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DELL Precision M2800

DELL Precision M2800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB 256GB 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB Feb 2015
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17 Reasons For

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

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800 range from 850MHz to 1,400MHz. At 1,300 megahertz, the Precision M2800 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M2800.

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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 notebook PC. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 8.3GB. The Precision M2800 has one of the bigger internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2.2GHz. At 2.8 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M2800.

If this DELL laptop processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 17[plb_2814963_price] (2.9GHz and higher rated).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the DELL Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider including the HP EliteBook 755[plb_2319127_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M2800 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 755[plb_2319127_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M2800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. In addition, this DELL notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops that have been on the market for more than a year the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Precision M2800 has a L3 processor cache which is better than the L2 processor cache found on most many processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst processor cache level is L2.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 3.1GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst portable PCs of this age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

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

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The DELL Precision M2800 is a nine number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 only have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 23Wh and 1,000Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 66Wh. The DELL Precision M2800 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) (97 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800 the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2.2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800.

Other 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to look at include the HP EliteBook 755[plb_2319127_price] which has better reviews.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Precision M2800 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M2800 also do not have a touchscreen.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touchscreen including the HP Pro[plb_2883384_price] which also has a higher rating.

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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

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Precision M2800 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 755[plb_2319127_price] is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the MSI PE70 2QE[plb_2953236_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The DELL Precision M2800 has a relatively typical weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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Specification

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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
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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 (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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
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 Port
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
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 Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
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)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
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…

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Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Lap button could be the main in front of device
Battery
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