MSI announces small but powerful Vortex W25 desktop workstation

MSI is going after professionals with its latest workstation PC, the Vortex W25. And while it may pack plenty of power, it won't take up a ton of space: MSI is touting the Vortex W25 workstation as the world's first 2.5L desktop powered by NVIDIA's Quadro P5200 GPU.

Aside from its graphics prowess, MSI has slotted the Vortex W25 with Intel's latest 8th generation Core i7 processor. According to MSI, Intel's latest processor makes the new Vortex W25 up to 30 percent more powerful than its predecessor. That's in addition to a 40 percent graphics performance boost from the Quadro GPU.

Other hardware options include up to 64GB of RAM, dual NVMe M.2 SSD slots, and a 2.5-inch hard drive slot.

To keep things cool, MSI has thrown in what it calls its "Cooler Boos Titan thermal solution," which it says should provide stable performance with intense tasks. All of that is packed into a small 5.5 case that's fitted with a VESA mount so you can easily stash it away.

To round things out, MSI has expanded its ISV certifications for 2018 with Autodesk Revit, ANSYS, Autodesk Moldflow, and Dassault Catia.

MSI WE Series

In addition to the new Vortex W25, MSI has announced some slight upgrades to its mobile workstations. The WE series, WT75, and WS63 are all now available with Intel's 8th generation processors and updated NVIDIA's Quadro graphics.

The Vortex W25 is expected to be available soon starting at $2,049. Meanwhile, the updated WT75, WS63, and WE series are expected to be available later this summer.