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Workstations aren't typically inexpensive, nor are they often portable (there are exceptions). Dell set out to tackle both barriers by introducing the Precision M2800 Mobile Workstation last month, though at the time the OEM wasn't able to share pricing information or an exact release date. Now we have both -- the Dell Precision M2800 Mobile Workstation is available to purchase today starting at $1,199 on the nose.
The Precision M2800 is a 15.6-inch laptop that comes standard with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1020) anti-glare display, Intel Core i5 4200M processor (dual-core 2.5GHz, 3.1GHz Turbo, 3MB cache), 8GB of single-channel DDR3L-1600, 500GB solid state hybrid drive, AMD FirePro M4170 discrete graphics with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, DVD burner, Wi-Fi, GbE LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and VGA output, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, ISV certification, and a few other odds and ends.
"The 15.6-inch mobile workstation is ISV-certified for leading applications such as Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit, Solidworks and PTC Creo, among many others. The M2800 has a choice of fourth-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors to have the battery and power to compliment handling massive amounts of data and an AMD FirePro W4170M graphics card to do the rendering to keep up with requirements on the go," Dell stated in a blog post
Higher end configurations are available. There are four baseline systems to start from, the most expensive of which starts at $1,629. It and the others are configurable.
You can order a Precision M2800 direct from Dell.