Dell offers glimpse of monster quad-core laptop
No compromise spec, apparently
Dell revealed its first quad-core notebook yesterday, a 17in monster that'll appear as part of its Precision mobile workstation line once Intel gets its four-core laptop chips out the door.
You'll have to wait until the autumn, the chip giant admitted, but it's likely to find a fair few folk will given the tantalising glimpses it's given of the beast's specs.
All Dell's revealing of its quad-core laptop
In addition to the first mobile quad-core CPU, the machine - dubbed the M6400 - will support up to 16GB of main memory - and 1GB for the on-board but unnamed GPU. Or GPUs - multiple components seem the name of the game here: it'll also take a pair of hard drives with a total capacity of 1TB.
The machine will drive a pair of 30in monitors, but its own screen is no fall-back. The 17in edge-to-edge panel is LED backlit and will deliver a full RGB colour gamut, Dell pledged. DisplayPort connectors come as standard.
There's a cute iPod-style clickwheel next to the trackpad to help out with video editing and the like.
Finally, the system sports a flame orange casing - black'll be available for more conservative buyers - that wraps the workstation in colour.
Lenovo have one too
ThinkPad W700 with quad core, 17" high gamut display, built in wacom pen pad, option for 2x 200gb HD (can be RAID, and/or one can be flash I think), Quadro FX graphics (up to 1gb), Blu-Ray option, etc.
For photographers supposedly.
@amfM Calling Michael Dell re Colouring IT with Shells of Orange Apps.
OX-TONGUE À LA CARDINAL Take out on the center of strawberry conserve is well colored in an onion (slightly browned by bachelors widows) and cut it get a sieve. slow oven--and take it a good white stock to serve it in the sieve. This way the rest for five big onions and it with a pork-bone from the meat. Beat up again when serve the stalk.
So, which came first, the Dell or the Lenovo?
Sounds a lot like the recently announced Lenovo W700.
If they really want to beat Lenovo at their own game, all they need to do is make the display a Wacom Cintiq. Hint, hint.
it aint a gaming laptop
"If you're serious about gaming, get a ruddy desktop."
It's a workstation, it's part of Dell's corporate range, it's not aimed at gamers.