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DELL Precision M6700 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the DELL Precision M6700 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M6700 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M6700 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. The Precision M6700 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M6700.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

DELL is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and DELL also has good reviews for its many processor core portable PCs.

Very Big Screen Size

Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M6700 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the DELL Precision M6700 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

Other 17.3" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M6700 the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz. The DELL Precision M6700 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 15[plb_2877683_price] (2.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M6700 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M6700 also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including a cheaper notebook PC such as the Toshiba L55T[plb_2041827_price], or the HP Envy 15[plb_1572354_price] or you might consider a better rated notebook PC such as the Asus U500VZ[plb_2377740_price].

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Nine Battery Cells

The Precision M6700 has more battery cells than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M6700. Most of the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M6700 only have between two and eight battery cells, however this notebook PC has nine battery cells.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the Precision M6700 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M6700 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Precision M6700 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M6700.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M6700 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M6700.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Precision M6700 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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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the DELL Precision M6700 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M6700.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have a front camera, however the DELL Precision M6700 does not have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the ZBook 15[pl_2877683_price], or the ZBook 15[pl_2194743_price] both from HP which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M6700 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M6700 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to consider including the Toshiba L55T[plb_2041827_price], or the HP ENVY 15[plb_2353927_price].

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this spec and age.

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Heavy

When compared to other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the weight of the Precision M6700 of 3.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Envy 15[plb_1572354_price] (2.8kg and cheaper).

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M6700

Released Over Three Years Ago

DELL released the Precision M6700 over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Precision M6700 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ENVY 15[plb_2353927_price] (12GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M6700 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M6700.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa[pl_2143104_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea[pl_2198858_price] (750GB and cheaper) both from HP.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think the HP ENVY 15[plb_2353927_price], and the Lenovo E555[plb_2906519_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Asus U500VZ[plb_2377740_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Colour
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Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
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Processor Operating Mode
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Keyboard Layout
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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
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RoHS Compliance
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Expert Reviews

(17)
21 March 2013

Cadalyst.com

This is our fourth review of a top-of-the-line Dell Precision mobile workstation, beginning with the Precision M6300 reviewed in October 2008. Dell's current offering, the Precision M6700, carries... Read more…

20 March 2013

Dell has created a masterpiece with it latest Precision series. No other contender we reviewed managed to fuse high-end performance with a low operating noise so well. Unfortunately, Dell blunders...

29 January 2013

The Precision M6700 may not quite live up to Dell's claim of being the most powerful portable workstation ever, at least in this specification. But it has a huge amount of performance to offer for...

9 January 2013

If we have to describe the Dell Precision M6700 in one word, that would be impressive. The Dell Precision M6700 is more than an amazing laptop, with really only one drawback. That's the weight....

Uk.hardware.info

12 December 2012

When you think about it, the enterprise workstation market really only has three key players. You have HP, who produce some excellent mobile workstations but have been stagnating horribly on the... Read more…

7 August 2012

Dell?s 17in workstation doesn?t come cheap, especially if you improve its specification with the wealth of upgrades available. However, it?s a price worth paying for those who need desktop-style...

26 July 2012

An impressive 17in workstation with few weaknesses, which justifies its high price thanks to excellence throughout...

Alphr.com

4 December 2012

Indrukwekkend... punt.De Dell Precision M6700 is een meer dan geweldige laptop, met eigenlijk maar een bezwaar: hij is niet licht. We kunnen 4,1 kg ook gewoon zwaar noemen. De M6700 is dan ook...

Hardware.info

26 February 2013

Dell z pewno?ci? przy?o?y? si? do pracy i jego flagowa stacja robocza jest warta swojej wygórowanej ceny. Znajdziemy w niej wszystko, co jest nam potrzebne do szcz??cia. Je?li jednak czego?...

31 January 2013

Obok wysokiej wydajno?ci g?ówn? zalet? Precisiona M6700 jest bezg?o?na praca przy braku obci??enia lub przy niewielkim obci??eniu podzespo?ów [dotyczy to wersji z dyskiem SSD - przyp. t?um.]....

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