Summary: Anyone who purchases an item like this at this price point and can't troubleshoot, repair and upgrade themselves should not indulge in negative reviews. These are incredibly solid machines built rugged tough and simple like an old Chevy or Ford pickup. Dell still supports. They are easily repaired and upgraded within the constraints of the core engine and display. Inexpensive parts and upgrades available and it is super easy to work on even for a clutsey rookie.
Pros: Very powerfull mobile Workstation. I had one exactly like this that was purchased by my office at 5 000 $. Got this one for 300$. I replaced the DVD drive with a bluray burner and got a 1TB hard disk to replace the anemic 120Gig. with a finbal price of around 500$.
Cons: This machine is a little heavy and the battery I have dosen't last more than an hour and a half
Selling at under $300 bucks on Ebay, it's amazing bang for the buck!
21 August 2013
Summary: I've actually used this model for years - since it was first released. It's a powerful laptop and now that you can find them so cheap on Ebay, I've picked up two more. It runs Windows 7 very smoothly and probably the only drawback is that it tops out at 8GB of RAM.
The Precision M6300 is an excellent desktop replacment laptop
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Dell Precision M6300 is an excellent chocie for those who would like a desktop replacement laptop. I have had mine for over a year and while it's not a gaming powerhouse system it is wonderful for any business and modestly graphics intensive applications It is a "Desktop Replacement",not a notebook. Not really for someone who travels a lot. It weighs over 8.5 lbs. If you were to work in multiple offices and go from one to the other it's a wonderful option.
Excerpt: I have had my Precision M6300 for several years now. I can use it for everything I need. I use it mainly for manipulating and color correcting my photos. It is fast and with the NVIDIA Quatro FX 1600M graphic card has great resolution, and I love the 17" screen. It has a built in slot for SD memory card which comes in handy. I also use it for design work, there for it has the Adobe Creative Suite installed on it.
Summary: In the computer I've got, almost everything is better than the description: much bigger Hard Drive DVDRAM (not combo) one of the best video adapters available for this model a key or two on the keyboard doesn't function well, but with such a good computer who cares. Thank you!
Excerpt: E' UN OTTIMO NOTEBOOK, CON ALTE PRESTAZIONI, SILENZIOSO, AFFIDABILE. FORSE PER CHI AMA PORTARE L'APPARECCHIO CON SE' E' POCO INDICATO. PESA KG 3,800. PERO' IO LO USO COME FISSO SUL COMODINO, OCCUPA POCO SPAZIO E MI LIBERA DALL'ODIOSA TIRANNIA DE ...
Cons: HO DOVUTO ATTENDERE MOLTO PER RICEVERLO, PERO' IN ANTICIPO SUL PREVISTO