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DELL Precision M4800
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DELL Precision M4800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 16GB Aug 2015
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30 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Precision M4800 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M4800. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago is 25GB.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 840MHz and 1,400MHz. At 1,300 megahertz, the DELL Precision M4800 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M4800.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop 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

The DELL Precision M4800 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M4800 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,345 user and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its portable PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range compared to other brands.

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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a comparable age and type to the Precision M4800.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800, the processor clock speed of the Precision M4800 of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800 have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed 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 are a similar age to the Precision M4800. The internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800 range from 2GB to 32GB.

If this laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2 (32GB).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M4800 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M4800 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C is also worth considering.

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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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Precision M4800 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800 the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 5,200h, and the average battery life is 37h. At 10 hours, the Precision M4800 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M4800.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 15 (11h).

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the Precision M4800 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Precision M4800 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M4800.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Precision M4800 is a nine battery cell count laptop.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800 is 4.2MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800 that we have checked the processor cache of, the Precision M4800's processor cache of 8 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 32 gigabytes, the Precision M4800 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M4800 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL Precision M4800 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Precision M4800 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other laptops of this type and age that we have assessed the maximum turbo frequency of, the Precision M4800's maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M4800 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4GHz.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Precision M4800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

The DELL Precision M4800 has a better processor cache level than most laptops of this type and age. This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M4800.

The worst processor cache level across comparable types of laptop is L2.

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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 laptop, which is the most common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M4800.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of laptops of this type and age is 22Wh, the biggest is 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh. At 97 watt-hours, the Precision M4800 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M4800.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the DELL Precision M4800 has one of the bigger operating vibrations amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average operating vibration of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800 is 0.62G.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro optional operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

The Precision M4800 is fairly narrow (only 376 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The widths of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 260mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M4800 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

Portable PCs of this spec and age have weights of between 580g and 3.8kg. At 2.9 kilograms, the Precision M4800 is quite heavy compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Precision M4800 (2.9kg).

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of 163 gravity, the DELL Precision M4800 has a quite big non-operating shock 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. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M4800 have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 3.5G. At 1.3 gravity, the Precision M4800 has a fairly big non-operating vibration 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.

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Thick

The heights of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Precision M4800 range from 8.9mm to 55mm, and the average height is 27mm. The Precision M4800 is quite thick (39.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Precision M4800.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M4800

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Precision M4800 over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Precision M4800 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite P50T-B (1TB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Precision M4800 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Specification

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Memory
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
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Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
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Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Built-In Wi-Fi Switch
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4G
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
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Optional Operating System Supplied
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® RealSense Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery Life (max)
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Password Protection
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Non-Operating Vibration
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Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell w10, dell w10p, dell k2100, dell i74810, dell k2100m, dell i74810m, dell i74810mq, dell 1920x1080
Barcodes 00884116170099, 05397063677801, 05397063732944, 05397063736232, 05397063795062, 08841161700994
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