It's not just gamers who need massive amounts of computing power on the go: Dell today announced the next generation of its Precision series of mobile workstations. The 15.6-inch M4700 and 17.3-inch M6700 feature Intel's third-generation "Ivy Bridge" Core processors, the latest Nvidia Quadro graphics (AMD FirePro on starting configurations), anti-glare LED-backlit displays with resolutions up to 1920 x 1080, and support for up to four internal storage devices (up to 1.8TB on the M4700 and 2.8TB on the M6700). A special "Covet Edition" of the M6700, which sports a Phoenix Red finish and an edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass display, will also be available.
Both notebooks feature a rugged aluminum and magnesium alloy chassis that has been MIL-STD 810G tested for durability. Other features include dual fans for the processor and graphics, an ejectable primary hard drive (allowing users to easily swap out data), a ten-finger multitouch panel and an optional slice battery. Higher-end configurations boast bright IPS displays capable of 100 percent color and, on the M6700, wireless active shutter glasses and bundled software that allow users to view CAD applications in stereoscopic 3D. Both the M4700 and M6700 can support up to three displays simultaneously, and five displays when docked.
The updated Dell Precision mobile workstations are available today, starting at $1,649 for the M4700, $2,199 for the M6700 and $3,579 for the M6700 Covet Edition.
Processor: 3rd generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, up to Core i7 Extreme Edition, with Intel vPro advanced management