Thursday, July 18th 2013

Dell To Launch Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation With 3200 x 1800 Display

Dutch site Tweakers.net has reported that Dell is planning to introduce a new Precision series mobile workstation laptop. Dubbed the Precision M3800, this workstation on-the-go will pack a super high resolution display to the tune of 3,200 x 1,800 pixels. Phew, that's a lot of pixels, and all of them will be spread across 15.6-inches of diagonal real estate. Also in tow is a powerful Intel Core i7-4702MQ quad-core Haswell processor, 16 gigs of RAM, option between a 1 TB HDD or 512 GB SSD (hint, pick the SSD) and of course, the 15.6" 3,200 x 1,800 display (which can also be swapped with a 1080p panel... Right!)

The Dell Precision M3800 will reportedly measure just 18mm in thickness (0.7 inches) and weigh less than an average newborn, in just 2KG (about 4.4 pounds). The publication mentions that the starting price of the workstation will be $1,699, but could go up to $1,999 (you got to pay for the pixels). Of course, nothing's official. All we can do is wait for Dell to go official with the device, and hope that the specifications mentioned come true.

Source: Tweakers.net
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28 Comments on Dell To Launch Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation With 3200 x 1800 Display

#1
Red_Machine
Can I be the first to say "about fucking time".
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#2
NdMk2o1o
Over_Lord said:
workstation will be $1,699, but could go up to $1,999
Damn good price for such a screen, I likey very much :cool:
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#3
Solidstate89
That's no Dell Precision. That's a freaking XPS laptop with a Precision badge slapped on top. Where's the NumPad? Where's the nub mouse? Where's the Quadro GPU? :shadedshu
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#4
repman244
Solidstate89 said:
That's no Dell Precision. That's a freaking XPS laptop with a Precision badge slapped on top. Where's the NumPad? Where's the nub mouse? Where's the Quadro GPU? :shadedshu
Source doesn't say Dell.
Of course it will have FirePro/Quadro GPU's, and I doubt the image is the actual workstation.
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#5
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
still doesn't compete with the MBPr
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#6
Prima.Vera
To big resolution for just a 15" monitor...Windows DPI scaling will be a disaster. Or wait and see how the Java/Active X/Flash based applications will look :)))
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#7
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
Prima.Vera said:
Or wait and see how the Java/Active X/Flash based applications will look :)))
that is a scary thought :eek:
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#8
del_up
Easy Rhino said:
still doesn't compete with the MBPr
The MBPr is a consumer level device so you are right.

Dell's Precision line is normally aimed at professionals who do AutoCAD or similar work.
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#9
del_up
Prima.Vera said:
To big resolution for just a 15" monitor...Windows DPI scaling will be a disaster. Or wait and see how the Java/Active X/Flash based applications will look :)))
Windows 8.1 is supposed to have much better DPI scaling than Vista/7/8.
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#10
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
del_up said:
The MBPr is a consumer level device so you are right.

Dell's Precision line is normally aimed at professionals who do AutoCAD or similar work.
AUTOCAD without a numberpad...try again. also, autocad does not support hi dpi displays yet. sooo... you fail.

the MBPr has a better display and is lighter at the same price point.
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#11
Red_Machine
Easy Rhino said:
AUTOCAD without a numberpad...try again.
Might just be a stock photo, the source isn't Dell.
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#12
CBRworm
Figures, I just received my shiny new 10 pound M4700...
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#13
1c3d0g
Easy Rhino said:
AUTOCAD without a numberpad...try again. also, autocad does not support hi dpi displays yet. sooo... you fail.

the MBPr has a better display and is lighter at the same price point.
Easy there...your fanboyism is showing through-and-through. It's O.K., though, you're not alone in that. Apple has lots of its minions running around butthurt every time their competition stomps on them. :roll:
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#14
Prima.Vera
del_up said:
Windows 8.1 is supposed to have much better DPI scaling than Vista/7/8.
Yeah, if you use Metro interface. The thing is not necessary the OS scaling problem here, is mostly the APPLICATIONS. From Java apps, toolbars, icons, menu size, etc, they are all changing size with various resolution. I hate that/
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#15
Solidstate89
Easy Rhino said:
AUTOCAD without a numberpad...try again. also, autocad does not support hi dpi displays yet. sooo... you fail.

the MBPr has a better display and is lighter at the same price point.
It hasn't even been released it and you already can claim it's a better display despite having a lower resolution? Holy fuck, can you ride Apple any harder? Also, Inventor supports 150% scaling on my current M4600 Dell Precision just fine. Are you informed of ANY topic, or do you just like spouting nonsense?
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#16
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
1c3d0g said:
Easy there...your fanboyism is showing through-and-through. It's O.K., though, you're not alone in that. Apple has lots of its minions running around butthurt every time their competition stomps on them. :roll:
lol nice.

Solidstate89 said:
It hasn't even been released it and you already can claim it's a better display despite having a lower resolution? Holy fuck, can you ride Apple any harder? Also, Inventor supports 150% scaling on my current M4600 Dell Precision just fine. Are you informed of ANY topic, or do you just like spouting nonsense?
yes.
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#17
repman244
Easy Rhino said:
AUTOCAD without a numberpad...try again. also, autocad does not support hi dpi displays yet. sooo... you fail.

the MBPr has a better display and is lighter at the same price point.
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:.........:laugh:

Who cares about the weight for a mobile workstation? Nobody, because all you care is the hardware and cooling.
And I seriously don't get this modern crap of a laptop being too heavy? Eat a steak everyday and do some shoveling, it will become light as a feather.

EDIT: the current mobile workstations already have the best screens you can buy for a laptop (10-bit IPS which aren't found on the consumer side since the GPU needs to support it)
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#18
phanbuey
This looks like an incredible laptop - I love my retina mbp, but this thing does look like more machine for the money - and the screen looks super nice too.

Then again it is dell and its gonna run windows 8 so... er... no thanks. Font scaling will be a huge problem.
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#20
Solidstate89
Easy Rhino said:

[QUOTE=Solidstate89]
Holy fuck, can you ride Apple any harder?
yes.[/quote]Well alright then, at least you're honest in your factually incorrect bias.
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#21
Scrizz
hellrazor said:
I just want the screen.
THIS!!! :rockout:
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#22
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
er... ahh.. um... no workstation gpu?
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#23
repman244
de.das.dude said:
er... ahh.. um... no workstation gpu?
This isn't an official announcement?
Source: Tweakers.net
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#24
theeldest
I saw on another site (Engadget IIRC) that it'll be shipping with a Quadro GPU.

Also, I'm pretty certain Dell will continue the 4x00 series and the 6x00 series for folks that still want the full laptop experience instead of the ultra-light design of this.
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#25
tigger
I'm the only one
2KG for a mobile workstation ain't bad, people who have this wont care about the weight, it will be on a desk or in a car.
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