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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Precision M2800 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Precision M2800 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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

The Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Precision M2800 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800.

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the T440p (£665.28) (2.6GHz), or the L440 (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Precision M2800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M2800.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800, the DELL Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Precision M2800 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Precision M2800 which has four USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M2800 have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB. The Precision M2800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M2800 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M2800 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. At 65 watt-hours, the Precision M2800 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB. The DELL Precision M2800 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M2800.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Precision M2800 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average display brightness of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 240 cd/m².

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the DELL Precision M2800 is one of the heavier laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M2800 amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this type and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Precision M2800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The DELL Precision M2800 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Thick

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. The Precision M2800 is fairly thick (33.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Screen Size

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

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (£899.00) (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

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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…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

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
Barcodes 05397063421749, 05397063422302, 05397063427864, 05397063434183, 05397063434206, 05397063435999, 05397063624485, 05397063643219, 05397063643493, 05397063643943, 05397063643998, 05397063661008

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