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Dell Precision M6600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Dell Precision M6600. 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. Views about the keyboard and durability are overall positive. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, but the price and energy efficiency get negative views.

screen, design, durability, keyboard

battery, portability, energy, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Precision M6600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Precision M6600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Precision M6600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Precision Mobile M6600-CTO [Dell PN: M6600-CTO]Dell Precision Mobile M6600-CTO [Dell PN: M6600-CTO]

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Precision M6600 Notebook

 

Outperformer. The Dell Precision M6600 mobile workstation can really flex its muscles; it is full to the brim with high-performance components. Generous specs, a wide range of configuration options, and high-end build quality are all part of the...

Robust case; Very good battery life; Very good display; Enormous range of ports; Very good port layout; Very comprehensive configuration options; Good keyboard; Very good graphics performance; Very good system performance; Very powerful CPU;...

Components are hard to reach; No modular bay; Reduced graphics performance on battery power; Wobbly battery; Very high base price; Heavy; Limited opening angle; No RGB LED display available

How low the system noise can be kept despite the notebook’s powerful components, thanks to Optimus and a successful cooling system

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

Dell Precision M6600

 

The Dell Precision M6600 is a business class laptop with a 17-inch anti-glare LED displaying a 1,600 by 900 video resolution through a 2.5Ghz Intel Core i5-2520M processor.

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May, 2011

Expert review by: Edward J. Correia (crn.com)

Review: Dell Precision M6600 Mobile 'Workhorse'

 

Dell to offer multi-tiered pricing on Precision Mobile Workstation line.

Oct, 2011

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Art Liddle (cadalyst.com)

Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation

 

First Look Review: Desktop-caliber performance combineswith portability in a single unit.

The Dell Precision M6600 is the top-of-the-line model in the company's mobile workstation series. Based on Dell’s largest LED-backlit panel and Intel’s newest mobile CPU, the M6600 can substitute for a traditional office-bound desktop workstation for...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Bruns (videomaker.com)

Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation Review

 

The Dell Precision M6600 is perfect for editors needing speed, durability, and plenty of options.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:9

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Mobile workstation

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter power:240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility FireGL V5700 / NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: 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: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2520M / I7-2820QM / i7-2860QM
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.40 / 3.60
Processor cache:3 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-2520M / I7-2820QM / i7-2860QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2800 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1224 / Socket 1224 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 100 C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
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: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
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: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52227 / 52229 / 53476
Processor code:SR00U / SR02Q / SR048
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:Y

Software

Bundled software:Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security 3.5
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Ultimate

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:2
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 512 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7
Height (front):1.3
Height (rear):1.47
Weight:7.72 / 8.09
Width:16.4