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  • BLaber - Thursday, September 08, 2011 - link

    All this looks & features on the out side with a next business day warranty is not worth even a penny because of nightmares that you will have with quality of refurbished parts that are put into your system when you call dell for repair job , there will be multiple engineer visits to replace parts in your system but no guarantee of your system even lasting few days after parts have been replaced + "time spent half a day between 9:00Am to 5:30Pm waiting for the engineer x no.of engineer visits"

    Anyone with M6500 laptop having issues with LCD release button not working , its a known issue , spring in the bottom base of the laptop breaks all the time so call Dell support & get it replaced , you don't need complete care warranty to get it replaced. There are thousand more such issues i can list but I will save it for later.
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  • icrf - Thursday, September 08, 2011 - link

    I have an M6400 and it's been rock solid. I recently added an OCZ Vertex 2 60GB to the second bay and installed Windows 7 to it, and wiped the original drive. No complaints about the two year old version. I suspect I'll have the machine for a long time to come. Reply
  • Zak - Saturday, September 10, 2011 - link

    Most vendors use refurbished parts for warranty repairs (except for hard drives). In particular if your computer is already a couple of years old. Nothing surprising here. Reply
  • darckhart - Thursday, September 08, 2011 - link

    remember that you're trying to stuff all the power and heat of a workstation beast (albeit they're mobile variants) into a laptop form factor. Reply
  • foreign noise - Thursday, September 08, 2011 - link

    Sitting here reading on my m6600 - these things are absolute wonders. Through I must say that the spinning platter HD I have makes my heart ache when I read this!

    But, to respond to Piece of sh*t and darckhart, I have a machine that whoops the a** of most desktops (i7-2820QM and Quadro 3000M), and this thing is silent as a mouse, never gets particularly warm, and is relatively light. In all 3 catagories it performs MUCH better than my old Sony 17 inch media laptop. Battery life is about three hours when working, much better than I would have thought. And it is beautiful - sleek, well made, discrete, stylish.
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  • RaistlinZ - Thursday, September 08, 2011 - link

    How much did it cost you? Reply
  • foreign noise - Friday, September 09, 2011 - link

    Not entirely shure, university account paid for it. But around £2000. Reply
  • Solidstate89 - Thursday, September 08, 2011 - link

    I absolutely my Precision M4600. It is bar none the best laptop I have ever owned. And combined with Optimus and the 9-cell 97whr battery that I got it with, I can easily last over 5 hours with this high-end hardware. Even the TN panel that I chose is absolutely beautiful. Vertical viewing angles aren't impressive at all, but the horizontal angles are, especially for a TN. Blacks are deep and rich, almost as good as my U2211H monitor on my desktop. The keyboard is very nice. About the only complaint I can muster about this laptop is the touchpad drivers. Instead of using Synaptic like every other notebook I've used, Dell uses their own custom driver and good lord it is just...awful. Just awful. Reply
  • douglaswilliams - Friday, September 09, 2011 - link

    The M4600 can only be configured with two hard drives: one 128GB Solid State Minicard Drive in the WWAN slot plus one of your choice in the normal hard drive bay (up to 256GB (SATA3) SSD or 750GB 7200rpm HD).

    Only the M6600 as well can only be configured with two hard drives in their own hard drive bays: up to 512GB (SATA3) SSD or 750GB 7200rpm HD as the first, and up to 256GB (SATA3) SSD or 750GB 7200rpm HD as the second.

    On the M6600, after you get it, you can put another SSD in the WWAN mini card slot.

    On both after you get it, you can install another HD in an HD caddy that goes in the optical drive slot.

    The 6600 has 2 full and 2 half Mini-Card slots and the 4600 has 1 full and 2 half Mini-Card slots ...I don't know how many hard drives you can stuff in those things.
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