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DELL Precision M3800
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DELL Precision M3800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 16GB Jun 2014
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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 of this age and spec.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Many processor core portable PCs manufactured by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M3800. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17 (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Precision M3800 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M3800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL Precision M3800 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M3800 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years also have a front camera.

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Light

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of only 1.9 kilograms, the DELL Precision M3800 is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15 (£949.95) (2kg).

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the Precision M3800 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M3800 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Precision M3800 only have between four and seven processor threads, however the Precision M3800 has eight processor threads.

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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 similar spec and age to it.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The DELL Precision M3800 is a four USB Sleep-and-Charge port laptop. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M3800 only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M3800 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800 is 59Wh. The DELL Precision M3800 has one of the bigger battery capacities (91 watt-hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Precision M3800 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Narrow

The average width of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 380mm, and the widths range from 240mm to 430mm. With a width of only 372 millimeters, the DELL Precision M3800 is one of the narrower many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M3800 amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

If this many processor core laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (500GB).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this DELL notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M3800 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Precision M3800 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M3800.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the MSI GS70 (17").

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
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 64
Processor Package Size
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

8 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(57)
14 September 2015

What is the Dell Precision M3800 (2015)? When we reviewed the original Precision M3800 at the start of 2014, we concluded that it was one of the MacBook Pro's only valid rivals ? but that was 18... Read more…

15 July 2015

From low-cost Chromebooks to high-end hybrids, and the explosion of diverse, different-shaped Windows devices, there's a dizzying amount of choice out there for anyone looking to replace their... Read more…

20 May 2015

There's little room for error when building a mobile workstation, and for the most part, Dell got the important parts right, starting with the display. The Precision M3800 brings a 4K resolution...

Hothardware.com

14 April 2015

The Dell Precision M3800 is one of the stronger 15-inch Windows systems we've recently reviewed. It manages to better balance its pros and cons than the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Edition and Asus...

Digitaltrends.com

16 March 2015

Dell has offered a Linux (Ubuntu) option on some laptops (and servers) for a few years now. Considering my general love for all things Linux, combined with my (often) overpowering desire to play... Read more…

18 October 2014

If you are managing a group of graphic artists, or you are a video editor the M3800 will serve you well. Also if your video editing or photo editing software are running on Windows, this one is...

21 July 2014

Good for processor and graphics-intensive tasks, but its touchpad and issues with display scaling spoils it...

11 July 2014

The Dell Precision M3800 isn't quite an all-singing workstation in a portable package, but it does provide good certified modelling and capable rendering on the move. Best of all, when you're not...

Itproportal.com

12 June 2014

Workstation laptops aren't meant to be sexy, but the Dell Precision M3800 turns convention on its head. It packs serious power into a stylish chassis that makes it look more like an Ultrabook than... Read more…

Workstation laptops aren't meant to be sexy, but the Dell Precision M3800 turns convention on its head. It packs serious power into a stylish chassis that makes it look more like an Ultrabook than... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i74712, dell i74712h, dell i74712hq
Barcodes 00884116138280, 05397063431892, 05397063732920, 08841161382800

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