Dell :: Blu-Ray On Precision M4400 Now Available

May 14, 2009

Dell is now offering a Blu-Ray disc drive option on the Precision M4400!
Here's the link to the M4400.

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Dell :: Shall I Go For A Precision M4400?

Apr 18, 2010

I am considering of getting myself a laptop for personal CAD and design use.

I am looking to buy a resonably priced Quadro graphic laptop and hope it last for 2 years or so...

Could anyone kindly advise me on if the Dell Precision M4400 would be a good option? (below is the spec I am thinking of going for)

Processor: 2.8Ghz T9600 Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 4Gb (800Mhz, DDR2)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX1700M (512Mb)
Hard Disk: 320Gb (7200rpm)

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Dell :: Precision M4400

Jun 12, 2009

just got my m4400 and upgraded to vista business via the dell disks. Now the backlit keyboard dosen't work. It was working under XP. It on in the BIOS and the controlpoint.

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Dell :: XPS 16 Vs Precision M4400

Apr 28, 2009

(note: I posted this in the XPS/Studio section, and I'm reposting it here since it pertains to both)

I am looking for a notebook for my girlfriend. She studies architecture, so she needs something with a powerful GPU, high resolution display, but not too heavy (she has to lug it with her every day all over campus). We don't want to spend more than ~$1500, and hopefully get it for less than that with discounts (either through the University or her mother's job) .....

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Dell :: Getting A Precision M4400 From The Outlet

Apr 10, 2009

I want to get a durable work station notebook and narrowed down my choices to the Precision M4400, HP Elite Book and Thinkpad W500.

Getting the Precision from the Outlet seems the cheapest option. Anyone have any experience getting a laptop from there?

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Dell :: Precision M4400: Refresh Soon?

Nov 25, 2009

I'm a bit out of the loop. Is the M4400 due for a major refresh any time soon? If so when, and what major components will be replaced (gpu, hopefully)?

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Dell :: Precision M4400 A16 Bios!

Nov 5, 2009

Got my swap today! ( swapped cause heat/fan issues ). The first thing i noticed when i booted up eas that it came with A16 Bios. Latest on th Dell site is A15. Anyone got some info on this???

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Dell :: Considering A Refurb Precision M4400

Jun 29, 2009

I sold my Asus G1S last week and now i am looking to replace it with another more modern 15.4" laptop with decent graphics card and good screen. Dell m4400 and lenovo t500 both fit the bill. I am leaning more towards a refurb dell from the outlet. I am lookign for answers to a few questions to help me make up my mind:

I heard good stuff about both WXGA+ LED and WUXGA RGB-LED panels on this model. What about WUXGA CCFL panel. Where can I find specs on it? Is it any good or terribly dim like the one Lenovo uses?

Is heat a big problem with m4400? My Asus was heating up to the point that it was uncomfortable to keep on my lap and was very noisy and I kind of want to avoid that again.

How good are Dell refurbs? Am i going to get something that has been trashed before or are these just open box returns? Also is it possible to get them to give extra discount over the phone? There was a 15% off coupon a few weeks ago which is over now. What are my chances of convincing them to give me a discount?

Also, If I do order new, would it be possible to convince Dell to price match the M4400 to a T500 or W500? Did anybody ever have any success with that?

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Dell :: Precision M4400 Bluetooth

May 20, 2009

Just got my Precision M4400 and a Logitech bluetooth mouse. Can't figure out how to activate bluetooth, or whether it's even installed as ordered. Blue bluetooth light above keyboard is on, but can't find bluetooth in Device Manager, or in system tray.

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Dell :: M4400 Precision Cpu Temperature

Mar 20, 2009

Here's the background...

I recently received a new m4400 (with a T9400)and had a problem with one of the cpu cores running 6-8 degrees hotter at idle (not under load). When I told this to Dell technical support, they reordered me a new notebook.

Here's the problem...
I received my new replacement notebook. Although the cpu cores are now the exact same temperature at idle, once I start running some programs (simulation games, etc.), one of the cpu cores runs 7-8 degrees consistantly hotter than the other one. If I stop playing these games, both cores return to the exact same temperature .....

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Dell :: Purchasing A Precision M4400

Mar 6, 2010

I've been watching this board for a while, and decided to register finally, as I am looking to purchase a Precision for school.

My previous notebook is a Latitude D810 with WUXGA LCD, with a higher end configuration, (2.26Ghz, 2GB, X600 128MB, 320GB HD, Bluetooth) which served me well for the past four years.

