By contrast, the older Quadros and older processors were able to keep up with the RTX 4000 and ninth-generation Core i9 in this real-world event. After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) where available and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. My WS75 test unit is model 9TL-496US, equipped with an eight-core, 2.3GHz (4.8GHz turbo) Intel Core i9-9880H processor, 32GB of DDR4 memory, a 1TB NVMe solid-state drive, an 8GB Quadro RTX 4000 ray-tracing GPU, and a 1,920-by-1,080-pixel non-touch screen. The brightly backlit keyboard is somewhat shallow but has a comfortably pliant, quietly clicky typing feel. With the latest 10th Gen Intel ® Core ™ i9 processor and powerful NVIDIA Quadro Series graphics, you can seamlessly work on large-scale computations and graphics-intensive applications. WS75 Mobile Workstation 9 th Gen Intel ... editing your timeline or watching a movie. In addition to the three 17.3-inch mobile workstations already mentioned—the Lenovo ThinkPad P72, HP ZBook 17 G5, and Dell Precision 7730—I compared the MSI WS75 to our 15.6-inch Editors' Choice Lenovo ThinkPad P52. Some classy gold trim on the hinges and around the touchpad joins a tasteful logo (not MSI gaming laptops' rampant dragon) on the lid. It offers wide viewing angles and an effective anti-glare finish, along with decent contrast and fairly sharp detail. Sound is somewhat hollow, and it can be difficult to distinguish overlapping tracks; highs such as rock pianos travel well, but there's little or no bass. MSI sells the GS75 Stealth with a 1-year warranty. Mobile workstations aren't meant for playing games, but it's certainly possible on these machines. It offers wide viewing angles and an effective anti-glare finish, along with decent contrast and fairly sharp detail. And it will do it fast. If it doesn't persuade you to give MSI a look alongside HP, Lenovo, and Dell, nothing will. The rectangular scanner is a bit smaller and fussier than the square fingerprint readers I've been seeing on laptops lately, but it works well enough. Enter your product's name to find downloads, manuals or other support. 1080p screen is merely adequate (no 4K display available at rollout). Next is Maxon's CPU-crunching Cinebench R15 test, which is fully threaded to make use of all available processor cores and threads. Let's hope MSI steps up to the plate when it ships its 4K version. A Professional Performance Brawl. Since it is, the WS75 deserves an Editors' Choice in the mobile workstation category. An intriguing software bonus is Creator Center, which mixes gaming-laptop-style monitoring of CPU and GPU usage and fan speed with a battery health check and hotkeys to switch among performance, fan, and backlight level combinations. An intriguing software bonus is Creator Center, which mixes gaming-laptop-style monitoring of CPU and GPU usage and fan speed with a battery health check and hotkeys to switch among performance, fan, and backlight level combinations. (An MSI True Color utility lets you adjust color temperature and tweak the screen with sRGB, designer, office, movie, gamer, and anti-blue-light presets.) Mobile workstations aren't meant for playing games, but it's certainly possible on these machines. The display's just average, but the laptop on the whole is impressive. Here's a laptop that punches above its weight. PCMag is obsessed with culture and tech, offering smart, spirited coverage of the products and innovations that shape our connected lives and the digital trends that keep us talking. MSI WS75 Mobile Workstation - A Powerful, Portable Laptop with IPS Thin Bezel Display 17.3" FHD Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Quadro® RTX™ 3000 Up to 64GB RAM 512GB NVMe SSD 2-3 Hrs 5.03 lbs Description THE ALL-NEW WS75: Mobile Workstation 9th GEN INTEL® CORE™ i9 PROCESSOR Enjoy faster rendering with up to 45% performance gain! 2020 Apple MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: Which Mac Laptop to Buy? About my only gripe is that, while there are Page Up and Page Down keys above the numeric keypad, you have to pair them with the Fn key for Home and End.