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

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB Jan 2015
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25 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net this many processor cores portable PC has an overall expert rating of 81%.

Robust

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.

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Reasonably Priced

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ, the HP ZBook, and the Lenovo Y70-70 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M2800 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Precision M2800 also have a front camera.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung NP350V5C, the HP ENVY 17-j127cl, or the DELL Inspiron 15.

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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 common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Precision M2800.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of portable PCs of this spec and age is 6.7h. The Precision M2800 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (10 hours) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T540 (11h), or the ThinkPad W541 (11.1h) both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire Switch 10 (11h) which also has a higher rating.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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.

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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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4 Reasons Against

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).

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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.

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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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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 fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M2800.

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad W541, the HP 255, and the Fujitsu Celsius H730 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the N751JK (17.3"), or the X750JA (17.3") both from Asus or the Lenovo G710 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the Precision M2800 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800.

Alternative 2.6kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j004sa, or the ENVY 15 both from HP or the DELL Precision M2800 which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Form Factor
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Colour of Product
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Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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
Intel® RealSense 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
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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 Life (max)
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 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
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)
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
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

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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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