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Dell Precision M4400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and battery. The keyboard and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the value for money. Some have doubts about the reliability and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Precision M4400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Precision M4400

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Dell Precision M4400 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Dell Precision M4400 Laptop @ ndc 5186 - T9300,4GB,250GB,DVDRW,Quadro FX770M,9-Cell,Bio,15.4" WXGA+ LED

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Review Dell Precision M4400 Notebook

 

Precision in Latitude Look. The Precision M4400 is presumably ju

Good-looking design; Robust magnesium chassis; Good workmanship and haptics; Very good case stability; Generous connectivity in user-friendly order; Many security features and communication modules; Bright LED display, ready for outdoor operation; Very...

Space bar is not centred; Keyboard slightly gives; Can get loud under load; Partly unclear sound at maximum volume

To summarise, the Dell Precision M4400 left a solid picture, and can especially be recommended for professional CAD and visualization users who also demand a very mobile notebook. With the right equipment the M4400 leaves nothing to be desired at the...

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Amazing Laptop

 

For the price! it is a must have. I have seen people selling it in other places for $150 or less, due to the bluescreen issue, they think it is malfunctioning.

Very fast despite being old. Windows Rating is 6.3 for CPU and GPU ; Quadro FX770M card, dedicated 512MB Ram DDR3. Discreet Driver Optimization specifically to enhance 3D Studio and AutoCad experience ; Almost completely upgradeable, you can install...

Major problem, you can't update the NVIDIA's Quadro past v275.33, otherwise you will suffer from bluescreen every minute or so. You can update to v285 but video playback suffers and have tearing effect. If you want to update to the latest, you have to...

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Disappointing

 

This is not a bad laptop - until you consider the price. The biggest problem is how slow it is but it is also plagued by other 'minor' things. At least a couple of Dell's driver (audio, connection manager?) hog cpu cycles regularly and must be killed,...

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Overall a Good Laptop with Some Minor Issues

 

First, the general specs of my computer: Intel T9900 3.06GHz 128GB SSD 4GB RAM WUXGA RGB-LED Backlit keyboard Win7 Ult For those curious about the performanace of what Dell calls the "Mobility" SSD, here's what I've found. The SSD that shipped with my...

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Tremendous Performance Value

 

Like others have said, this laptop is not cheap. But if you want the best, you have to pay for it. I think the only better mobile workstation than the Precision is a Thinkpad, and you pay even more for them. My only real complaint is battery life. But...

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Awesome Machine!

 

Many surprises for me. First, Windows 7 is actually a great OS. Second, this laptop is fast, fast, fast. Third, faster than my desktop I have the docking station for dual monitors and the T9900 cpu with the SSD drive. All the applications just pop...

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Terrible design for Left-Handed

 

If you are left-handed and ever use an external mouse, don't buy this. It runs hots due to a stupid unconventional design. The fan sucks air from the bottom with no clearance for incoming air. So where is the hot air exhausted? Not out the back like...

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Good hardware that flies with Windows 7

 

Pros: The CPU etc is very fast. The video card is also quick (for a laptp). The metal case is solid and feels indestructible. The LED RGB screen is very crisp and bright. Was very easy to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit as Dell had all of the drivers...

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The only computer I use...

 

I always felt I was "settling" for a lesser computer when using a notebook. Now the Precision M4400 is literally the only computer I use - and I'm pretty demanding on a computer. The only thing that I think would have people shy away is the price. But...

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Precision M4400 - Disappointed Twice

 

Pros: Bravo to Dell for publishing good & bad reviews Attractive design Display Backlit keyboard Speed Support tries to fix & please Quad processor Cons: Vibration from hard drive Heat Noisy fans Noise surges even at idle - not the fan Poor sound Flex...

Product Specifications

Your job goes where you go, and you need a mobile workstation that can keep up. The Dell Precision M4400 offers a variety of advanced technology features to confidently take on and keep up with the growing demands of the business world. The Dell Precision M4400 is compatible with a wide variety of Latitude E-Family docking systems and peripherals to help improve overall system management. Even better, it promises a low total cost of ownership with few technology refreshes - meaning reduced support costs.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.1in
Height:1.3in
Weight:6lbs
Width:14.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:M4400 Mobile Workstation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Precision

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad / Track stick

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:8x
Type:DVD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8400/P8600
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Security Devices:SmartCard reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M
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