M4800 Owner's Thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by changt34x, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. jedisurfer1

    jedisurfer1 Notebook Deity

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    Can anyone comment on the responsiveness of touchpad scrolling and gestures inside a vm. Seems like anything I mapped, macro or keystroke works well but stuff like swipe next and previous and scrolling lag in a vm. This is just me trying it on a coworkers laptop, they didn't really notice it, but I'm peculiar to these things.
     
  2. scrlk

    scrlk Notebook Consultant

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    Well, I seemed to have fixed my M4800 battery problems with a recalibration.

    Despite this, at roughly 1 year and 334 cycles I've already got 17% wear. Extremely disappointing in light of Apple rating their batteries for 80% charge at 1000 cycles!
     
  3. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Prophet

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    Just curious, are you using the "ExpressCharge" feature? It's configurable in the BIOS, it is the default setting, and it wears out your battery faster.
     
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  4. jedisurfer1

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    I found one on ebay with a 7260 wifi card. But I want to put the 1601 card in, my last dell the 1601 cards were wired differently.

    If their service tag has this part but with the 7260 wifi card I can assume a 1601 will be just plug and play.

    320-BBDS 1 Back cover QHD+ panel WiGig

    Also is the AMD Firepro M5100 better or worse than the k2100m
     
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  5. scrlk

    scrlk Notebook Consultant

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    Nope, ever since I've had the battery I've always set it to charge to 90%. Every month I'd fully charge it and do a partial discharge to 20%.

    I avoid ExpressCharge completely as it's annihilated laptop batteries for me in the pst.

    The OEM of my battery is Sanyo, and if it's anything like Sanyo ThinkPad batteries they just don't last compared to other OEMs.
     
  6. xacques

    xacques Notebook Enthusiast

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    Here is a list of M4800 BIOS fixes:

    A16: driverID=V42DW (Release 14, DEC 2015)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=V42DW

    Fixes:
    - Address boot to OS problem with specific USB device attached.

    Enhancements:
    - Updated master password algorithm.
    - Enhanced battery latch de-bounce.

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    A15: driverID=4FJP5 (Release 13, OCT 2015)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=4FJP5

    Fixes:
    -Addressed AMT loses connection without MEI driver
    -Fixed one key of German Keyboard returns incorrect key value.
    -Fixed USB Exposed Port System Test issue of Win 10.
    -Addressed Laptops will intermittently reboot if picked up, moved, or set down near the battery.

    Enhancements:
    -Added WMI patch.

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    A14: driverID=CMK94 (Release 27, MAY 2015)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=CMK94

    Fixes
    -Fixed keyboard input issue for LINUX OS.
    -Fixed keyboard input speed unstable with dock.
    -Fixed USB3.0 function error.
    -Fixed CPU may stay at low speed after resume from standby.
    -Fixed Bluetooth enable/disable function error in BIOS setup.
    -Fixed switch display fucntion key doesn't work in pre-boot/DOS mode.
    -Fixed no display on external monitor when lid close in pre-boot/DOS mode.
    -Fixed no external pre-OS video display in UEFI mode.

    Enhancements:
    -Updated Computrace to build 945VN.

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    A13: driverId=H5VJD (Release 5, FEB. 2015)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=H5VJD

    Fixes:
    -Fixed Typing on internal Keyboard abnormally with Linux OS.
    -Fixed Slice battery charging information showing incorrectly in Dell Power Management Application.

    Enhancements:
    -Enahnced Singed Binary Authentication.

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    A11: driverId=2MTRV (Release 13, JAN 2015)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=2MTRV

    Fixes:
    -Fixed USB port speed decreased when wireless LAN is disabled.
    -Fixed unable to bypass mSATA SSD password when there is no primary SATA device installed.
    -Fixed NetworkStack does not start if FastBoot enabled.

    Enhancements:
    -Added an item in setup menu for users to enable/disable BIOS downgrade.
    -Load BIOS setup default will not change boot mode setting.
    -Enhance security.

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    A11: driverId=MWHTM (Release 11, DEC 2014)

    Fixes:
    -Fixed USB port speed decreased when wireless LAN is disabled.
    -Fixed unable to bypass mSATA SSD password when there is no primary SATA device installed.
    -Fixed NetworkStack does not start if FastBoot enabled.

    Enhancements:
    -Added an item in setup menu for users to enable/disable BIOS downgrade.
    -Load BIOS setup default will not change boot mode setting.
    -Enhance security.

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    A10: driverId=WWJT4 (Release 22, OCT 2014)

    Fixes:
    -Fixed UEFI BIOS vulnerability.
    -Fixed Ethernet device is not shown under UEFI Shell.
    -Fixed large external USB3.0 device connected could make system fail to boot in UEFI mode.
    -Fixed system fails to resume from sleep when network controller is disabled.
    -Set Intel Chipset feature "Daylight Savings" disabled, let "Daylight Savings" be handled by Operating System.

    Enhancements:
    -Reduced boot time to PXE.
    -Updated Intel CPU microcode.
    -Updated Intel Graphics VBIOS to 2178v15.
    -Updated Intel GOP to 5.0.1037v16.
    -Supported Embedded DisplayPort panel.

