US COMPUTER COBBLER Dell has added an entry-level model to its Precision mobile workstation line that the firm said will offer performance and dependability at a more accessible price.
Aimed at engineers, designers and video editors, the Dell Precision M2800 will hit the market sometime this spring with a 15.6in display.
Dell said the mobile workstation will bridge the gap between standard business-class laptops and costly mobile workstations by offering an affordable model that features professional graphics and processor options.
The Dell Precision M2800 is powered by an Intel Haswell fourth generation Core i5 or Core i7 processor with up to 16GB of memory and 1TB of storage, plus an AMD Firepro W4170M GPU with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory.
The system will be available with a 15.6in Ultrasharp display in either HD 720p or full HD 1920x1080 resolution, plus external multi-monitor support and docking compatibility.
"We are filling that gap by introducing a new mobile workstation at a price that lets more professionals and students maximise their software while on the go," said Dell executive director for Precision workstations Andy Rhodes, claiming that many engineers are not realising the full potential of the applications they are using because they are running them on business or consumer class PCs instead of workstations.
"This is the right tool to help more people design and deliver innovations faster - no matter where they are," He added.
The Dell Precision M2800 is certified for professional applications such as Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit, plus Dassault Systèmes Solidworks and others. It also includes Dell Precision Performance Optimiser (DPPO), a tool that automatically optimises the system settings for specific applications.
Dell hasn't set any UK pricing for the mobile workstation, and said that this will be announced in the coming weeks. In the US, it will be priced from $1,199 before tax, or around £720. µ
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