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DELL Precision M6800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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28 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This DELL notebook PC received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews who thought that this portable PC was good.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this portable PC is 84% based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and notebookcheck.net. The laptop expert review sites think this notebook PC is one of the very best many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Robust

Three DELL Precision M6800 reviewers said in their reviews that it was well made. Notebookcheck.net mentioned “Connectivity are very good and remain solid pros for this series” in their review of the DELL Precision M6800 and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review of this laptop “The M6800 is clearly built for business, from its hard-wearing chassis”.

Good Connectivity

One DELL Precision M6800 reviewer said in their reviews that the DELL Precision M6800 was good in terms of connectivity. Notebookcheck.net gave it a score of 4 stars and said three years ago “The case, keyboard and connectivity are very good”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was good quality. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “The Precision M6800 has got it where it counts, including excellent performance, build quality and a top-notch screen” in their review of the DELL Precision M6800.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Expert review site Techworld.com wrote “Slim and sexy is good for travel” in their review of this laptop.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,300 megahertz, the Precision M6800 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M6800. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M6800 is 840MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Precision M6800 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M6800 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M6800. Laptops that were released one year ago have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other brands.

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Very Big Screen Size

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M6800 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M6800 that we have checked the screen size of, the Precision M6800's screen size of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Precision M6800 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M6800 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the Precision M6800 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M6800.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M6800 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M6800.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Pro[plb_2883384_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M6800 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Precision M3800[plb_2953110_price], and the HP Pro[plb_2883384_price] is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M6800 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and spec. This DELL notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M6800 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision M6800 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Precision M6800 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Precision M6800 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M6800.

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

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M6800 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Precision M6800 is a nine battery cell count laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago only have between two and eight battery cells.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M6800 is 3.1GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4GHz. At 3.8 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M6800 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M6800.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Precision M6800 has a L3 processor cache which is better than most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it have a L2 processor cache.

This portable PC's processor cache level (L3) is actually the best processor cache level across all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M6800.

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

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of this type and age is 22Wh, the biggest is 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh. The DELL Precision M6800 has one of the bigger battery capacities (97 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Precision M6800 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M6800 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 8.2GB.

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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 comparable time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Two people concluded that this laptop was not cheap. Expert website Techradar.com said “That's expensive.” in their review. Techradar.com also said “Power offered by this machine, especially when it's this bulky and expensive”.

One DELL Precision M6800 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was not good value for money. Expert review site Techradar.com said “Most powerful business notebook, which means a high price – this £2,075 (around US$3,490, AU$3,750) machine is twice as pricey as some of its rivals” but despite that they still scored this laptop 4 stars.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of people who bought it reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Techworld.com wrote “Sometimes big and chunky is what's really needed to get the job done”. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of the DELL Precision M6800 two years ago “It's heavy and the battery life is nothing special.”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their review “It's thick and heavy, battery life isn't great” .

Poor Battery Life

A number of DELL Precision M6800 reviewers who reviewed this laptop wrote that it did not have a good battery life.

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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.

If the storage medium of this many processor core laptop is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Pro[plb_2883384_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M6800 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Precision M3800[plb_2953110_price], or the HP Pro[plb_2883384_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Precision M6800 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most portable PCs of this spec and age.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of laptop.

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Very Heavy

The weights of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Precision M6800 range from 580g to 3.8kg. When compared to other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M6800 that we have assessed, the weight of the Precision M6800 of 3.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP Pro[plb_2883384_price] (2.1kg) which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M6800

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this many processor core laptop was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Precision M6800 has a pretty average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Internal Memory

The DELL Precision M6800 has a relatively standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including the HP Pro[plb_2883384_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
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Processor Core
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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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Built-In Wi-Fi Switch
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 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
Bundled Software
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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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 Demand Based Switching
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
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

1 Award

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

(16)
5 August 2014

The M6800 is clearly built for business, from its hard-wearing chassis and versatile exterior to the superb keyboard and powerful professional components. It's a powerhouse, but it's thick and...

5 August 2014

The M6800 is impressive, but it's a niche product. Few employees will truly need the versatility and power offered by this machine, especially when it's this bulky and expensive. If you can...

3 July 2014

The Precision M6800 has got it where it counts, including excellent performance, build quality and a top-notch screen. Yes, it's heavy and the battery life is nothing special, but it's a serious...

Trusted Reviews

12 March 2014

The Dell Precision M3800 Professional Workstation can serve well as a desktop replacement for professionals who'd like the flexibility of being able to lug their workstation around. It has...

4 March 2014

Slim and sexy is good for travel and keeping up with the Joneses. But sometimes big and chunky is what's really needed to get the job done. And so it is in mobile workstations, where the sheer... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 6 January 2016 by St. Paul
St. Paul would recommend the Dell Precision M6800 (Verified Purchase)

Arrived quickly and in great condition...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell p231534, dell p231534p
Barcodes 05397063779864

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