Dell's Precision M4500 Mobile Workstation Now On Sale

Dell's Precision line has always been associated with professionals; they don't exactly cater to gamers and bargain hunters, but they've always been well equipped for CAD users and other hard-working pros. The Precision M4500 is the company's newest mobile workstation, following up on the Precision M6500 that was launched late last year.

It's equipped with Intel's latest Core i7 processor, NVIDIA's Quadro FX 3800M graphics, an optional SSD MiniCard, a 15.6" LCD panel, an optional 3MP camera and Gobi 2.0 mobile broadband connectivity. There's also a wild battery in there that offers nearly 8 hours of life, and the optional 12-cell battery can go even longer.

Other specs include as much DDR3 RAM as you can afford, a DVD or Blu-ray drive, support for 2 internal hard drives (or SSDs), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, an optional fingerprint reader, an ExpressCard slot, two speakers and an 8-in-1 card reader. These start at $1549 with Core i5 CPUs, but it won't take long to push that price a good deal higher.

Building on that success, this week we announced a new member of Dell's family of mobile workstations, the Dell Precision M4500.  And true to form, this system is the world's most powerful 15.6-inch mobile workstation.  In addition to offering the latest options from Intel, to include the Core i7 920XM Extreme Edition Quad Core processor and support for the next generation NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M, this system offers some additional exciting features. 

The M4500 is one of the first mobile workstations to offer an optional SSD MiniCard for additional high-performance data storage.  This gives the customer the option of having up to 2 internal storage locations without sacrificing their optical bay.  The M4500 also provides near instant access to e-mail, calendar, contacts, or the Internet and virtual remote desktops, with a new innovative technology called Dell Precision ON.   And for customers that rely on web conferencing and collaboration to conduct their business, the M4500 offers an optional 3MP camera and Gobi 2.0 mobile broadband connectivity.  In terms of true mobility, the M4500 cranks out up to 7hrs and 40min of battery life, or even longer with the optional 12-cell battery slice, and is very easy to carry with a starting weight of only 6 pounds.