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

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 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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22 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

Experts in laptops love this DELL notebook PC and have given it eight awards.

The experts at Digitaltrends.com, Techradar, Itpro.co.uk, Techradar.com/au/ and Alphr.com all thought that concluded that they would endorse this notebook PC and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at two other expert review sites both thought that this portable PC was good. This notebook PC received a "Gold Award" from Hardware.info and the editor of Itproportal.com gave it a "Best Buy" award and wrote it was good.

The expert at one additional expert review site thought that this DELL portable PC was good. This notebook PC received an "Approved" award from Hothardware.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this DELL notebook PC is 81% based on thirty-five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and PC Mag.

Good Size

A few DELL Precision M3800 owners considered that this laptop was thin. Expert website Laptopmag.com said “As the world's thinnest and lightest workstation” in their review of the DELL Precision M3800. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned “The powerful components of a mobile work station are mixed with the slim chassis of an ultrabook - quite the feat, which, surprising” in their review of the DELL Precision M3800. Expert review site Alphr.com wrote “Solid-state storage into a slim, stylish chassis that makes it look more like a” but even so they scored the DELL Precision M3800 67 out of 100.

One DELL Precision M3800 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. One person who reviewed this laptop said that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Itproportal.com wrote in their DELL Precision M3800 review “Best of all, when you're not doing heavy 3D work” .

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Nice Design

Several DELL Precision M3800 owners who reviewed the DELL Precision M3800 agreed that it was good looking. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said “A stylish 15-inch system with a QHD touch screen measuring less than an inch thick” in their DELL Precision M3800 review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Laptopmag.com also said “The Dell Precision M3800 delivers powerful performance in a svelte, elegant chassis”. Also three years ago expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “Slim, good-looking ultrabooks have not only secured themselves a place on the wish list of private customers.” in their review of this laptop and gave the DELL Precision M3800 a rating of 4 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that it was a good design. Three years ago Itpro.co.uk wrote in their review of the DELL Precision M3800 “A brilliant workstation laptops which balances great design with power” and scored it 4 stars.

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Robust

Two customers who purchased the product thought it was well made. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag three years ago “It's a solid choice for detail-oriented workers”. In the same month expert website Techworld.com said “Light chassis, with superb build quality.” in their review of this laptop.

Large Storage Capacity

One DELL Precision M3800 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it had good storage.

Good Product Quality

One DELL Precision M3800 reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality.

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed this laptop considered that it had a good battery life.

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.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 4,167 user and expert reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its many processor cores notebook PCs.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M3800 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M3800.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The DELL Precision M3800 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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

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Light

At only 1.9 kilograms, the Precision M3800 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800. The lightest comparable spec laptop that has been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M3800 is 980g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M3800 which do not have a touchscreen, the DELL Precision M3800 has a touchscreen.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M3800 is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Precision M3800 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

The DELL Precision M3800 has a L3 processor cache which is better than the L2 processor cache found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level amongst all many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC 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 were launched more than a year ago.

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Two USB Sleep-and-Charge Portss

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

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to 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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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person considered that the DELL Precision M3800 was not cheap. Expert review site Itpro.co.uk mentioned in their DELL Precision M3800 review “It could have better battery life and it is expensive”.

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 frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M3800 have a full-size keyboard, however the Precision M3800 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. 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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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB. With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The DELL Precision M3800 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M3800 have one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has a fairly small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800 is 830GB, and the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys range from 8GB to 1TB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Precision M3800 over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.3 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M3800 has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the DELL Precision M3800 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

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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 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
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
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
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
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 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)

8 Awards

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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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