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DELL Precision M3800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 500GB 15.6" Laptop

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18 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL Precision M3800 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the laptops of this type and age. Most of the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M3800 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The Precision M3800 has a quite new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M3800. The average PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2.7, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average DELL many processor core portable PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs manufactured by DELL.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 400 megahertz, the Precision M3800 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency 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. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M3800 is 200MHz, the fastest is 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Precision M3800 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M3800 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price] which has better reviews.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M3800 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Light

The DELL Precision M3800 is fairly light (only 1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M3800. The weights of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 580g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Precision M3800 is a eight processor thread notebook PC.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The Precision M3800 has a fairly big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M3800. The average processor cache of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M3800 is 4.2MB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M3800 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level across all many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst processor cache level across similar types of laptop is L2.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop 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 available for more than a year.

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Three USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M3800 have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports, including the Precision M3800 which has three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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Narrow

The Precision M3800 is quite narrow (only 372 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Precision M3800. Across all the laptops of this age and type the widths range from 260mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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 are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M3800 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB. With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M3800.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M3800 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M3800.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784726_price] (2.4GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M3800.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M3800.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Precision M6800[plb_2953096_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Specification

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Intel Visual Technology
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell p220538, dell p220538p
Barcodes 05397063741762

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