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Old 17-10-2008
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Dell Releases M6400 Covet Notebook

Awesome Performance

Where other mobile workstations start to fade is just where the M6400 Covet comes into its own. With specifications that even some desktop workstations might struggle to deliver, the flagship mobile workstation from Dell is ideal, even for the most demanding user. Optional Intel? Quad Core processing power, working in harmony with a super-fast 1066MHz FSB, is only matched by the options of RAID 0 storage performance and stunning NVIDIA? Quadro FX graphics. Designed to be a workstation, the M6400 has the thermal headroom to deliver the certified ISV application performance levels you expect from Dell Precision.



Massive Scalability

Such raw performance needs to be matched with the ability to manage huge amounts of data. The M6400 Covet enables memory scalability up to 16GB1 thanks to the Intel? Q43 Express chipset that provides support for 4 memory DIMM slots. With two dedicated hard drive bays the storage capacity can scale up to 1 Terabyte10 and, if that isn’t enough, the e-SATA interface enables you to directly connect external SATA hard drives.


Advanced Design

The M6400 Covet is designed from the ground up to be a mobile workstation with all the needs and expectations of our most demanding customers in mind. Its sleek, vibrant orange anodized aluminum chassis and edge-to-edge 17" screen with 100% Adobe? color gamut make a statement wherever it may be. The M6400 Covet is designed to be a mobile workstation with all the needs and expectations in mind of our most demanding customers.


Finishing Touches

The sleek anodized chassis delivers more than just performance. It offers a slot-load optical, dual array microphones and a 2MP camera. A media card reader and a track pad that works like a jog shuttle make using the M6400 Covet easy. In addition, users benefit from a dedicated number pad and a backlit keyboard.
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Processors
Intel? CoreTM 2 Duo, Core 2 Duo Extreme Edition, Core 2 Duo Quad

Core Extreme Edition Processors
Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista? Ultimate 32-Bit
Genuine Windows Vista? Ultimate 64-Bit
Genuine Windows Vista? Business 32-Bit
Genuine Windows Vista? Business 64-Bit
Genuine Windows Vista? Ultimate Downgrade, XP Professional
Genuine Windows Vista? Ultimate Downgrade, XP Professional x64 Edition
Genuine Windows Vista? Business Downgrade, XP Professional
Genuine Windows Vista? Business Downgrade, XP Professional x64 Edition
Red Hat? Linux 5.1 64-Bit

Displays
17" WUXGA RGB LED Edge To Edge Back-Lit Display (1920x1200) Resolution

Memory
Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
Available DIMM Slots: Four Memory slots offering up to 16GB7
Memory Bandwidth: 1066MHz

Primary Storage
Support for one or two hard drives with optional RAID0 or RAID1 configuration
7200RPM Free Fall Sensor Hard Drive up to 320GB 4
5400RPM HDD up to 500GB 4
Solid State Hard Drive up to 128GB 4

Optical Drives
DVD+/-RW

Graphics Cards
NVIDIA? Quadro FX 3700M Graphics with 1GB2 dedicated memory

Connectivity
WLAN
Wireless LAN, Bluetooth? 2.1 and Ultra-Wideband (UWB-US Only)
Next Generation Mobile Broadband8, GPS

Wireless:

Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Mini-Card
Dell Wireless 1510 802.11 a/g/n 2x3 Mini-Card
Intel Wireless 5100 802.11a/g/n 1x2 Mini-Card
Intel Wireless 5300 802.11a/g/n 3x3 Mini-Card

WWAN (US Only)
Dell Wireless 5530 (HSDPA) Mini-Card
Dell Wireless 5720 (EVDO) Rev A

Security
Physical Security:
Steel-reinforced Cable Lock Slots, Media Module and Hard Drive Locks.

User & System Security:
Smart Card Reader and Contactless Smart Card Reader
Fingerprint Reader (optional)
FIPS Fingerprint Reader (optional)
TPM 1.2 (where available)
Wave Embassy Trust Suite

Network Security:
802.11 WiFi? Protected Access (WPA), 802.11i (WPA2), Virtual Private Networks (VPN) 802.1x with EAP modes and compatible with CCX 4.0

Multimedia
2 speakers, dual array microphones
2MP camera

Expandability
Slots:
8-in-1 card reader; ExpressCard 54; PC Card

Docking:
Advanced E-Port, E-Port, Legacy Port Replicator, Ergo Flat Panel Stand, Basic Monitor Stand, E-View Notebook Stand

Modular Options:
E-Family modular media dock: DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD, DVD+/-RW, Second Hard Drive

Chassis
Anodized Aluminum LCD back and base
New Dell PrecisionTM industrial design

Weight & Dimensions:
Preliminary weight starting at: 8.5lbs/3.86kg9 with WXGA+ panel, DVD/CDRW, 9-cell battery.
Width: 15.4"/393mm
Depth: 11.0"/280.5mm
Height: 1.35"/34.5mm(F), 1.5"/38.5mm(B)

Ports:
1394 Powered 6-pin, USB 2.0 (x4), VGA, Display Port, RJ-45, Audio, eSATA

Power
Power Supply:
210 Watt AC adapter
9-cell extended life primary batteries
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The Dell website specs for the Covet and base M6400 both show the notebooks as having an option for the 17" RGB display, although it is not shown for the base model on the customization screen where the customer selects the configuration to purchase. Dell may now only be offering the RGB option with the Covet package, although the website leaves that detail ambiguous. The Precision M6400 Covet is available now starting at $3900.
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Despite the flagship status of the Covet, the included 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 processor falls in the middle of the available customization options. Customers can still add a T9600, X9100, or QX9300 processor to the package when ordering.
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