Dell Precision M50: Mobile Workstation

Dell Precision
M50: Mobile
Workstation
The Dell Precision™ Mobile
Workstation M50 is specifically
designed for professional
workstation users who require
the freedom and flexibility to be
productive whilst on the go.
The Dell Precision™ Mobile Workstation M50 will target Mechanical Computer Aided Drawing (MCAD), Architecture Engineering
Construction (AEC), Digital Content Creation (DCC), Global Information Systems (GIS) and software development market segments that
require optimal 3D Open-GL workstation-class graphics with ISV certification. Customers in these target markets have the need to push
data around the world but want the freedom and flexibility to be productive whilst on the go. These applications can take advantage
of the latest mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processors-M and the newest Intel 845MP chipset. The Pentium 4 processors are mobile versions
of their desktop processors. The new Intel 845MP chipset is optimised for use with mobile Pentium 4 processors with a faster Processor
Support Bus (PSB).
Performance you can use on the go
The M50 uses the latest mobile Intel Pentium 4 processors-M. It includes on-die 512K L2 cache and starts at a whopping
1.8GHz. The chipset used on the M50 is the newest Intel 845MP chipset that is optimised for use with mobile Pentium 4 processors
and has a pumped up Processor Support Bus (PSB) speed of 400MHz, up to 1024MB of Double Data Rate (DDR) system memory running
at 266MHz, 4X AGP graphics, and supports the ATA-100 hard disk drive interface. The M50 also supports the newest (Enhanced) Intel
SpeedStepTM technology to enable automatic or user-controlled changes between two performance modes, where the maximum
performance is typically used when running on AC power and the more conservative setting is typically used when running on DC
(battery) power.
Workstation-class graphics
The M50 comes as standard with the newest nVidia® Quadro4™ 500 GoGL graphics controller, which incorporates workstation-specific
functionality to accelerate OpenGL® and DirectX® professional applications. Some of these features include 64MB of Double Data Rate
(DDR) graphics memory for large texture models, hardware accelerated anti-aliased lines, OpenGL Hardware overlay planes, two-sided
lighting, full-scene anti-aliasing, 3D clipping planes and occlusion culling. The Quadro4 500 GoGL graphics controller features nView™
multi-monitor support, which allows the use of separate images on the system display and external monitor or projector. Also available
are the nVidia workstation applets, such as PowerDraft and MAXtreme that can offer performance enhancement on many of the leading
CAD and 3D applications. The QuadroView applet also allows the user to view AutoCad and 3D StudioMax drawings without having to
load the native applications. Professionals using these intensive graphics applications can now work just as productively whilst on the
go, with the added comfort of a large high resolution Dell UltraSharp™ 15" Enhanced UXGA (1600 x 1200) TFT display. The benefits of
Dell Enhanced UXGA over standard Dell UXGA TFT are that it provides faster response times for improved viewing of motion pictures,
brighter and better contrast ratio for rich and sharp colours and wider viewing angles that allow the user to view the screen from various
positions without compromising image quality.
ISV Application Certification
Certified key ISV workstation applications drivers, which are consistent with the Dell Precision workstation branding: (availability up
to 60 days post RTS) Discreet - 3D Studio; SDRC - IDEAS; MSC. Software; SolidWorks; PTC- Pro/E, Designer, CDRS; UG/Solutions,
SolidEdge; AutoDesk - AutoCAD, Inventor; ESRI - Arc/INFO, Arc/VIEW; Dassault - CATIA; Fluent; Maya - Alias Wavefront; Landmark
Graphics; ANSYS; AVID; Newtek; SoftImage - XSI; BENTLEY - Microstation.
Easy Communications
The M50 offers many ways to communicate: Integrated 3Com 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet and v.92 56K modem and the Mini-PCI slot is
available for an optional wireless upgrade. Each M50 is wireless ready and has integrated antennae so you can quickly and simply
upgrade to a wireless network via the optional Dell TrueMobile™ Mini-PCI 802.11b wireless LAN card.
Scalable Design
The M50 uses an all-in-one 3-spindle design, which allows for simultaneous use of two optical drives or, alternatively, a single optical
drive and another C-family module for added flexibility and configurability. The Dell Precision M50 is compatible with Dell Latitude CFamily media bay modules to provide incremental investment protection.
Easy to Connect
The M50 offers different I/O connections, such as USB, infrared sensor, external video, audio connectors, PS/2, serial,
parallel, docking connector, S-video and IEEE 1394 for high performance digital connection to cameras and external storage.
3 Years International Service1
Award-winning service and support with 3 years Next Business Day On-site service2.
