MSI’s new Windows 10 laptop is Oculus Rift and HTC Vive compatible

Robert Neagoe By: Robert Neagoe
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Virtual reality is the big trend right now and MSI understood this perfectly. The company recently released its WT72 Windows 10 laptop, compatible with the two most popular VR headsets out now: the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

The WT72 is equipped with audiophile-grade Dynaudio speakers featuring Nahimic Audio enhancer, True Color Technology screens with Adobe RGB certification that improves wide viewing angles, and the new SteelSeries backlit keyboard to enhance the multimedia and user experience. The addition of the Silver-Lining Print feature helps to eliminate eye strain. The WT72 also sports Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 connectors and features a dual-fan design for efficient heat dissipation. We could say these is all standard fare taking into account what this beast can do!

The laptop is powered by Nvidia’s Quadro M5500 and can be configured with top specs — going as far as offering a Xeon processor as an option. This is a first for Nvidia because this is actually the world’s first Nvidia VR Ready professional mobile workstation.

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The WT72 is designed for maximum performance and given the things this laptop is capable of, the Quadro M5500 processor is definitely the right choice:

The latest in professional graphics design technology, the Quadro M5500 is the world’s fastest mobile GPU, delivering up to 35% performance increase over previous models, with 2,048 cores for optimum speed and power.

Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America, has no doubt about the WT72’s capabilities:

The WT72 with NVIDIA’s M5500 Quadro GPU is the world’s first VR Ready mobile workstation and can blaze through the most demanding tasks.

The WT72 starts from $5,500, going up to $6,300 for a mid-range WT72, and topping out at $6,900 if you choose to configure it with top-of-the-line specs. Yes, thorough financial analysis will required before buying this state-of-the-art laptop.

For more information about the three configurations available, check out MSI’s page.

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