The FINANCIAL — Dell on October 1 announced the release of its new lineup of Dell Precision mobile workstations and significant updates to the entry fixed line of Dell Precision tower solutions.
Redesigned inside and out, the new mobile workstations combine the beauty of thinner, lighter industrial designs and brilliant displays with the performance of the latest graphics technology, new processors and faster memory and storage. Add reliability of certification for professional applications and innovative support, professionals can experience uninterrupted workflow on a powerful, sleek machine custom designed for their needs.
This portfolio makes huge leaps in performance with configuration options including the new 6th Generation Intel Core processors, first Intel Xeon processors for mobile workstations and future Intel Xeon processors E3-1200 product families. The latest professional graphics from AMD and NVIDIA deliver significant compute capacity and best-in-class visual performance. Innovative new screen options include the first PremierColor 4k Ultra HD displays with 100% minimum Adobe RGB color gamut. Full HD and UHD options on the InfinityEdge display offers a virtually borderless screen to give you a 15.6″ viewing area in a shockingly small form factor. This generation features new elements of industrial design with carbon fiber and aluminum for thinner, lighter, yet durable exteriors. The new battery design and innovative thermal technology contribute to the portfolio’s balance between pure performance and design ingenuity, according to Dell.
The new Dell Precision workstations also offer the best experience for professional users by adding certifications for various professional applications, hardware customization to ensure systems are tailored to specific needs, and comprehensive support to help limit downtime. The new systems are ISV-certified and come with Dell Precision Optimizer, now with SCCM integration, which maximizes the performance of numerous professional applications from Adobe to Autodesk and more. The new mobile workstations will support the latest USB technology, plus Thunderbolt™ 3, and new M.2 PCIe NVMe storage options for maximum throughput when managing large files. The option of ProSupport Plus for PCs and Tablets gives customers the only complete support service combining priority access to expert support, accidental damage repair, and proactive, predictive monitoring for automatic issue prevention and resolution, so customers can spend less time worrying and more time creating with Dell Precision workstations.Supporting Quotes
“We listened to our customers from media and entertainment, engineering, manufacturing, finance and beyond to deliver the highest performing systems for their critical workloads,” said Rahul Tikoo, director and general manager for Dell Precision. “This portfolio brings together industry-leading solutions combining great, new technologies from our hardware partners, seamless functionality with critical applications from our software partners, and amazing innovations from our Dell engineering teams to deliver powerful and beautifully-balanced mobile and fixed workstations to our customers.
“We worked closely with Dell to test the new line up of Dell Precision workstations to ensure an optimal experience that creative professionals need with our industry-defining Adobe Creative Cloud,” said Bill Roberts, senior director of Professional Video at Adobe. “The new Dell Precision workstations offer the speed and performance that our users want as they work with the powerful Adobe apps such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC to create engaging content. We’re looking forward to our partners and customers being among the first to see the new devices first hand at Adobe Max, the creativity conference, next week in Los Angeles.”
“Performance and accuracy are essential for Autodesk users working on complex projects in modeling, simulation and visualization. We partnered with Dell to certify and maximize the experience of our applications on the new Dell Precision workstations,” said Dave Ford, Director, Strategic Alliances for Autodesk. “From AutoCAD to 3ds Max, the new Dell Precision workstations provide the computing power that professionals require to create with our Autodesk portfolio.”
“Dell’s new Precision workstations are among the first to take advantage of the new 6th Generation Intel Core processors and our first mobile Intel Xeon processors,” said Chris Silva, director of marketing – Premium Notebook, Intel. “6th Gen Intel Core and Intel Xeon for mobile workstations deliver the performance, reliability, security and software support that professional engineers, designers and content creators rely on.”
“Designers, VFX artists, architects and other professionals will be amazed by the power these incredibly light and thin mobile workstations pack with our latest Quadro mobile GPUs inside,” said Bob Pette, VP and GM, NVIDIA Quadro. “Built on Maxwell, the world’s most advanced GPU architecture, the Quadro cards deliver unbeatable performance and efficiency.”
“We’re proud to provide AMD FirePro mobile GPUs for the new Dell Precision workstations that deliver the features, performance and reliability enabling professionals with the power to create without constraint,” said Sean Burke, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Professional Graphics group. “Dell Precision mobile workstations powered by AMD FirePro GPUs are particularly well suited for media and entertainment, and design and engineering, to deliver the graphics and computing performance required for professional applications on the go.”