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Dell Precision M50
SYSTEM
I/O PORTS
FIXED OPTICAL DRIVES
MEDIA BAY (SWAPPABLE)
DOCKING OPTIONS
MANAGEABILITY
OPERATING SYSTEMS
SERVICE & SUPPORT
ADDITIONAL WIRELESS LAN
MOBILE ACCESSORIES
Processor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor-M starting at 1.8GHz
Cache . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512KB on-die L2 cache
Chipset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mobile Intel 845MP Chipset; 400MHz Processor System Bus (PSB)
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PC2100 Double Data Rate (DDR) SDRAM standard
Memory Configurations: 256MB, 512MB, 1024GB
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dell UltraSharp 15" TFT Enhanced UXGA
Maximum External Resolution (CRT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) at 4.2 billion colours max @ 60/70/75/85Hz (Pan mode on LCD/TV
if active)
Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Video Type – 256-bit hardware accelerated; 4X AGP support Graphics Controller –
nVidia® Quadro4™ 500 GoGL with 64MB DDR graphics memory standard
Hard Disk Drives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40GB, 60GB ATA-100 - High Performance, 5400 RPM
Optional 2nd HDD Module for media bay or C/Dock II Expansion Station media bay
PC Card Slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Two type I or II cards or one type III card CardBus and Zoom Video support (bottom slot)
Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audio Type - SoundBlaster® (software emulation capable); Audio controller - Crystal
CS4205; Integrated Speakers Stereo (2 x 4 ohm); Integrated microphone
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smart Lithium-Ion with external LED battery gauge; Capacity 8-Cell with
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ExpressCharge™ capability
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88-Key (Europe); Key travel: 3mm; Key spacing: 19mm
Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Touch Pad - PS/2 compatible; Track Stick - PS/2 compatible
Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Watts AC adapter
System Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” LCD Configuration – 330mm (w) x 276mm (d) x 44mm (h)
System Weights* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15" Dell UltraSharpTM UXGA Configuration
• With CD-RW/Travel module - 3.45 kg.
• With CD-RW/FDD module - 3.69 kg.
*Weight may vary depending on configuration and manufacturing variability
Serial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-pin connector; 16550-compatible, 16-byte buffer
Parallel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-hole connector; normal, bi-directional or ECP
Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-hole connector
PS/2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-pin mini-DIN connector
Infra red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IrDA v1.1 (Fast IR) & IrDA v1.0
Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Microphone-in, line-in audio-in, headphones/speaker
Universal Serial Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 x USB-compliant connectors
Docking connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200-pin for the C/Dock Family Expansion Station and C/Port Family Advanced Port
Replicator
S-Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-pin mini DIN (S-Video to composite video adapter is also included with the computer,
supports SP/DIF)
IEEE 1394 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-pin, Mini-1394, Non-powered
Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56K V.92 capable internal modem
Ethernet LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/100 Ethernet LAN; 3Com® 3C920 10/100 Base-TX chipset PC99, DMI 2.0, and Wired
for Management compliant
Standard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CD-RW – 8X (write CD-R)/4X (write CD-RW)/24X (read CD) max
Optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Combo DVD/CD-RW – 8X (read DVD)/8X (write CD-RW)/24X (read CD) max
Standard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Floppy Disk Drive Module: 3.5”, 1.44MB
Optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CD-ROM – 24X (max)
DVD-ROM – 8X (max)
Second HDD for notebook external media bay or C/Dock II media bay
Second SMART Lithium-ion battery
Second floppy disk drive for media bay in C/Dock II
C/Dock II Expansion Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ports offered: 2 x PCI card expansion slots, parallel, serial, external monitor, line-in,
line-out, mic, PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, 2 x USB, Infra red (IrDA v. 1.1 compatible),
Ultra SCSI 2, 10/100BaseTX (RJ-45), AC power and adapter
C/Port II Advanced Port Replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ports offered: parallel, serial, external monitor, line-out, PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, 2 x
USB, Infra red (IrDa v. 1.1 compatible), 10/100BaseTX (RJ-45), AC power and adapter
Dell OpenManage™ Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OpenManage Client Instrumentation (OMCI) is designed to help reduce the total cost of
ownership by providing remote monitoring of the mobile workstation in a networked
environment. The instrumentation allows remote monitoring of specific attributes such
as battery status, power management settings, display type, PC cards, SMART hard
drive status, variable drive capacity thresholds and other information. OpenManage
Client adheres to industry standards such as DMI 2.0s and WBEM specifications
Power Management
ACPI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional
Mobile Security – Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Protection against unauthorised access; Primary system password, Administrator
password, Hard Disk Drive password
Mobile Security – Physical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kensington Lock
Dell AccessDirect™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New to the Dell Precision M50 is the Dell AccessDirect button. Located above the
keyboard, the AccessDirect button allows you to quickly access a frequently used
program, such as e-mail or an Internet site
IT Managers can remotely program this button to access their own internal support
sites with a simple registry change. The individual user can also progam this button
Utility Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . On-line Hypertext User Guide
Operating System Versions Available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Windows XP Professional
Windows 2000 Professional
SERVICE & SUPPORT 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Years Next Business Day On-site2
Optional Services: Installation Services
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dell TrueMobile™ 1150 Wireless Mini-PCI Card3
Dell TrueMobile 1150 Wireless PCMCIA Card3
Dell TrueMobile 1170 Wireless Access Point
Mobile Accessories 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CD, DVD, FDD, 2nd HDD
Leather Carrying Case
Nylon Carrying Case
Second 90 Watts AC Adapter
Second SMART Lithium-Ion Battery
Kensington Security Lock
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