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Dell Precision M4600 Workstation: Core i5 2520M, 15.6" 1920x1080 LED, 2GB DDR3, ATi FirePro M5950, 320GB HDD, WiFi N, 9-Cell, Win 7 Pro EXPIRED

Bemanix88 83 February 18, 2013 at 07:03 PM in Computers (4) More Dell Small Business Deals
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Promoted 02-18-2013 at 09:34 PM View Original Post
Dell Small Business has Dell Precision M4600 Workstation for $660 with free shipping. Thanks Bemanix88

Specs:
  • Intel Core i5-2520M 2.5GHz Processor
  • 15.6" LED Display (1920x1080) Add +$50
  • 2GB DDR3 Memory
  • 320GB Hard Drive
  • ATi FirePro M5950
  • Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
  • 9-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Windows 7 Professional

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Edited February 18, 2013 at 09:05 PM by widgit
Dell has the M4600 workstation barebones setup for just $660 which I think is a smoking hot deal for a workstation class FHD notebook.

http://configure.us.dell.com/dell...3080460800

Just add the FHD screen for $50. You should do other upgrades yourself.

Base specs:
Core i5-2520
1080p display (get the upgrade, you won't regret it)
ATi FirePro M5950 discrete graphics card (like a 6770)
9 cell battery
2 gb RAM
320 gb hard drive
Total = $660

I think this is my second SD thread ever so please be gentle! Thanks for looking.

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#46
I don’t see much difference here price wise; I believe it was or even higher than the deals offered in November and December 2012. I've noticed that all Dell mobile workstations has been significantly reduced in prices about a year ago, while it was way more expensive before the launch of touchscreens and ultrabooks in the markets. Yes, ultrabooks and workstations are used for two totally different purposes, but just to keep it short; this is what I've noticed.
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#47
Bluetooth for an extra $19 seems pretty fair considering the price of some of the other upgrades
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#48
Quote from krazykrzysztof View Post :
What's the utility or significance of this specific laptop type?
It is business-/engineering-/development-oriented, with a decent amount of upgrade options.
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#49
I have this with the i7 2720qm and an msata drive that I got for $~700 last year. Runs any of the 1 year or older games at medium settings. The dual fan configuration keeps the laptop running very cool. You can easily overclock the 5950m to 850/1000 mhz and still have your gpu temps top out at only 60C. There are also beta drivers that enable the intel gpu (you have to manually switch them). But the best part is the 3 year next business day warranty that is transferable. Can't really get something like that anywhere else especially under $700.
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#50
Whoever buys this laptop is a newb..

That only reason why this laptop is good is if you wanted a semi-gaming laptop about 1.5 years ago..

This doesn't even get to that level. I mean.. 3rd gen intel graphics should give this "video card" a run for it's money. This laptop should be around $470-500 (retail) at clearance/closeout (only because of the screen).. you WILL have to upgrade ram, and yes, no computer should be without an SSD. If you don't have an SSD, you have an old computer. I'd rather have Phenom II with SSD than 3570k without.
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#51
and the kicker is 2GB of ram..
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#52
Backlit keyboard for $49 might be worth it too....
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#53
Quote from mellowg View Post :
Bluetooth for an extra $19 seems pretty fair considering the price of some of the other upgrades
Says the ignorant shopper.

Not calling names, just speaking the truth. Bluetooth dongles are unobtrusive/discreet and cheap and cheaper/better than $19. On slickdeals, these get to $5 or free after rebate. $10 I would say is a fair/good built-in price.
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#54
I have one of these. Picked it up on the outlet for 800 with the i7 quad.

Note, it supports two hard drives. One 2.5" and one mSATA
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#55
Oh, this processor gimps the whole system. The motherboard has four slots for memory. This makes upgrades cheaper than two slot upgrades and allows up to 32gb
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#56
Quote from poormanq45 View Post :
I have one of these. Picked it up on the outlet for 800 with the i7 quad.

Note, it supports two hard drives. One 2.5" and one mSATA

Actually it supports 3 hard drives if your willing to buy a drive caddy and do away with your CD rom driveWink
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#57
Quote from justainchoe View Post :
Says the ignorant shopper.

Not calling names, just speaking the truth. Bluetooth dongles are unobtrusive/discreet and cheap and cheaper/better than $19. On slickdeals, these get to $5 or free after rebate. $10 I would say is a fair/good built-in price.
I'd pay the $14 difference to not give up a USB right out of the gate.
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#58
Quote from HCW View Post :
Actually it supports 3 hard drives if your willing to buy a drive caddy and do away with your CD rom driveWink
Indeed it does. If I recall correctly, the factory adapter only accepts 7mm drives. Generic accept 12mm
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#59
Had the same laptop with 1366x768 screen which was horrendous. Had an issue with LED lines, fought dell for 6 months for a repair, they ignored me, but Amex came through and in the end I returned the laptop for full refund.

I would discourage anyone thinking about getting this for gaming. That was 50% of my usage, but workstation graphics drivers caused some odd problems with games sometimes, especially anything AA or AF. Otherwise the laptop looks good and is sturdy, for business use.
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#60
I would love this laptop if it came with a 3rd gen i5 or a second gen i7 quad, for this price. I would buy one then.

Quote from snapple View Post :
Had the same laptop with 1366x768 screen which was horrendous. Had an issue with LED lines, fought dell for 6 months for a repair, they ignored me, but Amex came through and in the end I returned the laptop for full refund.

I would discourage anyone thinking about getting this for gaming. That was 50% of my usage, but workstation graphics drivers caused some odd problems with games sometimes, especially anything AA or AF. Otherwise the laptop looks good and is sturdy, for business use.
Of course this machine isnt for gaming, it is for professional use like Thinkpads.
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