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DELL Precision M2800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB Mar 2015
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22 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB.

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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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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 840MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,300 megahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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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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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,345 user and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

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 notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Precision M2800 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.8 gigahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The processor clock speeds of laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800 range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17[plb_2814963_price] (2.9GHz).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Precision M2800 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst laptops of this type and age. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] (32GB).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M2800 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price] is also worth considering.

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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 laptops of a similar age and type to it. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this spec and age ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL Precision M2800 has a better storage medium than most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Precision M2800 has one of the longer battery lifes (10 hours) amongst laptops of this age. The shortest battery life of laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800 is 3.1h, the longest is 5,200h, and the average battery life is 37h.

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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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Nine Battery Cells

The DELL Precision M2800 has more battery cells than most of the portable PCs of this type and age. Most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M2800 only have between two and eight battery cells, however this notebook PC has nine battery cells.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.8 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M2800. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M2800 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

The DELL Precision M2800 has a L3 processor cache which is better than the L2 processor cache found on most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

A L3 processor cache is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level across similar types of laptop.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago the battery capacities range from 22Wh to 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh. At 97 watt-hours, the Precision M2800 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M2800.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800. The average total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 780GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.2TB.

If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2987096_price] (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

With a height of 33.4 millimeters, the Precision M2800 is one of the thicker many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The thinnest notebook PC of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M2800 is 8.9mm thick and the thickest is 55mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this DELL portable PC was released.

Average Screen Size

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

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the Precision M2800 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Precision M2800[plb_2740924_price] (2.6kg).

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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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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
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
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
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out 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
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
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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 RealSense Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Battery Life
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Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
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…

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