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

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 840MHz, the fastest is 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 many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 25GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 64GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Precision M4800 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor 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 New PCI Express Slot Version

The Precision M4800 has a quite new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. The PCI Express slot versions of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800 range from 2 to 3.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Precision M4800 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M4800 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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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Good Brand

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

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the DELL Precision M4800 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M4800 is 200MHz, the fastest is 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Precision M4800 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M4800.

The worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of this spec and age have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. The Precision M4800 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.8 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the DELL Precision M4800 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo W541[plb_2941752_price].

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL XPS 15[plb_2742248_price], or the HP Omen[plb_2668741_price] is also worth considering.

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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 similar type and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo W541[plb_2941752_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL XPS 15[plb_2742248_price], or the HP Omen[plb_2668741_price].

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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 many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M4800 range from 3.1h to 5,200h. At 10 hours, the DELL Precision M4800 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M4800.

If this many processor core laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo W541[plb_2941752_price] (11.1h and cheaper).

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Nine Battery Cells

The Precision M4800 has more battery cells than most of the portable PCs of this age and spec. Most of the laptops that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800 only have between two and eight battery cells, however this notebook PC has nine battery cells.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision M4800 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Precision M4800 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M4800 is 5,800 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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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 the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Precision M4800.

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M4800 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M4800 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 20GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800 that we have checked the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of, the DELL Precision M4800's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.1GHz. The DELL Precision M4800 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M4800.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Precision M4800 is a eight processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The DELL Precision M4800 has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The processor caches of notebook PCs that came out more than a 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 L3 processor cache which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.

This laptop's processor cache level (L3) is actually the best processor cache level amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M4800.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst processor cache level is L2.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

The Precision M4800 has one of the bigger operating shocks (140 gravity) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 76G.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Precision M4800 has a fairly big battery capacity (97 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M4800. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M4800 the battery capacities range from 22Wh to 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh.

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Narrow

The average width of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 380mm, and the widths range from 260mm to 430mm. At only 376 millimeters, the Precision M4800 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo W541[plb_2941752_price], or the HP ZBook 15 G2[plb_2966325_price].

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Omen[pl_2663843_price] (SSD), or the Omen[pl_2668741_price] (SSD) both from HP or the DELL XPS 15[plb_2742248_price] (SSD).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 32GB to 2.2TB. At 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 similar time to the Precision M4800.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 15 G2[plb_2966325_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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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 laptops of this type and age also do 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 Omen[pl_2668741_price], or the Omen[pl_2663843_price] both from HP or the DELL XPS 15[plb_2742248_price].

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M4800 range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 840GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Precision M4800 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M4800.

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Heavy

The Precision M4800 is one of the heavier laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M4800 (2.9 kilograms) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The weights of portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 580g to 3.8kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Omen[pl_2668741_price] (2.1kg), or the Omen[pl_2663843_price] (2.1kg) both from HP or the Acer Aspire E5-521[plb_2350905_price] (2.5kg).

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Precision M4800 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of this age and type. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Thick

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M4800 the heights range from 8.9mm to 55mm, and the average height is 27mm. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the height of the DELL Precision M4800 of 39.9 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M4800

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

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

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Average Screen Size

The Precision M4800 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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
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
Memory Card
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
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
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
Included Driver
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 RealSense Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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 Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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...

31 January 2014

Stupendous power for a laptop and an excellent display, but the price is very high...

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 04053162836716, 05397063677771, 05397063677788, 05397063720606, 05397063720620, 05397063729838, 05397063732968, 05397063732975, 05397063736171, 05397063736195

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