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DELL Precision M2800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB May 2014
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16 Reasons For

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

At 1,300 megahertz, the Precision M2800 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz.

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

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to 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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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average DELL many processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs built by DELL.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

Notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have processor frequencys of between 1GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. When compared to other laptops of this age and spec that we have assessed, the Precision M2800's processor frequency of 2.8 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M2800.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Precision M2800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M2800.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Precision M2800 has a front camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Precision M2800 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable 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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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.2GHz. At 3.8 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The DELL Precision M2800 has more number of battery cellss than most of the laptops of this type and age. Most of the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago only have between two and eight number of battery cellss, however this DELL portable PC has nine number of battery cellss.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 97 watt-hours, the Precision M2800 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M2800. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of many processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 30Wh to 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 65Wh.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most many processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800 do not have a touchscreen. The Precision M2800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Precision M2800 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M2800.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M2800.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Asus NX500JK[plb_2898867_price] (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the DELL Precision M2800 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Samsung NP905S3G[plb_1609044_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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 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
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
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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
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 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
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® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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 Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Certification
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell w4170, dell i74810, dell w4170m, dell i74810m, dell i74810mq
Barcodes 05397063434268, 05397063677757

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