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DELL Precision M2800

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

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The Precision M2800 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,300 megahertz) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 600MHz and 1,400MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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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 portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M2800 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Good Brand

DELL many processor cores laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs DELL is one of the superior brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The Precision M2800 has a fairly fast processor frequency (2.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800. The average processor frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800 is 2.2GHz.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor frequency that might be worth looking at include the DELL Precision M6800[plb_2840243_price] (2.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Precision M2800 range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 740GB. The Precision M2800 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,008 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M2800.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the MSI PE70 2QE[plb_2953236_price] (1.1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800, the DELL Precision M2800 has a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the DELL Precision M3800[plb_2953110_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and type. In addition, this DELL portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the laptops of this type and age the battery life (max)s range from 3.1h to 15h. The Precision M2800 has a quite long battery life (max) (10 hours) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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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 commonly found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The Precision M2800 is a nine number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type only have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800 is 3.1GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 1.8GHz to 4GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the Precision M2800 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Precision M2800 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most many processor cores laptops that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Precision M2800 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of many processor cores laptops that were launched more than a year ago range from 23Wh to 1,000Wh. 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 many processor cores laptops that were released one year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M2800 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook PCs of this type and age. 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.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec 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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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

The Precision M2800 has a relatively average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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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 laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M2800.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 755[plb_2319127_price].

If you want a portable PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the MSI PE70 2QE[plb_2953236_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the DELL Precision M2800 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
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
Intel® RealSense 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 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
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

(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

(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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell w4170, dell i74810, dell w4170m, dell i74810m, dell i74810mq
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