Dell Precision M2800 is an Entry Level Mobile Workstation Starting at $1,199

Paul Lilly

An affordable workstation for road warriors

In an attempt to offer mobile users a portable workstation solution that won't drain their budgets, Dell came up with the Precision M2800 , a 15-inch mobile workstation that's ISV-certified and relatively affordable with a starting price of $1,199. Dell sees the Precision M2800 as bridging the gap between business-class laptops and traditional mobile workstations, giving professional users (engineers, designers, and video editors in particular) an ISV-certified system to work with.

The Precision M2800 can be configured with fourth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors (Haswell), AMD FirePro W4170M graphics with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory, up to 16GB of system memory, and up to 1TB of storage. As for the 15.6-inch display, it's available in HD for Full HD 1080p. The Precision M2800 also supports external multi-monitor configurations and docking compatibility.

"Many designers and engineers are not realizing the full potential of their professional software because they are using a business or consumer-class PC instead of a workstation," said Andy Rhodes , executive director of Dell Precision workstations. "We are filling that gap by introducing a new mobile workstation at a price that lets more professionals and students maximize their software while on the go. This is the right tool to help more people design and deliver innovations faster – no matter where they are."

Dell says you'll be able to order a Precision M2800 beginning in spring.

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