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Dell Precision Laptop Gets Core i5, USB 3.0

Dell is throwing new options into its Precision M6500 pro notebook, making it the first Dell PC to receive the new 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 ports. While the laptop already ships with Intel's quad-core i7 CPU for $2,750 (the "Value Package" starting price), the M6500 is also receiving an option for the newer dual-core i5, giving consumers a much wider choice and a lower pricetag.

Electronista points out that the laptop sports other new choices that will be available later this month. These include a 3.2-megapixel webcam and a 64 GB SSD mini card. As for the current list of options, consumers can sort through a variety of goodies such a 17-inch RGB LED display, a 160 GB 5400 rpm HDD, a 1 GB ATI FirePro M7740 GPU, up to 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, and more.

In addition to the $2,750 Value Package, Dell also offers the Precision M6500 Advanced Package starting at $2,869 (after an instant savings of $501), and the Precision M6500 Covet starting at a meatier $4,219. We're curious as to how Dell will price the rigs using the Core i5-- perhaps they'll be listed in the Precision M6500 "Economy" Package.

Correction: Max memory corrected to 16 GB of DDR3.

  • frozenlead
    Looks like a cross between the HP business series, a Macbook, and a Clevo M57RU chassis.
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  • endorphines
    up to 2gb of ddr3! OMG!
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  • freddysanchez
    lmao ^^^^ =P
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  • SneakySnake
    up to 2 GB of DDR3 ??? pardon?
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  • mmahoney
    Wow. The 2GB DDR3 max is pretty lame, really. My netbook has a 3GB DDR3 max!
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  • mr_tuel
    yawn
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  • From the Dell USA website "Up to 16GB of fast 1333MHz DDR3 memory for large data sets". I believe 2GB is the minimum.
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  • my friend has been telling me that usb 3.0 isn't standard... does anyone have any concrete proof that it will be a standard?
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  • apache_lives
    Already stock ASUS laptops with USB3 at my shop - old news.
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  • Shadow703793
    a questionmy friend has been telling me that usb 3.0 isn't standard... does anyone have any concrete proof that it will be a standard?Why wouldn't it? Granted, it won't be mainstream at least by end of this year.
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