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DELL Precision M2800

DELL Precision M2800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M2800 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 840MHz and 1,400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the Precision M2800's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

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 laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

Across similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. At 2.8 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17[plb_2814963_price] (2.9GHz).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2.2TB. The DELL Precision M2800 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,008 gigabyte) amongst laptops of this age.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the MSI PE70 2QE[plb_2953236_price] (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Precision M2800 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider include the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price] which has better reviews.

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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 most portable PCs of this age and type. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 5,200h, and the average battery life is 37h. The Precision M2800 has one of the longer battery lifes (10 hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M2800 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Precision M2800 is a nine battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year only have between two and eight battery cells.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M2800 range from 1.8GHz to 4GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Precision M2800 has a L3 processor cache which is better than the L2 processor cache found on most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level across all comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

The worst processor cache level across comparable types of portable PC is L2.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 97 watt-hours, the Precision M2800 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 have battery capacities of between 22Wh and 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh.

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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 of this age and type.

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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 laptops of this type and age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Precision M2800 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. 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

The DELL Precision M2800 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

The heights of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800 range from 8.9mm to 55mm, and the average height is 27mm. At 33.4 millimeters, the Precision M2800 is fairly thick compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M2800 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M2800.

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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 Weight

The Precision M2800 has a fairly average weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Precision M2800[plb_2740924_price] (2.6kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
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
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
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 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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
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
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
Battery Voltage
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
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…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell w4170, dell i74810, dell w4170m, dell i74810m, dell i74810mq
Barcodes 05397063732890

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