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DELL Precision M6700 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Feb 2013
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20 Reasons For

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

The DELL Precision M6700 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,300 megahertz) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. Many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the Precision M6700 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Precision M6700 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst laptops of this age. Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M6700 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,803 expert and user reviews, DELL has good reviews for its portable PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically for its many processor cores laptops compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the DELL Precision M6700 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M6700 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 16".

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M6700 have processor frequencys of between 1GHz and 3GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.7 gigahertz, the Precision M6700 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Precision M6700.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Precision M6700 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M6700 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Precision M6700 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The DELL Precision M6700 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M6700. Many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M6700 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

The biggest memory slots of the Precision M6700 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M6700.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slots is the worst memory slots amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the Precision M6700 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M6700. The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The DELL Precision M6700 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.7 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this age and spec have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Precision M6700 is a eight processor threads portable PC.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The DELL Precision M6700 has a quite big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Precision M6700. The processor caches of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M6700 range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on portable PCs of a comparable type and 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 commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of this age and spec.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Precision M6700 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M6700 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

Portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M6700 have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. The Precision M6700 is one of the heaviest notebook PCs of this type and age (3.5 kilograms) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M6700

Released Over Four Years Ago

DELL released the Precision M6700 over four years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The DELL Precision M6700 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the Asus N56VZ which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M6700 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age. 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

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Colour of Product
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 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
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Other Features
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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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