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MSI (almost) has the thinnest pro laptop ever

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
August 6, 2014
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Bragging rights are a tricky thing. It's easy to say that you're the first or best, but backing up that claim is another matter. Take MSI's brand new WS60, for example. The company bills the 15-inch laptop as the "world's thinnest and lightest mobile workstation," and it's definitely on the featherweight side at 0.78 inches thick and 4.36 pounds. There's only one problem: it's actually a runner-up. Dell's Precision M3800 is both slimmer (0.71 inches) and lighter (4.15 pounds), so that's the machine you want in your bag if sheer portability is the major deciding factor.

Thankfully for MSI, there are plenty of reasons why you might pick the WS60 instead. It's packing a more powerful Quadro K2100M graphics chipset, for one thing. You'll also get more storage out of the box (a 128GB SSD plus a 1TB hard drive) and a Thunderbolt port for high-speed peripherals. There's even the gaming-friendly keyboard, networking and speakers from the closely related GS60, just in case you're itching to play Titanfall after you're done with your 3D modelling work. Just be prepared to pony up if MSI's system is more your style. The base model with a 1080p display and a 2.5GHz Core i7 processor will cost you $2,300, while opting for a "3K" (2,880 x 1,620) screen and an extra SSD ups the price to $2,600.

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