Dell Precision M6500 Core i7 Extreme mobile workstation debuts

Dec 1, 2009
Dell Precision M6500 Core i7 Extreme mobile workstation debuts

Dell have updated their mobile workstation range of notebooks with the Precision M6500, packing a range of Intel Core i7 quad-core and Core i7 Extreme quad-core processors.  There's also a considerable 17-inch 1920 x 1200 display - with various degrees of LED backlighting - together with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, space for up to three hard-drives (up to 500GB HDD or 256GB SSD in each bay; various RAID setups available) and a choice of ATI FirePro M7740 1GB, NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M 1GB, or Quadro FX 3800M 1GB graphics.

Meanwhile connectivity includes WiFi (up to a/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1, together with optional UWB and WWAN (HSPA/EVDO Rev.A).  There's also a 6-pin powered FireWire, four USB 2.0, both VGA and DisplayPort, ethernet, audio in/out and eSATA, along with an ExpressCard 54 slot and 8-in-1 card reader.  Either DVD or Blu-ray drives can be specified.

As you might imagine, the end result isn't a small (or slow) system: the Dell Precision M6500 comes in at 15.4 x 11 x 1.35 inches and 8.5lbs.  A 9-cell battery is available, though Dell don't exactly make clear how long you can expect it to last.  Pricing is also unknown; the Precision M6500 isn't yet available to order online.

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