The Dell Precision M2300 is based on the Intel PM965 chipset, which is a part of the “Santa Rosa” notebook platform. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with clock speeds from 2GHz to 2.6GHz, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M 128MB dedicated graphics card, up to 4GB of system memory, and a hard drive up to 160GB at 7200rpm rotational speed. There is also a 32GB solid state drive option. The laptop has a modular bay, that fits an optical drive, a secondary 6-cell battery, an additional 80GB HDD, or a weight-saver. The laptop’s 14.1-inch widescreen display provides a resolution of 1440-by-900 pixels.
This mobile workstation comes with a built-in wireless module supporting up to 802.11n draft standard, a Bluetooth receiver, and an optional mobile broadband EVDO Rev. A module for the Verizon’s network. There are also Gigabit Ethernet and 56k modem connections.
Regarding expandability, the Dell Precision M2300 provides a PC card slot, four USB ports, a Firewire port, a Serial port, and a VGA output. For security purposes, there are a an ntegrated SmartCard reader, the Trusted Platform Module 1.2 and an optional finger print reader.
The M2300 weighs 5 pounds with a standard 6-cell battery and an optical drive and ships with Windows Vista or Windows XP operating system.
It starts at $1,439 after instant savings and is available through the Dell Small & Medium Business online store.