Dell Precision M4500 Core i7-940XM


Dell Precision M4500 Core i7-940XMNotebook: Dell Precision M4500 Core i7-940XM (Precision M4500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 940XM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.06kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 88%, features: 94%, display: 82% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 94%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Dell Precision M4500 Core i7-940XM

89% Review Dell Precision M4500 (i7-940XM) Notebook | Notebookcheck
Workhorse. Dell's mobile workstation, Precision M4500, should especially satisfy high performance requirements and faces a simply unbeatable opponent. We've checked how well Core i7-940XM, Nvidia Quadro FX 1800M and FullHD support our test candidate.
89% Test Dell Precision M4500 (i7-940XM) Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 88% display: 82% mobility: 79% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 82%


NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M: Mobile workstation mid-range graphics card for 15" laptops. Based on the same core as the GeForce GT 335M but equipped with professional drivers and support.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

940XM: Fastest Core i7 laptop CPU in 2010 but with a TDP of 55 Watt it is quite power hungry. Due to the Turbo Mode, the CPU can run with up to 3.2 GHz. Because of the Extreme tag, the multiplier is not locked, and therefore the CPU is easy to overclock.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.06 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews

89%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)