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DELL Precision M4800 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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26 Reasons For

Very 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M4800. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the DELL Precision M4800 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M4800. Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M4800 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Precision M4800 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL Precision M4800 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

DELL is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz. The Precision M4800 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Precision M4800.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M4800 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the DELL Precision M4800 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Precision M4800 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M4800 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Portable PCs of this age and spec have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M4800 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M4800.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Precision M4800 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M4800 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL Precision M4800 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The screen sizes of notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 11" to 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M4800 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M4800 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M4800 also have a front camera.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as 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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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Precision M4800 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Precision M4800 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The hard drive speeds of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M4800 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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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 actually the best memory slots amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800.

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

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 32 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M4800 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M4800. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M4800 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The DELL Precision M4800 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.2 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the DELL Precision M4800 has one of the biggest maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The Precision M4800 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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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 this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Precision M4800's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Precision M4800 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M4800 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M4800. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 690GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800 that we have checked, the weight of the Precision M4800 of 2.9 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.9kg heavy laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP ENVY 17.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Thick

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have checked, the DELL Precision M4800's height of 39.9 millimeters is one of the thickest. The heights of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800 range from 11mm to 2,400mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M4800

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Precision M4800 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M4800.

We compared this laptop to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X551MAV is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the X1 Carbon (512GB), or the T450s (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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
Conflict Free Processor
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
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Built-In Wi-Fi Switch
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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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