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News on Haswell based mobile Precision M6800 ?

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by HPVD, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. HPVD

    HPVD Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi

    is there any news on Haswell based mobile Precision M6800 ?

    e.g.
    when will it be available?

    will WLAN AC be supported?

    will there be screens
    - with touch?
    - with resolutions higher than 1080p?

    will the graphic-switching for energy saving purpose be possible with ATI GPUs too?
    Will the integrated Haswell support 10bit displays so Optimus will be usable with this type of display?

    will there be LTE mobile right from the start in europe?
     
  2. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Precision Enthusiast

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    No news. You can bet it will show up here pretty fast once it shows up anywhere else. Precision is always towards the end of the refresh cycle so you will see other products like Latitude show up first.
     
  3. HPVD

    HPVD Notebook Enthusiast

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    maybe it'll take some more time than we expect. The chipset belonging to Hashwell seems to have a problem with the USB3 and a sleeping mode of the processor.
    Since this maybe more important for business notebooks than for consumer desktops, Dell may wait for a new revision of the chipset (C2) which will be shipping in july...
     
  4. KCETech1

    KCETech1 Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    if you swap in an AC mPCI card I can not see why not. you may not be able to preconfigure for awhile though

    from what I am reading sofar no. but I am however hoping that FirePro cards can throttle with the new power saving technology to negate a lot of the need.
     
  5. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Precision Enthusiast

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    The high-end mobile CPUs won't be available until the end of May (at the earliest). Given the normal lag in getting the Precision out, I wouldn't expect anything earlier than July anyway.
     
  6. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Precision Enthusiast

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  7. Backbutton

    Backbutton Newbie

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    Hope they bring back the 16:10 display so we serious business users will have 1920 x 1200 resolution again as with M6400/M6500. 1920 x 1080 sucks, especially on what is supposed to be a premium laptop--why skimp on the display--it is like cheap tires on a Mercedes.
     
  8. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Precision Enthusiast

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    We beat up this topic in the M6700 speculation thread last year. Even some Dell folks weighed in. Sad as it is, 16:10 is not coming back, so time to get used to 16:9.
     
  9. Pirx

    Pirx Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yep, as much as I am with Backbutton on wishing they'd bring back a proper aspect ratio, I don't think it's going to happen. Heck, even external monitors with 16:10 are getting fewer. I'm just waiting for them to go Windows 8 only. That'd be the final straw for me, and the point that I would switch to a Mac. Heck, sure, it's OS X, but they come with 16:10 screens that are pretty decent, I hear, and Windows 7 runs o.k. on those things, too. It's not Precision-level performance and reliability, but not too bad, either. Cheaper, too...

    P.S.: As an aside, and just in case any Dell executives get to see this: I'm still on my trusty M6400, and the only reason I have not upgraded to the newest Precision model is the screen. I absolutely abhor that inane 16:9 aspect ratio, which has no business to be on a professional-class machine. And, no, I will not "get used to it".

    In other words, the decision to go 16:9 is costing Dell real money with people like me. I would even be happy to pay a premium for such a screen, but without it, Dell won't get my (well, my company's) money.
     
  10. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Precision Enthusiast

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    You can rest assured that, at least for business machines like the Precision, Dell recognizes that many business users prefer to stick with Windows 7 for the now (and the next few years anyway). After all, XP is still fully supported on the M4700 and M6700 — sure, you can't have the machine ship with it, but all of the drivers are available, you could get it set up without much trouble.

    As for the Mac, the lack of a 17" option, matte screen, and decent serviceability make it a non-starter for me, and things like this are exactly why I chose Precision. Admittedly, the latter two of these apply more to the "retina" model, but that's clearly the direction that they're going. However, I don't think there are any other manufacturers left using 16:10.

    Life is full of compromises...
     
  11. macmaster

    macmaster Notebook Enthusiast

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    i have the M6600 right now and i'd prefer a 2560x1440 display in the new model - that would be awesome and very useful (at least for me). also with 17" it should be very readable.
     
  12. Pirx

    Pirx Notebook Virtuoso

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    Surely you mean 2560x1600, right? ;)
     
  13. macmaster

    macmaster Notebook Enthusiast

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    hehe - 2560x1600 would be PERFECT ;)
    but as we have this stupid 16:9 trend i guess we won't see to much of our prefered 16:10 displays any more...
    anyhow, 2560x1440 would still be MUCH better than 1920x1080...
     
  14. Krane

    Krane Notebook Prophet

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    Nope, the 16:10 is not coming back and neither is Elvis. Can we please move on now folks?
     
  15. michelsu

    michelsu Notebook Enthusiast

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    No need to invoke Elvis. Outside of the Windows universe 16:10 is still very alive (Apple laptops, Tablets such as Kindle HD -9, and others). Unlike what many said about Apple having to abandon 16:10 in their new laptops, they didn't. And because of that you can count on another defection to the Apple camp. Having a 2560x1440 option on the Windows side (not dreaming on 2560x1600 unfortunately) could prevent that switch but nothing on the horizon. I had many Dell 16:10 laptops and could not believe that they would regress in the new models so badly. Broken record I know, but another lost customer.
     
  16. Pirx

    Pirx Notebook Virtuoso

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    Lousy analogy.

    Why? You got a problem with that?
     
  17. Backbutton

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    Just does not make sense when so many people voice support for 16:10.

    Maybe some other mfg can be talked into 16:10, like Lenovo or Asus.
     
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    awalt Notebook Consultant

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  19. HPVD

    HPVD Notebook Enthusiast

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    maybe there is suddenly still a little chance to see 16:10 again:

    just found an interesting article (rumors) about an upcomping 17" Alienware notebook (Dell is Alienware's mother) which should have an option for a 16:10 display
    Neues Alienware m17X Notebook mit Haswell - DellManiac

    => english:
    The display will be a 1920 x 1080 IPS screen, but there are probably displays at a higher resolution and one with a 16:10 aspect ratio planned.

    If they can do it for their 17'' Alienware notebook - why not for their 17'' M6800 Precision line ??

    Regarding the Alienware machine, we should know all details by June 10. (computex)
     
  20. Krane

    Krane Notebook Prophet

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    Which might make sense on a Precision for some business, but makes zero sense on a gaming notebook that follows an visual entertainment ratio. I use a 16:10 where I study Photoshop and its just awkward. Nevertheless, as long as they provide me a choice I have nothing against making it available.
     

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