Dell Precision M6500 Workstation Has Hardcore Guts

Dell's Precision M6500 refreshes their hardcore workstation with ass-beating guts: It's the first with Intel's Core i7-920XM Quad Core Extreme, Nvidia's new QuadroFX 3800M, and up to 16GB of RAM running at 1600MHz.

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Besides all of those "firsts" (which will be exclusive only temporarily, undoubtedly, since Intel and Nvidia gots to play with everybody else too) it's got a 17-inch, 1920x1080 LED-backlit display that pops 100 percent of the Adobe color gamut. Plus, it now has user-selectable color profiles, so it's easy to switch 'em around.

The 8.4-pound monster is for "creative professionals" in animation, CAD work, oil & gas stuff, and federal/defense, so you know it's ungodly expensive for that much gear goodness, before you even ask how much.

Intel® CoreTMi7 Extreme Edition Quad Core, CoreTMi7Quad Core Processors
Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate 32-Bit Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate 64-Bit Genuine Windows Vista® Business 32-Bit Genuine Windows Vista® Business 64-Bit Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Genuine Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Genuine Windows® XP Professional available via downgrade rights Genuine Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition available via downgrade rights Red Hat® Linux 5.3 64-Bit
17" WXGA+ UltraSharp LED Display (1440x900) Resolution 17" WUXGA UltraSharp LED Display (1920x1200) Resolution 17" WUXGA RGB LED Back-Lit Display (1920x1200) Resolution 17" WUXGA RGB LED Edge To Edge Back-Lit Display (1920x1200) Resolution (Covet only)
Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Available DIMM Slots: Four Memory slots offering up to 16GB4 Memory Bandwidth: 1066MHz, 1333MHz and 1600MHz
Primary Storage
Support for one, two, or 3 storages devices with optional RAID0, RAID1, or RAID5 Configuration 7200RPM Free Fall Sensor Hard Drive up to 500GB 5 7200RPM Encrypted FFS Hard Drive up to 160GB 5 Solid State Hard Drive up to 256GB 5
Optical Drives
DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW slot load, Blu Ray
Graphics Cards
ATI® FirePro® M7740 Graphics with 1GB2 dedicated memory NVIDIA® Quadro FX 2800M Graphics with 1GB2 dedicated memory NVIDIA® Quadro FX 3800M Graphics with 1GB2 dedicated memory
Wireless LAN, Bluetooth® 2.1 and Ultra-Wideband (UWB - selected countries only)
Next Generation Mobile Broadband6, GPS
Wireless: Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Mini-Card
Dell Wireless 1510 802.11 a/g/n 2x3 Mini-Card Intel Wireless 5300 802.11a/g/n 3x3 Mini-Card WWAN Dell Wireless 5620 HSPA - EVDO Rev A (selected countries only)
Physical Security: Steel-reinforced Cable Lock Slots, Media Module and Hard Drive Locks. User & System Security: Smart Card Reader and optional Contactless Smart Card Reader Fingerprint Reader (optional) FIPS Fingerprint Reader (optional) TPM 1.2 (where available) Wave Embassy Trust Suite Network Security: 802.11 WiFi® Protected Access (WPA), 802.11i (WPA2), Virtual Private Networks (VPN) 802.1x with EAP modes and compatible with CCX 4.0
2 speakers, optional dual array microphones Optional 2MP camera, 3MP camera option coming soon
Slots: 8-in-1 card reader; ExpressCard 54; PC Card Docking: Advanced E-Port, E-Port, Legacy Port Replicator, Ergo Flat Panel Stand, Basic Monitor Stand, E-View Notebook Stand Modular Options: E-Family modular media dock: DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW, Second Hard Drive
Aluminum LCD back and base Dell PrecisionTM industrial design Weight & Dimensions: Preliminary weight starting at: 8.42lbs/3.xxkg7 with WXGA+ panel, DVD-ROM, 9-cell battery. Width: 15.4"/393mm Depth: 11.0"/280.5mm Height: 1.35"/34.5mm(F), 1.5"/38.5mm(B) Ports: 1394 Powered 6-pin, USB 2.0 (x4), VGA, Display Port, RJ-45, Audio, eSATA