MSI WS66 (10th Intel) 15.6" Mobile Workstation (2020)

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Product Overview

MSI WS66 10T is a powerful 15.6-inch mobile workstation based on the all-metal chassis of the Creator 15 A10S unveiled earlier in 2020. It is powered by up to 10th-gen Intel Core i9 Comet Lake CPU and NVIDIA Quadro RTX graphics up to RTX 5000 with 16GB of graphics memory.
As it is the case with the Creator 15, the WS66 10T can be optioned with either a FHD display with 100% sRGB coverage or a 4K UHD one with 100% Adobe RGB coverage. WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and Thunderbolt 3 all come as standard.
Another strong feature of the WS66 10T is its 99.9Wh battery that offers some of the longest battery life in its class.
Alongside the WS66, MSI also introduced the WS75 that is based on the Creator 17 as well as a more affordable mobile workstation, the WF66.

Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Powerful performance
  • Long battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Strong performance
Cons
  • Somewhat expensive

What external reviewers found***

External score 74% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent performance
  • Good battery life
  • Slim and light
  • High-quality aluminum chassis
  • High-contrast IPS display
Cons
  • Slow SD card reader
  • Lackluster CPU performance
  • No IR camera
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Specifications

4KFHD

Connectivity

Ports1x Thunderbolt 3 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 + 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 + 1x HDMI + 1x Headphone + 1x Microphone + 1x RJ45 (1Gbps) + 1x SD
Wireless ConnectivityWiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity99.9 Wh
Camera | FrontIR HD type (30fps@720p)
ColorsCarbon Gray
MaterialAluminum
Speakers2x 2W Duo Wave Speakers

Dimensions

Size | Depth248 mm
Size | Height18.3~19.8 mm
Size | Width358.3 mm
Weight2.1 kg

Display

Display Diagonal15.6 inch
Display TypeIPS
Gamut100% Adobe RGB100% sRGB
ResolutionFHD (1920x1080) or 4K UHD (3840x2160)

Function

ChipsetIntel HM470 or WM490
GraphicsNVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 6GB GDDR6, RTX 4000 8GB GDDR6, or RTX 5000 16GB GDDR6
Keyboard BacklightYes
Operating SystemWindows 10
ProcessorUp to 10th-gen Intel Core i9 Processor
Touch ScreenAvailable in FHD

Performance

DurabilityMIL-STD-810G military standard
Key Travel1.5 mm
Memory | Capacity2x slots, Max 64GB
Memory | TypeDDR4 2666 MHz (optional ECC)
Power Supply180 or 230 W Slim adapter
Storage2x M.2 SSD slots (1x PCIe/SATA combo + 1x PCIe)

Production

Debut2020-06

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External Reviews

laptopmag[1]

Reviewer score 84%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
The MSI WS66 10TMT is an excellent workstation with few downsides. You get fast performance and long battery life in a durable, yet portable chassis. The display and keyboard are great, while the extra-wide touchpad will be useful to some business users. The WS66 also comes with the features you'd expect from a premium notebook.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • High-quality aluminum chassis
  • Excellent performance
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • No IR camera

notebookcheck[2]

Reviewer score 63%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The WS66 is both thicker and heavier than the older WS63 due to the gen-to-gen improvements to chassis rigidity and thermals. Key layout and feedback are identical to the GS66 for better or worse but with different font styles and secondary functions. The wide Precision clickpad (14 x 6.5 cm) is smooth with only a little sticking when gliding at slow speeds.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Slim and light
  • High-contrast IPS display
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Lackluster CPU performance
  • Slow SD card reader

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References

  1. ^ MSI WS66 10TMT review. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/msi-ws66-10tmt. 2020-12-12. Retrieved 2021-05-28.
  2. ^ MSI WS66 10TMT Workstation Laptop Review: Faster Than The Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/MSI-WS66-10TMT-Workstation-Laptop-Review-Faster-Than-The-Razer-Blade-15-Studio-Edition.489518.0.html. Retrieved 2021-05-28.

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