It’s no secret that performance counts when working with large files and complex multimedia applications. High-end video and graphics editing, rendering and other multimedia workloads are graphics, CPU and RAM intensive so require a high-end system that can deliver a quick and seamless experience. We’ve all heard that professional software like Adobe Premiere Pro is optimized, certified and designed to run on professional workstations but we wanted to put our systems to the test to prove it.
We commissioned a study with a third party, Principled Technologies, and compared our latest thin and light mobile workstation, the Dell Precision M3800 workstation with a Quad HD+ display, to a similarly configured 2013 Apple MacBook Pro laptop with Retina Display and a 2012 Apple MacBook Pro laptop with Retina Display with Adobe Premiere Pro.
They performed a series of benchmarks tests and we were quite pleased with the results. Overall, the Dell Precision M3800 workstation outperformed both the current and older generation Apple MacBook Pro systems on several key performance tests – at a price point of $2,249, which is 13.5 percent lower than the 2013 MacBook Pro. Key findings show:
To see the full report visit http://www.principledtechnologies.com/Dell/Precision_M3800_MacBook_Pro_1113.pdf and check out the video below:
Interested in boosting your productivity and performance of multimedia applications? Recently made the switch from Apple to Dell Precision workstations or considering making the move? Feedback on Dell’s first thin and light mobile workstation, the M3800, which blends beautiful design with uncompromising performance? Post questions and stories in the comments section below. Looking forward to your feedback!
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For those of us that need to run multiple Virtual Machines for testing and Dev is there any way of getting htis with 32gb?