I wish to get a high end model as well this time around (With the same resolution), hoping to get the same longevity

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Dell :: Changing Ram On Precision M4400?

Oct 6, 2009

I just received my Dell M4400 and am planning to change the stock 2GB of ram to 2x2GB of G.Skill PC2-6400 DDR2-800 ram.

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Dell :: Precision M4400 Latency ....

Apr 19, 2009

I received the Dell Precision m4400 on last friday.

I did not know about the latency problem that I read on these forums AFTER the horrible fact that I'm going to explain.

In fact, I was watching an avi file, in Windows Vista (the preinstalled OS), when sometimes the play stops (as the computer is under much load) and then resume the play .....

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Dell :: Blue Ray Dvd Player For Precision M4400?

Jan 19, 2009

Is it possible to purchase/add an aftermarket BlueRay dvd player that would fit in the Precision m4400?

I may be getting one through work, but noticed that there are no options available for this item.

Any m4400 owners with Blue Ray dvd players?

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Dell :: Precision M4400 Fan Issue And First Impressions

Jan 23, 2009

Just got my m4400 finally. Quad core + uxga/led. The led screen went pink or something when docked without a/c power. It also flickered a bit when I was using it on battery (only happened once).

The fan is way loud (using bios A11). I found the I8kfanGUI program to control the fan (works pretty good) but what's funny is the laptop keeps wanting to turn the fan to full speed, then the tool kicks in and turns it off again. So it spins up, back down, up, back down .....

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Dell :: Precision M4400 SATA Speed

Feb 20, 2009

I have spent the past 10 minutes trying to search this forum for the answer and came up empty-handed. Simple question: does the M4400 support 3 Gbits/second or is it limited to 1.5 Gbits/second? I know the entire ThinkPad line

(T400/T500/W500/W700) models are limited to 1.5 Gbits/second, which limits the usefulness of a higher-end Solid State Disk like the Intel X25-M. Thanks for the info!

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Dell :: Precision M4400 And Stand By Issues

Feb 15, 2009

At work we ordered a Dell Precision M4400 laptop

Processor: T9300 or T9500


OS: vista Basic

When the laptop arrived I took out the 80GB HDD and installed a Western Digital 320GB 7200 RPM drive and created 2 Partitions so that we could dual-boot with Windows XP SP3 and another Windows XP SP3.

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Dell :: Precision M4400 Audio Stuttering

Jan 21, 2009

I've searched and found a lot of info on audio crackling, but I'm not quite sure if that is the issue I am having.

The best way I can describe the audio problem is that, it on occasion, once ever 30 seconds or so, music, or audio that is continuously playing will stutter and skip for a moment, like the computer is under heavy load

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Dell :: Buying A Refurb Precision M4400

Dec 30, 2008

I'm planning on buying a refurb M4400 soon, and I'm wondering if the user community has any input for me. Are there any features I should make sure to get (backlit keyboard is good, I hear)? Are there any features I should be sure to avoid? Are there any problems commonly experienced that I should look out for once I get the system?

I haven't ordered it yet, but so far I think I'm looking at the T9400 cpu, 4GB RAM, FX770M gpu, CCFL WUXGA screen, ~250GB@7200RPM HD (could be 160GB or 320GB, depends on what's available). Up for debate still are 6 vs 9 cell battery, fingerprint reader (none, internal, FIPS), OS (if I can get 64-bit Vista Ultimate that'd be great, otherwise XP Pro w/ Vista Business license).

The intended usage here is software development (mostly Java, some C/C++) and gaming (Far Cry 2, CoD4/5, maybe Crysis?).

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Dell Precision M4400 :: How To Turn On Numlock

Jan 15, 2010

I don't get it. I thought it should be Fn + F4. The numlock light is on, but the embedded numerics do not work. What am I doing wrong? Some BIOS setting or what?

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Dell :: Anyone Having Gpu Heating Problems On Your Precision M4400 When Gaming

Jan 20, 2009

I was all set to buy a refurbished Precision m4400 until I started to read about gpu downclocking heating issues that some people have when playing higher end gpu intensive games.

Is this still a problem with this particular notebook (where a lack of sufficient cooling design will force the gpu to downclock when trying to play gpu intensive simulation games)?

Do you recommend this notebook if I plan on using it for gaming 50% of the time? I need to buy a business notebook through my company but do not want to buy this particualr one if I can't game with it. (My other option would be an XPS 1530 with a worse 8600gty gpu option.)

Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated to help me decide whether to purchase this m4400 notebook.

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Dell :: Build Quality Of Precision M4400 Vs The M65/M4300 ?

