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Dell Precision M4600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the resolution and build quality are overall positive. The keyboard and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and battery. The screen and value for money get mixed reviews.

design, performance, keyboard, build quality, resolution

portability, battery, energy

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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Review analysis

(Based on 44 reviews)

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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

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Dell Precision M4600

 

As mobile workstations go, the Dell Precision M4600 delivers everything we expect. There are several configurations available with plenty of options for fine-tuning it to your performance needs. It's stacked with ports, inputs, and outputs so it can...

The Dell Precision M4600 is a flexible and powerful mobile workstation thanks to an abundant component selection, plentiful ports and connections, and ample warranty, support, and security options.

Judging from our Dell M4600 review system, quality control is a little lacking.

If you've got the money--and a strong back--the Dell Precision M4600 is a very good mobile workstation.

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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...

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REVIEW: Dell Precision M4600

 

Dell's mobile workstations are specifically engineered for users who need uncompromised performance on demanding, specialised applications. The type of users who need an on-the-go graphics...

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...

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"No DVD Burner"

 

Got 16GIG of RAM which is great

No DVD burner

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"Desktop Replacement - POWERHOUSE"

 

Great laptop! Yes it is on the heavy side at 6 lbs, but this is advertised. I don't think it it too heavy at all. I don't have any fan issues. It delivers as advertises...if you are considering a powerhouse laptop this will not disappoint. I would have...

FAST! Beautiful Graphics. Stylish. Every port you could want. SSD is a must...go with the 512GB and you will never look back. i7 Quad, but get RAM from crucial.

The NVDIA Optimus does not work well with docking stations. You will have to disable it in order to dock efficiently. Does not hinder performance, but drains battery (does not concern me because it is docked i.e. plugged in).

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Dell Precision M4600

 

When I first got it, I loved it. Super fast etc. I went for basically every optional upgrade taking the twin 500GB HD's with a RAID 1 mirror config for real time backup. Very soon after I realised that the heat generated from the machine, required that...

I've learned a valuable lesson

Three hard drives replaced. 2 or 3 motherboards replaced. 2 graphics cards and the screen itself. The RAID continuously fails. Continuous overheating, too much to list. Dell just waiting for my warranty to expire and refuse to refund/replace

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""Precision" could be no further from the truth!!"

 

When I first got it, I loved it. Super fast etc. I went for basically every optional upgrade taking the twin 500GB HD's with a RAID 1 mirror config for real time backup. Very soon after I realised that the heat generated from the machine, required that...

I've learned a valuable lesson!

Three hard drives replaced. 2 or 3 motherboards replaced. 2 graphics cards and the screen itself. The RAID continuously fails. Continuous overheating, too much to list. Dell just waiting for my warranty to expire and refuse to refund/replace.

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"I like it, nice display, seems to be very fast."

 

I like it, works great for me.

I like the additional number pad on the right side of the keyboard. It has ports for USB, Firewire, Esata, and the standard VGA port. Mine has HDMI out as well as card reader slots. I just got this 2/27/2012 from the school I attend,

Kinda heavy, no web cam but I believe they can be ordered with one.

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"Utterly unreliable rubbish"

 

Don't buy a dell. I am extremely disappointed that i wasted good money on dell's completely undeserved reputation.

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I received this laptop on Dec 17th 2012. It worked fine for all of 24 days. As of 10th January 2012 it refuses to even switch on. No bios screen nothing, just completely dead except for the power light.

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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:Full HD / WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):FIRE PRO M5950 MOBILITY / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Quadro 1000M / QUADRO 2000M / QUADRO NVS4200M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QM67 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2520M / I7-2620M / I7-2640M / I7-2720QM / I7-2760QM / I7-2820QM
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