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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 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the battery. The touchpad and energy efficiency get less positive views.

screen, performance, size, price, durability

usability, portability, 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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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 : 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 : 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

While it might not be the most attractive laptop on the market the Dell Precision M4800 packs a punch when it comes to specs. There are some negatives that hold it back from being truly great, however.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Burns (techadvisor.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 : 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 (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 (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 (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

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Dell Precision M4800 Workstation

 

Very upgradable machine 32 GB ram mSATA slot Optical drive can be replaced with battery Very good price, no similar specs from other laptop brands

No FireWire ports 1394a,b A trend with all new laptops. It's a shame one has to get a clunky expresscard just to get a tiny port like this.

Feb, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio Pro / Waves MaxxAudio Pro / Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery Capacity:65 / 97
Battery capacity (Watt hours):65 / 97
Battery life (max):10
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):0.92
Rear camera:N / No
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:BFR/PVC, CECP, CEC, WEEE, GS Mark, Eco-label, Energy Law, Green PC / BFR/PVC, CEPC, CEC, WEEE, GS Mark, Green PC, Energy Law / CECP, CEC, WEEE / CECP, CEC, WEEE, GS Mark, Eco-label, Energy Law, Green PC / CECP, CEC; WEEE; Germany - GS Mark; Eco-label; Energy Law, Green PC / CECP, CEC; WEEE; GS Mark; Eco-label; Energy Law, Green PC / FIPS, BFR/PVC free, CECP,CEC, WEEE, GS Mark, Green PC / FIPS, BFR/PVC free, EPEAT, CECP,CEC, WEEE, GS Mark, Green PC
Energy Star certified:No / Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 330 / 400
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / Not supported / QHD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 90 - 264
AC adapter output current:12.3 / 9.23
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130 / 180 / 240
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

CUDA:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD FirePro M4100 / AMD FirePro M5100 / AMD FirePro M6100 / NVIDIA Quadro K1100M / NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1300 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Belgian / German / Italian / Spanish / Swedish / US English / US International
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:DualPoint / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Built-in Wi-Fi switch: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300 / 450 / 867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598 - 420000 / -598.4 - 420000 / 0 - 420000
Non-operating shock:163
Non-operating vibration:1.3 / 1.30
Operating altitude:-598 - 120000 / -598.4 - 120000
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 / 50 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95 / 50 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio Pro / Waves MaxxAudio Pro / Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

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

Dell E-Value Code:CA003PM480011MUMWS / CA005PM480011MUMWS / CA008PM480011MUMWS / CA009PM480011MUMWS / CA024NFM4800MUMWS / CA025NFM4800MUMWS / CA028NFM4800MUMWS / CA029NFM4800MUMWS

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:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 90 - 264
AC adapter output current:12.3 / 9.23
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130 / 180 / 240
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel QM87
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-4200M / i5-4210M / i7-4710MQ / i7-4800MQ / i7-4810MQ / i7-4900MQ / i7-4910MQ / i7-4930MX
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.5 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4200M / i5-4210M / i7-4710MQ / i7-4800MQ / i7-4810MQ / i7-4900MQ / i7-4910MQ / i7-4930MX
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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 Extreme Edition series / Intel Core i7-4900 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA946
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 47 / 57
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
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:No / 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: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
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:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: 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:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
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 Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / 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® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / 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® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
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:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75128 / 75131 / 75133 / 76348 / 78931 / 78937 / 78939 / 81012
Processor code:SR15K / SR15L / SR15M / SR1HA / SR1L4 / SR1PQ
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS / Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Dell Webcam Central softw / Dell Webcam Central software / Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013 / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 / Microsoft Office Professional 2013
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Language:English / Multilingual / Spanish
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Security / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, MUI / MS Office, McAfee / Office / Office, McAfee Security Center

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MiniMMC, MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDIO, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, SD, SDIO, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MMC, MMC+, SD, SDIO, SDXC / MMC, MMC+, Memory Stick (MS), MiniMMC, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD / MMC, MMC+, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC / MMC, MMC+, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MMC+, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDIO, SDXC, xD / MMC, MMC+, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD, SDIO, SDXC / SD, SDXC, SDIO, xD, MMC, Memory Stick (MS), MMC+
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 256 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III / SATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA III / SATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1008 / 1016 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 508 / 512 / 750 / 756

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1 / 10.7
Height:1.57 / 2
Height (front):1.43 / 1.44 / 2
Height (rear):1.57 / 1.59 / 2
Weight:6.17 / 6.35 / 6.37 / 7 / 7.87
Width:14.8 / 15 / 16.4