I have for sale my Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation. This is a very large and heavy laptop, with a PSU to match, with a 17″ screen and AMD FirePro graphics (certified drivers for CAD work etc.). When I first moved to London, this was my daily machine but basically sat in my room and never moved; in my new flat I switched fully to an AIO desktop so for the last year or so it’s been sat in a drawer so I figured it was time to move it on.
Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F
Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation
Processor: Intel Core i5-2540M Processor (2 core, 4 threads, 2.60GHz)
Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel [Corsair Vengeance Performance 1600Mhz 1.5V SO-DIMM CMSX4GX3M1A1600C9]
Display: 44cm (17.3in) HD+ (1600×900) LED-backlit LCD Panel
Graphics: AMD FirePro M8900 Mobility Pro Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 [equivalent to AMD Radeon HD 6970M]
Boot drive: Crucial M500 240GB mSATA Internal SSD CT240M500SSD3
Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT 750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATA
Hard Drive 2: Toshiba 320GB 7200 RPM
Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW Drive Tray Load
OS License: Windows 7 Pro COA (still visible, under battery)
OS Installed: Windows 10 Pro (free MS upgrade offer – digital license)
Palmrest: Smart Card and Swipe Fingerprint Reader
Wireless : EMEA Intel Pro Wireless 6300 (802.11 a/b/g/n 3X3)
Bluetooth : Dell 375 Bluetooth Card
Camera: Integrated 2.1 Mega Pixel Camera with Microphone
Power Supply+Power Cord: UK/Irish 240W Slim AC Adapter with UK/Irish Power Cord
Battery: Primary 9-cell 97W/HR [Only 13 charge cycles, 77% battery health]
Left ports: 2x USB2.0, IEEE 1394 (Firewire), Memory card slot, expresscard slot, headphone, microphone
Right ports: 2x USB3.0, DisplayPort
Rear ports: VGA, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, eSata/USB 2.0, HDMI
Latest Dell A16 UEFI BIOS (June 2017)
Spec sheet: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/precn/en/precision-M6600-spec-sheet.pdf
Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F
Will come in the original Dell box, with various bits of Dell paperwork, and a Dell Windows 7 Pro SP1 disk. There is no warranty left.
For a laptop of this size and power, battery life was never its strong point. I was however conscious that it sat on my desk plugged in, and thus I did occasionally power cycle it (drain the battery then plug it back in to recharge) to try and keep everything in the best condition – hence the 13 cycles or so. Windows suggests it’ll manage 1.5-2.5 hours, but this varies wildly depending on what you are doing; but clearly more than enough to move it around your house, office etc. without having to shut down and restart.
The Dell Diagnostics pass (see photo). Despite passing the tests, the only issue I’m aware of is that the DVDRW drive is “tempermental” – it doesn’t always recognise disks and seems to be slow in reading them if it does pick them up. I’m not sure if that’s loose cable or a faulty drive – I can’t remember the last time I used a disk, and only noticed it today when I went to factory reset the machine and had to switch to a USB stick instead of using the Dell Windows 7 DVD.
I installed a clean copy of Windows 7 Pro onto the msata SSD this morning and added all of the drivers needed – these are all on the laptop hard drive and numbered in the order I installed so you can keep them for future reference if you want to wipe & reinstall or go back to Windows 7. I have upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro – everything works, but two things to note: a) graphics are currently picked up as an AMD Radeon 6900M and b) device manager shows a missing driver. When I was using the laptop myself, I resolved ‘A’ by grabbing the correct drivers from AMD directly rather than Windows update, for ‘B’ I think this is for the hard drive fall sensor and I remember I eventually found a driver that worked; but don’t have a copy to include (sorry!). I’ve not done anything about these as I wanted to leave it ‘clean’ for the new owner, and also conscious you may want to wipe to change the setup / return to Windows 7 etc.
Otherwise, I think the machine is in pretty good condition, but it is a few years old – so there are the usual scuffs etc. on the machine, in particular a couple of marks on the two front corners (see photos). I have looked at the screen and can’t see any obvious bright or dark pixels, however, that’s no guarantee there aren’t any there. The screen hinge is in good condition and still quite stiff, so it’ll sit in the position you want without any problems. The touchpad shows almost no signs of use – I used a mouse nearly all of the time I’ve had the laptop.
This is a very heavy machine and PSU, so will cost a small fortune to post. I would therefore prefer to exchange in person which would also give you an opportunity to look it over and check you are happy with it. I split my time between London (Croydon & Euston/Kings Cross) and Devon (Newton Abbot) and thus happy for you to collect; and I’m also happy to drive most places in London/South East and deliver in-person for any serious buyers.
Price and currency: £350
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer / cash on collection
Location: London / Devon
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected
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