MSI WS65 unveiled: Ultra-thin Core i9 mobile workstation

MSI shows off sleek, black and copper WS65 work station powerhouse at SIGGRAPH 2018

MSI has announced their new WS65 mobile workstation for creatives. The WS65 is a professional makeover of the GS65 Stealth Thin. It may look an ultra-portable laptop but it’s what’s under the hood that counts. Regarding power, MSI are pretty confident that they have you covered in that aspect.

As with most laptops, you will be offered a range of configuration options with this new workstation. However, your tech smorgasbord will take you up to Intel’s Core i9-8950HK and NVIDIA Quadro P4200 GPU.

These choices gives MSI the ammo to state that this computer is:

Up to 40% faster than the previous generation.”

MSI WS65 mobile workstation

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MSI’s WS-series of mobile workstations are actually gaming notebooks, based on the popular G-series, dressed in smart-casual.

The MSI WS65 is a workstation variant of the GS65 Stealth Thin. The GS65 Stealth Thin offered great gaming performance for the price. Furthermore, the WS65 inherits the ultra-thin bezels of the GS65 Stealth Thin as well as its 82Whr battery. According to MSI, that battery is good for 8 hours of graft.

As well as the tasty CPU and GPU options, this “creative’s” laptop is equipped with a 15.6-inch FHD display. This covers 72% of the NTSC colour gamut (equivalent to 100% sRGB). Also, I think that it’s safe to assume, that it will offer the same colour accuracy as the GS65 Stealth Thin.

Additionally, there are a slew of connectivity options 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.

Finally, a PCIe SSD/SATA combo and a PCIe SSD are available for storage. Unfortunately, MSI isn’t letting us know the exact storage capacities or RAM just quite yet.

With this launch MSI is also unveiling its new logo for workstation laptops. We reckon that it’s a winner and will 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.

Price and availability

The laptop will be available this September. Pricing and other specifics are yet to be announced.