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DELL Precision M2800

DELL Precision M2800 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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The Dell Precision M2800 is ISV certified and delivers great performance for applications like Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Cloud, Dassault Systemes Solidworks, and more. It... More
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17 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The DELL Precision M2800 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M2800. Most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this notebook PC has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

The PCI Express slots versions of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.1. With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the Precision M2800's PCI Express slots version is one of the newest amongst similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the DELL Precision M2800 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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

The Precision M2800 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,250 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M2800 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Precision M2800's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Good Brand

DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.7 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has a very fast processor frequency 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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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Precision M2800 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800 has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.4 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has one of the fastest processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor boost frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 2GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Precision M2800 is a six number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Precision M2800 have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age. 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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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

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

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the DELL Precision M2800 is one of the heavier portable PCs that came out more than a year ago amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 2kg.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Precision M2800 over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Precision M2800 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800.

Alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the DELL Vostro 15 3558[plb_2926403_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Precision M2800 has a pretty average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Precision M2800 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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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 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
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 Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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 Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard 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
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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…

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 4210, dell 64bi, dell 4310, dell 4310m, dell 4210m, dell 64bit, dell p222516, dell p231536, dell p222516p, dell p231536p
Barcodes 05397063779697

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