Mar 31, 2009

How is the Build quality of Precision M4400 compared to the M65/M4300 ?

I was taken aback by the following post: ...

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Dell :: Latitude E6500 Vs. Precision M4400- Differences?

Jan 27, 2009

I currently have a Latitude E6400 that I LOVE...except for the display. I bought it from the Outlet and it was such a good deal that I couldn't pass it up. But it has the WXGA (1280x800) CCFL display and I really wanted the WXGA+ LED.

I'm in the process of finding its replacement, again from Dell Outlet. I'm seriously thikning about stepping up a size to the E6500 and getting the WUXGA (1920x1200) display. The Outlet also has a surprising number of Precision M4400s in stock, too. I've also found several of those with the WUXGA display that I want.

I don't "need" the more powerful graphics card in the M4400. But I really like (make that- LOVE) the exterior design of the Precision

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Dell :: Precision M4400 And Windows Server 2008 X64

Dec 24, 2008

did anybody ever try to successfully run and configure Windows Server 2008 x64 on a Precision M4400?

It installs fine, but I cannot get some components working with the Vista x64 drivers - like WiFi?

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Dell :: Are The CPU / GPU User Upgradeable On The Precision M4400 / M6600?

Oct 21, 2009

Wondering if the the CPU and / or GPU on the Precision M4400 / M6600 are user upgradeable? Both in terms of is it physically possible and how does it affect warranty. If it voids the warranty, how likely is it that they can tell that it was upgraded if you swap the oringinal components back in before sending it in.

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Dell :: Precision M4400 Vs. ThinkPad W500 Which Is More Stable?

Feb 22, 2009

I was all set to buy an M4400 last week until I started reading about all the bios/driver/software issues people have had with them. Is the W500 a better choice for someone looking for stability out of the box?

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Dell :: Precision M4400 Owner's Lounge *Part 2*

Oct 14, 2009

This thread is an extension of the original Precision M4400 Owner's Lounge thread. The old one was getting to be too large and slowing down the database.

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Dell :: Precision M4400 Blue Tooth, Adapter, Web Cam, Drive?

Jan 25, 2009

Couple questions - I'm leaning towards an M2400 but prefer the M4400 as long as it can fit in my existing Zero Halliburton briefcase.

The interior dimensions of the case are 16" wide x 11" deep.

Currently, it fits my M70, with the AC adaptor & bluetooth mouse on the right side.
As far as the batteries on the M4400 - will the 9 cell extended battery fit in my existing 11" deep case?

Also, what's the standard AC adaptor for the M4400? Will the 90w adaptors work with the E-Port?

I have a couple extra 90w adaptors for my M70 (D series) that would hopefully work with the M4400 and/or E-Port.

Lastly - I realize there's no S-Video out port on the M4400/E-series.

How would I output video to my (non hdmi) TV? Is there some sort of cable adapter available from Dell that would convert a video signal from the M4400 to either the S-Video input or the yellow video RCA jack on my TV?

Currently I use the Dell S-video to video (yellow) adaptor cable.

User pros & cons on the LED versus LCD screen?

Does the webcam on the LED have a lower resolution than the LCD webcam?

Lastly - who makes the 320GB 7200rpm FFS drive? Hopefully Western Digital.

Is the 500GB 7200rpm drive a FFS drive as well?

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Dell :: Precision M4400- 2nd Hard Drive Option, E-Modular Bay

Feb 5, 2009

I'm trying to understand the options available for a secondary hard drive on the Precision M4400. When configuring a new M4400, a 'Second Hard Drive' option is shown, but the only options are either a 120GB 5400rpm HD 'E-Module' or 64GB SSD 'E-Module'. It also says the following:

"Modular secondary storage devices can be used in both the system as well as in an External E-Modular Bay. They do not come with an external E-Modular Bay".

Here are my questions:
1) What does the 'E-Module' after the 120GB HD and 64GB SSD mean?
2) What is the Exterenal E-Modular Bay mentioned? A docking station or similar?
3) Could these options also apply to a Latitude E6500, although not offered directly from Dell?

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Dell :: URGENT HELP: Precision M4400 2nd Hard Drive Problems

Jun 15, 2009

Bought a 2nd harddrive caddy /modular bay for my M4400 laptop,installed the SATA seagate harddrive,but Windows Explorer doesn't show the new harddrive.In my task bar it appears as new hardware.

Something I clicked is making it become a recovery disc for my master drive,which I never wanted in the first place.Just wanted the new drive for additional data

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