High-end laptops used for video processing and other data-heavy applications usually cost a bomb. That being said, budget-constrained engineers, designers and video editors should check out Dell’s new entry-level mobile workstation, the Dell Precision M2800. It can be configured with fourth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, AMD FirePro W4170M graphics with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage. You can also choose between an HD or FHD (1920 x 1080) 40 cm UltraSharp display. Plus, you get external multi-monitor support and docking capabilities to simplify your transition from the road to your desk-based workspace.
To maximise the performance of CAD, digital content creation and editing software, it comes ISV-certified for leading applications such as Autodesk Auto CAD, Dassault Systèmes Solidworks and the like. It also features Dell’s Precision Performance Optimiser, which automatically adjusts system settings to give specific applications a boost.
Prices for the Dell Precision M2800 start at around R22 600. Visit www.dell.co.za