At 8.5lbs, the M6300 is lighter than the M90 it replaces. The system uses a 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor and Nvidia's latest Quadro FX 1600M card with 512MB TurboCache. Connectivity for the M6300 includes a 1394 port as well as six USB ports. A 5-in-1 memory card reader is also integrated into the system. Wireless connectivity is made possible through 802.11n with dual antennas located within the display.
Users can choose between Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Business and Windows XP Professional operating systems, and in November, RedHat Linux will also be an option. The unit supports a Blu-ray read/write drive. The M6300 is also compatible with Dell's Latitude line, allowing users to dock for a desktop set up. Security options, such as a fingerprint reader, are also available.
Drive options include a 200GB Serial ATA, 120GB encrypted drive and a 32GB solid state drive. Battery life is estimated to last four hours.
Dell is also offering an Extreme Edition of the M6300, branded as the X7900, which features a 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo chip. Starting price for the M6300 is under $2,000.