Dell Precision M4600 15.6-inch Review

The 15.6-inch Dell Precision M4600 and 17.3-inch M6600 mobile workstations for specialists and business professionals are finally available for sale internationally today. Available processors to choose from include Intel Core i5 or i7 (dual, quad, or extreme), with the highest available being the Core i7-2920XM Extreme Quad Core at 2.50GHz with 8M cache. Both workstation models offer up to 1920 x 1080 UltraSharp display resolutions and the 17.3-inch workstation also offers a multi-touch screen with an included stylus pen.

Dell Precision M4600 Notebook

Dell Precision M4600 Specification:

  • Processor  Intel Core i7 2920XM 2.5 GHz
  • Memory  8GB DDR3 1600MHz
  • Chipset  Intel QM76 Express
  • Graphics  nVidia Quadro 2000M 2GB GDDR3
  • Hard drive  500GB
  • Operating System Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  • Screen  15.6”
  • Battery  9 cells

Dell offers three batteries usually different for the Precision M4600. The online store currently only allows the workstation to be equipped with small if the Dell Precision M4600 battery 60 Wh. We examined the device used battery 97 White (143 euros, 451 to 11,742), and another battery 87 White (132 euros, from 451 to 11 744) is only available as an accessory or other online retailers preconfigured templates.

The Touchpad is medium sized, provides a pleasant gliding characteristic, and is well separated from the palm resting area. It supports the usual gestures, and can be individually configured. Those that don’t require a Touchpad can also disable this completely. The alternative of the Touchpad is the control of the cursor with the PointStick, which provides precise control. In this case it is also possible to configure the settings to accommodate personal preferences.

No matter where your work takes you the enhanced usability and robust features of the Precision M4600 provide a superb mobile experience for go anywhere productivity.

The M4600 makes use of the new Sandy Bridge, 2nd Generation Intel Core i Family of processors. The processor options include Core i5 and ore i7 options, including up to a Quad-Core i7 Extreme processor option. There are also options vPro options to assist with IT management.The Precision mobile workstations can handle up to 32GB of 1333MHz RAM and 16GB 1600MHz RAM. The systems will support 32GB 1600MHz RAM when the larger DIM sizes are available. The 1600MHz memory is something Dell calls out as unique to the Dell Precision M4600 AC adapter and is available on all Quad-Core processor options.

Since we first peeked the new Sandy Bridge-equipped Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 back in February we haven’t heard much about these mobile workstations. We still don’t have prices or a release date, but a leaked manual has finally delivered some specs — and CAD enthusiasts won’t be disappointed. Both the 15.6-inch M4600 and the 17-inch M6600 can be configured with up to a Core i7 Quad Extreme 2920XM and 32GB of RAM. The smaller, 6.3-pound M4600 comes standard with a 1GB AMD FirePro M5950 and can be upgraded to an NVIDIA Quadro 2000M with 2GB. The more beastly 7.5-pound M6600 starts with a 2GB FirePro M8900 and has options ranging all the way up to a 4GB Quadro 5010M. Both machines also come packing two USB 3.0 ports, a pair of USB 2.0 connectors, an eSATA jack, and an IEEE 1394 port, giving you plenty of Dell FV993 battery to plug in all the external drives, cameras, scientific instruments, and cat-shaped mouse cozies your little heart desires.

This notebook looks identical to its predecessor, with an all-graphite design and angular presentation. The Precision M4600 even sports the same full-sized keyboard with numeric keypad. On its left side, you’ll find a slot loaded 8X DVD optical drive with Cyberlink Power DVD. This businessman’s notebook can connect to a multitude of devices through HDMI out, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, DisplayPort, VGA, eSATA and more.

Dell’s internal specifications of the M4600 varies very widely, but we will let you know what our model had and most of what is available. Our laptop’s CPU was an Intel Core i5-2520M dual-core processor (2.5GHz) with TurboBoost, but you can upgrade to the Dell Precision M4600 charger highest available Intel Core i7-2920XM Extreme Quad Core for an extra $1090 and everything in-between too. Memory ranges from 32GB to 4GB, but the standard is 8GB, which is plenty for almost all users. Hard drive options include both a 500GB 7200RPM drive and a solid state drive of up to 512GB as a secondary drive. Graphics processors range from AMD M5950 Mobility Pro Graphics (1GB dedicated memory) to Nvidia Quadro 2000M with 2GB of dedicated video memory. If you wish to do any 3D gaming, make sure to get the latter. Wireless options include 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi & WiMAX mobile broadband and Bluetooth too.

The models more affordable and better equipped, are partially pre-configured and are available in various online retailers. Our model is considered a high-performance configurations, and features an Intel Core i7-2920XM CPU, Nvidia Quadro 2000M, 256 GB SSD, Blu-ray, full HD, and more are going to develop in this review. However, the price is more than $ 3,000 after taxes, and underlines the premium applications associated with it.

Of course it wouldn’t be a Dell FV993 battery without some serious graphics horsepower, which is there AMD and NVIDIA come to the rescue. While an AMD FirePro M5950 Mobility Pro 1GB card is standard, right now Dell is offering a free upgrade to NVIDIA’s Quadro 1000M graphics card. Graphics drivers are of course ISV certified, for ultimate reliability and ensuring your rendering software doesn’t crash on hour 3 of 5 in a major render project. Dell also sees fit to offer a premium IPS display, with 100% Adobe color gamut support and 1080p resolution.

The good: The Dell Precision M4600 is a flexible and powerful mobile workstation thanks to an abundant component selection, plentiful ports and connections, and ample warranty, support, and security options.

The bad: Judging from our Dell M4600 review system, quality control is a little lacking.

The bottom line: If you’ve got the money–and a strong back–the Dell Precision M4600 is a very good mobile workstation.

Dell Precision M4600 is powered by Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processors and pre loaded with Dell DataSafe Online Backup, Dell System Track and Recovery service, FIPS certified encrypted HDD, Dell Laptop Encryption, optional fingerprint reader, support Math Journal software for solve mathematical and engineering problems and SpaceClaim software provides 3D Direct Modeling solutions.

In the graphics department, this product provides Nvidia Quadro 2000M with 2GB GDDR3 and 3 graphics cards. We were able to play both older and newer games in the best of viewing conditions and the above mentioned graphics cards helped us with graphic arts, 3D modeling and much more.

The fact that this success doesn’t come at the expense of the heat generated or the performance capabilities is a further aspect that speaks in favor of quality of the Dell Precision. The test results are on a very elevated level, and also remain stable during consistent load. While the CPU performance makes an impact in all areas, the professional Nvidia Quadro graphics chip can show its strengths with CAD applications. Small disadvantage: When Dell Precision M4600 battery powered, the graphics performance is reduced.

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