Dell Precision M4600 – Review

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Now after some playing around with this little baby, snap in a nice crucial ssd 256GB from my old laptop for good IO performance demand applications (like a internal database, photoshop, visual studio). So i installed it clean with Windows 7 Professional x64, got all the drivers installed and everything working as it should. The screen is set to 1920×1080 using 125% font size, but removing the XP style DPI scaling. So truefont make everything clear and sharp, not more pixel dots now.

I trying to upload some more video, but seem to slow down my whole internet. Youtube need to a way for me to upload with speed control limit. This is making whole internet experience really bad at the moment. Oh, now the first video is uploaded.

Okie, let talk about the specification in the general of i ordered from Dell that come with this laptop. Its is a Dell M4600 meaning that the screen ratio size is 15.6 inches. I got the core-i7 model with premium graphic card. The main reason i get this model is because of the $826 discount + coupon and raw power that i would get from this little baby. For the final demand cost for is $2453.42 including taxs (free shipping).

Here is the full technical specification of the laptop.

Processor Intel® Core™ i7-2720QM (Quad Core 2.20GHz,6M cache) with Turbo BoostTechnology 2.0
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Professional,SP1,w XP Mode, No Media, 64-bit, English
Productivity Software No Productivity Software
Graphics NVIDIA® Quadro® 2000M with 2GB GDDR3
Memory 4.0GB, DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
just upgraded to 16GB corsiar
LCDs 15.6″ UltraSharp™ FHD(1920×1080) Anti-Glare LED-backlit with Premium Panel Guarantee
Security Software None
RAID Configuration All Hard Drives, Non-RAID, 1 or 2 drive total configuration
Primary Storage 256GB Crucial SSD
Secondary Storage None
Media Bay Devices 8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load w/Roxio and Cyberlink PowerDVD™, no media
Primary Battery 9-cell (97Wh) Lithium Ion Battery
Wireless LAN (802.11) Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 802.11a/b/g/n and 802.16e Half Mini Card
Bluetooth Dell Wireless® 375 Bluetooth Module
Camera / Microphone Light Sensitive Webcam and Noise Cancelling Digital Array Mic
Mobile Broadband Dell Wireless™ DW5630 Multi-mode HSPA-EVDO Mini Card (Gobi™ 3000) with GPS
Internal Keyboard Internal English Backlit Keyboard
Fingerprint Reader Options Internal Swipe Fingerprint Reader and Contactless Smartcard Reader
Systems Management Intel vPro™ Technology’s Advanced Management Features
Energy Star/E-PEAT Gold Energy Star 5.0/E-PEAT Gold

The weight is of laptop, first made me think twice of returning it to dell or not. but after trying to use for awhile make me think about the benefits of me using such a fast mobile system with me on my working trips. If i like to browse the web on de bed, i should just a tablet. So I will keep her for now.

Umm, a another way to update video to youtube that seem okie, is using Live Movie Maker direct publish. Better but not the best solution that i’m looking for.

The next video here is inside exploration of this laptop and see how does the component look like under the hood. Seeing my Bluetooth, Wifi a/b/g/n, 3G (mobile internet), 4G (WiMax) all installed inside there without me modifying it myself. This is such dream connectivity unit as it should be.

Let’s the boot time of this baby. I find it unacceptable slow for the this computer to boot into work that slow.

For benchmark results, you might be expecting for results of the campaign. but never less to say the resulting is by far not bad for a laptop competing against desktop rigs. which have full blow cpu and graphic cards. Considering that is still a mobile computer and compacting four times the raw processing comparing to my old rig back in Thailand.