WS and MSI unveil new ultraslim mobile workstation

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Workstation Specialists is expanding its mobile workstation range, courtesy of a brand new ultra slim machine from MSI – the Workstation Specialists WSM150S also known as the MSI WS60. It’s 20mm thick, weighs in at a cool 1.9kg, features a 15.6-inch HD (1,920 x 1,080) or WQHD+ (2,880 x 1,620) display and still manages to pack in an optical drive.

Comparisons are sure to be drawn to the sleek Dell Precision M3800, which re-defined the mobile workstation when it launched late last year.
While WS60 can’t quite boast the same svelte proportions as Dell’s ultraslim offering (390mm x 266mm x 19.9mm compared to the Dell Precision M3800’s 372mm x 254mm x 8-18mm) it does pack a bit more punch.

The Intel Core i7-4710MQ CPU (2.5GHz up to 3.5GHz) and Nvidia Quadro K2100M GPU (576 CUDA cores + 2GB) are a small but significant step up from the Precision M3800’s Intel Core i7-4702HQ (2.2GHz up to 3.2GHz) and Quadro K1100M (384 CUDA cores + 2GB) and should pique the interest of more demanding CAD users. Both machines have a maximum of 16GB RAM.

Prices are comparable.
The following spec is available on pre-order from Workstation Specialists

– Intel Core i7 4710MQ CPU
– Nvidia Quadro K2100M GPU (2GB)
– 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
– 15.6 Inch Full HD Screen
– Thunderbolt Connectivity
– 266mm x 390mm x 19.9mm
– 1.96kg with Battery
£1,665 (ex VAT)

We look forward to testing out one of these machines in the near future.

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