MSI has revealed its new WT72, a beefy notebook which it's billing as the world's first professional Nvidia 'VR Ready' workstation.
As you can imagine, there's some serious power under the bonnet here with a choice of either Intel Core i7 (6700HQ or 6920HQ) or Xeon (E3-1505M v5) processors, up to 64GB of DDR4 system RAM, and on the graphics front an Nvidia Quadro M5500 with 8GB of video RAM is running the show.
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The latter is the fastest mobile GPU available with no less than 2048 cores and a promised 35% performance increase over the previous top dog.
There's a 17.3-inch screen with two options on the resolution – either a standard full HD anti-glare IPS display, or a full-blooded 4K screen with a resolution of 3840 x 2160.
On the storage front, we are talking four 256GB SSDs in RAID backed up with a 1TB spinning disk. You also get a Blu-ray burner, and 'audiophile-grade' Dynaudio speakers/subwoofer plus a SteelSeries backlit keyboard.
And when it comes to connectivity, MSI has provided plenty of ports including Thunderbolt 3 and six USB 3.0 connectors.
This workstation is designed to make light work of VR content creation, and comes with Nvidia's VRWorks suite which includes features such as 'Multi-Res Shading', a rendering technique that offers substantial performance improvements, the graphics giant promises.
Now comes the price tag for the WT72, so brace yourself – MSI's notebook starts at $5,499 (around £3,850, or AU$7,200) for the basic model with the full HD screen, rising to $6,899 (around £4,830, or AU$9,050) if you want the top-end laptop with a Xeon CPU, 4K screen and 64GB of RAM.
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