9 Aug 2013

Dell Precision M3800 workstation with 3200x1800 display

Information suggests that Dell will be launching an Ultra HD (UHD) workstation in the near future although specific details on the screen have not yet been confirmed.

The rumoured specs are:
  • Intel Core i7-4702MQ (Haswell) processor
  • 2GB NVIDIA Quadro K1100M GPU
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1TB mechanical drive / 512GB SSD
  • 15.6 inch screen
  • 3200x1800 resolution
  • 18mm thickness
  • 2kg
Features not expected to make it in to the build are:
  • Ethernet port
  • Integrated docking

The CPU is certainly cutting edge as it's the latest 4th gen i7 offering from Intel which benefits mostly in the realm of reduced power-consumption (as opposed to speed improvement) over their previous generations.  The GPU is a mid-level card and exceeds the Autodesk minimum recommendation for Inventor 2014 with more than 1000 parts, but doesn't quite make the grade with our own Micro Concepts recommendation.  Furthermore, factoring in the screen resolution it might make for a difficult productivity experience on your CAD applications at maximum settings, but that's only if you want to utilise high-density across such a relatively small screen - I struggle enough at 1920 x 1200 if I sit more than half a metre from my 17" screen. 
When I started with Micro Concepts I would have said that the memory was more than ample but having seen a few of you close to maxing-out your 16GB during remote sessions, I think 32GB would give that extra wiggle room.

Ultimately we'll have to wait for further information before we know exactly which kind of creative professional this workstation is targeted at.

Dell is introducing the thinnest and lightest workstation ever later this year. The Dell Precision M3800 is the first mobile workstation that is less than ¾ of an inch, at 18mm, weighs only 4.5lbs and offers certified performance and dependability for creative professionals. We are not releasing or confirming any additional details today but stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

Thanks to tweakers.net for the original information.

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