Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation Boosting Features

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Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation Boosting Features

 

 

 

Small Review of Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation:

Sacrifice nothing and get even more in a light and powerful system. Providing incredible desktop-worthy performance to handle some of your most demanding applications, this durable powerhouse offers an extensive display with exceptional graphics capability.

  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Powerful Intel® Core™ processors with options up to Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition and upgradable to include Intel® vPro™ technology
  • Fast rendering with professional AMD or NVIDIA® discrete graphics with up to 4GB1of dedicated memory
  • Blistering performance with extensive DDR3 memory with four dual in-line memory module (DIMM) slots for up to 32GB2of 1333MHz memory or up to 16GB2 of 1600MHz memory
  • Accurate color reproduction and brilliant clarity with astonishing display options
  • Connect to virtually all your peripherals with a bevy of ports, including USB 3.0, USB 2.0, DisplayPort™, VGA, HDMI™ and eSATA™
  • NVIDIA Optimus™ technology intelligently provides graphics performance when you need it and can help extend battery life when you don’t
  • AMD Eyefinity™ technology supports up to five total displays when docked and three when undocked3

Advantages of Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation:

Like all Dell systems, the Precision M6600 is highly configurable. Our review system had a collection of premium components on-board, starting with Intel’s Core i7-2920XM, a quad-core Extreme Edition processor running at 2.5GHz (3.5GHz under Turbo Boost). There’s 8GB of 1,333MHz dual-channel DDR3 RAM (2x4GB), with various options up to 32GB (4x8GB) or 16GB (4x4GB) of faster 1,600MHz memory. The full 32GB will cost you an eye-watering £1,291 (ex. VAT) on top of the 8GB price.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit was preloaded on our review unit, with Professional optionally available for £50 (ex. VAT) less. The basic software bundle includes a 15-month subscription to Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security 3.5 and Microsoft Office 2010 Starter. You’ll pay £324 (ex. VAT) more for a full copy of Office 2010 Professional. Also on-board our review sample were various bits of system management software from Intel, Nvidia and Dell (Intel Control Centre, Intel Management and Security Status, Intel Rapid Storage Technology, Intel ProSet Wireless; Nvidia Control Panel, Nvidia 3D Vision Pro; Dell Power Manager, System and Devices Manager, Dell Webcam Central). Generally, though, the M6600 is admirably free of ‘bloatware’.

Graphics are handled by Nvidia’s Quadro 4000M with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 RAM. This is a high-end workstation-class GPU with 336 CUDA cores and an extensive set of ISV certifications. The 4000M also supports Nvidia’s Optimus technology, allowing it to make use of Intel’s CPU-integrated HD Graphics 3000 module for less demanding applications, in order to minimise power consumption. If you want the ultimate GPU option, the 384-CUDA-core ECC-supporting Quadro 1510M with 4GB of video RAM, you’ll have to pay £1,323 (ex. VAT) more.

Video of Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation:

Performance

Like all Dell systems, the Precision M6600 is highly configurable. Our review system had a collection of premium components on-board, starting with Intel’s Core i7-2920XM, a quad-core Extreme Edition processor running at 2.5GHz (3.5GHz under Turbo Boost). There’s 8GB of 1,333MHz dual-channel DDR3 RAM (2x4GB), with various options up to 32GB (4x8GB) or 16GB (4x4GB) of faster 1,600MHz memory. The full 32GB will cost you an eye-watering £1,291 (ex. VAT) on top of the 8GB price.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit was preloaded on our review unit, with Professional optionally available for £50 (ex. VAT) less. The basic software bundle includes a 15-month subscription to Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security 3.5 and Microsoft Office 2010 Starter. You’ll pay £324 (ex. VAT) more for a full copy of Office 2010 Professional. Also on-board our review sample were various bits of system management software from Intel, Nvidia and Dell (Intel Control Centre, Intel Management and Security Status, Intel Rapid Storage Technology, Intel ProSet Wireless; Nvidia Control Panel, Nvidia 3D Vision Pro; Dell Power Manager, System and Devices Manager, Dell Webcam Central). Generally, though, the M6600 is admirably free of ‘bloatware’.

Graphics are handled by Nvidia’s Quadro 4000M with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 RAM. This is a high-end workstation-class GPU with 336 CUDA cores and an extensive set of ISV certifications. The 4000M also supports Nvidia’s Optimus technology, allowing it to make use of Intel’s CPU-integrated HD Graphics 3000 module for less demanding applications, in order to minimise power consumption. If you want the ultimate GPU option, the 384-CUDA-core ECC-supporting Quadro 1510M with 4GB of video RAM, you’ll have to pay £1,323 (ex. VAT) more.

It may not be the most sophisticated benchmark, but WEI is telling us that this is a very fast notebook, across all of its subsystems.

Conclusion

Our Precision M6600 review unit is a hefty investment, but if you need to do graphics-intensive computing it’s well equipped for the job. With an entry-level price of £1,149 (ex. VAT) and plenty of scope to spend a lot more than the ticket on our review sample, the M6600 can take on many guises.

