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New Dell Precision Workstations Support Flexible Work Environments with Uncompromised Performance

ROUND ROCK, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 26, 2011 — Dell today announced the next generation Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 mobile workstations and dual-socket Dell Precision R5500 rack workstation, building upon the company’s heritage of delivering the highest-performing and most scalable workstation products. These mobile and remote systems, specifically designed for professionals who need raw horsepower, scalable performance and application certification, deliver a desktop workstation experience without being tied to a specific location.

New Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 Mobile Workstations (Photo: Business Wire)

New Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 Mobile Workstations (Photo: Business Wire)

Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 Mobile Workstations:

Ten years after launching the first ever mobile workstation, Dell continues its leadership by introducing new mobile systems that are ideal for professional 2D or 3D computing and analyzing massive amounts of data. The Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 represent the world’s most powerful 15.6” and 17.3” mobile workstations with 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme edition and 1600MHz system memory options.

Dell successfully packed more performance and power into its new mobile workstations while at the same time increasing usability for on-the-go productivity. The Dell Precision M4600 combines incredible performance with a durable yet lightweight 15.6” size and now offers a keyboard with a number pad, increased maximum memory capacity of 32GB1, outstanding performance and protection of data with RAID 0/1, and increased hard disk drive (HDD) maximum up to 750GB2.

The 17.3” Dell Precision M6600 unites exceptional processing and graphics performance and productivity-boosting features in a sleek and dependable professional system. The M6600 is designed for the most demanding users looking for a larger display, higher scaling graphics options and additional storage with up to three options including an optional 2nd HDD and 128GB2 solid state drive (SSD) mini card with RAID 5 support. The M6600 will also offer the new flagship NVIDIA Quadro 5010M mobile professional graphics with 4GB2 of GFX memory in the coming months.

Enhancements and options to the new mobile workstation family include:

Dell Precision R5500 Rack Workstation:

Dell has enhanced its rack workstation by providing the full scalability and performance of its highest performing desktop workstation into a dual-socket rack form factor, the Dell Precision R5500. With the R5500 located in a customers’ secure data center or other centralized location, users can remove heat, noise and bulk for a more favorable workspace and boost productivity for global and rotating workforces by providing remote 1:1 access to the workstation from virtually anywhere.

The R5500, which is purpose-engineered for professionals who require compute intensive applications and extreme performance with remote capability, offers the latest Intel Xeon processors with memory capacity of up to 192GB1 and dual-wide GPU slots that scale up to 450 watts. In addition, the R5500 offers options for up to five industry standard full-height and full-length PCIe x16 slots including support for a full range of dual high-end graphics and general purpose (GP) GPU compute solutions from NVIDIA including the newest NVIDIA Quadro and NVIDIA Tesla™ solutions.

Users can seamlessly connect to the R5500 via optional PC-over-IP® hardware-based compression technology, from Teradici™, from the Dell FX100 Zero Client. PC-over-IP hardware-based compression transfers only the rendered graphics pixel data over the network, ensuring a fast and responsive remote experience. Alternately, customers can remotely connect via a standard notebook or desktop with optional VMware® View™ software.

The rack workstation also offers certifications from leading ISVs including Autodesk, PTC, Siemens PLM Software, Softimage, Schlumberger, ESRI, Dynamic Graphics, CNC, and many others to ensure users’ critical software is compatible and runs smoothly on their R5500 workstation.

Dell Security, Services and Support: All Dell Precision workstations come with robust security options to protect assets and intellectual property including Dell Data Protection | Encryption, Dell DataSafe Online Backup, fingerprint reader and Dell System Track and Recovery service.

Dell Precision customers can maximize their uptime with optional Dell ProSupport5 for 24/7 access to advanced technicians through a single point of contact for both Dell and non-Dell hardware and software issues. They can also take advantage of Custom Factory Integration (CFI) for simple and fast deployment and robust manageability options to help keep operations running smoothly and IT costs down.


“We are constantly looking for new ways to spur creativity and improve efficiency,” says Erik Horn, creative director at Arts+Labor, a creative content and media production firm. “Especially when we are shooting on location, we need computers that are powerful and portable, and the new Dell Precision mobile workstation seemed like the perfect fit. Our team members need to handle a wide variety of functions, from video editing and compositing to music editing and media production for interactive formats, and with Dell’s new workstations, we can use a single platform to handle all of those tasks efficiently.”

“Dell understands that today’s evolving workforce expects instant access from any device, work-location flexibility and sophisticated systems to stay productive,” said Steven Lalla, vice president and general manager of Commercial Client Product Group, Dell. “To address these new workplace dynamics, Dell continues to develop new workstation solutions that support customers’ unique work environments while still enabling them to access unparalleled workstation performance and reliability.”

“The proliferation of data, rapid technological advances and more dispersed and global workforces have brought new challenges to organizations,” said Jon Peddie, President of Jon Peddie Research. “These organizations must be equipped with solutions that provide high performance, manageability and security to support their end users in all types of working environments. Dell continues to deliver on providing best in class workstation solutions and the end-to-end capabilities needed to address the full scope of a company's computing needs.”

“Engineers, designers, animators, and video editors consistently rely on NVIDIA GPUs for the best graphics performance and high performance computing capabilities,” said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions Group, NVIDIA. “Dell Precision workstations with NVIDIA Quadro ensure these professionals are getting the kind of visualization and high performance computing horsepower they demand.”

“AMD and Dell have collaborated to offer the Dell Precision M6600 with AMD FirePro M8900 and Dell Precision M4600 with AMD FirePro M5950 as workflow tools for professionals in a wide range of industries,” said Sandeep Gupte, Director, Product Management, AMD Professional Graphics. “With AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, engineers and designers can increase their productivity by expanding their visual real estate. Dell Precision workstations and AMD FirePro™ Mobility Professional Graphics deliver advanced technology, performance and reliability that professionals expect.”

Pricing and Availability:

Additional information:

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1 A 64-bit operating system is required to support 4GB or more of system memory.
2 GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less.
3 Available on Dell Precision M4600 today and M6600 in the coming months
4 AMD Eyefinity supports up to five displays when mobile workstation is used in conjunction with docking station. The mobile workstation supports up to three displays without the docking station.
5 Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit www.dell.com/servicedescriptions

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