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Dell Precision M4800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Dell Precision M4800. 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. Reviews about the image quality and durability are overall positive. The size and performance are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the touchpad and energy efficiency. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

screen, performance, size, durability, image quality

usability, portability, battery, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Precision M4800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Precision M4800 Notebook

 

Setting standards. Dell's former Precision M4700 maintained its top position in our workstation ranking for a year. Now its successor is available and faces extremely high expectations. We exhaustively tested whether it really can live up to them. ...

Casing ; Cooling system ; Maintenance options ; Interfaces and positioning ; Keyboard ; QHD+ screen ; Emissions ; System speed ; CAD performance

Weight ; Battery runtime ; Configuration options for single orders / private customers ; Price

That Dell launched such a decent casing with its Precision 4600 that it still serves as the basis for a very good workstation today

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Dell Precision M4800 Review

 

The Dell Precision M4800 workstation provides powerful performance and a sharp QHD+ screen in a secure and durable design.

Powerful performance and graphics; Colorful QHD+ display; Good audio quality; Strong security options; Large port selection

Below-average battery life; Small touchpad

The Dell Precision M4800 workstation provides powerful performance and a sharp QHD+ screen in a secure and durable design.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Orestis Bastounis (techradar.com)

Dell Precision M4800 review

 

A portable workstation that packs a punch

Powerful CPU performance ; Excellent GPU performance ; 32GB of memory available ; Huge array of expansion ports

TN screen has poor colour reproduction ; Hybrid hard disks aren't great ; Like most workstations, it's big, heavy and ugly

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Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Burns (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Precision M4800 Mobile Workstation review

 

However not only is the list price much more expensive than its Mac rival, this is also a far heavier beast; our test model with slot-loading DVD±RW drive came in at weighty 3.28 kg.

The spectacular screen on the Dell Precision M4800 will make maximum impact in the high-end video and CAD space. That screen comes at a price however – this less than portable workstation represents a substantial investment. And Windows and many...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (crn.com.au)

Review: Dell Precision M4800

 

Stupendous power and a top-end display.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Dell Precision M4800

 

High-DPI displays are the flavour of the moment, but the Dell Precision M4800 marks the first time we've seen such a screen on a business-class machine. That isn't this monster of a workstation laptop's only talent though. Not only is its 15.6in panel...

Stupendous power for a laptop and an excellent display, but the price is very high

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Dell Precision M4800 Mobile Workstation

 

The spectacular screen on the Dell Precision M4800 will make maximum impact in the high-end video and CAD space. That screen comes at a price however – this less than portable workstation represents a substantial investment. And Windows and many...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Matthew H. (newegg.com)

Good Computer Low Res Screen

 

Great Hardware

The Screen Resolution is not a 1920 x 1080, it is 1366 x 768. Please keep this in mind

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

M4x00 Not the best build

 

The build quality was bad enough that I could see the machine becoming unusable pretty quickly if you were unlucky. The quality of the machine is not good enough for me to consider buying a new Dell when the time comes. I may try the new Razer Blade Pro.

These machines are good value for money on the compute side. I use this as a programmers workstation and it does very well at this task ; SSD appears to be of good quality and has retained low latencies even after some time of use ; Graphics are good...

The display to one of my recent Samsung monitors does not return after resuming from power saving sleep of the machine ; The USB ports have started physically falling apart and two are no longer usable ; It is very heavy

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Karl M. (newegg.com)

M4x00 Not the best build

 

The build quality was bad enough that I could see the machine becoming unusable pretty quickly if you were unlucky. The quality of the machine is not good enough for me to consider buying a new Dell when the time comes. I may try the new Razer Blade Pro.

These machines are good value for money on the compute side. I use this as a programmers workstation and it does very well at this task. SSD appears to be of good quality and has retained low latencies even after some time of use Graphics are good with...

The display to one of my recent Samsung monitors does not return after resuming from power saving sleep of the machine. The USB ports have started physically falling apart and two are no longer usable. It is very heavy.

Aug, 2014
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / No / QHD+

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA G-SYNC: No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4900 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 47

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:37.5

Security

Password protection: Yes

Software

Operating System Language:ENG
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500