Besides launching its P65 Creator notebook, MSI already took the time to officially launch its WS65 Workstation notebook. For those of you who don’t know, the WS series is the company’s line of mobile workstation notebook, and is typically aimed towards professionals working in more graphically demanding and mission critical industries.
At a glance, you’d be forgiven for mistaking the notebook as the GS65 Stealth. That’s because the WS65’s chassis is almost identical to the company. Even the back of the notebook sports a virtually clean slate, save for the lineup’s emblem emblazoned right in the middle of the top half . In fact, the only discernible differences that separate the WS65 from its gamer-centric brother is its trackpad and the non-RGB backlit keyboard.
In terms of hardware, the WS65 can be fitted with Intel’s top-of-the-range Core i9 CPU. Due to its nature as a workstation, the notebook uses an NVIDIA Quadro discrete GPU. In the case of the WS65, the notebook can house up to a Quadro P4200 GPU, which houses 8GB GDDR5 memory. For the moment however, it appears that MSI will only be bringing the WS65 comprising the Core i7-8750H CPU and Quadro P3200 discrete GPU.
Regardless of the variant, the display of the WS65 is still a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS panel with thin bezels, and a 100% sRGB (or 72% NTSC) colour gamut. Additionally, the model being brought in will house 16GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and a 512GB NVMe PCIe storage.
Ports on the WS65 include three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, a HDMI 2.0 port, one mini DisplayPort 1.4, one microphone jack, and one headphone jack.
Price-wise, the MSI WS65 coming into the country will retail for RM12599, and will come with a 3-year warranty, and will only be available in one colour scheme; black.