Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 Mobile Workstations Available Worldwide May 10

We are excited to announce today that our sleek new powerful mobile workstations, the Dell Precision M4600 and M6600, will be available for sale worldwide on May 10. The M4600 and M6600 provide an excellent balance between mobility and performance and are fully ISV certified on a broad range of workstation class software.

The systems are designed for customers who need to be mobile and are doing professional 2D / 3D computing or analyzing and computing massive amounts of data. Examples include a geologist analyzing massive amounts of geographic data at an oil site, an architect presenting a rendering to a client at an offsite meeting, a designer that needs to be able to seamlessly work on their project on the road, or a video producer working on a movie set that needs to capture and edit data in real time.

Dell continues to develop best-in-class workstation solutions based off customer feedback and we have successfully created the world’s most powerful mobile workstations again. The Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 are the only 15.6” and 17.3” mobile workstations with 2nd generation Intel Corei7 processor Extreme edition and 1600MHz system memory options, plus new NVIDIA Quadro mobile GPUs based on NVIDIA Fermi architecture that feature twice the number of CUDA™ cores and twice the graphics memory over previous generations.

The Dell Precision M4600 combines incredible processing and graphics performance with a lightweight-yet-durable 15.6” design, providing our customers with the unstoppable power to design and create – no matter where their vision takes them. The M4600 has been redesigned from the ground up with a new dedicated workstation chassis, no longer leveraging the Latitude frame. Other brand new features include HDMI video-out port, increased memory capacity of up to 32GB, increased HDD maximum up to 750GB, Raid 0/1 support (via SSD MiniCard). It also offers astonishing 15.6” HD and FHD display options, including a PremierColor 100% color correct RGB LED display with IPS technology, for accurate color reproduction and brilliant images.

The new extraordinary 17.3” Dell Precision M6600 mobile workstation unites desktop replacement processing and graphics performance and productivity-boosting features in a sleek and dependable professional system. We didn’t think it was possible for our Dell Precision M6500 to get any better, but we not only increased the performance and power of its successor, the M6600, but we also decreased the weight. It now offers 3 storage options, while keeping the optical drive,including an optional 2nd HDD and 128GB SSD mini card with RAID 5 support, HDMI video-out port, and HD and FHD 17.3” display options for accurate color reproduction and brilliant images.

Engineers, designers and other workstation professionals can now intuitively interact with their work in a whole new way with the optional touch display on both workstations. They can create, write, edit and zoom onscreen with up to four fingers or a stylus and take advantage of engineering software applications like MathJournal and SpaceClaim. Xthink’s Math Journal software helps customers solve mathematical and engineering problems by recognizing handwritten mathematical expressions, through the touch feature, and then displaying a list of relevant solution types. SpaceClaim, which provides 3D Direct Modeling solutions for rapid concept design and geometry manipulation, enables engineers and industrial designers to create and edit precise solid models on their mobile workstation.

We are also continuing to offer our customers flexible and versatile graphics solutions to fit their needs. The M4600 and M6600 can be configured with a wide range of AMD FirePro™ Mobility Professional Graphics and NVIDIA Quadro Professional Graphics options with up to 2GB of GDDR5 dedicated memory for high performance and accuracy for complex models. The M4600 graphics options include AMD FirePro M5950 and NVIDIA Quadro 1000M and 2000M, and the M6600 will offer AMD FirePro M8900 and NVIDIA Quadro 3000M, 4000M today and the Quadro 5010M with 4GB of GDDR5 memory in the coming weeks.

Customers that choose the AMD FirePro M8900 and the M5950 cards can utilize the AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology to increase productivity and simplify visualization solutions by expanding their visual real estate. They can access 3 monitors when undocked and 5 when docked.

Additional features to the new mobile workstation family include:

  • Interchangeable batteries, optical drives, keyboard and HDD carriers between systems;
  • Quick eject hard drive, full access to components and easy access bottom door for upgrading or servicing parts;
  • MIL-STD 810G tested for extreme temperatures, vibration, dust, altitude and shock;
  • Expansive DDR3 memory with four DIMM slots for up to 32GB of 1333MHz memory or up to 16GB of 1600MHz memory for blistering performance;
  • Five USB ports including 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0 and one combination USB 2.0 and eSATA and three video out options including DisplayPort, VGA, and HDMI for an optimized mobile experience;
  • NVIDIA Optimus technology that intelligently detects graphics performance needed to help extend battery life;

· Powerful second-generation Intel Core processors with options up to Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition for enhanced performance and productivity.

Finally, our customers can focus on their work knowing that their system comes with independent software vendor (ISV)-certified reliability, standard three-year Limited Hardware Warranty and optional Accidental Damage against damage from everyday drops, spills and bumps not covered by the standard warranty. They can also rest assured their data is protected with optional Dell DataSafe Online Backup, Dell Laptop Encryption, FIPS certified encrypted HDD and fingerprint reader and Dell System Track and Recovery service, and will be covered with Dell’s premium support service, ProSupport, should an issue arise.

We know you will be impressed with these fully loaded, performance blazing systems and look forward to hearing your feedback!

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