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Dellasaurus gets meaner – Order a Precision M6500 laptop with 32GB RAM

Dellasaurus gets meaner – Order a Precision M6500 laptop with 32GB RAM

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DellasaurusRex

We have been referring to the 17” Dell Precision M6500 as the Dellasaurus ever since it first shipped.  It’s really an object of envy because it was the first portable laptop with four SoDIMM slots.  This is of course a virtualization experts dream machine.

Well Dellasaurus Rex is now on the scene and can be ordered with 32GB of RAM. No, they didn’t add SoDIMM slots.  Apparently the 8GB SoDIMMs are now making their way into the channel.  This is great news. 

If you have to ask about price, you can’t afford it.  DO NOT go look at the price if you have a heart condition.  Hint, the 8GB SoDIMMs are running about $2250 each.

And for those of you that want a tricked out 15” laptop, be sure to checkout the Precision M4500 now available with 16GB of RAM in two slots.  You guessed it, pricey.

They rest of us mere mortals will probably need to wait another year before those memory prices come back down to prices that could be considered.  Still cool to think about in the meantime.

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  • My dream machine isn't available any longer, but it was the Lenovo W700ds, the "dual screen" laptop.  shop.lenovo.com/.../w700ds

    <drool>

  • I have not had any luck getting the M6500 to run Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.  In fact, when I install the Hyper-V role, even with the SP1 Beta installed, the laptop no longer boots.  Do you have any tips or special driver revisions you can share with us?

    blog.concurrency.com/.../sfritz

  • I am checking Shannon.

  • From our Dell SE, "From a machine setup standpoint verify Virtualization is enabled and VT for Direct I/O and Trusted Execution are disabled in the System Setup.  F2 on POST to enter System Setup."