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Dell Precision M6500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Dell Precision M6500. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and energy efficiency. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the durability and reliability, and there are some mixed reviews about the price.

screen, portability, performance, energy, sound

battery, usability, size, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Precision M6500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 32 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Precision M6500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell Precision M6500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and portability.

size, portability, usability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NEW Genuine Dell Laptop Notebook E/Port Replicator Docking Station PW380 For Dell E Series Laptop/NotebooksSimple E-Port Replicator W/ 210-Watt Power Adapter for Precision M4400 / M4600/ M6400/ M6500/ M6600 Mobile WorkStations 430-3326 F159GDell Precision M6500 Business and Animators Laptop Computer, Intel Core i7-920 Processor (8MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 2.66GHz), 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MH

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Simon J. Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Hands-On: Dell Precision M6500 Workstation

 

Don?t call it a Laptop. First of all the Precision series of Del ...

Even if we were only allowed to look at the Dell Precision M6500 so far, we were quite impressed. Just the technical data suffices to attract performance-oriented users

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Dell Precision M6500 Review - PCWorld

 

The Precision M6500 is extremely sturdily built. The outer chassis is made of smooth, slate-gray aluminum with a very small Dell logo on the left side, while the interior is smooth matte-black plastic. The entire notebook looks very clean and...

Great display

Weighs 8.5 pounds, not counting power brick

The Dell Precision M6500 lives up to its reputation as one of the most powerful workstations on the market, and that's without even counting upgrades.

Sep, 2010
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Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Ron LaFon (cadalyst.com)

Dell Precision M6500 Mobile Workstation

 

First Look Review: System provides stellar performance and expandability for demanding users on the go.

The Dell Precision M6500 has choices — lots of choices. Two dedicated hard drive bays plus an installed SSD mini-card provide more than 1 TB of capacity. Users can choose a processor, graphics card, display panel(s), type of optical drive (the review...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: John Virata (digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com)

Dell Precision M6500 mobile workstation

 

The big horsepower CPUs and graphics chips form the core of a workstation class notebook computer. A large screen, built in color calibration profiles, RAID capabilities, and a bevy of connectivity options also contribute. The Dell Precision M6500 in...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

Expert Review

 

Notebook computers have outsold traditional desktop systems for several years now, and with processors getting faster and smaller every 18 months, users have become accustomed to getting desktop performance in a portable and smaller form factor....

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Andrew Binstock (infoworld.com)

InfoWorld review: The Dell Precision M6500 is a true workstation in a notebook

 

Bottom Line Dell's Precision M6500 mobile workstation is the fastest notebook available today from any source, with the fastest processor, graphics card, and memory. It also has a true, full-size keyboard and superior LED technology in its 17-inch...

The graphics system consists of the just-released Nvidia Quadro FX 3800M adapter, with 1GB of dedicated RAM and a 650MHz internal clock -- the fastest currently available model of mobile graphics cards.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Binstock (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell Precision M6500 notebook

 

The Dell Precision M6500 notebook has a true, full-size keyboard and superior LED technology in its 17in screen. However, it is heavy, somewhat cumber...

Very powerful

Expensive, heavy

There is no doubt that the Dell Precision M6500 represents the crème de la crème of laptops today. Engineers and power users who can abide the weight and the cost will find a blazingly fast laptop with superior screen and graphics, a full-size...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell's Precision M6500 notebook is an extremely powerful mobile workstation

 

There is no doubt that the Dell Precision M6500 represents the crème de la crème of laptops today. Engineers and power users who can abide the weight and the cost will find a blazingly fast laptop with superior screen and graphics, a full-size...

Very powerful

Expensive, heavy

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Andrew Binstock (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Precision M6500 review

 

The Dell Precision M6500 also has a true, full-size keyboard and superior LED technology in its 17in screen. However, it is heavy, somewhat cumbersome, and pricey.

There is no doubt that the Dell Precision M6500 represents the crème de la crème of laptops today. Engineers and power users who can abide the weight and the cost will find a blazingly fast laptop with superior screen and graphics, a full-size...

Dec, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: David Bayon (pcpro.co.uk)

Dell Precision M6500

 

As mobile workstations go, Dell's Precision range is a pedigree breed and it comes with prices to match. The blood-orange Covet version of the outgoing M6400 came with a near-£5,000 price tag, and you can opt for the same on this new Core i7-equipped...

Massive, powerful and with every optional extra you can dream of, it's (almost) worth the sky-high price

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:8 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WUXGA / WXGA / WXGA+

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Ultimate
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):FirePro M7740 / FirePro M7820 / Quadro FX 3800M / Quadro FX2800M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core i7 Extreme
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-520M / I5-560M / I7-740QM / I7-820QM / I7-840QM / I7-920XM / I7-940XM
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