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Working at the speed of thought

Today as I was replying back my on question on my blog, I came across a YouTube video post about de make of dell precision mobile workstation commercial. De wording reminded me about bill gates book at read back like 15 years ago, as memory serves me de title I think it was “business at de speed of through”. I know this wording has been using way far back then that, but maybe from the Chinese art of war, preferably not a direct translation. De commercial was a perfect representation of what this laptop could achieve; I’m pretty impress by performance that this could produce. This computer is more powerful than my workstation back at home in Thailand, excluding de from the graphic card. It’s an amazing engineering achievement that how could their put some much power into something that I could take with me anywhere. One thing that I maybe not use to is the weight for it to be a laptop, de dell precision m4600 does weight about 6 lbl, while on de other hand my old fujitsu weight only 3 lbl. Weight & size maybe now I could say that it does justify the raw output that it could perform. I’m could maybe need to come revise that statement when I test run moving to another country again and would that work out going through de airports.

Okie, get back to this commercial, first when I was watching it. I was thinking that it was all virtualize computer graphic and it was not capture using a camera duo to it look very unrealistic to procedure a motion that way. This is duo my lack of experience in motion picture. But when this back stage showing show how de commercial was made, I’m must say that I’m interesting in doing something this on my own too. Have a look and see for yourself.

What do you think about it?

Dell Precision M4600 – Review

Now after some playing around with this little baby, snap in a nice crucial ssd 256GB from my old laptop for good IO performance demand applications (like a internal database, photoshop, visual studio). So i installed it clean with Windows 7 Professional x64, got all the drivers installed and everything working as it should. The screen is set to 1920×1080 using 125% font size, but removing the XP style DPI scaling. So truefont make everything clear and sharp, not more pixel dots now.

I trying to upload some more video, but seem to slow down my whole internet. Youtube need to a way for me to upload with speed control limit. This is making whole internet experience really bad at the moment. Oh, now the first video is uploaded.

Okie, let talk about the specification in the general of i ordered from Dell that come with this laptop. Its is a Dell M4600 meaning that the screen ratio size is 15.6 inches. I got the core-i7 model with premium graphic card. The main reason i get this model is because of the $826 discount + coupon and raw power that i would get from this little baby. For the final demand cost for is $2453.42 including taxs (free shipping).

Here is the full technical specification of the laptop.

Processor Intel® Core™ i7-2720QM (Quad Core 2.20GHz,6M cache) with Turbo BoostTechnology 2.0
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Professional,SP1,w XP Mode, No Media, 64-bit, English
Productivity Software No Productivity Software
Graphics NVIDIA® Quadro® 2000M with 2GB GDDR3
Memory 4.0GB, DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
just upgraded to 16GB corsiar
LCDs 15.6″ UltraSharp™ FHD(1920×1080) Anti-Glare LED-backlit with Premium Panel Guarantee
Security Software None
RAID Configuration All Hard Drives, Non-RAID, 1 or 2 drive total configuration
Primary Storage 256GB Crucial SSD
Secondary Storage None
Media Bay Devices 8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load w/Roxio and Cyberlink PowerDVD™, no media
Primary Battery 9-cell (97Wh) Lithium Ion Battery
Wireless LAN (802.11) Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 802.11a/b/g/n and 802.16e Half Mini Card
Bluetooth Dell Wireless® 375 Bluetooth Module
Camera / Microphone Light Sensitive Webcam and Noise Cancelling Digital Array Mic
Mobile Broadband Dell Wireless™ DW5630 Multi-mode HSPA-EVDO Mini Card (Gobi™ 3000) with GPS
Internal Keyboard Internal English Backlit Keyboard
Fingerprint Reader Options Internal Swipe Fingerprint Reader and Contactless Smartcard Reader
Systems Management Intel vPro™ Technology’s Advanced Management Features
Energy Star/E-PEAT Gold Energy Star 5.0/E-PEAT Gold

The weight is of laptop, first made me think twice of returning it to dell or not. but after trying to use for awhile make me think about the benefits of me using such a fast mobile system with me on my working trips. If i like to browse the web on de bed, i should just a tablet. So I will keep her for now.

Umm, a another way to update video to youtube that seem okie, is using Live Movie Maker direct publish. Better but not the best solution that i’m looking for.

The next video here is inside exploration of this laptop and see how does the component look like under the hood. Seeing my Bluetooth, Wifi a/b/g/n, 3G (mobile internet), 4G (WiMax) all installed inside there without me modifying it myself. This is such dream connectivity unit as it should be.

Let’s the boot time of this baby. I find it unacceptable slow for the this computer to boot into work that slow.

For benchmark results, you might be expecting for results of the campaign. but never less to say the resulting is by far not bad for a laptop competing against desktop rigs. which have full blow cpu and graphic cards. Considering that is still a mobile computer and compacting four times the raw processing comparing to my old rig back in Thailand.

Dell Precision M4600 Mobile Workstation UNBOX

Just got my new mobile workstation today. So i’m thinking of sharing my experience for the first time here with you. When i get some more usage of the baby, i will upload so more videos. So for now, stay tune after i have beer and play with her over this weekend.

Edit: If anybody is interesting in a much more detail look at the mobile workstation then to see my personal obsession in opening up this baby. Then go directly to my review.


Dell Precision M4600 Mobile Workstation – Where is the reviews?

I have made purchase of the new Dell precision M4600 mobile workstation, but where is could i find anywhere that has written some reviews on the product. I see that some website like Engadget has posted that the product has been reveal to the public. You could now order the new mobile workstation from dell. Ordering that dam thing from dell is nothing story for me.

Well, if you need to know what is my story is. I’m happy to tell you about it. First I order my new laptop from dell this may 18, 2011 and order went through just fine. Dell representation called me to confirm my order is legitimate, everything went through just fine. Microsoft came along and offers a back to school program for any students who purchase a new computer with windows 7 with a valid .edu email or a student id. I have both, so apply the campaign on Dell University and received a promotional code from dell. I called dell to receive my offer with my new dell laptop that is in process of doing something that some pre-production (meaning not start yet). A representative said surely, but I need to cancel my previous order and put in a new order with the new Xbox 360 bundle together. Surely, if you the way to do, go ahead to do it, everything when fine.

Now the bad news coming up after a day, Dell keeps calling me but went to voice mail. I tried calling back, but couldn’t get in touch of the person is calling me. Their extension never gets the person. Emailing that representative that is trying to contact me, but their never reply back. Then I start receiving that my order had been cancel. Now dell people, start calling me every hour to reorder my laptop. But they couldn’t answer who cancel my order. I trying contact the representative from Dell university, and successful got in touch with him to put in my order with my new xbox offer. What I get is that I’m supposed to hold on to my promotional code for the time being. What does that mean!? I’m going to get my xbox or not. The order the laptop went through okie for now.

Still in pre-production right now and estimate delivery is 6/27/2011. Well if by the time I couldn’t find any review for Dell Precision M4600 Mobile Workstation, I would be doing the review myself, so stay tune for future updates on Dell new mobile workstation.