Dell Powers up Precision Mobile Workstation

DN Staff

December 7, 2009

2 Min Read
Dell Powers up Precision Mobile Workstation

Looking to free engineers, creative professionals andresearch scientists from being tethered to their desktops, Dell has announcedits most powerful mobile workstation yet - the PrecisionM6500, which is the first in this category to support the next-generation IntelCore I7 processor along with a variety of other pioneering enhancements.
Among the first-of-its-kind performance features that thePrecision M6500 brings to a mobile platform are four DIMM slots to supportmemory scalability of up to 16 Gbyte in addition to support for DDR3 1600MHzmemory, both of which deliver the horsepower to accommodate any mixture ofengineering and software development workloads. The Precision M6500 is also thefirst mobile workstation to offer the new NVIDIA Quadro FX3800M, ahigh-end GPU that features 128 NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing cores, 1GB ofG-DDR2 graphics memory and other capabilities designed to handle professionalengineering applications.
The new workstation, which replaces the Precision M6400, isaimed squarely at engineers looking for a performance boost that doesn't keepthem tied to their desktop. "People in engineering are used to working on afixed workstation and have been limited by mobility," says Mano Gialusis,Dell's senior product manager for mobile workstations. "Who says good ideasonly come between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.?"
With the state-of-the-art Intel processor and GPU options,along with the fast memory and claim for 100 percent of the Adobe color gamut,the Dell M6500 has the potential to change the way engineers, designprofessionals and research scientists work, according to Jon Peddie, presidentof Jon Peddie Research. "Typically, anengineer or designer would do most of his or her work on a big, powerfuldeskside machine then load a couple of display files onto the laptop, go to adesign review meeting, show the files, but not be able to manipulate the modelor do any serious real-time work," Peddie explains. "With this machine,everything can be done on it, and the laptop can support a second large-scaledisplay just like a deskside (machine)."
In addition to its deskside-class performance features, theM6500 brings another key element to the mix: Certification on 95 keyapplications, including most of the leading CAD and CAE programs. Pricing onthe M6500 starts at $2,749 with the Quadcore processor. Gialusis says pricingshould go down once Intel releases it Duo Core chip platform.

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