In an effort to provide mobile workstation buyers in the business sector with fast and up-to-date notebooks Dell has launched new two new Precision models this week. The new models include the 15.6-inch Dell Precision M4700 and 17.3-inch Dell Precision M6700. Dell is currently selling both models on their own website with base prices of $1,049 for the M4700 and $1,849 for the M6700.
The new M4700 and M6700 are next generation notebooks that replace the M4600 and M6600 that Dell unveiled last year. Just like the M4600 and M6600 the new updated mobile workstations offer high-performance hardware and industry leading designs from a durability standpoint.
Dell has decided, for the most part, to hang on to the same design they introduced in 2011 with the M4600 and M6600 with the new M4700 and M6700. The chassis offered on the M4700 and M6700 notebooks use aluminum and magnesium alloy in their design, the two notebooks have been tested at MIL-STD 810G standards for durability.
The only major change in design is the shedding of some weight with the new 17-inch model which weighs 7.6 pound or about 0.1 pounds lighter than the outgoing M6600. Dell now calls their flagship 17-inch mobile workstation, the M6700, the worlds lightest 17-inch mobile workstation.
Performance and usability improvements are really where Dell has gone all-out for this new product launch. Both the M4700 and M6700 feature Intel’s new 3rd generation Ivy Bridge processors from Core i5?s up to Core i7 Extreme Edition quad-core processors. Also the new Precison notebooks come with the latest mobile graphics solutions from both AMD and NVIDIA, and for NVIDIA the M6700 is the first mobile workstation to include 3D VISION Pro which works with the new K-series Quadro mobile GPUs to provide professional users with a 3D experience.
A new feature that will help with the overall usability of either the M4700 or M6700 notebooks is the addition of HD IPS displays. With IPS displays the picture quality and viewing angles you will be able to experience with the M4700 or M6700 will be far superior to last years TN panel equipped M4600 and M6600 notebooks. With the IPS displays, which Dell calls UltraSharp PremierColor technology displays, you do get 1920×1080 native resolution, anti-glare, LED-backlit, 100% Adobe RGB Color Gamut, custom Dell screen calibration software and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection for you screen.
Battery power is very important when you’re talking about laptops and it’s nice to see that Dell didn’t skimp on battery packs for the M4700 or M6700. Both new models come with the option for 9-cell Lithium-Ion batteries that offer as much as 97Wh of power, and there is an option battery slice that adds another 9-cell 97Wh to your Dell Precision M4700 or M6700 notebook.
You can check out full details for the Dell Precision M4700 and Dell Precision M6700 notebooks on the Dell.com website, just click here for the M4700 and here for the M6700. On Dell.com you can also place an order for either notebook and Dell allows you to customize a whole host of things about your new mobile workstation from the CPU all the way to the type of professional software you want to come with your new computer.
Or if you want just check out the overview video Dell posted on their YouTube: