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DELL Precision M4800
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DELL Precision M4800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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Heavy-duty Processing And Graphics PerformanceExtreme processors: No task is too big. The Dell Precision M4800 Mobile Workstation delivers no-holds-barred processing capabilities with... More
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27 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800, the DELL Precision M4800's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Precision M4800 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other brands.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Precision M4800 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Precision M4800 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.7 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of laptops of this spec and age range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800, the DELL Precision M4800 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa, the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea, or the ENVY 15 all from HP which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M4800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M4800.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Precision M4800, the Precision M4800 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the ENVY 15, or the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa both from HP.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the DELL Precision M4800.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the Precision M4800 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Precision M4800 is a nine battery cell count laptop.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Precision M4800 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the DELL Precision M4800 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M4800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Precision M4800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Big Operating Shock

With an operating shock of 140 gravity, the DELL Precision M4800 has a very big operating shock compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 52G.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 30Wh and the biggest is 100Wh. At 97 watt-hours, the Precision M4800 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro optional operating system, which is the most commonly found optional operating system on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

The Precision M4800 has a better recovery operating system than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This laptop has a Windows 8 recovery operating system, whereas most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have a Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system. The worst recovery operating system of all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800 is Windows 10 Pro and the best is Windows 8.1.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Narrow

At only 376 millimeters, the Precision M4800 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M4800. The average width of laptops of this spec and age is 380mm, and the widths range from 240mm to 430mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M4800 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa, or the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook AH564.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800 range from 250GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M4800 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 500GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 840GB. The Precision M4800 has a quite small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M4800.

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Heavy

At 2.9 kilograms, the Precision M4800 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800. The average weight of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 2.5kg, and the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ENVY 17 (2.8kg), or the ENVY 17 (2.9kg) both from HP or the DELL Precision M4800 (2.9kg).

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M4800 have hard drive speeds of between 5,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The DELL Precision M4800 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

The average non-operating shock of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 120G. The DELL Precision M4800 has one of the bigger non-operating shocks (163 gravity) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Thick

The Precision M4800 is one of the thicker notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M4800 (39.9 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average height of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 29mm, and the heights range from 3.2mm to 180mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M4800

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the Precision M4800.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Precision M4800 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the HP ENVY 15, and the Toshiba L55T which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the HP ENVY x360 (12GB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The Precision M4800 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M4800.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think the DELL XPS 15 which has better reviews; or the DELL Inspiron 15R n5110, and the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Precision M4800 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M4800.

If this many processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ENVY x360 (1TB and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Market Positioning
Housing Material
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Optional Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Expert Reviews

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15 July 2015

From low-cost Chromebooks to high-end hybrids, and the explosion of diverse, different-shaped Windows devices, there's a dizzying amount of choice out there for anyone looking to replace their... Read more…

Powerful CPU performance
Excellent GPU performance
32GB of memory available
Huge array of expansion ports
Powerful performance and graphics
TN screen has poor colour reproduction
Hybrid hard disks aren't great
Like most workstations, it's big, heavy and ugly
Belowaverage battery life
Small touchpad
18 November 2014

We last reviewed a Dell mobile workstation in March 2013, when we looked at the Precision M6700, a generously configured, extremely speedy system, with a 17.3" display ? and a cost of more than... Read more…

7 July 2014

High-DPI displays are the flavour of the moment, but the Dell Precision M4800 marks the first time we've seen such a screen on a business-class machine. Not only is its 15.6in panel super crisp at... Read more…

We liked It's powerful, oh yes, it's powerful! The M4800 is undoubtedly capable of running any high-end design software you can think of. It will work brilliantly for video editing, rendering,...

2 June 2014

The Dell Precision M4800 is hardly going to appeal to students looking for a laptop to take to college, but design professionals who need a portable machine with real 3D grunt will be pleasantly...

21 January 2014

The spectacular screen on the Dell Precision M4800 will make maximum impact in the high-end video and CAD space. That screen comes at a price however ? this less than portable workstation...

20 January 2014

The screen is the first clue to the target market of the Dell Precision M4800. The 15.6-inch panel is labelled Quad HD+ which in plain English is a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels. That level of... Read more…

15 January 2014

The Dell Precision M4800 workstation provides powerful performance and a sharp QHD+ screen in a secure and durable design...

25 October 2013

Dell Precision M4800 Workstation Dell has splendidly updated its 15-inch mobile Precision M4800 workstation. Many things that could be improved were improved. While the components inside have...

1 June 2012

The Dell Precision T1600 doesn't try as much as other workstations to worm its way on your shopping list. At least not with its simple design. This is the kind of system bent on proving its worth...

Speedy workstation-class components
ISV certifications
Tool-less expansion
Supports dual graphics cards
3-year warranty
Limited hard drive expansion space
No USB 3.0
No FireWire, nor eSATA
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 64, dell 64b, dell 64bi, dell 4810, dell 64bit, dell 4810m, dell k2100, dell k1100, dell i74800, dell i74810, dell 4810mq, dell k2100m, dell k1100m, dell i74800m, dell i74810m, dell p218638, dell p222517, dell p218638p, dell p222517p, dell i74800mq, dell i74810mq, ca005pm480011mumws, ca003pm480011mumws
Barcodes 05397063419746, 05397063421411, 05397063425839, 05397063429288, 05397063429325, 05397063434107, 05397063538898, 05397063538904, 05397063624355, 05397063624379, 05397063625482, 05397063642960, 05397063642977, 05397063643042, 05397063643059
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