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Dell Precision M4700

Specifications

Dell Precision M4700
Dell Precision M4700 (Precision Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro K2000M - 2048 MB, Core: 745 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, GDDR3, 296.79
Memory
16384 MB 
, Micron Technology, PC3-12800, 1600 MHz, 2 banks
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LGD0308, IPS LED, UltraSharp FHD, Wide View, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel QM77 (Panther Point)
Storage
Samsung SSD 830 Series MZMPC256HBGJ-00000, 256 GB 
, WDC WD10JPVT-75A1YT0 (1000 GByte, 2.5 inch, 5400 rpm)
Soundcard
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 Express Card 54mm, 3 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 output, microphone input, Card Reader: SD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, RJ-45
Networking
Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN (a/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GS30N
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, 11.1 volt, FV993
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1 Megapixel
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes, Notebook, battery, AC adapter with cable, documentation, recovery DVD, software DVDs, Trend Micro Security Agent (15 months), software from Dell & Microsoft, 36 Months Warranty, Warranty including next day on-location service, Intel vPro, BIOS A01
Weight
3.442 kg ( = 121.41 oz / 7.59 pounds), Power Supply: 664 g ( = 23.42 oz / 1.46 pounds)
Price
3100 Euro

 

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 91%, features: 92%, display: 70% mobility: 51%, workmanship: 94%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the Dell Precision M4700

90% Review Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation | Notebookcheck
Workhorse reloaded. Workhorse reloaded. Dell has updated its 15.6-inch workstation and now provides it with up-to-date hardware. We tested a well equipped variant with an Intel Core i7-3720QM quad-core processor, NVIDIA Quadro K2000M graphics (also compared AMD FirePro M4000), SSD drive and a FHD display costing in excess of 3000 Euros (~$3869).
90% Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation review: powerful mobile workstation
Source: PC Advisor English
It’s big, heavy and expensive, but the Dell Precision M4700 provides workstation levels of performance, along with a rugged design that can cope with a wide range of outdoor environments. This is not for people who simply need a desktop replacement system for office use – it’s a robust workstation for design professionals that will certainly earn its keep.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Dell Precision M4700 review
Source: IT Reviews English
If you feel the need for speed, expandability, and reliability, the Dell Precision M4700 mobile workstation is the system you want to bring out to the working world. It’s a lot easier to tote than a tower workstation, but it has many of the features that you’d want in a desktop. If you feel the need for speed, expandability, and reliability, the Dell Precision M4700 mobile workstation is the system you want to bring out to the working world.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Precision M4700
Source: PC Mag English
The problem with comparing the Dell Precision M4700 to previous units is that there are far fewer mobile workstation laptops than consumer or business laptops out there. Our last true mobile workstation Editors' Choice was the HP Elitebook 8560w$941.16 at Amazon Marketplace, and while it also has ISV certifications and also has a 15.6-inch full HD screen, the HP 8560w used an older Core i7 processor and AMD FirePro graphics. Granted, the 8650w also came in at under $1,600. The Dell Precision M4700 is a higher-level workstation, with many more options, expandability, higher end drive systems, higher end graphics options, and is generally more capable. If you have a need for ISV certified apps, or highest end reliability and performance, then the Dell Precision M4700 is the mobile workstation for you, and as such, earns our nod for Editors' Choice for mobile workstations.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Arbeitswütig – Leistungsstarke Workstation für Profis
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/07/2013
Rating: performance: 90% features: 90% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 50%

Comment

NVIDIA Quadro K2000M:

Fastest 15-inch workstation graphics card based on the Kepler architecture with a core similar to that of the GeForce GT 650M.

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.  


3720QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1250 MHz on a 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.


3.442 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


85%: 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, 2013-01-10 (Update: 2013-01-10)