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DELL Precision M3800
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DELL Precision M3800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

On average DELL many processor core portable PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs built by DELL.

Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The DELL Precision M3800 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Precision M3800 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M3800 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M3800 also have a full-size keyboard.

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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 most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M3800.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M3800, the DELL Precision M3800 has a front camera.

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Light

At only 1.9 kilograms, the Precision M3800 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The lightest many processor core laptop that is a similar age to the Precision M3800 is 430g heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Precision M3800 is a eight processor thread portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The DELL Precision M3800 has more USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports than most of the portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most of the notebook 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, however this DELL notebook PC has four USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The Precision M3800 has a quite big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800. The smallest processor cache of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Precision M3800 is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M3800 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 is 260 cd/m². When compared to other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the DELL Precision M3800's display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

The operating shocks of laptops of this type and age range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 52G. The Precision M3800 has one of the bigger operating shocks (110 gravity) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

The average operating vibration of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M3800 is 0.6G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G. The DELL Precision M3800 has one of the bigger operating vibrations (0.66 gravity) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision M3800 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

With a width of only 372 millimeters, the DELL Precision M3800 is one of the narrower similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800 amongst portable PCs of this age. The widths of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 240mm to 430mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M3800.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Precision M3800 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800 range from 8GB to 1TB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has one of the smaller hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The DELL Precision M3800 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

The best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL Precision M3800 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M3800.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

The non-operating vibrations of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1G to 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.3G. At 1.3 gravity, the Precision M3800 has a quite big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M3800 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M3800.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 15 (£1,498.87) (2.3GHz and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

The DELL Precision M3800 has a fairly average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M3800.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the HP ENVY 15 (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Precision M3800 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M3800.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the MSI GS70 (17"), or the HP ZBook 17 (17.3").

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type. 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
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
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
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
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
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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 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
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Certification
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

8 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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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...

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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 64, dell 64b, dell 64bi, dell 4712, dell 64bit, dell 4712h, dell 4712hq, dell p220538, dell p220538p, ca002pm38009mumws, ca002pm38009mumwsd
Barcodes 05397063420278, 05397063426201, 05397063426225, 05397063431427, 05397063431557, 05397063432431, 05397063432448, 05397063433278, 05397063433285, 05397063539277, 05397063623426

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