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November 30, 2009

Dell unveils new mobile workstation with Intel Core i7

Supports DDR3 1600MHz and up to 16GB memory with four DIMM slots

By CBR Staff Writer

Dell has unveiled a new mobile workstation Precision M6500, which comes with optional Intel Core i7-920XM Quad Core Extreme Edition processor linked with 1066MHz, 1333MHz and 1600MHz memory.

Accoridng to Dell, the new mobile workstation comes with memory of up to 16GB with its 4 DIMM slots; DDR3 1600MHz memory; and support for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, along with Red Hat Linux 5.3 64-bit. It has optional RGB LED 17-inch screen with 100% user selectable colour gamut support and option for three 3 internal storage drives.

In addition, the M6500 has optional 2MP camera, multi-touch touchpad with jog shuttle, and offers new Nvidia Quadro FX 3800M graphics service featuring, 128 Nvidia CUDA parallel computing cores; optimisation for OpenGL 3.2 / Shader Model 4.0 / DirectX 10.1 / Direct Compute / OpenCL professional applications; a 256-bit memory interface; 1GB G-DDR3 graphics memory; 64 GB/sec graphics bandwidth; and PowerMizer 9.0 power management service.

Other graphics options include the Nvidia Quadro FX 2800M and the ATI FireProM7740. The M6500 also offers compatibility and optimised performance on 95 key applications from independent software vendors (ISVs) such as Adobe, Schlumberger and Dassault Systèmes.

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It is compatible with E-Family accessories, including port replicators, notebook stands, display and monitor stands, and external storage modules and comes with optional security features including ControlVault security, FIPS fingerprint reader and a contactless smart card reader.

Greg Weir, senior manager of Dell precision workstations, said: “The Dell Precision M6500 establishes a new class of mobile workstation for the most demanding computing environments. This system is truly a desktop replacement without compromise.

“In addition, we’re leveraging our robust eco system of partners to deliver the performance users require running applications in key vertical markets such as 3D animation, Computer Aided Design (CAD), engineering, and scientific exploration, defense visualisation and other computationally intensive applications.”

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