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Dell releases Precision M6500 with Intel Core i7 technology

There's a new installment to Dell's mobile workstation line, the Precision M6500, which incorporates both Intel Core i7 quad-core and Core i7 Extreme quad-core processors.Geared towards professionals who will be using this for serious animation, graphics and engineering work, it's not a simple machine.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

There's a new installment to Dell's mobile workstation line, the Precision M6500, which incorporates both Intel Core i7 quad-core and Core i7 Extreme quad-core processors.

Geared towards professionals who will be using this for serious animation, graphics and engineering work, it's not a simple machine. Nor does it come for a simple price.Dell has tried to pack as much as they can into the new workstation. Measuring in at 15.4 x 11 x 1.35 inches and 8.4 lbs, the Precision features 16 GB of DDR3 memory at a speed of 1,333 MHz and support for a max of three storage devices with varying RAID configurations.

Depending on the model you pick up, buyers have the choice between either the ATI FirePro M7740 1GB  or Quadro FX 3800M 1GB graphics. You can also choose between DVD and Blu-ray drives.

All of its power can viewed through the a 17-inch 1920 x 1200 back-lit LED display.

The Precision 6500 starts at $2,749 for the "basic" model, and it goes up to $4,219 for the Covet edition, which comes in aluminum and...orange. They're are a few other benefits to the upgrade beyond the orange color, like the better graphics, but not much beyond that.

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