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DELL Precision M2800

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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Aug 2015
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
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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25 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net this medium processor core notebook PC has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100.

Robust

Several people who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Zdnet.com said in their DELL Precision M2800 review “Dell's hardware portfolio includes a wide range of notebooks, including ultrabooks for mobile professionals, ruggedised systems for workers in challenging environments”.

Some people who reviewed the product agreed that it was well made. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review of the DELL Precision M2800 “Contrary to several barebone manufacturers that often use gaming notebooks for mobile workstations, Dell can use a solid business devic” . Zdnet.com wrote in their DELL Precision M2800 review “Solidly built and equipped with high-end components, we have just a couple of niggles”.

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Reasonably Priced

One DELL Precision M2800 reviewer who bought this laptop considered that it was good value for money. Expert review site Laptopmag.com gave the product a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned in their DELL Precision M2800 review “The Dell Precision M2800 is an affordable Windows 7 workstation with a durable chassis, sharp full HD display”.

Good Battery Life

One DELL Precision M2800 reviewer considered that the product had a good battery life. Techworld.com said “Battery life is quite respectable for such a powerful laptop”.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Precision M2800 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the laptops of this spec and age. Most of the portable PCs of this spec and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this DELL portable PC has 16 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 similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Precision M2800 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800. Notebook PCs of this type and age have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.

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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 laptop.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The DELL Precision M2800 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,250 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this age and type is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 290MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800 that we have checked, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Precision M2800 of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M2800 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (2.9GHz).

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Precision M2800 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800 the worst processor family 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year, the Precision M2800 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.4 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M2800 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Precision M2800 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Six Battery Cells

The Precision M2800 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of DELL Precision M2800 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this laptop was not heavy and bulky. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 60 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the DELL Precision M2800 “The Dell Precision M2800 is a bulky mobile workstation with a Core i7 processor”. Expert website Techworld.com wrote “The Precision M2800 is big and heavy.” in their review. Two years ago Digitalartsonline.co.uk mentioned in their review of the DELL Precision M2800 “This new 15-inch laptop is a relatively chunky beast – especially sat nex”.

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and spec. 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

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800 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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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Precision M2800 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago. Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M2800 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800 is 8GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 650GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has one of the smaller hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Thick

The average height of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 27mm. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago, the height of the Precision M2800 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 pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Precision M2800 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M2800.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (512GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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 Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
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
Included Driver
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
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 05397063779697

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