Dell Precision M4500

Specifications

Dell Precision M4500Notebook: Dell Precision M4500 (Precision M4500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 74.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 81%, features: 82%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Precision M4500

70% Dell Precision M4500 review
Source: CNet English
Dell refers to the 15.6-inch Precision M4500 laptop as a mobile workstation, and it's easy to see why. With its speedy Intel Core i5 processor and meaty Nvidia Quadro FX graphics chip, it's much more powerful than most business laptops. It's not pretty, but the 15.6-inch Dell Precision M4500 delivers potent performance. If you value function over form and have deep pockets, we reckon it's worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Precision M4500 review
Source: Techradar English
While the Dell Precision M4500 lacks the power and features of larger graphics workstations such as the Lenovo ThinkPad W701, its impressive power, usability and mobility make it a viable alternative. The poor cooling system and limited extras hold it back from greatness, however, as it is uncomfortable to use on your lap and lacks comprehensive features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Dell Precision M4500
Source: Notebookreview.com English
After spending several weeks putting the Dell Precision M4500 through its paces, it's clear that this is one of the most powerful mobile workstations we've tested. If you're looking for a 15-inch workstation-class machine for your office then the M4500 is a very good candidate next to the Lenovo ThinkPad W510 and the HP EliteBook 8540w or 8440w notebooks. Despite the impressive performance and awesome range of configuration options, the build quality of the Dell Precision M4500 is a little less than impressive in the areas of the keyboard and screen lid. The rest of this mobile workstation is quite solid, so these two weak points might be a relatively minor issue. Bottom line, if you need a 15-inch mobile workstation with every configuration option imaginable, then the Dell Precision M4500 probably belongs on the top of a very short list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 90%
83% Dell Precision M4500 review
Source: PC Pro English
A highly configurable workstation offering top-of-the-range components in a genuinely mobile frame
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83%

Foreign Reviews

Dell Precision M4500
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M: Professional middle class workstation graphics card that is based on the GeForce 330M core but features lower clock rates.

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.


520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.8 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


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


74.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)