Michael Del'sl Laptop

The Direct2Dell blog just posted about a new laptop that Michael Dell has. It is a Dell Precision M90 that is fully tricked out with all of the latest technologies that most of us just dream about. So what kind of specs does this bad boy have? Check them out:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 Processor
  • 4GB DDR2 667Mhz DRAM
  • 17″ WXGA+ Widescreen LCD
  • 160GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive
  • 8X DVD +/- RW optical drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500 512MB

Is your mouth watering yet? The picture above is a snapshot of what the laptop looks like along with a configuration that I did with similar specs…resulting in a $4,881 pricetag! Then to top it all off this is the main list of software he has installed:

  • Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn
  • VMWare Workstation 6 Beta
  • OpenOffice.org 2.2
  • Automatix2
  • Firefox
  • Evolution Groupware 2.10

Yep, the laptop costs nearly $5,000 and he is running Ubuntu on it which probably has some of the lowest system requirements when compared to other mainstream operating systems. Of course, if I was the founder of Dell computers I would probably go a little overkill as well. :)

Oh yeah, and that is just the laptop he uses at home…he actually has 3 laptops and 2 desktops in total:

  • Dell Precision M90 Laptop
  • Dell XPS 710 H2C Desktop
  • Dell XPS M1710 Laptop
  • Dell Latitude D420 Laptop
  • Dell Precision 690 Desktop

The Precision M90 got me thinking though. He has Ubuntu installed on it and Dell is supposed to be coming out with computers that offer Linux as a choice for operating systems. One of the OS choices in the Linux survey was Ubuntu, and seeing that it is one of the most popular distributions of Linux it will probably be what is offered on the computers. Does this mean that the Precision M90 will be one of the computers to be offered with Ubuntu? I surely hope that it won’t be the only option because this one has a pretty high starting price ($1650+), but right now that laptop is only selling with Windows.