Dell Precision M6400 Mobile Workstation Specifications, Review and Price details

Dell Precision M6400 is meant for serious business users with Intel Core 2 Duo Quad-Core Extreme Edition processors. It supports up to 16 GB DDR3 RAM and 1 GB dedicated...
Dell Precision M6400

Dell Precision M6400 is meant for serious business users with Intel Core 2 Duo Quad-Core Extreme Edition processors. It supports up to 16 GB DDR3 RAM and 1 GB dedicated graphics memory for blazing fast performance. Aluminum LCD chasis looks good and sturdy and built quality is robust.

Awesome Performance: Where other mobile workstations start to fade is just where the M6400 comes into its own. With specifications that even some desktop workstations might struggle to deliver, the flagship mobile workstation from Dell is ideal, even for the most demanding user. Optional Intel®  Quad Core processing power, working in harmony with a super-fast 1066MHz FSB, is only matched by the options of RAID 0 storage performance and stunning ATI®  FirePro®  and NVIDIA®  Quadro FX graphics. Designed to be a workstation, the M6400 has the thermal headroom to deliver the certified ISV application performance levels you expect from Dell Precision.

Massive Scalability: Such raw performance needs to be matched with the ability to manage huge amounts of data. The M6400 enables memory scalability up to 16GB thanks to the Intel®  Q43 chipset that provides support for 4 memory DIMM slots. With two dedicated hard drive bays the storage capacity can scale up to 1 Terabyte and, if that isn’t enough, the e-SATA interface enables you to directly connect external SATA hard drives.

Advanced Design: The M6400 is designed from the ground up to be a mobile workstation with all the needs and expectations of our most demanding customers in mind. Its sleek aluminum chassis and optional edge-to-edge 17″ screen make a statement wherever it may be. The M6400 is designed to be a mobile workstation with all the needs and expectations in mind of our most demanding customers. Its sleek aluminum chassis and optional RGB LED edge-to-edge 17″ screen with 100% Adobe®  color gamut support gives you the tools you need to work at the speed of thought.

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Finishing Touches: The sleek chassis delivers more than just performance. It offers a slot-load optical, optional dual array microphones and an optional 2MP camera. A media card reader and a track pad that works like a jog/shuttle make using the M6400 easy. In addition, users benefit from a dedicated number pad and a backlit keyboard.

Processor: Intel®  Core™2 Duo, Core™2 Duo Extreme Edition, Core™2 Duo Quad Core Extreme Edition Processors

Operating Systems: Choice of Windows Vista and Windows 7

Display: 17″ WUXGA RGB LED Edge To Edge Back-Lit Display (1920×1200) Resolution

Memory: Dual Channel DDR3 Memory, Four Memory slots offering up to 16GB

Hard drive: Support for one or two hard drives with optional RAID0 or RAID1 Configuration, 7200RPM Free Fall Sensor Hard Drive up to 500GB

Optical drive: DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD, DVD+/-RW

Graphics card: ATI®  FirePro®  M7740 Graphics with 1GB dedicated memory and option of NVIDIA Quadro FX card also

Connectivity: WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS


  • Physical Security: Steel-reinforced Cable Lock Slots, Media Module and Hard Drive Locks.
  • User & System Security: Smart Card Reader and Contactless Smart Card Reader, Fingerprint Reader (optional), FIPS Fingerprint Reader (optional)
  • Network Security: 802.11 WiFi®  Protected Access (WPA), 802.11i (WPA2), Virtual Private Networks (VPN) 802.1x with EAP modes and compatible with CCX 4.0

Multimedia: 2 speakers, optional dual array microphones and Optional 2MP camera

Docking: Advanced E-Port, E-Port, Legacy Port Replicator, Ergo Flat Panel Stand, Basic Monitor Stand, E-View Notebook Stand

Weight & Dimensions:

  • Preliminary weight starting at: 8.5lbs/3.86kg with WXGA+ panel, DVD/CDRW, 9-cell battery.
  • Width: 15.4″/393mm
  • Depth: 11.0″/280.5mm
  • Height: 1.35″/34.5mm(F), 1.5″/38.5mm(B)

Battery: 9-cell extended life primary batteries

Price: 1600 USD to 1900 USD depending on specs, approximately 1,00,000 INR in India


  • Good processing speed
  • Good display quality
  • Good looks and robust built
  • Backlit keyboard makes it easy to work in dim lights
  • Good security features


  • Sharp edges
  • Keyboard quality is not good
  • Mousepad should be in middle with a full sized keyboard
  • Power pack is huge and very heavy
  • Very bulky

Conclusion: Notebook offers fast performance but there are few design flaws that makes it hard to use touchpad and keyboard. The sharp edges are prone to scratches and the power pack is very heavy. The price is also on the higher side and doesn’t offer value for money.

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