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DELL Precision M2800

DELL Precision M2800 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 500GB 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Professional Performance Meets AffordabilityProfessional performance, breakthrough price:The Dell Precision M2800 is ISV certified and delivers great performance for applications like Autodesk... More
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18 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Precision M2800 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The DELL Precision M2800 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average PCI Express slot version of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 is 2.2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The DELL Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL laptops and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Precision M2800 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M2800.

The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M2800 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800 range from 1GB to 16GB. The Precision M2800 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Precision M2800 has a front camera.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M2800 range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M2800 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the DELL Precision M2800 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The weights of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800 range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Precision M2800 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Thick

At 33.4 millimeters, the Precision M2800 is quite thick compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that has been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800 is 2.4mm thick and the thickest is 300mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Precision M2800 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Precision M2800 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus X75A (£462.59) (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the X1 Carbon (512GB), or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
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Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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Optical Drive
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Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
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Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Expert Reviews

(27)
2 February 2015

When you get a workstation like this, it's because you want to be able to work wherever you are, with the files and software that you need for the job. For this reason, the Precision M2800 we're... Read more…

19 August 2014

It's not particularly portable, but the Dell Precision M2800 is certainly an impressive mobile workstation. Solidly built and equipped with high-end components, we have just a couple of niggles:...

14 August 2014

The Precision M2800 is big and heavy, but its performance is hard to beat if you need a high-end mobile workstation for graphics, video or 3D design. Battery life is quite respectable for such a...

11 August 2014

Dell has been making an effort to slim down many of its larger 15- and 17-inch laptops recently, but the Precision M2800 is very much a high-end mobile workstation that focuses on performance... Read more…

11 August 2014

After our review of the Dell Precision M2800 , it was obvious that Dell had worked hard these past few years to refine its mobile workstations. When the CRN Test Center looked at the Precision... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 20 January 2016 by South Dakota photog
South Dakota photog would recommend the Dell Precision M2800 (Verified Purchase)

Have no issues with this computer. Chose this one because of the i7 processor and upgraded the ram from 8 to 16 and it runs as fast and smoothly as I can ask for. Able to run multiple programs... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 64, dell 64b, dell 4210, dell 64bi, dell 4310, dell 4310m, dell 4210m, dell 64bit, dell p222516, dell p231536, dell p222516p, dell p231536p

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