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DELL Precision M2800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB Aug 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Create From Virtually AnywhereIncredible mobility: Create on the go with a remarkably thin and light Workstation, only 0.71" (18 mm) thin with a starting weight of 4.15 lb1 (1.88 kg). On-the-spot... More
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20 Reasons For

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 many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Good Brand

DELL has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M2800 is 8.4GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The Precision M2800 has a quite big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M2800 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800, the DELL Precision M2800 has a front camera.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Precision M2800 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs of this age and type. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Light

The Precision M2800 is quite light (only 1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M2800 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The Precision M2800 has more USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports than most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800. Most of the laptops of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800 only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports, however this DELL notebook PC has four USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Precision M2800 has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800. Most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800 only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, however this laptop has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of notebook PCs of this type and age is 260 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m². The Precision M2800 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (400 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Precision M2800 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Narrow

The Precision M2800 is fairly narrow (only 372 millimeters) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average width of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 380mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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2 Reasons Against

Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.3GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the Asus N56 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP Zbook 17 (2.4GHz).

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Precision M2800 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP Zbook 17 (750GB).

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
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Display
Screen Size
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Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
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3D Compatible
Full HD
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Speaker
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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USB 3.0 Port
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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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
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Intel Smart Cache
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
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Password Protection
Password Protection
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Cable Lock Slot
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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Quick Start Guide
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Certificates
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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Expert Reviews

(28)
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

(2)
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…

Reviewed 6 November 2011 by Bill Clay

These headphones should NOT be under the DJ section of this site or be associated with DJing/performing in anyway. I bought these headphones because they were under the DJ section and I trusted... Read more…

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Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Lap button could be the main in front of device
Battery
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Barcodes 04053162518872, 05397063423040, 05397063655212, 05397063668212, 05397063668229, 05397063672042, 05397063684618

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