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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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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. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M2800 only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

The PCI Express slots versions of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800, the PCI Express slots version of the Precision M2800 of 3 is one of the newest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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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.

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

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the Precision M2800 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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Good Brand

DELL medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs DELL is one of the better rated brands.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Precision M2800. The processor frequencys of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M2800 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The DELL Precision M2800 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average display diagonal of laptops of this age and type is 15".

If this DELL portable PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The DELL Precision M2800 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M2800.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Precision M2800 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Precision M2800.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age that we have checked, the Precision M2800's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800 the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M2800 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the Precision M2800 which has six number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At 65 watt-hours, the Precision M2800 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 range from 5Wh to 100Wh.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Precision M2800 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst laptops of this age. The dimmest display brightness of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M2800 is 20 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m².

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type 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.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The weights of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M2800 range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Precision M2800 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. The DELL Precision M2800 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Precision M2800 over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M2800 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
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
Conflict Free 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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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 Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(28)
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…

Ease of use and accurate
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Lap button could be the main in front of device
Battery
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 64, dell 64b, dell 4310, dell 4210, dell 64bi, dell 4210m, dell 64bit, dell 4310m, dell p222516, dell p231536, dell p231536p, dell p222516p, ca001pm280011mumws
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