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DELL Precision M6700 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The DELL Precision M6700 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M6700. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The Precision M6700 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,250 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1,100MHz.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M6700 have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 16". The DELL Precision M6700 has one of the bigger display diagonals (17.3 inches) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The Precision M6700 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.6 gigahertz) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. The slowest processor frequency of laptops of this age and type is 1GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the MSI GT60[plb_2520094_price] (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on many processor cores laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M6700 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M6700.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL Precision M6700 is 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M6700.

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

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Precision M6700 is a eight processor threads notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M6700 only have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M6700 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M6700 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years that we have checked the hard drive speed of, the Precision M6700's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. The average hard drive speed of many processor cores laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M6700 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other laptops of this age and type, the Precision M6700's processor clock speed of 2,600 megahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest processor clock speed of many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M6700 is 1,300MHz and the fastest is 2,600MHz.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of this spec and age.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M6700 have a front camera, however the DELL Precision M6700 does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M6700 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M6700 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Precision M6700 is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Precision M6700 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M6700.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M6700 do not have a touchscreen. The Precision M6700 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Precision M6700 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M6700. The average hard drive capacity of many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M6700 is 790GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB.

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Heavy

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M6700 that we have checked, the weight of the Precision M6700 of 3.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The average weight of laptops of this age and spec is 2.5kg, and the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M6700

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when DELL released the Precision M6700.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Precision M6700 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been around 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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 ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
ESATA/USB 2.0 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
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
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 Clear Video Technology
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 Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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 Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family

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Expert Reviews

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21 March 2013

Cadalyst.com

This is our fourth review of a top-of-the-line Dell Precision mobile workstation, beginning with the Precision M6300 reviewed in October 2008. Dell's current offering, the Precision M6700, carries... Read more…

20 March 2013

Dell has created a masterpiece with it latest Precision series. No other contender we reviewed managed to fuse high-end performance with a low operating noise so well. Unfortunately, Dell blunders...

29 January 2013

The Precision M6700 may not quite live up to Dell's claim of being the most powerful portable workstation ever, at least in this specification. But it has a huge amount of performance to offer for...

9 January 2013

If we have to describe the Dell Precision M6700 in one word, that would be impressive. The Dell Precision M6700 is more than an amazing laptop, with really only one drawback. That's the weight....

Uk.hardware.info

12 December 2012

When you think about it, the enterprise workstation market really only has three key players. You have HP, who produce some excellent mobile workstations but have been stagnating horribly on the... Read more…

7 August 2012

Dell?s 17in workstation doesn?t come cheap, especially if you improve its specification with the wealth of upgrades available. However, it?s a price worth paying for those who need desktop-style...

26 July 2012

An impressive 17in workstation with few weaknesses, which justifies its high price thanks to excellence throughout...

Alphr.com

4 December 2012

Indrukwekkend... punt.De Dell Precision M6700 is een meer dan geweldige laptop, met eigenlijk maar een bezwaar: hij is niet licht. We kunnen 4,1 kg ook gewoon zwaar noemen. De M6700 is dan ook...

Hardware.info

26 February 2013

Dell z pewno?ci? przy?o?y? si? do pracy i jego flagowa stacja robocza jest warta swojej wygórowanej ceny. Znajdziemy w niej wszystko, co jest nam potrzebne do szcz??cia. Je?li jednak czego?...

31 January 2013

Obok wysokiej wydajno?ci g?ówn? zalet? Precisiona M6700 jest bezg?o?na praca przy braku obci??enia lub przy niewielkim obci??eniu podzespo?ów [dotyczy to wersji z dyskiem SSD - przyp. t?um.]....

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