It won’t win points for elegance, but this is a solid and highly configurable mobile workstation that should perform well with a wide range of demanding workloads.

Technical Specification:

Dell Precision M6600 Technical Specifications
ProcessorsSecond generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors, up to Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition, with Intel vPro™
advanced management; smart security and manageability on every chip.
Operating Systems• Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate (32-Bit or 64-Bit)
• Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (32-Bit or 64-Bit)
• Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate (32-Bit or 64-bit)
• Genuine Windows Vista® Business (32-Bit or 64-bit)
• Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® version 6 (select regions)
• Ubuntu Linux (select regions)
ChipsetMobile Intel® QM67 Express
Memory34 DIMM slots: up to 32GB 1333MHz; Or up to 16GB 1600MHz memory
Graphics2• AMD FirePro M8900 Mobility Pro with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory
• NVIDIA Quadro 3000M with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory
• NVIDIA Quadro 4000M with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory
• Coming soon: NVIDIA Quadro 5010M with 4GB GDDR5 dedicated memory
Display Options• 17.3″ HD+(1600×900) UltraSharp™ display: anti-glare, LED-backlit, Premium Panel Guarantee5
• 17.3″ FHD(1920×1080) UltraSharp™ multi-touch display: LED-backlit, supports stylus / four finger simultaneous
touch, Premium Panel Guarantee5
• 17.3″ FHD(1920×1080) UltraSharp™ display: wide view, anti-glare, LED-backlit, Premium Panel Guarantee5
Storage Options6Dell Fast Response Free Fall Sensor standard; Support for one or two 2.5″ SATA drives:
• 7200rpm hard drive from 250GB up to 750GB; 7200rpm 320GB FIPS Certified Self Encrypting Drive
• Solid state drive (SSD) from 128GB to 256GB; 512GB coming soon
Optional 128GB Solid State Mini-Card secondary storage device
Optional RAID 0 or RAID 1 (via two 2.5″ drives or one 2.5″ drive + one solid state Mini-Card)
Optional RAID 5 (requires two 2.5″ drives + one solid state Mini-Card)
Communication OptionsWired: Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless LAN and WiMax:
• Intel Centrino® Advanced -N + WiMAX 6250
• Intel Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 3×3
• Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11 b/g/n 1×1)
Mobile Broadband & GPS:
• Dell Wireless™ DW5630 Multi-mode HSPA-EVDO Mini Card (Gobi™ 3000) with A-GPS
• Dell Wireless™ DW5550 Single-mode HSPA Mini Card with A-GPS
Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth® 3.0
Multimedia• Dual integrated high quality speakers and dual integrated noise cancelling digital array microphones
• Optional, integrated, light sensitive HD video webcam with Dell Webcam Central software
Optical Storage OptionsDVD-ROM; Slot load DVD+/-RW; Blu-ray Disc™ writer
Standard I/O PortsLeftRearRight
1 – Lock Slot1 – VGA2 – USB 3.0
2 – USB 2.01 – RJ-451 – DisplayPort
1 – IEEE 13941 – eSATA / USB 2.01 – Wireless switch
1 – Microphone1 – HDMI
1 – Headphone
1 – 10-in-1 media card reader
1 – SmartCard reader
1 – 54mm ExpressCard slot
ChassisMaterials: aluminum and magnesium alloy
Dimensions (HxWxD): 1.3″-1.46″ x 16.41″ x 10.65″; 33.1mm-37.4mm x 416.7mm x 270.5mm
Weight7: starts at 7.77lbs; 3.5kg
Power: 240W AC adapter
Slots: 2 full and 2 half Mini-Card slots
Battery Options9-cell (97Wh); 9-cell (87Wh) 3 Year Limited Hardware Warranty8 battery
Input• Anti-microbial keyboard with number pad: standard or optional backlit
• Multi-touch touchpad with three buttons; track stick with three buttons
• Four finger multi-touch and stylus display option
Docking OptionsPort Replicators: E-Port Plus port replicator; Simple E-Port port replicator; E-Legacy Extender legacy port replicator
Stands: E-View Laptop Stand; E-Series Basic Monitor Stand; E-Series Flat Panel Monitor Stand
SecurityLock slot; Trusted Platform Module 1.2 (TPM 1.2); Setup/BIOS Password; I/O Interface Security; Intel Anti-Theft
Protection option (iATP); Optional Contactless SmartCard reader; standard or FIPS certified fingerprint reader; Dell
ControlVault; FIPS certified hardware-based full disk encryption
EnvironmentalEnvironmental standards (eco-labels) include: ENERGY STAR® 5.0, EPEAT Gold; China – RoHS, CECP, CEC; EU –
and RegulatoryRoHS, WEEE; Germany – GS Mark; South Korea – RoHS, Eco-label; Japan – RoHS, Energy Law, Green PC
Other environmental options: Dell Energy Smart settings (select configurations); Dell Asset Recovery Service

 

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