Precision M2800 starts at $1199, marking a new low price for mobile workstations.
Dell today introduced a new mobile workstation that it claims redefines the category. The Dell Precision M2800 is a 15-inch mobile workstation offering ISV-certified and optimized performance, starting at $1,199. The base price makes it the lowest price available for 15-inch mobile workstations.
“Dell has found a way to disrupt the market and remove barriers for a certain set of customers who require a workstation experience yet are constrained by budget,” said Jon Peddie, president, Jon Peddie Research. “The M2800 brings forth a tremendous opportunity to address a gap in delivering an entry-level workstation with strong performance and ISV certifications to run demanding, mission-critical applications, at a great value.”
Offering workstation-class performance in a mobile form factor, the Dell Precision M2800 can be configured with fourth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, AMD FirePro W4170M graphics with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory, up to 16GB of system memory and up to 1TB of storage to run graphic and data intensive workloads. The M2800 comes standard with a 15.6-inch Dell UltraSharp display available in HD or FHD (1920 x 1080). It also supports external multi-monitor support and docking compatibility to simplify the transition from the road to a desk-based workspace.
Dell says the M2800 will be ISV-certified for leading applications when it ships later this quarter, including Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit; Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks; PTC Creo; and others to be named. Like other products in the Dell Precision line, the M2800 comes with Dell Precision Performance Optimizer (DPPO) which automatically adjusts system settings for optimizing specific applications.
“Prior to the Dell Precision M2800 many AutoCAD users were running their software on a non-professional workstation due to budgetary constraints,” said Amy Bunszel, vice president of AutoCAD products, Autodesk. “Now our customers will be able to upgrade to a workstation-class system that has been tested, optimized and certified for AutoCAD, increasing performance for minimal cost.”