Dell's Precision M6500 is the next in an increasingly long line of notebooks upgrading to Core i5, but it'll be one of the first to also ship with an optional USB 3.0 port.

The Precision M6500 currently ships with a quad-core i7 for $2,750, but starting late February you'll be able to configure it to include a Core i5 or i7, a USB 3.0 port, a 3.2 megapixel webcam, and a 64GB SSD mini card. The options will be apparently be available starting later this month, although the minor issue of price has yet to be determined. Oh, wait! That's a major issue. But if the Notebook Italia report is correct, we should know that soon enough. [Notebook Italia via Electronista]