The Dell Precision M2800 is ISV certified and delivers great performance for applications like Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Cloud, Dassault Systemes Solidworks, and more. It...
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The Precision M2800 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that came out more than a year ago is 17GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.
Very New PCI Express Slot Version
Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the DELL Precision M2800 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800.
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.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz is one of the fastest.
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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The Precision M2800 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.
We calculated the average ratings for all DELL laptops and specifically for DELL medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the Precision M2800 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800.
Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The DELL Precision M2800 has a very fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M2800.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Precision M2800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed 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 portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
The DELL Precision M2800 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it. The worst processor family of all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
If you want a notebook PC with a better processor family then you might also want to look at the HP 15 (Intel Core i7-4xxx).
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago, the Precision M2800 has a front camera.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this type and age.
Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Notebook PCs of this age and type have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.7GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800 that we have assessed, the Precision M2800's maximum turbo frequency of 3.4 gigahertz is one of the fastest.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Precision M2800 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This DELL laptop has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year is 802.11ad and the best is 802.11n.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
Portable PCs of this spec and age have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh. With a battery capacity of 65 watt-hours, the Precision M2800 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this type and age. 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.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago, the Precision M2800 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
The Precision M2800 is one of the heavier laptops that were launched more than a year ago (2.6 kilograms) amongst portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have weights of between 940g and 14kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.
Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 640GB.
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Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
With a height of 33.4 millimeters, the Precision M2800's height is one of the thickest amongst laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M2800. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800 the heights range from 11mm to 260mm.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this laptop was released.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800.
Average Screen Size
The Precision M2800 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M2800 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD FirePro M4100
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
4.0, 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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