latest product release, its Precision Mobile Workstations, promise customers “uncompromising performance and dependability wherever their work takes them.” Greg Weir, the marketing director of life cycle management at Dell, explained that performance is one the three criteria Dell uses when it designs its new models. Dependability and smart design also drive Dell’s team to create better offerings.
Dell first launched the Precision line in 1997 with desktops aimed at the business segment. In 2001, the company began selling laptops in the Precision line. The most recent version of Dell’s mobile workstation features all day battery life, a number of storage options and advanced graphics processing capability.
The laptops come in two sizes: 15 and 17 inches. In addition, there is the 17” Covet, a fully loaded special edition of the M6700 plus edge- to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass 2, a lightweight scratch resistant glass that offers a higher level of protection and a brighter display which comes in a colour that Dell terms “Phoenix red.”
Dell’s 15” M4700, M6700 and the Covet incorporate Intel Core i5, i7 and the i7 Extreme Edition processors. Users receive DDR3 SDRAM with up to 32GB of system memory, 1600MHz of memory speed and up to 16GB of 1866MHz memory. The memory speeds allow fast access to large data sets. Previous Precision models offered only 1600MHz of memory speed.