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DELL Precision M4800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Extreme processors: No task is too big. The Dell Precision M4800 Mobile Workstation delivers no-holds-barred processing capabilities with high-performance 4th Generation Intel Core i7 Extreme, i7,... More
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30 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Precision M4800 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M4800. Most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M4800 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this laptop has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Portable PCs that were released more than a year ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The DELL Precision M4800 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,300 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the DELL Precision M4800 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M4800. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800 the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.7.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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

The Precision M4800 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

DELL is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Precision M4800 have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the Precision M4800 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M4800.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year, the Precision M4800 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL XPS 15 ($2,663.27), and the Lenovo Y50 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP Omen ($899.99).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year, the Precision M4800 has a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the DELL XPS 15 ($2,663.27), and the Lenovo Y50 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the HP Omen ($899.99).

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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 most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Most notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M4800 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Precision M4800 is 3.1h and the longest is 5,200h. With a battery life of 10 hours, the Precision M4800 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Nine Battery Cells

The DELL Precision M4800 has more battery cells than most of the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M4800. This notebook PC is a nine battery cell count laptop compared to most of the notebook PCs that were released one year ago which only have between two and eight battery cells.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Precision M4800 is a eight processor thread notebook PC.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 32 gigabytes, the Precision M4800 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the DELL Precision M4800 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M4800 is 5,800 RPM.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M4800 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M4800. The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that were released one year ago is 3.1GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The Precision M4800 has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Precision M4800 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.4MB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M4800 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

With an operating shock of 140 gravity, the DELL Precision M4800 has one of the bigger operating shocks amongst laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M4800 the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 77G.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 97 watt-hours, the DELL Precision M4800 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

At 0.66 gravity, the DELL Precision M4800 has a fairly big operating vibration compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Precision M4800. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 0.66G.

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Narrow

The average width of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 380mm, and the widths range from 260mm to 430mm. With a width of only 376 millimeters, the DELL Precision M4800 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M4800.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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.

If the storage medium of this many processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y50 (SSD), or the DELL XPS 15 ($2,663.27) (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Precision M4800 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M4800. Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M4800 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2.2TB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that came out more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Precision M4800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 15 ($2,663.27), or the Lenovo Y50.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M4800 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 830GB.

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Heavy

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800 the weights range from 980g to 4.2kg. At 2.9 kilograms, the Precision M4800 is quite heavy compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the DELL XPS 15 ($2,663.27) (2kg and higher rated), or the Lenovo Y50 (2.4kg and higher rated).

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

The Precision M4800 has one of the bigger non-operating shocks (163 gravity) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the Precision M4800 the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 170G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

At 1.3 gravity, the Precision M4800 has a fairly big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Precision M4800. The smallest non-operating vibration of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 1G and the biggest is 1.3G.

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Very Thick

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have checked, the Precision M4800's height of 39.9 millimeters is one of the thickest. The thinnest many processor core notebook PC that has been around for around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 15mm thick and the thickest is 48mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M4800

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

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

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Average Screen Size

The DELL Precision M4800 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo Y50, and the DELL XPS 15 ($2,663.27) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
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
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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
Intel RealSense 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 Life
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
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-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

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 k2100, dell k1100, dell i74810, dell k2100m, dell k1100m, dell i74800, dell i74800m, dell i74810m, dell i74800mq, dell i74810mq
Barcodes 00000048002968, 04053162836716, 05397063677771, 05397063677788, 05397063720606, 05397063720620, 05397063729838, 05397063732968, 05397063732975, 05397063736171, 05397063736195
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