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Dell 4600 i5 w/ATI M5950

Question asked by Owen Miller on Mar 5, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2012 by Tom Cote


I was wondering what you folks thought of a mobile workstation that I am looking at. I currently started doing  contract/consulting work and need a portable workstation. I am by no means a power user - the assemblies I work on are at most a couple hundred components, and SolidWorks is only a portion of the work that I do. Due to very firm financial constraints I cannot spend more than $2k out the door: I would like this to include some sort of extended warrannty, and less $$ is better (although much probably not possible). I'm sorry if this question is beat to death, but this is the first time I am doing this without the benefit of a company's IT department to help me out.


With the above constraints, do you think that this would be a reasonable/stable machine?

Thank you for your time and your insight.


Dell Mobile Precision M4600

Intel Core i5-2540M Dual Core 2.60GHz 3MB, Dell Mobile Precision M4600/M6600

8.0GB, DDR3-1333 SDRAM, 2 DIMM for Mobile Precision

AMD FirePro M5950 Mobility Pro Graphics with 1GB GDDR5, Dell Mobile Precision M4600

750GB 7200rpm Hard Drive for M4500/M6500

15.6 HD(1366x768) Anti-Glare LED-backlit, Dell Mobile Precision M4600

Windows 7 XP Mode

Genuine Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit, No Media, Mobile Precision, English

Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module, ROW, Dell Latitude E/Mobile Precision

180W 3-Pin, AC Adapter, Dell Mobile Precision

Cyberlink Power DVD 9.5,

Slot Load DVD+/-RW Drive, Dell Mobile Precision

Intel Centrino Advanced -N + WiMAX 6250 , Dell Mobile Precision

All Hard Drives Non-RAID, Dell Mobile Precision

9-cell (97Wh) Primary Battery, Dell Mobile Precision

No Energy Star Enabled, Dell Mobile Precision M4600/M6600

Microsoft Office Starter 2010,

Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010,