Dell introduces the new entry-level Precision M2800 mobile workstation

Dell has introduced the new entry-level Precision M2800 mobile workstation. The device is a 15-inch laptop with ISV-certified components and other professional-class features that make it a better choice for your graphics, engineering, scientific, or video production business than the high-end gaming or media laptop you may have been using for the past couple of years.

We know, we know: we’re a consumer electronics blog. We get it. But when a workstation is cheap enough that even the most amateur of amateurs can afford it, it may as well be a consumer device. Today’s specimen is the Dell Precision M2800, a 15-inch notebook that starts at $1,199 — an aggressively low price for this class of product. In particular, specs include a Core i5 or i7 processor, a 2GB AMD FirePro W4170M GPU, up to 16GB of memory and up to 1TB of storage. As you can imagine, though, Dell had to cut corners somewhere, and that “somewhere” was clearly the display; for $1,119 you get a fairly low-res 1,366 x 768 screen.

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