This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,350 megahertz, the Precision M4800 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.
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. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
DELL is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has good reviews for its many processor core laptops.
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 in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M4800.
The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.
It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including the N56VJ, or the U500VZ (£649.99) both from Asus which has a better Rating.
Very Big Internal Memory
The Precision M4800 has one of the biggest internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.
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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed
When compared to other many processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed, the Precision M4800's processor clock speed of 3 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M4800 is 1GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The Precision M4800 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the AMD E processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M4800 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel High End Desktop Processors.
Has a Front Camera
The Precision M4800 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.
SSD Storage Medium
The Precision M4800 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most many processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago 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 across all many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M4800.
The worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Precision M4800 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
The maximum internal memory of many processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Precision M4800 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. The Precision M4800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.
Eight Processor Threads
Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however the Precision M4800 has eight processor threads.
Very Big Processor Cache
Many processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.6MB. The Precision M4800 has a very big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M4800.
Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. The DELL Precision M4800 has one of the fastest maximum turbo frequencies (3.9 gigahertz) amongst many processor core laptops of this age.
4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The biggest memory slots of the 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 in fact the best memory slots across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M4800.
A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of notebook PC.
512 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Precision M4800 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M4800 only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Precision M4800 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Precision M4800 do have a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL Precision M4800 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M4800 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The Precision M4800 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of this spec and age.
This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.
The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC is 802.11n.
The weights of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M4800 range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of 2.9 kilograms, the DELL Precision M4800 is one of the heavier many processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M4800 amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.
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The thinnest portable PC of this spec and age is 8.6mm thick, the thickest is 56mm, and the average height is 29mm. With a height of 39.9 millimeters, the DELL Precision M4800 is one of the thicker many processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M4800 amongst notebook PCs of this age.
3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M4800
Released Over Two Years Ago
This portable PC was released over two years ago.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Precision M4800 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Precision M4800.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Precision M4800 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Precision M4800.
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Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
4 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI Version
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)
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Cell Count
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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