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Dell boosts Precision workstation line with two laptops, three towers

updated 09:02 am EDT, Mon September 9, 2013

New models bring Haswell to laptops, Ivy Bridge Xeon to towers

Dell today announced it has expanded its workstation portfolio with the most powerful mobile and tower workstations, the Dell Precision M4800, M6800 laptops -- as well as the Dell Precision desktop workstations T3610, T5610 and T7610. The new machines are updated with the latest high-performance, workstation-class processors, graphics, storage, display and other technologies.

Dell is the first to bring a 15.6-inch Quad HD+ IGZO panel to the workstation market, with higher resolution than the Apple MacBook Pro Retina display, and the only workstation machine to offer optional 10-finger Wacom multi-touch on a 17.3-inch display for intuitive control. The new workstations also deliver what the company claims is the highest performance possible with up to 16GB of 1866MHz memory, fourth-generation Intel "Haswell" Core i5 and i7 processor options up to Core i7 Extreme Edition, and AMD FirePro and NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics, with up to 8GB graphics memory on the M6800 configured with NVIDIA Quadro K5100M.

The new Dell Precision tower workstations include next-generation workstation-class processors and professional graphics, Windows 8 factory installed, new Intel Cache Acceleration Software, PCIe SSDs and updates to the Dell Precision Performance Optimizer. Designed for scientific analysis, professional engineering and complex 3D modeling, the new tower portfolio, adding to the Dell Precision T1700 Small-Form Factor and Mini-Tower, includes the Dell Precision T3610 with advanced single CPU performance; the Dell Precision T5610, a high-power dual-processor workstation in a small footprint; and the Dell Precision T7610, Dell's most powerful tower workstation. The T7610 will offer up to 512GB system memory and power up to three high-end graphics cards, including up to two Nvidia Quadro K6000s cards.

Noted improvements in the new tower line are the optional Intel Xeon Phi co-processor 3120A PCIe card. The Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor is a new multiple-core x86-based computational architecture built for high efficiency and performance on highly-parallel workloads. Offered as a coprocessor on a PCIe card, it works synergistically with Intel Xeon Processors to deliver accelerated performance on Dell Precision T7610 tower and R7610 rack workstations.

Additionally, Dell has collaborated with Intel to bring to market and tune the first workstation enterprise-grade storage acceleration software application, Intel Cache Acceleration Software - Workstation (CAS-W), which improves workstation application performance. The new speed-boosting technology will be available exclusively on Dell Precision rack and tower workstations starting in November.

The new Dell Precision tower and mobile workstations will be available worldwide on September 12 with US prices starting at $1,099 USD for the T3610, $2,729 for the T5610, $3,059 for the T7610, $1,249 for the M4800 laptop and $1,599 for the M6800 laptop.

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