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DELL Precision M3800
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DELL Precision M3800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB Jul 2015
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Incredible mobility: Create on the go with a remarkably thin and light Workstation, only 0.71" (18 mm) thin with a starting weight of 4.15 lb1 (1.88 kg). On-the-spot performance: Edit video or... More
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

DELL many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs DELL is one of the superior manufacturers.

Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M3800 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M3800, the internal memory of the Precision M3800 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2 (£1,835.98) (32GB).

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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 this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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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 that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and spec is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Precision M3800 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. 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 across all laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800.

The worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

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Light

The Precision M3800 is fairly light (only 1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800. The weights of laptops of this spec and age range from 580g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.9kg heavy notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Precision M3800 is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Precision M3800 has a L3 processor cache which is better than the L2 processor cache found on most laptops of this age and type.

This notebook PC's processor cache level (L3) is actually the best processor cache level amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Precision M3800.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst processor cache level is L2.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Precision M3800 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Precision M3800 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M3800 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The Precision M3800 has more USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports than most of the portable PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC is a four USB Sleep-and-Charge port portable PC compared to most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800 which only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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Narrow

At only 372 millimeters, the Precision M3800 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago the widths range from 260mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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2 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M3800 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago which have a full-size keyboard.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Precision M3800 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800.

Other 2.3GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the DELL Precision M3800 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP Zbook 17 G2 (£1,099.99) (2.5GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The DELL Precision M3800 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M3800.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the MSI PE70 2QE (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Precision M3800 has a fairly average total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M3800.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba C55 (750GB), or the HP Zbook 17 G2 (£1,099.99) (750GB).

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Specification

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Memory Card
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Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Screen Size
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Optical Drive
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Built-In Microphone
Speaker
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
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SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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…

Powerful CPU performance
Excellent GPU performance
32GB of memory available
Huge array of expansion ports
Powerful performance and graphics
TN screen has poor colour reproduction
Hybrid hard disks aren't great
Like most workstations, it's big, heavy and ugly
Belowaverage battery life
Small touchpad
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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