Dell Precision M4300, the new notebook in company’s mobile workstation lineup, has been unveiled today. The 15.4-inch M4300 features Intel “Santa Rosa” notebook PC platform and NVIDIA’s Quadro FX graphics solution.
The Precision M4300, a successor of the Precision M65 model, is offered with Core 2 Duo T7100, T7300, T7500, and T7700 processor and a discrete Quadro FX 360M 256MB video card designed for graphically-demanding applications like 3D modeling and video-editing. This graphics card manages the 15.4″ widescreen display, which is offered in three versions: WUXGA UltraSharp (200 nits) with 1920×1200 resolution, WSXGA+ UltraSharp TrueLife (200 nits) with 1680×1050, or WXGA (220 nits) with 1280×800 resolution.
The notebook supports up to 4GB of DDR2 memory. However, for utilization of more than 3GB of RAM, a 64-bit operating system is a must. The Precision M4300 comes with up to 160GB SATA hard drive at 7200rpm or with up to 32GB solid state drive. This system has module bay, which can be populated with an optical drive, a secondary HDD, a secondary battery, or left empty. The PC maker also offers the 1GB Intel Turbo Memory option with this laptop.
Regarding connectivity, Dell Precision M4300, has a wireless LAN with optional support for the 802.11n draft WiFi standard, a Gigabit Ethernet, a 56k modem, and provides a variety of EVDO and HSDPA broadband wireless choices. Additionally, it has an optional Bluetooth.
The M4300 mobile workstation has both PC Card and ExpressCard slots, as well as three standard USB ports, a powered USB port for D/Bay external modular bay, a Firewire, VGA and S-Video outputs, a Serial port, and a docking connector.
For enhanced security, the laptop features integrated Smart Card reader, Trusted Platform Module 1.2 and optional fingerprint reader. There is also Wave Embassy Trust Suite security software.
Dell’s new Precision notebook starts at $2,034 and comes with Windows Vista or Windows XP Professional operating systems, both in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
The product pages do not provide the information on M4300’s weight. The previous M65 model starts at 6.2 lbs.
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