Dell this week unwrapped the Dell Precision M3800 mobile workstation, which the company is calling the “world’s thinnest and lightest 15-inch true mobile workstation” and aiming it at digital content creators and engineers.
According to Dell, its newest entry fills a gap in the market for a mobile workstation with the technology required by professional software applications, making it an interesting addition for VARs selling into the media and entertainment market.
The high-end unit features an Intel (INTC) Core i7 Quad Core processor and Nvidia (NVDA) Quadro K1100M GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 dedicated memory, measures in at 18mm thick and 4.15 pounds, and offers up to 10 hours of battery life. Dell said the M3800 comes with Microsoft (MSFT) Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 7 Pro.
“As the traditional workplace continues to evolve, our workstation customers are requiring more portable systems, but can’t afford to sacrifice performance for their critical software applications,” said Andy Rhodes, Dell Precision workstations executive director. “With the introduction of the M3800 we’ve not only delivered on customer requests but set a new standard for mobile workstations with the thinnest form factor, outstanding performance and highest resolution QHD+ display for designing, creating and collaborating with clients while in the office or on the road,” he said.
The M3800's industrial design features an aluminum frame, a carbon fiber chassis and a Corning Gorilla NBT Glass display with five-finger multi-touch. The 15.6-inch display is available in QHD+ (3200x1800) or FHD (1920x1080). Later this fall, users will be able to pair the M3800 in a dual–monitor configuration with Dell’s high-performance 31.5” UltraSharp 32 monitor with Ultra HD 3840x2160 resolution.
Dell said the M3800 also features a USB-to-RJ45 dongle for users requiring high-speed Internet access; a backlit, full-size keyboard; four USB PowerPorts (3 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0); a gesture-enabled touchpad; an HD video webcam; and Waves MaxxAudio Pro suite of advanced audio enhancement tools. The unit also can house large data files, offering a variety of storage configurations including up to two storage devices, with a maximum of 1.5TB of storage either in HDD, SSHD or SSD formats; a 2.5-inch drive; and one solid state Mini-Card storage device.
Dell plans to start selling the M3800 Nov. 14 for $1,799.