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DELL Precision M3800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB Jul 2015
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Incredible mobility: Create on the go with a remarkably thin and light Workstation, only 0.71" (18 mm) thin with a starting weight of 4.15 lb1 (1.88 kg). On-the-spot performance: Edit video or... More
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec 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 laptop.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,803 expert and user reviews for DELL notebook PCs and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically within its many processor cores laptops range.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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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 laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800, the Precision M3800 has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the DELL Precision M3800[plb_2953110_price] which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Precision M3800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this age and spec. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M3800 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Precision M3800 has an SSD storage media which is better than most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs that were released one year ago 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.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium amongst all many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the Precision M3800.

The worst storage medium across similar types of laptop is HDD.

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Light

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the weights range from 980g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg. At only 1.9 kilograms, the DELL Precision M3800 is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.9kg heavy laptops currently available including the DELL Precision M3800[plb_2953110_price] which has better reviews.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M3800 only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys, however the Precision M3800 has 512 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Precision M3800 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800 which do not have a touchscreen.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Portss

The Precision M3800 is a four USB Sleep-and-Charge ports portable PC. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800 only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge portss.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision M3800 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Precision M3800 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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5 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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M3800 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

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

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Precision M3800 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 have one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 16 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M3800. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 20GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.3 gigahertz, the Precision M3800 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.3GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Precision M3800[plb_2953110_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Precision M3800 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800.

If you are looking for a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the MSI PE70 2QE[plb_2953236_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Precision M3800 has a relatively average total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba C55[plb_2992854_price] (750GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
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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
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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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
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 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
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN
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
DVI Port
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USB 3.0 Port
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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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