Dell targets design pros with low-cost mobile workstation

Professional as well as aspiring engineers and designers require special applications for 3D modeling, engineering and design content creation. However, frequently many users are forced to run software such as Adobe Creative Cloud and AutoCAD on under-powered notebooks or workstation because machines with the performance they need is beyond their budget.

For the budget-conscious design pro or student, Dell has recently launched 15.6” a laptop with professional-grade graphics that is ISV (independent software vendor) certified to run applications such as Rdevit, Solidworks, PTC Creo, Inventor and AutoCAD among others. Starting price of the M2800 is US$1,199.

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The new M2800 also comes with a choice of fourth-generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors as well as an AMD FirePro WA4170M graphics card.

Small businesses, design pros and students are often forced to work round the clock to finish their projects because they can’t afford tools that are available to larger organizations, according to Andy Rhodes, executive director of visualization solutions domain for Dell.

He said such compromises “negatively and unnecessarily affect” not only the quality of their work but that of their lives as well.


The M2800 features the Dell Precision Performance Optimizer (DPPO) which automatically adjusts system settings for optimizing specific applications. With DPPO, users have the intelligence of automatic systems tuning maximizing performance on key, select applications.

DPPO also optimizes its settings so in most cases, they’ll be saving tremendous amounts of time and able to increase the rate they’re able to complete complex projects.

Preconfigured settings for popular workstation applications currently include:

• Adobe Creative Cloud
• Adobe Photoshop CS/CC
• Adobe Premiere Pro CS/CC
• Adobe After Effects CS/CC
• Adobe Media Encoder CS/CC
• Autodesk AutoCAD
• Autodesk Maya\
• Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks®
• Dassault Systèmes CATIA®
• PTC Creo
• Siemens NX

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