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New Dell Precisions slip on company site

updated 11:10 am EDT, Tue August 12, 2008

Dell Precisions Slip

Dell today accidentally tipped its hand early by revealing its new Precision line of notebooks ahead of an expected announcement today. The new design is targeted not just at pro workers but also the design conscious and involves a sleeker, minimalist design with colored shells. The systems also have performance unparalleled even among newer notebooks, Dell claims: the systems have the choice of Intel's new quad-core mobile chips, two 500GB hard drives in RAID, and a presently unmatched 16GB of total DDR3 memory.

As with similar offerings by HP and Lenovo, color accuracy is considered essential. A 17-inch model will have an LED-backlit LCD that covers 100 percent of the Adobe color space, suiting it to visual editing. This larger system will support up to 1GB of video memory and is likely to involve NVIDIA's Quadro FX 3700M graphics chip.

A jog wheel is also unique to the design and lets video editors scrub through footage or 3D modelers dial in specific settings more accurately than with a trackpad.

Dell so far has only slipped word of two systems. The M4400 is likely to be a replacement for the 15.4-inch M4300 and keep the same screen size while likely limiting memory and graphics choices; the M2400 would replace the 14-inch M2300 and should use lower-power video such as the Quadro FX 370M. Other versions and complete details should appear later today.

by MacNN Staff



  1. jimothy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Bye bye

    Not that I'll be missed, but I've finally had to remove MacNN from my bookmarks and my daily reads, for linking to so many irrelevant articles. I still hope they'll put the Mac back in MacNN, but in the meantime, there's plenty of other good sites out there.

  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969



    doesn't want to compare macs to other cutting edge technology offerings. he hears only the sound of apple

  1. bmn

    Joined: Dec 1969



    and this article is relevant because? oh that's right it isn't

  1. George3

    Joined: Dec 1969


    looks cool - oh wait

    As they say beauty is only skin deep. That applies to computers built by Dell, Sony, etc. Very ugly on the inside.

    Yeah, they look cool and I'd have one. Oh Wait, they don't run OS X. Forget it. Don't care.

  1. moldyapples

    Joined: Dec 1969


    slip = delayed?

    Stupid headline makes it sound like their website is announcing that the machines are delayed as in "the schedule has slipped". "New Dell Precisions REVEALED on company site" would make more sense.

  1. icewing

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I care

    I've been an Apple fanboy since 1984...but Apple still needs competition to keep them at the top of their game. I'm interested in seeing what's going on with more than just Apple...

    If you're not interested in PCs or anything non-Mac/Apple, shouldn't reading the headline prevent you from clicking the link and "wasting" your time? Just askin'...

  1. bmn

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Actually they DON'T look cool at all, they look pathetic. Maybe I am one of the only real people left here. Well as Jimothy says, this was the push I needed to finally delete this stinking corpse of a site from my bookmarks. Bye Bye Macnn, have fun being Dell-tards.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    You really are the type of people that are only skin deep as well.

    Shallow, lame and iFanBois through to your poor mouldy gelatine like cores.

    It gets so boring.

    Does your Mac charge phones when it's off; have GPS, 3G, WiMax, weigh 2 pounds and last 19 hours?

    Donít think so.

    I'll give it to you that you sure PAY through the nose for your shiny Macs and because of this have to constantly reaffirm your poor drooping manhood at every opportunity because of your PC based insecurities.

    Possibly if Mac was SUCH a LEADER they would have it so you guys last more than the regulation '2 minutes' and augment you all to a FULL Ď3 minutesí...though I just don't think they have the technology for that yet...

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