MSI's Latest Workstation Laptop Packs Nvidia Quadro K4100M Graphics

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royalcrown

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The only thing it's really missing that's more workstation oriented is "ECC" ram. I don't really see the rest of components being a problem because they are "gamey" ;)
 

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The only thing it's really missing that's more workstation oriented is "ECC" ram.
The Core i7-4720HQ doesn't support ECC RAM and neither does any other mobile Haswell CPU (that I know of). Also, I don't think a workstation needs ECC RAM... a server, maybe. Can someone provide some statistics on how effective/useful ECC actually is, I recall reading quite a few forum threads where it was dismissed as completely overrated for non-critical setups?

I really hope MSI comes to their senses and uses an IPS panel, there's no reason not to. The TN FHD panels they used in most of their recent gaming laptops are *horrible*, with extreme (DeltaE > 7-10) color deviations, unacceptable even for a gaming laptop. The misbelief that deep blacks are only possible with TN panels needs to go, just like the obsession with a few milliseconds shorter response time.
 

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Networking on the unit is taken care of by an Intel 7260 dual-band AC Wireless module, and wired networking is done with a Killer E2200 networking adapter. This part is a bit confusing, as the Killer E2200 is a gaming oriented NIC, and this is a workstation laptop; we'd imagine that most potential customers for this laptop would rather have it equipped with an Intel NIC.
I believe I know why this was done... they must be simply reusing GT72 motherboards. Why not, if they already reused the chassis (as it seems from the photos)? Unlike WLAN card, the wired NIC is soldered so swapping it would cost money.
 

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I, for one, would pay a premium for ECC RAM in a mobile device.

Though I'm sure there are many that would disagree...
 
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