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    A09: driverId=N98N3 (Release 01, SEP 2014)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=N98N3

    Fixes:
    - Addressed no warning message in DPM when attaching "Unable to Communicate" battery to system.
    - Fixed SD/MMC card incorrectly showing as Express card in boot menu.
    - Fixed LAN with PXE feature under Wake on LAN is not working as expected if the boot orders of other devices are higher than LAN's.
    - Addressed WWAN Wireless Radio Control Disable token issue.
    - Addressed some BT device can't be disabled in BIOS setup.
    - Fixed display switch issue on DVI/CRT in BIOS setup menu.
    - Addressed IRST being disabled when admin password is set.
    - Addressed password bypass feature not functional when reboot.
    - Fixed remote secure erase issue with hybrid/SSD drive.
    - Fixed LCD keeps on with lid closed when secure boot is enable.
    - Keyboard input improvement.

    Enhancements:
    - Updated Intel LOM PXE to version 1.5.50.

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    A08: driverId=R56RJ (Release 30, JUL 2014)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=R56RJ

    Fixes:
    - Addressed no warning message in DPM when attaching "Unable to Communicate" battery to system.
    - Fixed SD/MMC card incorrectly showing as Express card in boot menu.
    - Fixed LAN with PXE feature under Wake on LAN is not working as expected if the boot orders of other devices are higher than LAN's.
    - Addressed WWAN Wireless Radio Control Disable token issue.
    - Addressed some BT device can't be disabled in BIOS setup.
    - Fixed display switch issue on DVI/CRT in BIOS setup menu.
    - Addressed IRST being disabled when admin password is set.
    - Addressed password bypass feature not functional when reboot.
    - Fixed remote secure erase issue with hybrid/SSD drive.
    - Fixed LCD keeps on with lid closed when secure boot is enable.

    Enhancements:
    - Updated Intel LOM PXE to version 1.5.50.

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    A07: driverId=4RWHF (Release 10, MAR 2014)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=4RWHF

    Fixes:
    1. Fix AC Adapter wattage will not updated in BIOS setup when dock attach AC adapter.
    2. Fix BIOS cannot determine AC power adapter wattage and type.
    3. Fix DPM show incorrect battery charge status if remove battery in Sleep state then resume.
    4. Fix cannot resume from Hibernate state first time after set SSD password and load default in bios setup menu.

    Enhancements:
    1. Enhance Intel CPU Microcode.
    2. Enhance SATA RX setting.
    3. Enhance video on external monitor during pre-boot operations.

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    A06: driverId=W8N5N (Release 08, JAN 2014)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=W8N5N

    Fixes:
    -SSD security function compatibility improvement.

    Enhancements:
    -Not Applicable

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    A05: driverId=C410W (Release 19, DEC 2013)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=C410W

    Fixed:
    - None

    Enhanced:
    - Enhanced power management for optical drives.

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    A04: driverId=NWC61 (Release 09, DEC 2013)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=NWC61

    Fixes:
    1. Fixed External USB Port Disable malfunction after resume from sleep.
    2. Fixed screen behavior abmormal after HDD password is entered in UEFI mode.
    3. Fixed Memory Change Notification not working.

    Enhancements:
    1. Enhanced USB key boot support.
    2. Enhanced power-saving when plug not recommended adaptor.
    3. Enhanced iSCT support.
    4. Added TouchScreen input support in Diagnostics. (TouchScreen sku only)
    5. Improved TPM support.
    6. Improved CCTK support.

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    A03: driverId=689CG (Release 08, OCT 2013)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=689CG

    Fixed:
    - Enhance AMD Graphics S3 function in Discrete mode.

    Enhanced:
    - Improve KVM support.
    - Add Windows 8.1 support.
    - Update to Intel RC 1.6.1
    - Update Intel GOP VBIOS 5.0.1035
    - Update MEFW to 9.0.21.1462
    - Update MEBX to 9.0.0.0025
    - Update PXE to 1.5.38.1
    - Update Diagnostics to 4228.23

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    A02: driverId=1PPDG (Release 25, SEP 2013)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=1PPDG

    Fixes/Enhancements
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    1. Improve graphic thermal control.
    2. Improve optical drive support.
    3. Improve GPE support of DDPST.
    4. Update help text in BIOS menu.

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    A01: driverId=91RJ4 (Release 24, SEP 2013)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=91RJ4

    Fixes/Enhancements
    ------------------
    1. Improve PXE boot capability.

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    A00: driverId=CT3KY (Release 17, SEP 2013)

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=CT3KY

    A00 = Initial revision.

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  7. Chemware

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    About the same on average. See this review of the Lenovo ThinkPad W550s.
     
  8. xacques

    xacques Notebook Enthusiast

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    There are newer MXM 3.0 Type A graphics cards. How does the Nvidia Quadro M2000M and the AMD Firepro W5170M compare to the Quadro K2100M & Firepro M5100?
     
  9. jedisurfer1

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    What's the difference between the m4800 QHD+ (3200x1800) screen vs the 4k IGZO (3840x2160) screen besides the resolution?
     
  10. xacques

    xacques Notebook Enthusiast

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    About 2.5 million pixel difference.

    3840X2160 is the official 4K UHDTV standard resolution in the U.S with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

    So, in a month when you throw out the old blu ray players, to buy the new Ultra HD Blu-ray player, and buy 4K discs to watch movies on a 4K TV, it will be in 3820X2160 resolution.
     
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