A number of DELL Precision M2800 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Three years ago expert website Zdnet.com scored it 4 stars and said in their review of the DELL Precision M2800 “Dell's hardware portfolio includes a wide range of notebooks, including ultrabooks for mobile professionals, ruggedised systems for workers in challenging environments”.
Some people who bought it wrote that it was well made. Notebookcheck.net rated it 4 stars and said “Contrary to several barebone manufacturers that often use gaming notebooks for mobile workstations, Dell can use a solid business devic” in their review of the DELL Precision M2800. Zdnet.com said “Solidly built and equipped with high-end components, we have just a couple of niggles” in their DELL Precision M2800 review.
One DELL Precision M2800 owner who bought this laptop reckoned that it was good value for money. Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review three years ago “The Dell Precision M2800 is an affordable Windows 7 workstation with a durable chassis, sharp full HD display”.
Good Battery Life
One person considered that the DELL Precision M2800 had a good battery life. Techworld.com said “Battery life is quite respectable for such a powerful laptop” in their review of the DELL Precision M2800.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
Across all the many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,300 megahertz, the Precision M2800 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800.
64-Bit Processor Operating Modes
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
Most many processor cores laptops that were released 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 Precision M2800 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.
DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL many processor cores laptops and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This laptop has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years.
Quite Big Internal Memory
Across all the many processor cores laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M2800 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago.
We compared all the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs to this laptop and we think the XPS 15, and the XPS 15 both from DELL or the Lenovo Y50 which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Very Fast Processor Frequency
The slowest processor frequency of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. When compared to other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800 that we have checked, the Precision M2800's processor frequency of 2.8 gigahertz is one of the fastest.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.8GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the ZBook 17, the ZBook 17, or the ZBook 15 all from HP which has better reviews.
If this portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to look at the ThinkPad W541 (2.9GHz), or the ThinkPad W540 (2.9GHz) both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800 also have a full-size keyboard.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NP350V5C, the HP ZBook, or the Acer Aspire E3-112.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Precision M2800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most many processor cores laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.
SSD Storage Media
The Precision M2800 has an SSD storage media which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M2800.
The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Nine Number of Battery Cellss
The Precision M2800 has more number of battery cellss than most of the portable PCs of this type and age. Most of the many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 only have between two and eight number of battery cellss, however this portable PC has nine number of battery cellss.
Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency
With a processor boost frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The processor boost frequencys of many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800 range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
At 97 watt-hours, the Precision M2800 has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M2800. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 30Wh to 2,700Wh.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
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Not Good in Terms of Size
A few DELL Precision M2800 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “The Dell Precision M2800 is a bulky mobile workstation with a Core i7 processor” and gave it a score of 3 stars. Expert website Techworld.com mentioned in their review of this laptop three years ago “The Precision M2800 is big and heavy.” . Digitalartsonline.co.uk said “This new 15-inch laptop is a relatively chunky beast – especially sat nex”.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB.
Alternative 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the ThinkPad T540, or the ThinkPad T540 both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Celsius H730.
If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Medion AKOYA E6239 (500GB and higher rated), the Lenovo G50-45 (500GB and higher rated), or the HP 17 G2 (500GB and higher rated).
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The Precision M2800 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 also do not have a touchscreen.
We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touchscreen to this notebook PC and we think the Zenbook Touch U500VZ, the N550JK, or the N550JK all from Asus which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates
This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.
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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 fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M2800.
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