The MSI WT72 6QN is the world’s first VR-ready workstation created to help CAD designers in their complex work. This machine boasts of an extremely powerful hardware, a spectacular 4K display, and an unmatched build quality. The following sections constitute a complete review of this professional laptop.
MSI WT72 6QN – Processor and Graphics:
This laptop is powered by a 6th generation Intel Core i7-6920HQ (2.9-3.8GHz) and 64GB of ECC DDR4-2133 RAM. The dual-fan design ensures that the heat generated by the processor is efficiently dissipated. Coming to graphics, this machine uses Nvidia’s Quadro M5500 GPU, the best graphics processor a laptop can have. With 8GB of video memory, it delivers killer graphics and never lets you down while running resource hungry applications like CAD. On 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark, the M5500 scores a 133,766 which is pretty good. When tested using Metro: Last Light, this laptop notched a mammoth 81 frames per second (when its resolution is set to low).
MSI WT72 6QN – Display and Sound:
The WT72’s 3840 x 2160 display is a sight to behold. The 4K resolution helps you see the minutest details in a video such as the individual hairs in an actor’s mustache or the fine stripes of his shirt. The two Dynaudio speakers, combined with a sub-woofer at the bottom, produce crystal clear sound.
MSI WT72 6QN – Battery Life and Operating System :
Like any other high-end laptop, the WT72 is mediocre when it comes to battery life. The workstation lasts for about 3 hr 16 mins on continuous usage (with Wi-Fi turned on). Also, the bottom gets a bit hot when you run graphic-rich applications for long.
The WT72 ships in with Windows 10 and MSI preinstalled several video editing applications such as the Magix Music Maker Silver and Magix Photo Manager 15 (trial version). Other MSI-branded software includes Shortcut Manager, True Color, System Control Manager and Battery Calibration.
Keyboard and Trackpad:
The SteelSeries keyboard comes with generously spaced keys that’re 1.6mm of key travel and 62 gm of force to depress. It is perfect for touch typists who can reach a typing speed 60 words per minute. The Synaptics touchpad feels quite large and generates accurate responses. It’s two mouse buttons provide strong feedback with a nice click.
MSI WT72 6QN – Webcam:
The 1080p webcam accurately captures the colors and details. Connectivity: The WT72 has all the ports you need. On the right, there are two USB 3.0 ports, and on the left you can find four USB 3.0 ports along with jacks for microphone, S/PDIF and headphones and an SD card reader. On the rear side, there is a HDMI port, Thunderbolt 3 port, a mini DisplayPort and a power jack. Thanks to so many ports, this machine can simultaneously support four monitors and a VR headset.
MSI WT72 6QN – Build Quality:
This workstation boasts of the utmost quality. The super tough chassis has no loose parts whatsoever and is built for heavy duty. MSI offers a three-year warranty on parts and labor, so you have nothing to worry.
MSI WT72 6QN – Bottom Line:
The WT72 is a testament of MSI’s innovative instincts. Costing around $4,999, it can be a perfect workstation for architects, game designers, and other creative professionals. The Intel Core i7 processor and the Nvidia Quadro 5500M GPU churn out plenty of juice to run any VR application.