Dell Introduces Precision M4800 and M6800 Mobile Workstations

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On Monday, Dell announced two new additions to its mobile workstation portfolio: the Dell Precision M4800 and M6800. According to Dell, the M4800 and M6800 will be the most powerful mobile workstations on the market equipped with top-notch specs and designed to handle the most demanding content creation, engineering and scientific software applications.

Dell Precision M4800Dell Precision M4800

The Dell Precision M4800 will be the company’s 15.6-inch mobile workstation variant. The device will be the first 15.6-inch workstation to offer a Quad HD+ LD (3200 x 1800) upgradable display option, which bests the highly acclaimed MacBook Pro Retina display (2800 x 1800). The M4800 will be powered by a fourth-generation (Haswell) Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, with four DIMM slots allowing for up to 32GB of RAM, and up to three separate storage options and optional RAID 0, 1 and 5. The notebook will also offer various GPU options including an AMD Fire Pro M5100 Mobility Pro, NVidia Quadro K1100M or Quadro K2100M, all of which offer 2GB of dedicated DDR5.

The 15.6-inch Dell Precisions will offer a magnesium and aluminum alloy chassis that measures in at 14.8″ x 10″ x 1.4″ and weighs in at 6.3 pounds. In conjunction to Dell’s standard E-Port Plus replicator, the M4800 will support a 60GHz WiGig short-range, high-throughput wireless connectivity option.

The Dell Precision M4800 will be available on September 12 with US prices starting at $1,250.

Dell Precision M6800Dell Precision M6800

Dell’s 17.3-inch M6800 will not offer the same high-resolution option found in the M4800, but the device will offer a 1920 x 1080 resolution display option with a 10-point Wacom touchscreen. The notebook will also feature four GPU options, including the AMD Fire Pro M6100 Mobility Pro (2GB DDR5), NVidia Quadro K5100M (4GB DDR5), Quadro K4100M (6GB DDR5) and the Quadro K5100M (8GB DDR5). Similar to its smaller counterpart, the 17.3-inch device will be powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, with up to 32GB of RAM and upwards of four unique storage devices with optional RAID 0, 1 and 5. The M6800 will also be equipped with a dual-fan cooling system to ensure that this impressive hardware remains cool and functioning.

Dell’s flagship M6800 will also offer considerably more heft than the smaller M4800, measuring in at 16.4″ x 8.2″ x 1.4″ and weighing in at around 8 pounds.

The Dell Precision M6800 will also be available on September 12 with US prices starting at $1,500.



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  1. Gilesy

    I bought a Dell Precision M4800 largely on the strength of this review, so it’s only fair to post two extracts form my correspondence with Dell (through Spiceworks):

    1. I recently bought a Dell Precision M4800 and I’m having issues with the GPU, which is an Nvidia Quadro K2100. There are flickering and artifacts across the top of the display during playback, especially during panning shots, rapidly changing images, etc. This occurs on the laptop monitor and on external monitors/projectors. Either there is a fault in the GPU, the drivers aren’t up to scratch, or the Quadro card isn’t up to the job.

    Anyone else having these problems?

    A week later…

    2. So, now tech support have swapped out the GPU and talked me through reinstalling Windows 7 and all the drivers… This process has taken a week of phone calls and many hours I should have been working. I can see the display errors in Vimeo and other graphics applications, and even on the black and white Dell logo display when I first switch on the system…

    The problem remains and I am becoming very frustrated that it has taken many hours of my working time to come to the same point we were at a week ago. It is clear to me that a new system should have been ordered in the first place rather than putting me through all this bollocks. I have lost a lot of time going through this unnecessary procedure. How are Dell going to make this up to me? It had better be good.

    Just as frustrating is the time I will now have to spend downloading and reinstalling my Avid software and calling their technical support people to authorise my new installations…

  2. zippo72

    I would probably go with the MSI Mobile Workstation line. My brother, 3D product designer, purchased GT70 20LWS-683 with K4100m and he’s very pleased with the performance. He has uses 3 external displays at home in a Matrix display.. runs Autodesk, Maya, Solidworks at the same time… bought it $1500 cheaper than a comparable HP model..