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DELL Precision M2800

DELL Precision M2800 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 500GB 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The DELL Precision M2800 is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

At 3, the Precision M2800 has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The PCI Express slots versions of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M2800 range from 2 to 3.

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

The Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At 400 megahertz, the Precision M2800 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The Precision M2800 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,803 expert and owner reviews for DELL notebook PCs and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The DELL Precision M2800 has a quite fast processor frequency (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo E531 which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M2800 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and spec.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M2800 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800 have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Precision M2800 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Precision M2800 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800.

The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M2800 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800 also have a front camera.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Precision M2800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (32,768 megabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the maximum internal memorys range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 27GB.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Precision M2800 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M2800. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of this age and spec.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M2800 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Precision M2800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Precision M2800 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800. The weights of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M2800 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Full HD
LED Backlight
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

Expert Reviews

(27)
2 February 2015

When you get a workstation like this, it's because you want to be able to work wherever you are, with the files and software that you need for the job. For this reason, the Precision M2800 we're... Read more…

19 August 2014

It's not particularly portable, but the Dell Precision M2800 is certainly an impressive mobile workstation. Solidly built and equipped with high-end components, we have just a couple of niggles:...

14 August 2014

The Precision M2800 is big and heavy, but its performance is hard to beat if you need a high-end mobile workstation for graphics, video or 3D design. Battery life is quite respectable for such a...

11 August 2014

Dell has been making an effort to slim down many of its larger 15- and 17-inch laptops recently, but the Precision M2800 is very much a high-end mobile workstation that focuses on performance... Read more…

11 August 2014

After our review of the Dell Precision M2800 , it was obvious that Dell had worked hard these past few years to refine its mobile workstations. When the CRN Test Center looked at the Precision... Read more…

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 20 January 2016 by South Dakota photog
South Dakota photog would recommend the Dell Precision M2800 (Verified Purchase)

Have no issues with this computer. Chose this one because of the i7 processor and upgraded the ram from 8 to 16 and it runs as fast and smoothly as I can ask for. Able to run multiple programs... Read more…

Reviewed 6 November 2011 by Bill Clay

These headphones should NOT be under the DJ section of this site or be associated with DJing/performing in anyway. I bought these headphones because they were under the DJ section and I trusted... Read more…

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Battery
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