TIN BOX FLOGGER Dell has unveiled what it claims is the thinnest and lightest mobile workstation on the market, the Dell Precision M3800.
Weighing just 1.88kg, the Precision M3800 is almost 800g lighter than Toshiba's Tecra W50 mobile workstation, which the firm had claimed was the lightest on the market with a weight of 2.6kg when it was unveiled earlier this month.
Dell's 15in workstation also measures just 18mm thick, which is almost half the thickness of Toshiba's Tecra W50 laptop, which is 34.9mm thick.
Inside Dell's new Precision M3800 is an Intel Core i7-4702HQ processor with up to 16GB of RAM, as well as an Nvidia Quadro K1100M workstation GPU. It is preloaded with Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Pro operating system.
Dell said the Intel CPU has a quad-core processor with up to eight threads running at up to 3.2GHz to ensure "seamless running" of professional software applications.
The Dell Precision M3800 boasts a 15.6in Ultrasharp display in QHD+ format supporting 3200x1800 resolution, which Dell was keen to point out is a higher resolution than the Apple Macbook Pro with Retina display, which has 2880x1800 resolution.
"The Dell Precision M3800 features a stylish, industrial-grade design with an aluminium frame, a strong, lightweight carbon fibre chassis, and a Corning Gorilla Glass display with five-finger multi-touch on all systems," Dell explained.
Dell claimed that Nvidia's Optimus technology means the Precision M3800 will offer up to 10 hours of battery life. There's also dual-fan cooling to reduce overheating and retain performance levels.
The Dell Precision M3800 offers various different storage configurations including up to two storage devices with a maximum of 1.5TB of storage. However, the mobile workstation will weigh more than the quoted 1.88kg if storage options other than mSATA configurations are installed.
Compared to the Toshiba Tecra W50, the Dell M3800 doesn't support as much memory, with Toshiba's workstation being powered by a similar quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia Quadro graphics but with four memory slots for up to four 8GB DDR3L memory modules for a total of 32GB of RAM.
The Dell Precision M3800 will be available worldwide on 14 November, with a starting price of £1,149. µ
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