Dell has officially launched its Precision M3800 mobile workstation, claimed by the firm as the thinnest and lightest system of its kind available and a rival for Apple's prestigious MacBook Pro portable.
First detailed by Dell back in July, the Precision M3800 is just 18mm thick and has a starting weight of 1.88kg, yet is a fully specified mobile workstation with quad-core Haswell processor, up to 16GB memory, Nvidia Quadro graphics and a high resolution 15.6in Quad HD+ (QHD+) display.
Due to ship worldwide from November 14 with a starting price of £1,149, the Precision M3800 features an aluminium frame, lightweight carbon-fibre chassis, and a display protected by the latest Corning Gorilla NBT Glass for touchscreen devices.
Inside, the processor is a 2.2GHz 4th-generation Intel Core i7-4702HQ chip, while graphics performance is handled by an Nvidia Quadro K1100M GPU with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. It can be configured with up to two storage devices, for a maximum 1.5TB capacity.
The 15.6in QHD+ display features a native resolution of 3200x1800 pixels, which can be boosted to 3840x2160 if the Precision M3800 is paired with a 31.5in UltraSharp 32 external display, Dell said. The latter peripheral is due to ship before the end of the year.
Dell said that the Precision M3800 is optimised for common engineering and design applications such as Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite, AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit, Dassault Catia, Solidworks and Siemens NX.
The Precision M3800 launch follows on from last month's announcement of two other mobile workstations, the Precision M4800 and M6800, with the M4800 also featuring a QHD+ screen.
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