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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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32 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Precision M4800 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 840MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The Precision M4800 has a quite new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and 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 commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL Precision M4800 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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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 Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,345 expert and user reviews, DELL has good ratings for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically for its many processor core portable PCs.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800 range from 200MHz to 850MHz. The DELL Precision M4800 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The DELL Precision M4800 has a quite big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago is 8.4GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 16GB internal memory laptops currently available including the DELL XPS 15[plb_2447535_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] (32GB).

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Precision M4800 has a very fast processor clock speed (2.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M4800. The slowest processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M4800 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M4800.

Other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider include the DELL XPS 15[plb_2447535_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784730_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo Y50[plb_2479134_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Precision M4800 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include the DELL XPS 15[plb_2447535_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784730_price] which is cheaper.

Other laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the Lenovo Y50[plb_2479134_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M4800 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this age and type ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL Precision M4800 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it. 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Pro[pl_2883384_price], and the Pro[pl_2883384_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y50[plb_2479134_price] (SSD), or the HP Omen[plb_2709272_price] (SSD).

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The DELL Precision M4800 has a quite long battery life (10 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M4800. Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800 have battery lifes of between 3.1h and 5,200h, and the average battery life is 37h.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad T540[pl_2784726_price] (13h and cheaper), or the ThinkPad T540[pl_2784730_price] (13h and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Precision M4800 has more battery cells than most of the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M4800. This portable PC is a nine battery cell count portable PC compared to most of the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Precision M4800 which 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 notebook PC.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M4800 the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G. With an operating shock of 140 gravity, the Precision M4800 has one of the bigger operating shocks amongst laptops of this age.

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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 notebook PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

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

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

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year is 17GB. The DELL Precision M4800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M4800, the Precision M4800's maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M4800 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4GHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M4800 only have between four and seven processor threads, however the Precision M4800 has eight processor threads.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type, the processor cache of the DELL Precision M4800 of 8 megabytes is one of the biggest. The processor caches of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

The DELL Precision M4800 has a better processor cache level than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This DELL portable PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is in fact the best processor cache level across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M4800.

The worst processor cache level amongst similar types of portable PC is L2.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

At 400 candellas per square meter, the Precision M4800 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The dimmest display brightness of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Quite Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

With a maximum WiFi data rate of 867 megabits per second, the DELL Precision M4800 has a quite fast maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M4800. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800 have maximum WiFi data rate of between 150 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Laptops of this type and age have battery capacities of between 22Wh and 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh. The Precision M4800 has one of the bigger battery capacities (97 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

The Precision M4800 has a quite big operating vibration (0.66 gravity) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Precision M4800. The operating vibrations of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M4800 range from 0.5G to 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.62G.

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Narrow

The narrowest many processor core laptop that was launched more than a year ago is 260mm wide and the widest is 430mm. At only 376 millimeters, the Precision M4800 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Precision M4800 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M4800 is 780GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.2TB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the ThinkPad T540[pl_2784726_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the ThinkPad T540[pl_2784730_price] (500GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the HP ZBook 15[plb_2877682_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the Precision M4800 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[plb_2447535_price], or the HP Omen 15-5110nr[plb_2986047_price] which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.9 kilograms, the Precision M4800 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800. The average weight of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800 is 2.4kg, and the weights range from 580g to 3.8kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL XPS 15[plb_2447535_price] (2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

Many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800 have non-operating shocks of between 60G and 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G. The DELL Precision M4800 has a fairly big non-operating shock (163 gravity) compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

The DELL Precision M4800 has one of the bigger non-operating vibrations (1.3 gravity) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.3G.

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Thick

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Precision M4800 have heights of between 8.9mm and 55mm. When compared to other laptops that were released one year ago, the DELL Precision M4800's height of 39.9 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M4800

Released Over a Year Ago

This many processor core laptop has been on the market for over a year.

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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the DELL XPS 15[plb_2447535_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Qosmio X70-B[pl_2765608_price] (17.3"), or the X70-B[pl_2971307_price] (17.3") both from Toshiba which is also cheaper.

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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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