Dell has updated what it claims is the world's thinnest and lightest mobile workstation, the Precision M3800. Checking in at a svelte 0.31-0.71 (H) by 14.65 (W) by 10 (D) inches and weighing only 4.15 pounds, we won't argue that claim, though what's equally impressive is the collection of hardware and features.
Stealing the show is a 15.6-inch UltraSharp touch display with a 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) resolution and IGZO2 technology, along with Corning Gorilla Glass for added durability. The upgraded display gives road warriors the ability to view their work in much higher detail, along with bragging rights over their Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch) toting brethren -- the Precision M3800's display sports more than 8 million pixels, which is 3.4 million more than the Retina display on the MacBook Pro.
There are plenty of ports to play with, including the addition of a Thunderbolt 2/mini DisplayPort (mDP). Others include HDMI, two USB 3.0 with PowerShare, a single USB 2.0 (also with PowerShare), headphone/microphone combo, and a 3-in-1 media card reader.
We're really just scratching the surface here. The Precision M3800 comes with an Intel Core i7 4712HQ processor, up to 16GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, up to 2TB of storage, and various other goodies.
"Dell workstation power is behind the work of some of the world’s top animators, film editors and visual effects artists, so at Dell we understand the pressure these professionals experience to deliver more creative output under increasingly tighter timelines," said Andy Rhodes, global executive director for Dell workstations. "Whether it’s editing video while on location, presenting CAD ideas to customers, or doing 3D modeling, animation and rendering on the road, the Dell Precision M3800 delivers the ideal blend of form and function to meet rising demands for performance on-the-go."
The customizable Dell Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation is available now starting at $1,649.