Purchasing Recommendation - Desktop Replacement Dell Laptop

Article Purpose

The following computer purchasing recommendation is for those individuals looking to have full capabilities of a traditional desktop computer in a mobile form factor. These systems are often larger and bulkier than most laptops; however, this increase size typically allows for more powerful components, and larger display sizes than generally used in laptops. The tradeoff is usually a shorter battery life.

Model

  • Dell Mobile Precision M6500 (Standard)

Enclosure

  • Dimensions: 1.35"h x 15.4"w x 11.0"d
  • Weight: starting at 8.4 lb.

Processor

  • Intel Core i7-820QM Quad Core 1.73 GHz w/8MB shared L2 Cache (Standard)
  • Intel Core i7-920XM Extreme Edition 2.00 GHz w/8MB shared L2 Cache (Option)

Memory

  • 4.0GB Non-ECC DDR3 SDRAM, 1333MHz (2 SO-DIMMs) (Standard)
  • 8.0GB Non-ECC DDR3 SDRAM, 1333MHz (2 SO-DIMMs) (Option)
  • 12.0GB Non-ECC DDR3 SDRAM, 1333MHz (4 SO-DIMMs) (Option)
  • 16.0GB Non-ECC DDR3 SDRAM, 1333MHz (4 SO-DIMMs) (Option)
  • 4.0GB Non-ECC DDR3 SDRAM, 1600MHz (2 SO-DIMMs) (Option)
  • 8.0GB Non-ECC DDR3 SDRAM, 1600MHz (4 SO-DIMMs) (Option)

Graphics Card

  • 1.0 GB NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M (Standard)
  • 1.0 GB NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M (Option)

Display

  • 17.0" Wide Screen WXGA+, 1440x900 resolution w/integrated camera and microphone (Standard)
  • 17.0" Wide Screen WUXGA, 1920x1200 resolution w/integrated camera and microphone (Option)
  • 17.0" Wide Screen WUXGA RGBLED, 1920x1200 resolution w/integrated camera and microphone (Option)

Video

  • Built-in Webcam; DisplayPort output port with support for DVI & VGA (requires adapter) (Standard)

Primary Hard Drive

  • 250GB SATA, 7,200 RPM drive with FFS (Standard)
  • 320GB SATA, 7,200 RPM drive with FFS (Option)
  • 500GB SATA, 7,200 RPM drive with FFS (Option)
  • 128GB SATA, Solid-state drive (Option)
  • 256GB SATA, Solid-state drive (Option)

Secondary Hard Drive

  • 250GB SATA, 7,200 RPM drive with FFS (Option)
  • 320GB SATA, 7,200 RPM drive with FFS (Option)
  • 500GB SATA, 7,200 RPM drive with FFS (Option)
  • 128GB SATA, Solid-state drive (Option)
  • 256GB SATA, Solid-state drive (Option)

Tertiary Hard Drive

  • 250GB SATA, 7,200 RPM drive with FFS (Option)
  • 320GB SATA, 7,200 RPM drive with FFS (Option)
  • 500GB SATA, 7,200 RPM drive with FFS (Option)
  • 128GB SATA, Solid-state drive (Option)
  • 256GB SATA, Solid-state drive (Option)

RAID Configuration

  • All Hard Drives, Non-RAID, 1 or 2 drive total configuration (Standard)
  • All Hard Drives, RAID 0, 2 drive total configuration (Option)
  • All Hard Drives, RAID 1, 2 drive total configuration (Option)
  • All Hard Drives, RAID 0, 3 drive total configuration, boot drive plus RAID volume (Option)
  • All Hard Drives, RAID 1, 3 drive total configuration, boot drive plus RAID volume (Option)

Optical Drives:

  • 8x DVD±RW/CD-RW w/Dual Layer capability (Standard)
  • Blu-ray Disc drive (Option)

Audio

  • Integrated Sound Blaster compatible AC97; built-in digital microphone (Standard)

Expansion Slots

  • One (1) PC Card & ExpressCard/54 slot; 8-in-1 card reader; E-Port docking slot (Standard)

Standard I/O Ports

  • Two (2) USB 3.0
  • Two (2) USB 2.0 (up to 480 Mbp/s)
  • One (1) eSATA
  • One (1) Firewire 400 port (6-pin, up to 400 Mbp/s)
  • One (1)RJ-45 Ethernet

Speakers

  • Built-in stereo speakers (Standard)

Network Adapter

  • Integrated Gigabit (10/100/1000), with Alert Standards Format (Standard)
  • Built-in Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 802.11a/b/g/n half mini card (Standard)
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 module (Standard)

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit (Standard)

Keyboard

  • Built-in full-size keyboard, including 4 arrow keys; Backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor for automatic adjustment of keyboard illumination and screen brightness (Standard)

Trackpad

  • Trackpad (Standard)

Power Supply

  • 210W 3P Power Adapter; 9-cell primary battery (Standard)

Warranty

  • 4 year parts plus 4 Year NBD On-Site Service (Standard)
  • 4 year Keep Your Hard Drive (Standard)

Additional Information

 
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