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DELL Precision M3800
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DELL Precision M3800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB Jun 2015
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23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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

The DELL Precision M3800 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Precision M3800 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average DELL many processor cores laptops have good reviews as do all laptops produced by DELL.

Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Precision M3800 has a quite big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released one year ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M3800 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M3800 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M3800 also have a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including the DELL Precision M3800[plb_2953110_price] which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M3800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this spec and age. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M3800 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Precision M3800 has an SSD storage media which is better than most laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most many processor cores laptops that have been around for 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 amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M3800.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Light

At only 1.9 kilograms, the DELL Precision M3800 is quite light compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the Precision M3800. Across all the many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M3800 the weights range from 980g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M3800 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Precision M3800 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The DELL Precision M3800 is a eight processor threads portable PC.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this age and spec.

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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 typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Portss

The Precision M3800 is a four USB Sleep-and-Charge ports laptop.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL Precision M3800 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of this type and age do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 400 candellas per square meter, the Precision M3800 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800. Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M3800 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Quite Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

Notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have wi-Fi data rate (max)s of between 150 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 370 Mbit/s. With a wi-Fi data rate (max) of 867 megabits per second, the DELL Precision M3800 has a quite fast wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

The Precision M3800 has one of the bigger operating vibrations (0.66 gravity) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. The average operating vibration of many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than a year is 0.61G.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M3800 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Precision M3800 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The total storage capacitys of many processor cores laptops that were released one year ago range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 740GB.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Deep Power Adapter Depth

When compared to other many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M3800 that we have checked, the power adapter depth of the Precision M3800 of 143 millimeters is one of the deepest. The shallowest power adapter depth of many processor cores laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M3800 is 28mm and the deepest is 150mm.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

The average non-operating vibration of laptops of this age and spec is 1.3G, and the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 3.5G. The Precision M3800 has one of the bigger non-operating vibrations (1.3 gravity) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of this age and type have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB. The DELL Precision M3800 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the Precision M3800.

Average Processor Frequency

The Precision M3800 has a pretty typical processor frequency (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M3800.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Precision M3800 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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 OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
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 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 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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Power Adapter Height
Power Adapter Depth
Power Adapter Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
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
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

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Expert Reviews

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14 September 2015

What is the Dell Precision M3800 (2015)? When we reviewed the original Precision M3800 at the start of 2014, we concluded that it was one of the MacBook Pro's only valid rivals ? but that was 18... Read more…

15 July 2015

From low-cost Chromebooks to high-end hybrids, and the explosion of diverse, different-shaped Windows devices, there's a dizzying amount of choice out there for anyone looking to replace their... Read more…

20 May 2015

There's little room for error when building a mobile workstation, and for the most part, Dell got the important parts right, starting with the display. The Precision M3800 brings a 4K resolution...

Hothardware.com

14 April 2015

The Dell Precision M3800 is one of the stronger 15-inch Windows systems we've recently reviewed. It manages to better balance its pros and cons than the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Edition and Asus...

Digitaltrends.com

16 March 2015

Dell has offered a Linux (Ubuntu) option on some laptops (and servers) for a few years now. Considering my general love for all things Linux, combined with my (often) overpowering desire to play... Read more…

18 October 2014

If you are managing a group of graphic artists, or you are a video editor the M3800 will serve you well. Also if your video editing or photo editing software are running on Windows, this one is...

21 July 2014

Good for processor and graphics-intensive tasks, but its touchpad and issues with display scaling spoils it...

11 July 2014

The Dell Precision M3800 isn't quite an all-singing workstation in a portable package, but it does provide good certified modelling and capable rendering on the move. Best of all, when you're not...

Itproportal.com

12 June 2014

Workstation laptops aren't meant to be sexy, but the Dell Precision M3800 turns convention on its head. It packs serious power into a stylish chassis that makes it look more like an Ultrabook than... Read more…

Workstation laptops aren't meant to be sexy, but the Dell Precision M3800 turns convention on its head. It packs serious power into a stylish chassis that makes it look more like an Ultrabook than... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i74712, dell i74712h, dell i74712hq
Barcodes 05397063726387, 05397063732920, 05397063794942

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