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DELL Precision M3800
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DELL Precision M3800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 756GB Hybrid-HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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15 Reasons For

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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL notebook PCs and also specifically for DELL many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings.

Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M3800 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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

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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 available for a similar time to the Precision M3800 also have a front camera.

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Light

The lightest laptop that was launched more than two years ago is 430g heavy and the heaviest is 4.8kg. The Precision M3800 is one of the lighter many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M3800 (only 1.9 kilograms) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M3800 only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports, however the DELL Precision M3800 has four 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 the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as 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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Narrow

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago the widths range from 240mm to 430mm. The DELL Precision M3800 is one of the narrower comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M3800 (only 372 millimeters) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Precision M3800 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has a fairly small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800 is 8GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 810GB.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Precision M3800 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Precision M3800 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of this type and age range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 16 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst laptops of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Precision M3800 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Precision M3800 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M3800.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP Zbook 17 (2.4GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Precision M3800 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M3800.

If this DELL portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2 (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 756 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
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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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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 Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 Smart Cache
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
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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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