If you’re in the market for a beastly mobile workstation then Dell have you covered; the Dell Precision M4500 has finally gone up for sale, complete with a choice of dualcore Core i5 or i7 CPUs or Intel’s quadcore Core i7 chips. Either one or two hard-drives can be specified (either up to 500GB HDD or 256GB SSD) and a choice of NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M or FX1800M graphics.
In fact you even have four different displays to choose from, ranging from the basic 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 LED backlit panel, through 1600 x 900 HD+ and HD+ sRGB displays, and finally a Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen. Up to 8GB of memory is supported across two slots, and there’s a choice of DVD or Blu ray burner and an optional 3-megapixel webcam.
Connectivity includes optional WiFi a/g/n and HSPA/EVDO Rev.A (WiFi b/g is standard) together with Bluetooth 2.1, and there four USB 2.0 ports, FireWire, VGA, DisplayPort, ethernet, eSATA and audio in/out. Prices kick off at $1,549 for a Core i5-520M based system, but expect to pay upward of $1,724 for a quadcore Core i7 model (and $2,399+ for the stonking Core i7-920XM Extreme).