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DELL Precision M4800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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28 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Precision M4800 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Across all the laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M4800 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.

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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 portable PC.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average DELL many processor core portable PCs have good reviews as do all notebook PCs produced by DELL.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz, the Precision M4800 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 2.3GHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Precision M4800 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M4800. The internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M4800 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to look at including the HP ZBook 15 G2[plb_2966325_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784726_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP ZBook 17[plb_2689135_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M4800 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the ZBook 15 G2[pl_2966325_price], or the ZBook 15[pl_2877683_price] both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784726_price] 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 most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the Precision M4800 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL Precision M4800 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most laptops that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including the ThinkPad T540[pl_2471953_price], or the ThinkPad T540[pl_2471953_price] both from Lenovo or the HP Pro[plb_2883382_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the HP ZBook 15[plb_2499103_price] (SSD).

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M4800 is 3.1h, the longest is 5,200h, and the average battery life is 35h. The DELL Precision M4800 has a fairly long battery life (10 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M4800.

If this many processor core notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784726_price] (13h) which is also cheaper.

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Nine Battery Cells

The DELL Precision M4800 is a nine battery cell count laptop. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago only have between two and eight battery cells.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision M4800 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G. At 140 gravity, the DELL Precision M4800 has a quite big operating shock compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Precision M4800 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all laptops of this age and type.

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Precision M4800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Precision M4800 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Precision M4800 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The DELL Precision M4800 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency (3.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M4800. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 3.1GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4GHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Precision M4800 has more processor threads than most of the portable PCs of this age and type. Most of the notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M4800 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this notebook PC has eight processor threads.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the Precision M4800 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The slowest maximum WiFi data rate of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year is 150 Mbit/s and the fastest is 870 Mbit/s. With a maximum WiFi data rate of 867 megabits per second, the Precision M4800 has a fairly fast maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M4800 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 2,700Wh. At 97 watt-hours, the DELL Precision M4800 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M4800 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At 400 candellas per square meter, the Precision M4800 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Narrow

With a width of only 376 millimeters, the DELL Precision M4800 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M4800. The narrowest portable PC of this age and spec is 260mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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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 this spec and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 750GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M4800 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age.

Other 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784726_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the HP ZBook 15[plb_2877682_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M4800 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M4800 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP Pro[plb_2883382_price] which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

At 2.9 kilograms, the DELL Precision M4800 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800. Across all the laptops of this type and age the weights range from 980g to 4.2kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price] (2.6kg and cheaper).

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Precision M4800 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M4800.

The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of notebook PC is 802.11n.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

The average non-operating shock of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 120G. With a non-operating shock of 163 gravity, the Precision M4800 has one of the bigger non-operating shocks amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Thick

At 39.9 millimeters, the DELL Precision M4800 is quite thick compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800. The thinnest many processor core notebook PC that came out more than a year ago is 15mm thick and the thickest is 48mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M4800

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Precision M4800 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Precision M4800 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Precision M4800.

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this many processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B[plb_2553370_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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PCI Express Lane (max)
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
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Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
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3D Compatible
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Camera
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Swivel Webcam
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4G
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
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CardBus PCMCIA Slot
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Headphone Out Port
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VGA Port
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USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel RealSense Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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Security
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Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Cable Included
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Intel Visual Technology
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15 July 2015

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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

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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

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1 June 2012

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