Resolved Looking for a specific laptop

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  1. dlimes13, Jan 15, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013

    macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2011
    Perrysburg, OH
    Before spending hours on research, I am looking for a laptop with the following requirements, if it exists:

    -Has mSATA Slot
    -Has 2 regular 2.5" hard drive bays
    -Has 4 RAM slots
    -Has Optical Drive (BD would be nice)
    -On Ivy Bridge CPUs
    -Full HD (1920 x 1080 OR 1200)
    -Thinner Bezel, the better
    -NVIDIA Graphics Card

    The closest thing I saw was the now discontinued HP Envy 17/17 3D, but only two RAM slots. Maybe I'm just overlooking something.

    I'm looking for an ultra-desktop replacement machine for a client and they want the above specs. Let me know if you know anything, thanks!

    RESOLVED: Solution = Dell Precision M6700:
    -Has mSATA Slot: Yes
    -Has 2 regular 2.5" hard drive bays: Yes
    -Has 4 RAM slots: Yes
    -Has Optical Drive (BD would be nice): (Has DVD but BD option)
    -On Ivy Bridge CPUs: Yes
    -Full HD (1920 x 1080 OR 1200): 1080
    -Thinner Bezel, the better: Semi-Thick but fine
    -NVIDIA Graphics Card: Quadro K5000M 4 GB
  2. macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2011
  3. macrumors 68020


    Aug 13, 2011
    I found this one and it looks good. I just don't know how many RAM slots it has.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    Don't think it has an mSATA but seems to have everything else. Nice gaming laptop...but it's big...

    I think the Lenovos only have one standard drive bay and an mSATA but you can get a model to swap the optical drive with an extra storage drive (or even a 2nd video card!)
  5. macrumors 68000

    Apr 25, 2012
    Might not have an mSATA (I haven't opened the latest one up yet) but the Dell M-series has all the rest, though it's not a gaming GPU, it's more of a workstation-class GPU. My specific experience is with the M6500-M6700 (M6700 will have the Ivy-Bridge CPU). It can even be equipped with a 1920x1080 LCD. The M4700 may not have the dual HDD capability, or the 4 memory slots.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008

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