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Dell Precision M4600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Dell Precision M4600. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the usability and design are on the whole positive. The price and durability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the size, and there are some mixed views about the keyboard and battery.

performance, durability, price, design, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Precision M4600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

Dell Precision M4600 Review: Mobile Workstation Muscle


The 15-inch Dell Precision M4600 goes far beyond your typical business notebook. This impressively durable powerhouse is available with just about every high-end component you can imagine ... but is it worth more than $4,000? Keep reading to find out.

Great 1080p IPS display option ; Plenty of ports ; Extreme performance

Poor battery life ; Thick and heavy ; Weak backlit keyboard ; Expensive if heavily customized

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (

Dell Precision M4600


The Dell Precision M4600 ($1,738.99 list) is a 15.6-inch business class laptop with an anti-glare LED and 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 2520M processor.

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May, 2011

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Dell Precision M4600


The Dell Precision M4600 is a 15-inch laptop with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and Nvidia graphics with a dedicated 2GB of video memory. While it is touted as a mobile workstation, it is quite heavy and bulky, but it has many...

Expert review by: Christian Harris (

REVIEW: Dell Precision M4600


The Dell Precision workstation family caters for all types of designers and engineers, from those using entry-level 2D CAD, right up to high-end simulation software. But workstation-class performance and reliability doesn't end on the desktop. Ten...

However, it’s heavy, the 9-cell (97Wh) battery is good for just 3 hours, and the optional extras mean you’ll need deep pockets. We’d also have liked a bigger trackpad. It’s worth noting that its bigger brother, the Precision M6600, offers even better...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Hardware Failure after only using for less than 2 months


Laptop shuts itself completely every time after 2 minutes of booting up the machine. I will get back on what might be the problem but this is very stupid.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Carl M. (

absolutely the best laptop ever


I bought this laptop for my son-in-law but after receiving it and using it for a while I was reluctant to give it away. I thought I would go ahead and give it to him which I did, thinking I would buy another one for myself but they were out of stock...

I cannot say enough good things about this laptop. This laptop is a computer in itself. I got a 7.5 and above to 7.9 in all categories of the Windows scores. This laptop look like it was brand-new off-the-shelf.

Absolutely no- cons

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Al H. (

Best Buy


Newegg and DELL, for a Best Buy Combo.

The Machine I ordered was upgraded to an M4700 @ no additional charge. More powerful CPU @ 2.6 GHz and a 1080P Resolution. DELL's support is awesome, updates everything on your computer: Bios, Drivers, and Software.

Absolutely None!!!!

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: sukumar m. (

Very good product


A very clean looking product which has enough resources to be a mobile server.

They shipped me a M4700 and i loved the free upgrade and its new specs.

Just a minor ding on the front left and its barely noticeable for considering the free upgrade i don't care since its a refurb product

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: David M. (

Hard to beat for the money if the bulk doesn't bother you


If you're looking for a thin and light "ultrabook" this isn't it (look at the ThinkPad "X" series, Precision M3800, etc. if that is what you're looking for and be prepared to pay a healthy premium for "thin and light"), but if you need a powerful and...

-Very powerful/Fast (runs circles around the 1 year old mid-grade i5 Toshiba Satellite it replaced) -Excellent durability/build quality (Built like a tank) -easy upgradability (entire bottom panel removes with two screws allowing easy access to...

-Big and bulky, but that is pretty much expected of a desktop replacement class laptop and necessary for adequate cooling and to allow for upgradability and a durable chassis.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Jonathan M. (

Fast, rugged, heavy duty


Very fast, plenty of ram, very rugged. Great battery life. I bought this laptop because I needed a rugged high performance laptop. My previous laptop was a Sony that quickly fell apart under normal everyday use. So far my Dell M4600 been great. I feel...

The only con that I feel regarding this machine is that it is big and heavy. The laptop weighs 6.5 pounds and the formfactor is about 2 inches deep. Other than that it's perfect.

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes


HD type:Full HD


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Keyboard backlit: Yes


3G standards:HSPA
4G: Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1066,1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3 1066/1333/1600 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2800 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:50067 / 52229 / 53464 / 53474 / 53476
Processor package size:31 / 37.5