Pros

  • Excellent keyboard and pointing devices
  • Superb display with two types of touch interfaces

Cons

  • Price can ramp up quickly
  • It's Hulk Hogan huge

At A Glance

When you need a mobile but full-featured workstation, the M6600 will get the job done--but it's massive and pricey.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 2500.0 MHz
Cache size 8.0 KB
Processor count 4
Display
Display size 17.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Touchscreen Multitouch
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Storage
Drives included 2.0
Drive size 512.0 GB
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces eSATA
Firewire 1
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 8000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory max 32.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 16.4 inches
Depth 10.6 inches
Height 1.7 inches
Weight 9.2 pounds
Weight with Accessories 11.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Pen (Stylus)
  • Touchpad
  • TrackPoint/Eraserhead

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 152.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:22   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 227.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 328.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 153.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 265.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 282.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 201.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 149.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 160.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 158.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 24.0   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.8   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.1   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 259.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 241.92   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 203.25   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 150.72   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 152.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 140.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 76.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 79.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 51.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 134.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 123.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 85.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 105.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 89.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 54.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 154.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 154.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 110.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 53.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 46.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 36.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 235.0