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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
+12 More reasons for
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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
+2 More reasons against
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).
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.
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.
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.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QM77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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