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Dell Precision M4600

Specifications

Dell Precision M4600
Dell Precision M4600
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro 2000M - 2048 MB, Core: 550 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, Optimus/ Intel HD Graphics 3000, nvlddmkm8.17.12.6883(Forceware268.83)/Win7 64
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2x 4 GB PC3-12800, 2 slots free, max. 32 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LGD02D9, MC6JN_156WF1, 94% sRGB, 141 dpi, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel QM67
Storage
Lite-On LAT-256M2S, 256 GB 
Soundcard
HD Audio
Connections
1 Express Card 54mm, 2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Headphones, microphone, Card Reader: SD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN (a/g/n), Bluetooth Version unbek., Dell 5550 HSPA+
Optical drive
Matshita BD-RE UJ242
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 37 x 376 x 256 ( = 1.46 x 14.8 x 10.08 in)
Battery
97 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.1V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2.1 MP
Additional features
Cyberlink Power DVD, Roxio Creator Starter, 36 Months Warranty, Bios A05
Weight
3.16 kg ( = 111.47 oz / 6.97 pounds), Power Supply: 850 g ( = 29.98 oz / 1.87 pounds)
Price
3800 Euro

 

Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 86%, features: 97%, display: 83% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Dell Precision M4600

90% Review Dell Precision M4600 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Precision tool. The current 15" workstation from Dell has been reworked from the ground up, and offers a completely new case along with renewed components. How well Dell has accomplished bringing performance, ergonomics, and mobility into harmony has been tested by us.
70% Dell Precision M4600
Source: CNet English
As mobile workstations go, the Dell Precision M4600 delivers everything we expect. There are several configurations available with plenty of options for fine-tuning it to your performance needs. It's stacked with ports, inputs, and outputs so it can easily connect up to a number of external devices and just as easily stand on its own. If you've got the money--and a strong back--the Dell Precision M4600 is a very good mobile workstation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

90% Test Dell Precision M4600 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 94% display: 83% mobility: 78% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 84%

Comment

NVIDIA Quadro 2000M:

Mobile middle-class workstation graphics card based on the Fermi architecture. The 128 Bit memory bus and the DDR3 memory could be potential bottlenecks of the 2000M.

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.  
2920XM: Fastest mobile Quad-core processor in Q1 2011 based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

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.
3.16 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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
83.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)