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Dell Precision M4500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and build quality. The performance and battery also get good feedback, whereas the keyboard and value for money get less positive views. There are some mixed reviews about the design.

screen, battery, performance, durability, usability

price, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Precision M4500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 12 reviews)

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Review Dell Precision M4500 (i7-940XM) Notebook

 

Workhorse. Dell's mobile workstation, Precision M4500, should esp

Solid case; Relatively good battery runtimes; Very high system performance; Very good equipment; Good display; Good port distribution; Almost silent under low load; Very good fan behavior; Low temperatures under load; Very good individualization...

Very expensive; Loud under load; No USB 3.0; (No number pad); Price is partially undue for the surface quality

HP Elitebook 8540w, Lenovo ThinkPad W510, Fujitsu Celsius H700.

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Dell Precision M4500 Review

 

The Dell Precision M4500 is the latest 15-inch mobile workstation featuring powerful Intel processors up to the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition and Nvidia Quadro FX 1800M discrete graphics for video editing, animation, and CAD manipulation. The Precision...

Durable chassis ; Powerful configuration options ; Gorgeous screen

Flexible keyboard ; Flexible screen lid ; Hot spot on keyboard

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Dell Precision M4500 review

 

A powerful graphics workstation with a stunning screen, but its flaws are prominent

Pleasingly powerful ; Stunning screen ideal for professional use ; Great build quality and keyboard ; Surprisingly capable battery life ; Impressive stereo audio performance

Overheats extremely quickly ; Keyboard is set too far back ; Ports and features are limited

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Dell Precision M4500 review

 

It's not pretty, but the 15.6-inch Dell Precision M4500 delivers potent performance. If you value function over form and have deep pockets, we reckon it's worth considering.

Speedy processor ; Powerful GPU ; Impressive range of ports ; Good battery life

Ugly design ; High price

The Dell Precision M4500 looks brutish, so it won't appeal to those who value form over function. But, if you're after raw power, then it certainly delivers the goods, both in terms of processor and graphics performance, albeit at a high price.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:8 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD / WSXGA / WUXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Quadro FX 880M / QUADRO FX1800M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QM57 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core i7 Extreme / Core™ i7 Extreme
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-580M / I7-740QM / I7-820QM / I7-840QM / I7-940XM
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