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Notebooks produced by DELL generally have good ratings.
Intel Core I7-3xxx Processor Family
The DELL Precision M6700 has a better processor family than most similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that are older than two years have an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family.
This laptop's processor family (Intel Core i7-3xxx) is actually the best processor family across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the Precision M6700.
Across similar types of laptop the worst processor family is Intel Atom.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family currently available including because of it's better review score, the Medion Erazer X6825.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
Notebooks of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M6700 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 2.8GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the Precision M6700 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebooks that are older than two years.
There are a number of other 2.7GHz processor clock speed notebooks currently available which you might want to look at including the Apple Macbook Pro Retina which has a better Rating.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL Precision M6700 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The Precision M6700 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Precision M6700.
We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this notebook and we think the Gigabyte P27K-CF1 which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
At 3.7 gigahertz, the Precision M6700 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years. Notebooks of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M6700 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.8GHz.
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64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Nine Battery Cells
The Precision M6700 is a nine battery cell count notebook. Most of the other portable PCs that are older than two years only have between two and eight battery cells.
4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The biggest memory slots of the DELL Precision M6700 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM notebook, which is the most frequently found memory slots.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all similar spec portable PCs that are more than two years old.
The worst memory slots amongst comparable types of notebook is 2x SO-DIMM.
802.11n WiFi Standard
The Precision M6700 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most notebooks of a similar spec and age to it. Most notebooks that are more than two years old have an 802.11b WiFi standard.
An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebooks of this age and type.
An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of notebook.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory
When compared to other laptops that were released around the same time as the Precision M6700 that we have checked the maximum internal memory of, the Precision M6700's maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Precision M6700 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 22GB.
GDDR5 Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Very Big Battery Capacity
With a battery capacity of 97 watt-hours, the Precision M6700's battery capacity is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs that are more than two years old. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M6700 is 30Wh and the biggest is 97Wh.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Precision M6700 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook.
4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity
The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Precision M6700 is 500GB and the biggest is 1,000GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Precision M6700 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The Precision M6700 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebooks of this spec and age have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.
Very Low Front Camera Resolution
With a front camera resolution of only 1 megapixel, the Precision M6700 has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The lowest front camera resolution of many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M6700 is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 69MP.
Portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M6700 have weights of between 430g and 5.5kg. The Precision M6700 is one of the heavier similar spec notebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M6700 (3.5 kilograms) amongst many processor core laptops of this age.
Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP ZBook 17 (3.5kg).
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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M6700
Over Two Years Old
This laptop has been on the market for over two years.
Average Screen Size
The Precision M6700 has a pretty standard screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Precision M6700 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Asus Republic of Gamers G751JT (16GB) which also has a higher Rating.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M6700 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebooks that are older than two years.
If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Macbook Pro (512GB), or the Macbook Pro Retina (512GB) both from Apple or the DELL XPS 15 (£1,289.99) (512GB) which is also higher rated.
HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebooks of this age and spec. 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.
If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Medion Erazer X7821 (HDD+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
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
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