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DELL Precision M3800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 500GB 15.6" Laptop

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13 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL laptops and also specifically for DELL many processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Precision M3800 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 755[plb_2319127_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Precision M3800 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M3800 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL Precision M3800 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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

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Light

The Precision M3800 is fairly light (only 1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The lightest laptop that has been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M3800 is 980g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Precision M3800 has a better processor cache level than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have a L2 processor cache.

This notebook PC's processor cache level (L3) is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst processor cache level amongst similar types of notebook PC is L2.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the Precision M3800 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. The smallest processor cache of many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M3800 is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB.

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Eight Processor Threadss

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

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL Precision M3800 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago do not have a touchscreen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a touchscreen currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HP Pro[plb_2883384_price].

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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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Three USB Sleep-and-Charge Portss

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge portss, including the Precision M3800 which has three USB Sleep-and-Charge portss.

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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 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800 which have a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the HP EliteBook 755[plb_2319127_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the Precision M3800.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Precision M3800 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M3800.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 755[plb_2319127_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 average display diagonal compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the HP EliteBook 755[plb_2319127_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the DELL Precision M6800[plb_2953096_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

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Camera
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Front Camera
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4G
Bluetooth Version
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Bluetooth
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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)
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel 64
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Quick Start Guide
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell p220538, dell p220538p
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