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Dell Precision M6500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the build quality and sound are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the value for money, and some have doubts about the battery and reliability.

performance, screen, sound, build quality

design, connectivity, keyboard, reliability, battery

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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Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

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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

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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.

Highly Recommended

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Dell Precision M6500

 

1.To start on a positive note: This computer is fast and the video card handles whatever I can throw at it.2.The screen is magnificent! The nicest color definition and the brightest I've ever seen. This is the first time I've ever had a screen that was...

Fast Processor, Very Bright Screen, Powerful video card, Nice audio card features

Weak speakers, Only 3 USB ports, Poor Backlit keyboard design

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Dell Precision M6500

 

1.To start on a positive note: This computer is fast and the video card handles whatever I can throw at it.2.The screen is magnificent! The nicest color definition and the brightest I've ever seen. This is the first time I've ever had a screen that was...

Fast Processor, Very Bright Screen, Powerful video card, Nice audio card features

Weak speakers, Only 3 USB ports, Poor Backlit keyboard design

1.To start on a positive note: This computer is fast and the video card handles whatever I can throw at it.2.The screen is magnificent! The nicest color definition and the brightest I’ve ever seen. This is the first time I’ve ever had a screen that was...

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Dell Precision M6500

 

DO NOT BUY DELL PRECISION - FREEZES OR BLUE SCREEN

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It freezes every day or goes to blue screen. Do not buy this. Dell support dont even know how to fix this. waste of money

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Dell Precision M6500

 

DO NOT BUY DELL PRECISION - FREEZES OR BLUE SCREEN

None

It freezes every day or goes to blue screen. Do not buy this. Dell support dont even know how to fix this. waste of money

DO NOT BUY DELL PRECISION - FREEZES OR BLUE SCREEN

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Dell Precision M6500

 

It sounds great and sure it is, I just can't see spening that kind of money on any PC concedering the life span on the adverge system. If I where rich no problem but that not the case so I know I'll never have a chance to have hands on experience with...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

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
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WUXGA / WXGA / WXGA+

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
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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