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DELL Precision M2800

DELL Precision M2800 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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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... More
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23 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB. When compared to other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800's maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Precision M2800 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800 the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1. The Precision M2800 has a very new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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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 laptop.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,345 expert and owner reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The Precision M2800 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (400 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. When compared to other portable PCs that were released one year ago that we have checked, the Precision M2800's processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this DELL laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M2800 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The DELL Precision M2800 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This DELL laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Precision M2800 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year also have a front camera.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

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

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The DELL Precision M2800 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst portable PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Precision M2800 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.4 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M2800.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The Precision M2800 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Precision M2800 has one of the biggest battery capacities (65 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M2800 is 46Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Precision M2800 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M2800 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The lightest portable PC of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the DELL Precision M2800 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Thick

Laptops of this type and age have heights of between 11mm and 2,400mm. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago that we have assessed the height of, the Precision M2800's height of 33.4 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Precision M2800 over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (512GB).

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Specification

Features
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Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
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
ExpressCard 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
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel TSX-NI
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
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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Certificates
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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…

+- 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 05397063779680

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