Desktop-class performance in Dell’s Precision M90 and M65 notebooks

Maybe it’s just me, but it sure seems like it’s laptop week. After all, we’ve already heard about a whole whack of notebooks from Toshiba, an offering for Asus, and even a couple of Latitudes from Dell. Forget about those Latitudes, because the company that is telling you to “Get a Dell” is pumping out two additions to its Precision line that make your home-bound PC nearly obsolete.

The Dell Precision M65 is wrapped up in a solid magnesium alloy exoskeleton that houses a powerful Intel dual-core processor, mobile broadband connectivity, and even a fingerprint reader for a quick way to get beyond simple passwords. With a 15.4-inch wide-aspect display, up to 4 gigabytes of DDR2 RAM, and optional dual batteries, the Precision M65 goes for $1849 and up.

If that doesn’t whet your whistle, you can jump into what Dell is calling its most powerful mobile workstation ever. The Precision M90, like its M65 brethren, comes equipped with Core Duo goodness. Other features include a spill resistant keyboard, a 17-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) display, NVidia Quadro FX graphics, and a three-button touch pad. Look to drop at least $2,239 to get your hands on one of these powerhouses.


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