The 17-inch laptop for engineers, designers, and multimedia content creators is configurable with the Intel Core 2 Quad QX9300 processor at 2.53GHz, NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M 512MB graphics, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, dual hard drives or solid state drives, providing up to 640GB and 128GB of storage in total respectively, and a DVD burner. Options for up to 16GB of RAM, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M 1GB video card, and up to 1TB of storage will be available by the end of the year.
Offered display resolution options are 1440×900 and 1920×1200 pixels. Later, users will be also able to choose 1920×1200 screen with LED backlight and an edge-to-edge LED backlight display (1920×1200).
Connectivity features include 802.11 a/g/n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 2.1, Ultra-Wideband, mobile broadband, and GPS.
There are also an optional 2MP web camera, two speakers, optional dual array microphones, four USB ports, VGA and Display Port outputs, Firewire and eSATA ports, ExpressCard 54 and PC Card slots, and an 8-in-1 media card reader.
For enhanced security, the Precision M6400 incorporates the Trusted Platform Module 1.2, a Smart Card reader, and optional fingerprint reader.
The mobile workstation has aluminum LCD back and base and a new industrial design. It starts at 8.5 pounds with a standard 9-cell battery.
The Dell Precision M6400 comes with 32-bit or 64-bit Windows Vista preinstalled and has a price of $2,299 for the basic configuration.