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DELL Precision M2800

DELL Precision M2800 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB 500GB 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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18 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The DELL Precision M2800 is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

The Precision M2800 has a quite new PCI Express slots version (3) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Precision M2800. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M2800 the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2.

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

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800 is 660MHz, the fastest is 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 1,300 megahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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

Most portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Precision M2800 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Good Brand

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by DELL have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequency of the Precision M2800 of 3 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the DELL Latitude E6540[plb_2662040_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Precision M2800 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This DELL portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 5.5GB. The Precision M2800 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M2800 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Laptops of this type and age have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M2800's processor boost frequency is one of the fastest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M2800.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 5Wh to 100Wh. The DELL Precision M2800 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s (65 watt-hours) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. At 4 megabytes, the DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the DELL Precision M2800 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M2800. The lightest notebook PC of this age and type is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Precision M2800 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the Precision M2800.

Average Display Diagonal

The DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 15R 5537[plb_2195633_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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 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
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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)
Idle States
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
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

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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

(1)
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…

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