Dell's Precision M6500 Is "World's Most Powerful Workstation"

Dell's Precision M6500 Is "World's Most Powerful Workstation"

It seems that a new "most powerful notebook" pops up every six months or so, but it's not that often that we hear about the "world's most powerful mobile workstation." Of course, workstations aren't nearly as sexy as general machines, but we have to say, Dell's latest really is a powerhouse worth drooling on. Or beside. Just have a look at some of these firsts:
    • A New Class Of Mobile Workstation For 3D Design and Animation, Engineering, Oil and Gas Exploration, Scientific Visualization and Defense Professionals
    • First Mobile Workstation To Offer The Next Generation Intel Core I7
    • First Mobile Workstation To Offer The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M Graphics Solution Option
    • Hardware Certification On More Than 95 Applications From More Than 35 Key Independent Software Vendors (ISV), Including Adobe and Dassault Systèmes
The Precision M6500 was recently unveiled at Autodesk University, designed to liberate creative professionals, designers, animators, engineers and research scientists from their desk without sacrificing performance. It's engineered for hardcore applications and times where uncompromised performance and security are paramount. You can cram some pretty impressive hardware within this shell--things like a Core i7-920XM CPU, up to 16GB of RAM and up to three internal storage devices. Is it any wonder this beast (which is available to order now) starts at $2749? Nah, didn't think so.


Other product highlights include:

  • Optional Intel Core i7-920XM Quad Core Extreme Edition processor linked with fast 1066MHz, 1333MHz and 1600MHz memory;
  • Support for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, along with Red Hat® Linux 5.3 64-bit;
  • Optional RGB LED edge-to-edge 17-inch screen with 100 percent user selectable color gamut support;
  • More internal storage devices than mobile workstations from HP, Lenovo and Apple; and,
  • The first to offer the option for three internal storage drives; and optional 2MP camera, multi-touch touchpad with jog shuttle, for greater user flexibility.

The Dell Precision M6500 is also the first mobile workstation to offer the new NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M graphics solution featuring:

  • 128 NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing cores;
  • Optimization 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;
  • Ultra-fast 64 GB/sec graphics bandwidth; and,
  • NVIDIA’s PowerMizer 9.0 power management solution.

Other graphics options include the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M and the ATI FireProM7740.

The Dell Precision M6500 offers compatibility and optimized performance on 95 key applications from leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) such as Adobe, Schlumberger and Dassault Systèmes.


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So, does the battery last 2 or 3 minutes? Or is there an optional miniature nuclear reactor powering the thing? Now...if only I can get IT to approve one of them for me......

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