Dell Precision M2800 Affordable Mobile Workstation PC

Many PC buyers today have the firm conviction that no matter how advanced the technology gets, smart phone will NEVER replace actual computing devices and the tablet will only be relegated to a niche accessory. PC/Laptop will still be used as every household and office item and its peripherals like keyboard, mouse/touch pad would never be viewed as items from the past.

As such, Laptops that are manufactured today imbibe different characteristic features. They are powerful, easy to pack up, carry and setup. Ideally, the true potential of these devices hide behind the contention whether or not the devices have the capability to satiate buyers craving for power in the right form factor at an accessible price point.

Dell Precision M2800

Dell Precision M2800

Dell Precision M2800 emerges as a valid option here. The device aims to bridge the gap between business-class laptops and mobile workstations with an affordable ISV-certified system with professional graphics and processors.

Dell, days ago introduced the new entry-level Precision M2800 mobile workstation. With this roll out it aims to target professionals in the graphics, engineering, scientific or video production industry. People from these diverse fields can drive maximum benefits since the machine bears ISV-certified applications, supported by the likes of Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit, Solidworks, and PTC Creo.

Creative animals who rely completely on Adobe’s Creative Suite programs like Illustrator and Photoshop can bank upon Dell Precision M2800. It comes equipped with Dell Precision Performance Optimizer, which automatically adjusts system settings in order to optimize system performance depending on the application, currently in use.

The specification list gets a little long with the below mentioned features and likely overkill.

  • Mobile Haswell Core i5 and Core i7 processors
  • FirePro W4170M graphics with 2GB GDDR5
  • Up to 1 TB of storage
  • Up to 16GB of system memory.
  • Screen resolutions available in HD and FHD
  • External multi-monitor support.

Besides, the device has a number pad, a DVD drive, four USB ports, a VGA output, a HDMI output, a Kensington lock, gigabit Ethernet, an SD card reader and a fingerprint scanner.

The only caveat – 15-inch screen offers 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution. No wonder why the base model is priced so affordably. Nevertheless, there are two options for the 15.6-inch screen: 1,366×768 (which Dell calls HD) or 1,920×1080 (FHD, or full HD) – there’s no ‘QHD+’ 3,200×1,800 version as you find on the M3800.

Dell Precision M2800 PC

Summing up, Precision M2800 from Dell has some features to flaunt. While the workstation corresponds to performance and reliability, other factors jump in to define portability. So, when the privately owned US multinational begins offering a new mobile workstation with Intel 4th Generation i5/i7 CPU framework under the heading  – ‘entry-level’ and a starting price of $1199, curiosity is bound to take over.

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