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DELL Precision M2800

DELL Precision M2800 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB 500GB 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Professional Performance Meets Affordability Professional Performance, Breakthrough Price:The Dell Precision M2800 is ISV certified and delivers great performance for applications like Autodesk... More
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26 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M2800 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Precision M2800 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M2800. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M2800 is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,300 megahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

When compared to other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800 that we have assessed, the PCI Express slot version of the DELL Precision M2800 of 3 is one of the newest. The oldest PCI Express slot version of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800 is 2 and the newest is 3.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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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 are a similar age to the Precision M2800 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

DELL is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800 range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At 3 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has a very fast processor clock speed 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.

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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 portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL Precision M2800 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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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 portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Laptops that came out more than a year ago processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800 range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M2800 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Acer Aspire E5-571G which has better reviews.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s (12GB).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800 is 11" and the biggest is 18". The Precision M2800 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M2800.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5000 (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago, the maximum turbo frequency of the Precision M2800 of 3.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Precision M2800 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this spec and age is 13GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. The Precision M2800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M2800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacity of the Precision M2800 of 65 watt-hours is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The Precision M2800 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The processor caches of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800 range from 1MB to 6MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time 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

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Precision M2800 is one of the heavier comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 2kg.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Thick

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800 have heights of between 11mm and 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm. When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M2800 that we have checked, the DELL Precision M2800's height of 33.4 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the Precision M2800.

Average Total Storage Capacity

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

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (£884.99) (508GB), or the DELL XPS 13 (£979.00) (512GB).

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Specification

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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
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Display
Screen Size
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Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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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 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Clear Video HD Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Capacity
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
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Weight & Dimensions
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Power Cord Included
Manual
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Intel Visual Technology
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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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Barcodes 05397063707218, 05397063707256

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