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DELL Precision M4300 BASE W08M40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and battery are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the keyboard and energy efficiency. There are some mixed views about the build quality.

screen, performance, portability, battery, usability

energy, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the DELL Precision M4300 BASE W08M40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Dell Precision M4300 (First Look Review)


Weighing just 6.3 lbs, this mobile workstation is fully certified for those who use design software on the road or in the field.

In late June 2007, Dell made a flurry of new product announcements, among them the introduction of the Dell Precision M4300 mobile workstation. I was finally able to get my hands on one to evaluate for Cadalyst readers.

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Excellent Allround


A good piece of hardware all round capable of performing many tasks with great speed! I remember reading that I would get a free carry case - I have not received it yet?

Laptop is lightweight enough to comfortably carry around.

Preloaded with the usual dribble which could be useful for some people...

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Amazing Workstation-class Notebook


The screen is amazing. Even better than my XPS M1530. Of course I did get the 1680x1050. I like that it still has a serial port. I am now able to use my OBDII cable (for reading codes from a car) without a usb to serial adapter. The things that swayed...

Wonderful design

I expected a little more from the Quadro graphics adapter


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Excellent Laptop


if you need a workhorse, this is your model. if you only need a laptop to aid you desktop and will not be using it often then this may be more than you need.

This is my 4th Dell laptop and i own/have owned Sony, gateway, compaq, and HP and this is by a long shot the best i have owned. i bought a Dell Inspiron about 3 months ago with almost the same specs i added to this one but this one still way out...

i wish i would have purchased the larger battery. this model has so much power, it will drain the smaller one quickly.

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Great for CAD/CAE work


Very good processor T7500, chose the 512 MB FX Quadro Graphics Card. System can handle CAD/CAE work with great ease. Great value for money.


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Excellent Laptop


Quick shipment and delivery from Dell, easy setup and use.

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First Dell computer - Precision M4300


This is my first Dell computer and I am very happy with the purchase.

Quick delivery by Dell and easy set up. I've only used the laptop as a workstation computer w/ the docking station and a separate LCD monitor. Works great. The computer boots quickly and is extremely quiet.

It would be excellent if Dell had a docking station that would allow you to use the laptop's monitor in addition to a second monitor, side by side. I've only been able to benefit from one monitor since I use the docking statoin and have limited space...

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Incredible laptop


I got the WUXGA screen which for CAD is essential. The screen is ok compared to my M60 but better than the M70. I would have liked to see the LED backlight make it to this series for power, contrast, and uniformity (It is still very bright at the...

I bought this unit with the 64Gb SSD because I want to see what the future hold in the biggest bottleneck of the system. Even though I know SSD's will get cheaper, faster, and bigger, this is an incredible addition to any computer. Programs pop right...

Still looking for cons... I am tempted to sell this latptop even though I love it and wait for DDR3, faster/cheaper/larger SSD/hybrid drives, as well as LED LCD displays. Two of the 3 are marginal improvements but I don't like buying when newer, better...

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It would be nice to be able to lock the WiFi switch or to have it recessed a bit. I don't really see the value in having it. You typically want a connection and when you don't, you can always turn it off via the Function / Wireless combo. Also, it...

Performance package that should satisfy the most demanding users. Speed matches my dual proc Precision 490 desktop providing a true workstation class machine in a notebook. Screen provides excellent brightness and clarity.

Sliding button to turn off the WiFi is poorly placed. I've accidently turned it off when picking up the machine

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Best Windows based Laptop


larger solid drives, cheaper? A great device to live with.

We do monitoring remotely and on the go, so we bought the 64 GB solid drive with 4 RAM, UXGA screen ( we need to see small potentials clearly). This system works very well ; boots fast ; silent and does not generate much heat ; graphics similar to...

The brushed metal outside cover mars easily and is a pain in the butt to "repair ; they should ave used a more durable product there ; maybe a more user friendly material, scratch resistant would do