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19 Reasons For
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The Precision M2800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 is 840MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800 that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Precision M2800 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.
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 notebook PC.
DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews
DELL is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and DELL also has good reviews for its many processor core portable PCs.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The DELL Precision M2800 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of laptop.
+14 More reasons for
Fairly Big Internal Memory
Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M2800 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M2800 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The processor clock speeds of laptops of this age and spec range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst laptops of this age.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.
Alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Acer Aspire ES1[plb_2688065_price], or the DELL Latitude 11 3160[plb_2985893_price].
We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2999024_price].
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago, the DELL Precision M2800 has a front camera.
We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Acer Aspire ES1[plb_2688065_price], and the DELL Latitude 11 3160[plb_2985893_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2999024_price].
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL Precision M2800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this type and age the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The average maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 3.1GHz. At 3.8 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800.
L3 Processor Cache
The Precision M2800 has a better processor cache level than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.
A L3 processor cache is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all laptops that came out more than a year ago.
The worst processor cache level amongst similar types of portable PC is L2.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than a year.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Precision M2800 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
Nine Battery Cells
The DELL Precision M2800 has more battery cells than most of the notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC is a nine battery cell count laptop compared to most of the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800 which only have between two and eight battery cells.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
The smallest battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 is 22Wh, the biggest is 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh. The Precision M2800 has one of the bigger battery capacities (97 watt-hours) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.
10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
3 Reasons Against
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The DELL Precision M2800 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M2800 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2.2TB.
If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo 11e[plb_2936284_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2773223_price] (1TB and cheaper).
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Precision M2800 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the DELL Latitude 11 3160[plb_2985893_price], or the Lenovo 11e[plb_2936284_price] which is also cheaper.
At 33.4 millimeters, the Precision M2800 is fairly thick compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The thinnest many processor core laptop that has been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 8.9mm thick and the thickest is 55mm.
3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800
Released Over a Year Ago
This many processor core laptop was released over a year ago.
Average Screen Size
The DELL Precision M2800 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M2800.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP Pavilion 15[plb_2351570_price].
If this DELL portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2999024_price] (17.3").
At 2.6 kilograms, the Precision M2800 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800.
Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 15[plb_2351570_price] (2.3kg and cheaper).
+1 Other reason
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD FirePro M4170
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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 Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel FDI Technology
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
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 Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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