Dell Precision M6400
SpecificationsNotebook: Dell Precision M6400
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1900 euro
Reviews for the Dell Precision M6400
Was a little underwhelmed when first opened the box, in part because it looks like a gray laptop - nothing special. Once hefted out (yes tis a bit on the heavy side) began to realise how solid this thing is. Well I can confirm it's fast - everything is really snappy, but this may be windows 7 and the 8 gig of ram + raid 0 but this thing is designed for a 64 bit OS period. In fact the slowest time is waiting for it to boot past the bios - windows starts up pretty darn fast. A bit of overkill for me as I did not really need this beast - brought it second hand from Grays online in Australia paid $2000 - delivered (ausi dollars = $1320US) so was pretty darn cheap.
Leistung 100, Display 50, Mobilität 70, Verarbeitung 80, Emissionen 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2009
Rating: performance: 100% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
Source: c't - 23/09
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: performance: 85% features: 90% display: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 70%
Source: c't - 9/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 03/15/2009
Rating: performance: 90% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
Source: Notebookforum.at DE→EN
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: display: 50% workmanship: 50%
NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M: Professional mobile workstation card with certified drivers. Based on the GeForce 9700M GTS.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.
» 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.
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 %
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