Dell Introduces New Mobile, Rack Workstations for the Enterprise

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 04-26-2011 Print Email
Dell 's new Precision mobile workstations are designed for enterprise users needing serious muscle and scalable desktop performance in a mobile form factor.

Dell, the world's second- or third-largest PC manufacturer, depending on whom you ask, is introducing two new mobile workstations, the 15.6-inch Dell Precision M4600 and the 17.3-inch M6600. Designed for enterprise users needing serious muscle and scalable desktop performance in a mobile form factor -- think designers working in 3D and engineers doing fancy math -- they feature 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition chips and 1600MHz system memory options.

And, while on the topic of facilitating hefty files for complicated tasks, the company on April 26 also rolled out a dual-socket Dell Precision R5500 rack workstation, for those who prefer that form factor to a tower. With optional PCoIP (PC-over-IP) hardware from Teradici, it enables companies to securely support remote workers.

Kicking off with the M4600, Dell is offering the option of discrete graphics from Advanced Micro Devices or Nvidia with up to 2GB of dedicated memory, as well as optional Nvidia Optimus technology, designed to help the machine extend battery life by being smarter about graphics performance.

Its 15.6-inch display has the option of being an UltraSharp with PremierColor technology--a plus for animators, designers or others wanting the truest color feedback--or multitouch technology with support for a stylus and four-finger simultaneous touch input.

There are DDR3 (double-data rate) memory options, four DIMM slots for up to 32GB of 1333MHz memory or 16GB of 1600MHz memory. Optional AMD Eyefinity technology enables the workstation, when docked, to support up to five displays simultaneously, or three displays when not docked. There's support for just about every connectivity option--wired, wireless LAN, WiMax, mobile broadband, GPS, Bluetooth--niceties like an antimicrobial keyboard and noise-cancelling microphone to go with the Webcam and video-chatting software, and a slew of optional support services, including Dell's 24/7 ProSupport.

The M4600 starts at 6.15 pounds and like the M6600 is built of aluminum and magnesium and is military-spec tested to put up with temperature extremes and things like dust, vibration and humidity.

For more, read the eWEEK article: Dell Mobile, Rack Workstations Powered by Intel Core i7, Xeon Chips.



 

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