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
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7-3740QM Processor (2.7GHz, 6M cache, Upgradable to Intel® vPro™ technology)
Windows 7 Professional, No Media, 64-bit, English
Microsoft® Office Trial
Docking Solutions (Shipping Separately)
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
16.0GB, DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM, 4 DIMMS
Fingerprint and Smartcard Reader
No USH, No Fingerprint Reader and No Contactless Smartcard Reader
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.