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Dell Precision M4800 Review: The boss of the workstation laptop

If one word must be used to describe the Dell Precision M4800, it is power. Built to perform complex graphics and computational tasks, this workstation is packed with an Intel Core i7 chip and Nvidia Quadro card in an elegant chassis with high durability. The QHD + screen of the machine along with the high-end sound system can satisfy the most demanding content creators. If you are someone who needs a powerful laptop, we will review the Dell Precision M4800 in detail to help you get a detailed look at the machine.

Design Dell Precision M4800

The Dell Precision M4800 features an extremely solid and solid exterior design, an outer shell made of metal (Aluminum & Magnesium), a sleek design, and as usual the Dell logo is plated with polished chrome in the center of the case. machine. The edges of the machine are softly curved, giving a very comfortable grip, no handcuffs.

Dell Precision M4800 Review: Design
Dell Precision M4800 Review: Design

The speaker system of the machine is located above a large keyboard. In the left corner of the camera body, there is a convenient sound control button cluster. Just below the keyboard is a small touchpad and surrounded by a smooth hand cushion.

The Precision M4800 measures 14.8 x 10.1 x 1.29 inches and weighs 2.9 kg, slightly thicker than the HP ZBook 15 (weighing 2.8 kg, 15 x 10.1 x 1.2 inches).

Reliability

Underneath the Precision M4800’s modest case is a solid chassis. The chassis is made of magnesium alloy reinforcing the aluminum shell of the machine. The laptop has also undergone military-standard MIL-STD-810G durability tests, with tests on its high heat resistance, dust resistance, and strong impact resistance. The keyboard of the M4800 is also waterproof, giving you peace of mind during use.

Secure the Dell Precision M4800

The version of the Precision M4800 we used was pre-installed with Dell’s Protected Workspace software. When started, Protected Workspace will open potentially harmful software in virtual computers, separate from your computer to eliminate the cases where these software contain viruses.

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The Dell laptop also has a Dell ControlVault, which stores important information such as an encryption key in a secure space that can only be opened with the server’s permission.

Dell Precision M4800 monitor

Dell Precision M4800 Review: Screen
Dell Precision M4800 Review: Screen

The Dell Precision M4800 is one of those workstations that is equipped with a display that is of the same quality as the Retina display. The laptop has a 15.6-inch screen, 3200 x 1800 resolution for sharp images and wide enough viewing angles for all 3 viewers.

Add to this the 100% sRGB color gamut and with Adobe RGB 99% of the M4800 display, this is a very good result for workstations. And yet, the screen is designed with IGZO panels to help display pixels better as well as save power up to 1/3 compared to conventional LCD screens.

Dell Precision M4800 Audio

The Dell M4800 speaker system really gives the user a very good listening experience with a relatively good bass range, high, and the middle range of the sound.

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With this Precision M4800 series, the sound reproduction can be said to be extremely good, better quality than the previous line of Dell Precision. However, when compared to the same segment competitor Lenovo’s ThinkPad W541 has a very poor speaker system.

The laptop had a maximum volume of 88 dB on our tests, which was similar to the ZBook 15 and slightly above the workstation laptop average of 87 dB.

Dell Precision M4800 keyboard

The Precision M4800 possesses an extremely large keyboard space, with a traditional layout of the keyboard giving the user-friendliness. The key offers a bouncy firmness when pressed down, providing a very hands-on typing experience.

The buttons on the keys are concave inward, giving the feeling that the fingers are embraced, firmly. Compared with the Lenovo Thinkpad W540, W541 series, the Dell Precision M4800’s keyboard is a bit worse in terms of key elasticity.

Touchpad Dell Precision M4800

With a size of 3.1 x 1.75 inches, the touchpad of the M4800 belongs to the small form compared to the workstation laptop segment. However, the touchpad handles swipes very well and accurately, making the mouse pointer control less effortless.

Like other office laptops, the M4800 is equipped with a trackpoint positioned between the 3 keys G, H, and B. The trackpoint’s surface, although made of rubber, is slightly slippery making it difficult to use. Lenovo’s ThinkPad line-up does better in this area, with its larger size and a more clingy surface.

Heat dissipation capacity

After watching a 15-minute video, the temperature we measured on the touchpad was 26 degrees Celsius, while the temperature in the center of the keyboard was 30 degrees Celsius. The temperature below the Precision M4800 was 33 degrees Celsius, which is lower. Our comfortable usable temperature threshold is 35 degrees Celsius. Dell handled the temperature of the M4800 very well despite its high performance.

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