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Dell Precision M4700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Dell Precision M4700. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the size and price, while there are mixed reviews on the keyboard and sound.

portability, performance, usability, screen, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Precision M4700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation

 

Workhorse reloaded. Workhorse reloaded. Dell has updated its 15.6-inch workstation and now provides it with up-to-date hardware. We tested a well equipped variant with an Intel Core i7-3720QM quad-core processor, NVIDIA Quadro K2000M graphics (also...

Robust and timeless case, Abundant connectivity options, Distribution of interfaces, Easy maintenance of components, Several configuration options, Pleasant input devices, UMTS antenna pre-installed, Several security features, Very good performance of...

High price, Mobility (weight & dimensions), No graphics switching (Intel GMA HD 4000 & Nvidia Optimus), Missing graphics performance when battery powered, The high quality Full-HD display, as well as the use of the graphics unit integrated into the...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

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Sep, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell Precision M4700

 

If you feel the need for speed, expandability, and reliability, the Dell Precision M4700 mobile workstation is the system you want to bring out to the working world. It's a lot easier to tote than a tower workstation, but it has many of the features...

Bright, clear anti-glare screen. Quad-core processor. Workstation-grade graphics. Three-monitor capability out of the box, four with docking station. Good battery life. IT serviceable. Expandable. Multiple hard drive and optical drive options. Lots of...

Bulky. No Thunderbolt port. WWAN option is only 3G (EVDO and HSPA+). USB 3.0 ports not blue

If you feel the need for speed, expandability, and reliability, the Dell Precision M4700 mobile workstation is the system you want to bring out to the working world.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation

 

It’s big, heavy and expensive, but the Dell Precision M4700 provides workstation levels of performance, along with a rugged design that can cope with a wide range of outdoor environments. This is not for people who simply need a desktop replacement...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Dell Precision M4700 laptop review

 

If Apple's MacBook Pro is the Lamborghini of laptops, then Dell's Precision M4700 is a monster truck. It's big, brash, heavy and not going to win any design awards for its aesthetics – but in every other way our review model of this 15-inch laptop...

The most powerful laptop we've ever reviewed. Top-notch screen

Heavy. Bulky. Small trackpad

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: RAM. (newegg.com)

BEAST with zero latency.

 

I will see how its going to perform with 16gb 99924 pny ram.

I5 pro with vpro tech. whopping fast boot on regular hdd, Excellent performance for CAD applications solidworks. Integrated Rendering does good. awesome display, msata port availability, comes with webcam and bluetooth and fingerprint reader these...

specification says : windows 7 Ultimate, but i got it with Windows 7 Professional. I need upgrade key from newegg ; HEAVY LAPTOP ; CPUID says it has 4 slots to install RAM. i found only two and other two are missing in the laptop and in owners manual...

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:65 / 97
Battery capacity (Watt hours):65 / 97
Battery performance:2800 / 3000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

Front Camera:No / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:BFR/PVC, CECP, CEC, EU, WEEE, GS Mark / BFR/PVC, CECP, CEC, GS, WEEE / BFR/PVC, CECP, CEC, WEEE, GS / BFR/PVC, CECP, CEC; EU, WEEE, GS Mark / CECP, CEC, WEEE, GS / CECP, CEC; WEEE; GS Mark; Energy Law, Green PC
Energy Star certified:No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Brown / Black, Silver / Brown
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Magnesium
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Mobile workstation / Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:9.23
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:180
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Firepro M4000 / NVIDIA Quadro K1000M / NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200 / 1250 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English / English, Italian / English, Spanish / German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1800
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2

Networking

3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX: Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0 / 4.0 LE
Built-in Wi-Fi switch: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / No
WWAN: Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 420000
Non-operating shock:163
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating shock:140
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Professional\nWindows 7 Ultimate
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
LAN controller:Intel 82579V
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Quantity:1
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: No
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:N
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:9.23
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:180
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel QM67 Express / Intel QM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM67 Express / Intel QM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I5-3320M / i5-3340M / i5-3380M / I7-3520M / i7-3540M / I7-3720QM / I7-3740QM / I7-3820QM / i7-3840QM / i7-3920XM
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.4 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.80
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx Extreme
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor lithography:22 / 250
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3320M / i5-3340M / i5-3380M / I7-3520M / i7-3540M / I7-3720QM / I7-3740QM / I7-3820QM / i7-3840QM / i7-3920XM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3900 Mobile Extreme Edition series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1224 / PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket G2
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45 / 55
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64887 / 64889 / 64891 / 64893 / 64896 / 70846 / 70847 / 71255 / 71256 / 71257
Processor code:SR0MK / SR0MM / SR0MU / SR0MY / SR0T2 / SR0UT / SR0UV / SR0X8 / SR0X9 / SR0XB
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Dell Webcam Central / Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security 3.5 / Windows Live \nImage Recovery \nDell Backup and Recovery Manager\nMicrosoft applications\nDell applications
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Preload / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:30 days McAfee SecurityCenter / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 320 / 500 / 512 / 750 / 878

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1 / 21.9
Depth (imperial):10.1 / 10.8
Height:1.37
Height (front):1 / 1.29
Height (front) (imperial):1.29
Height (rear):1.37 / 1.44 / 2
Height (rear) (imperial):1.44
Power adapter depth:2.99
Power adapter height:1.18
Power adapter width:6.1
Weight:6.13 / 6.33 / 6.59 / 7
Width:14.8 / 14.9 / 15
Width (imperial):14.8