Hey creative professionals, designers, animators, engineers and research
scientists! You may have seen it on places like Engadget, but world's most powerful 15.6'' mobile workstation, the Dell
Precision M4500, has arrived! As you might recall, I blogged about the M4500 earlier this month
when we announced it at GDC in San
Francisco. Since the announcement, we have received some very positive feedback
from our customers, partners and media. Some of my favorite quotes include:
powerful little machine is now available for purchase on Dell.com
with a starting price of $1549, which includes Intel Core i5-520M dual core
processor, nVidia Quadro FX 880M with 1GB discrete memory, 250GB 7200RPM HDD,
HD (1366x768) WLED LCD panel and 2GB of system memory. We are also excited to
report that the M4500 will soon be certified to run many of Autodesk's new
2011 software products announced recently including
Max, Maya, Inventor, AutoCAD, Softimage
and others! I'm super excited
about this powerful new mobile machine and look to forward your feedback, questions
I must admit that after several months of wating for the M4500 I've very disappointed with the specs. My main areas of disappointment are:
1) Lack of USB 3.0 support
2) Only support a maximum of 8Gb of RAM as opposed to the 16Gb that have been advertised in several press releases.
3) Lack of support for WUXGA wich was supported by the previous versions of this model ( very disappointing on a machine targeting CAD users)
4) Wifi support is sold as an extra and not provided by default (who would want to buy a laptop without wifi?).
Can you please let me know if Dell will be addressing any of these issues in an upgrade?