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January 12, 2013 11:28:14 PM

Hi there...these are the two builds I put together on Dell websire...my budget is $1800...I wanted the Dell Precision M6700 but saw that I can get better components if I build off the older and lowered priced Dell Precision M6600...please let me know if my hunch is correct or stick with the newer model...the component difference between the 2 are the memory and video card...I will be using this machine for animation and CAD applications.

thanks....and here are the specs on both straight off the Dell website.




BUILD MY DELL 1 Dell Precision M6700 Mobile


Processor
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7-3740QM Processor (2.7GHz, 6M cache, Upgradable to Intel® vPro™ technology)


Operating System
Windows 7 Professional, No Media, 64-bit, English
System Recovery
None

Productivity Software
Microsoft® Office Trial

Monitor
None

Docking Solutions (Shipping Separately)
None

Graphics
AMD® FirePro® M6000 Mobility Pro Graphics with 2GB GDDR5

Hardware Support Services
3 Year Basic Hardware Service with 3 Year NBD Limited Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis
Complete Care


Memory
16.0GB, DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM, 4 DIMMS
Fingerprint and Smartcard Reader
No USH, No Fingerprint Reader and No Contactless Smartcard Reader

LCDs
17.3" HD+ (1600x900) Anti-Glare, Premium Panel Guarantee


Camera / Microphone
Integrated noise reducing array microphones

RAID Configuration
No RAID Configuration

Primary Storage
320GB 2.5" 7200rpm Hard Drive



Media Bay Devices
8X DVD Tray Load

Internal Keyboard
Internal English Keyboard

Primary Battery
9-cell (97Wh) Primary Lithium Ion Battery, (3.0Ah) ExpressCharge Capable


Wireless LAN (802.11)
Dell Wireless™ 1504 802.11g/n Single Band Wi-Fi Half Mini-card




BUILD MY DELL 2 Dell Precision M6600 Mobile


Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-2760QM (Quad Core 2.40GHz, 6M cache, Upgradable to Intel® vPro™ technology)

Operating System
Windows 7 Professional, No Media, 64-bit, English

Productivity Software
No Productivity Software
System Recovery
Resource DVD - Contains Drivers


Graphics
NVIDIA® Quadro® 3000M with 2GB GDDR5

Media Bay Devices
8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load w/Roxio and Cyberlink PowerDVD™, no media

Hardware Support Services
3 Year ProSupport with 3 Year NBD Limited Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis



Memory
8.0GB, DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM, 4 DIMMS

LCDs
17.3" UltraSharp™ FHD(1920x1080) Wide View Anti-Glare LED-backlit with Premium Panel Guarantee

Security Software
Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services, 30-days

RAID Configuration
All Hard Drives, Non-RAID, 1,2 or 3 drive total configuration

Primary Storage
750GB 7200rpm Hard Drive

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January 16, 2013 3:13:56 AM
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You can cheaply upgrade the memory yourself at about 1/3 the cost Dell charges. The newer model has a MUCH BETTER processor, and I think you didn't adequately take that into account. In conclusion, I would go with the newer model.
January 16, 2013 3:15:38 AM

Also, no one really needs 16 gb of ram. So, even if you don't have the extra $ to upgrade, the 8 gb should be fine for a long time.
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January 19, 2013 7:10:37 PM

Best answer selected by mandov.
January 19, 2013 7:12:52 PM

Thanks alot!...your right i didnt take the processor into account.
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