Dell Introduces Precision Laptop With 32GB RAM

Do you have some serious business going on with your laptop? Is it more of a mobile workstation then a laptop? Then you probably need a good bit of memory. The problem with most mobile computers is that they can't take as much memory as desktop, but Dell has a solution for those who crave more RAM on the go.

Dell has announced the Precision M6500, which it calls the "world’s most powerful 17” mobile workstation." Helping it make that claim is that it will support up to 32 GB of system memory in the Dell Precision M6500. It also packs an Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processor and Nvidia Quadro FX 3800M.

Those who don't need that sort of memory could also consider the M6500’s little brother, the Precision M4500, which is now available with 16GB of memory.

Such applications of mobile workstations with so much memory are in the oil and gas field, where they can review larger slices of the earth to find oil, enabling faster and more accurate drilling to find oil and gas reserves. Other applications may also involve CAD/CAM engineering as well as work with fluid dynamics.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • zaixionito
    Ah, but you could buy 10 desktops that are more powerful in CPU and GPU performance for that price..
  • What keeps it coool?
  • jonpaul37
    All for the low price of $3,999.99, which, surprisingly, is still lower than the price of a Macbook with an Intel core 2 duo and 4GB of RAM...
  • beast i want this for school
  • rohitbaran
    Well, the amount of RAM seems too much for practical usage. I think that the CPU (despite being an extreme edition) would be fully consumed before ever reaching the RAM limit.
  • ares1214
    3,999$? to be honest, for what it is, thats isnt a terrible price for people who need workstation computing on the go. it doesnt have nearly the value of a desktop, but atleast it isnt priced like a MAC.
  • Marco925
    That's more RAM than all the computers in my home combined.
    It's true! At least for me.
  • officeguy
    Good for Dell. But I can install that much Ram if I wanted too. Sorry dell, not buying your Ram!!
  • Will it even last 30 mins on battery?
  • meat81
    Opening sentance should read...Do you have some serious Porn going on with your laptop?