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Dell Precision M6300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the battery and design are generally positive. The performance and value for money also get good reviews. Many are critical about the size and touchpad.

screen, value for money, performance, design, battery

sound, portability, touchpad, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Precision M6300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 79 reviews)

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Update Review Dell Precision M6300 (FX 3600M) Notebook

 

Overtime. The Dell M6300 already had the chance to demonstrate it ...

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Review Dell Precision M6300 Notebook

 

Heavy Worker. The Precision series by Dell was especially designe

Robust, flexural rigid case; High-quality materials used; Good interface equipment and order; Gigabit LAN, Draft-n WLAN, Bluetooth, and 3G/HSDPA available; Comprehensive security features: TPM 1.2, SmartCard, and optional fingerprint reader; Display...

Business-like design; No separate numerical pad available; Moderate illumination and viewing angles of the display; Big size and high weight

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Dell Precision M6300 Review (with Samsung SSD)

 

The Dell Precision M6300 is a 17" desktop replacement targeted towards businesses that need a full-featured workstation with exceptional build quality. This notebook competes against such notebooks as the HP Compaq 8710p, HP Compaq 8710w and Fujitsu...

Very tough structure and rugged overall chassis design ; Strong video editing (and gaming performance) with nVidia Quadro FX 1600M ; Excellent battery life for a 17" notebook ; Bright and Vivid LCD with excellent viewing angles ; Super fast Samsung SSD...

No dual hard drive option ; No dedicated number pad ; Thick and heavy, but that's to be expected with 17-inch workstations

The only problems I found which don't relate directly to the function of the laptop are the lack of a second hard drive bay, which would be helpful given the relatively low capacity of the SSD. Additionally, the lack of a dedicated number pad will be a...

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Dell Financial Services coupon: 40% off Dell Precision M90 / M6300 laptops

 

Dell Financial Services knocks 40% off any refurbished or off-lease Dell Precision M90 or M6300 notebook with no minimum required via coupon code "2DaySaleM90&M6300". That's the largest percent-off coupon we've ever seen for these systems from Dell...

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Dell Precision M6300 (First Look Review)

 

Mobile system provides true workstation-level performance.

The Dell Precision M6300 mobile workstation is designed for high-end performance, making it an ideal choice for engineering, design, analysis, and digital-content creation. Cadalyst reviewed a system configuration based on an Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000...

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Amazon review summary for Dell Precision M6300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Dell Precision M6300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

energy, usability

value for money, sound

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell PA-5M10 150W AC Power Adapter Battery Charger Compatible Systems: Dell Inspiron 5150, 5160, 9100, 9200, Precision M90, M6300, M6400, XPS Gen 2, MDell Precision M6300 17.3" Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2Ghz, 160GB Hard Drive, 4096Mb RAM, DVD/CDRW Drive)

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Love it

 

Big screen !! Almost new laptop ! Cheap !! Love it ! Thank you New Egg

One little scrach on the laptop. Speaker don't ork it Windoes 64 bit and Hardware driver doesnt allow me to watch certain dvd ... I will find out what to do !! Thanks for the review... I guess i will go get Ricoh card reader

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Sound drivers don't work...sometimes

 

Although there are some missteps with this build...it can be salvaged; the question is would the warranty be voided if some small (very small ) alterations were made...ie downgrade to windows XP (which is the LOGO on the face near the keyboard). Which...

This little gem is quite a find...(too bad New Egg discontinued it). As another review stated the sound drivers don't work on windows 7...that's not entirely true...I've noticed that they work on occassion...when I boot it up in the morning...etc. but...

Sound is "sometimey"...because the system was designed BEFORE Windows 7 debuted. With that in mind I wonder if a software downgrade would void the warranty. Or if adding ram voids the warranty?...I plan on doing both...but the work around for the...

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Not as good as it should have been

 

Overall the laptop does what I need it to, despite the flaws. After reinstalling Windows 7 (I used 32-bit since it's only got 2GB of memory anyway), I used the following Dell drivers: Ricoh Card Reader (Win7 showed unknown device otherwise), Touchpad,...

Nice large screen. Good price for laptop with dedicated video (the reason I purchased it)

Not very clean. Was missing a rubber foot from the bottom (so laptop couldn't sit level) and around bezel. 2 keys were popped out (I was able to push them back in). Screen has black spots in several areas (some larger than others). Burnt out pixels are...

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Bad audio driver

 

Return process by newegg has ruined all of my other great experiences and I never want to go through this again. I find out they are basically selling me something that wont work according to DELL and the only option I have is to return it for a new...

Great video

Sound drivers dont work on windows 7 - confirmed with Dell. Do not buy this

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.3in
Height:1.6in
Weight:8.6lbs
Width:15.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:M6300 Mobile Workstation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Precision

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.5GHz/2.6GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T9300/T9500
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:4GB / 8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business
Security Devices:SmartCard reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M