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Dell launches the Precision M4700 and M6700 mobile workstations

The two high-performance laptops come with up to Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition processors, NVIDIA Quadro K-Series/AMD FirePro graphics, NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro (on the M6700) and up to 32GB of DDR3 memory

Texas, USA-headquartered technology corporation Dell has apparently unveiled “the world's most powerful 15-inch and 17-inch mobile workstations”. According to a company press release, the new Precision M4700 and Precision M6700 laptops are aimed at engineers, architects, film editors, geophysicists, design professionals and other users, who need a system that is capable of running compute intensive applications.

Kirk Schell, VP of Computing Products at Dell was quoted as saying: "Our new family of mobile workstations offer uncompromising performance, dependability and design," … "We are continuing to build on our heritage of developing innovative workstation technology by offering the first NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro solution, Gen 3 graphics and 1866 MHz memory in a mainstream mobile workstation, enabling our customers to bring their creative and design work to life fast regardless of their location."

Built around an Intel QM77 Express Chipset, the powerful M6700 can be configured with up to a third-gen Intel Core i7-3920XM Extreme Edition CPU. This Ivy Bridge processor is currently the fastest mobile chip (ranked 7th in our CPU Benchmark List) on the market and sports four cores operating at a frequency of 2.9GHz – 3.8GHz. In addition, the notebook comes with up to a 17.3-inch wide UltraSharp LED-backlit, anti-glare, RGB panel of Full HD native resolution (an optional FHD, NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro screen is also available).  

Underneath the hood, the M6700 features up to 32GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM (or up to 16GB at 1866MHz), up to 2.8TB of storage (including a 512GB SSD) and up to an NVIDIA Quadro K5000M GPU with 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory. Connectivity-wise, Dell’s latest powerhouse packs Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0 radios, Gobi 3G (with A-GPS) receiver, two USB 3.0 ports, DisplayPort, 10-in-1 memory card slot, 54mm ExpressCard reader and an HDMI interface.

The M4700 workstation offers similar specs, but comes outfitted with a smaller 15.6-inch display. Reportedly, this laptop can be equipped with up to 1.8TB of storage and either an AMD FirePro M4000 GPU (1GB, GDDR5 VRAM) or an NVIDIA Quadro K2000M graphics card (2GB, DDR3 VRAM).

In terms of security, both systems feature TPM 1.2 (Trusted Platform Module), Intel Anti-Theft Protection, fingerprint sensor, FIPS-certified self-encrypting drive and SETUP/BIOS password. Moreover, the high-performance M4700 and M6700 portable PCs are compliant with the MIL-STD-810G military standard (resistance to shock, vibration), run on a 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate OS, and have starting prices of $1,649 and $2,199, respectively.

Dell Precision M4700
Dell Precision M6700
Dell Precision M6700


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-07-25 (Update: 2021-05-18)