Vive.

Core specifications and SKUs are provided by the handy table below. Unlike its GT72 or GT72S counterpart, expect to pay $5500 USD for even the base model and at least $700 more for a 4K UHD panel and more powerful Core i7 CPU. All configurations will otherwise come with the new Quadro M5500 GPU as standard. See our existing review on the WT72 for more details on the hardware and features.

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Allen Ngo, 2016-04- 4 (Update: 2016-04- 5)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.