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DELL Precision M6800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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30 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this DELL portable PC. This notebook PC received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and notebookcheck.net the average expert rating of this DELL laptop is 84%. This puts this notebook PC in the top 16% of all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Robust

Three people considered that it was well made. Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their review of the DELL Precision M6800 on expert website Trusted Reviews three years ago “The Precision M6800 has got it where it counts, including excellent performance, build quality and a top-notch screen”. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review “Connectivity are very good and remain solid pros for this series” and gave the DELL Precision M6800 a score of 4 stars. Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their review of the DELL Precision M6800 “The M6800 is clearly built for business, from its hard-wearing chassis”.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed the DELL Precision M6800 concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote four years ago “The case, keyboard and connectivity are very good” in their review.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought it concluded that it was good quality.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Techworld.com mentioned “Slim and sexy is good for travel” .

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

At 1,300 megahertz, the DELL Precision M6800 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M6800. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M6800 is 850MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The DELL Precision M6800 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Precision M6800 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memorys amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M6800 the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 2GB to 8GB.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M6800 is 16", and the display diagonals range from 11" to 18". With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the Precision M6800 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M6800.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Precision M6800 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.8 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M6800 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M6800 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M6800 also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the HP Pro which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M6800 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HP Pro.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Precision M6800 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M6800 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Precision M6800 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common 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 have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M6800.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have processor boost frequencys of between 1.8GHz and 4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.1GHz. At 3.8 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M6800 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M6800.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The Precision M6800 has more number of battery cellss than most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M6800. Most of the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M6800 only have between two and eight number of battery cellss, however this notebook PC has nine number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Precision M6800 has a quite big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M6800. The maximum internal memorys of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Precision M6800 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL Precision M6800 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M6800. Notebook PCs of this age and type have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 820GB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops of this spec and age is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Precision M6800 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M6800.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Precision M6800 has a better processor cache level than most many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have a L2 processor cache.

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

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst processor cache level is L2.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M6800 range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 32 gigabytes, the Precision M6800's maximum internal memory (64-bit) is one of the biggest amongst many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M6800.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Precision M6800 is a eight processor threads laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age only have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Precision M6800 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Precision M6800 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Precision M6800 is 23Wh and the biggest is 1,000Wh. At 97 watt-hours, the DELL Precision M6800 has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the Precision M6800 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M6800 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.3GB.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few people who reviewed the DELL Precision M6800 wrote that it was not cheap. Techradar.com wrote in their review of the DELL Precision M6800 “That's expensive.” but despite that they still scored the DELL Precision M6800 80 out of 100. Techradar.com also wrote “Power offered by this machine, especially when it's this bulky and expensive”.

One DELL Precision M6800 owner reckoned that it was not good value for money. Expert review site Techradar.com said “Most powerful business notebook, which means a high price – this £2,075 (around US$3,490, AU$3,750) machine is twice as pricey as some of its rivals” however they still gave the DELL Precision M6800 a score of 4 stars.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

Several DELL Precision M6800 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was not heavy and bulky. Techworld.com said three years ago “Sometimes big and chunky is what's really needed to get the job done” in their review of the DELL Precision M6800.

Poor Battery Life

Some DELL Precision M6800 owners mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Three years ago Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of the DELL Precision M6800 on expert website Trusted Reviews “It's heavy and the battery life is nothing special.”. Also three years ago expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote “It's thick and heavy, battery life isn't great”.

Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Pro (SSD and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M6800, the Precision M6800 does not have a touchscreen.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a touchscreen including the HP Pro, or the DELL Precision M3800.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on many processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The Precision M6800 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most many processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11a wi-Fi standards is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M6800.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is the best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of laptop.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other notebook PCs of this spec and age that we have checked the weight of, the Precision M6800's weight of 3.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The average weight of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M6800 is 2.4kg.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Pro (2.1kg) which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M6800

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Precision M6800 over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL Precision M6800 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M6800.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M6800 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the HP Pro which has better reviews.

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Specification

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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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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 ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Built-In Wi-Fi Switch
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
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HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
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USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
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 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
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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
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
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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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5 August 2014

The M6800 is clearly built for business, from its hard-wearing chassis and versatile exterior to the superb keyboard and powerful professional components. It's a powerhouse, but it's thick and...

5 August 2014

The M6800 is impressive, but it's a niche product. Few employees will truly need the versatility and power offered by this machine, especially when it's this bulky and expensive. If you can...

3 July 2014

The Precision M6800 has got it where it counts, including excellent performance, build quality and a top-notch screen. Yes, it's heavy and the battery life is nothing special, but it's a serious...

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12 March 2014

The Dell Precision M3800 Professional Workstation can serve well as a desktop replacement for professionals who'd like the flexibility of being able to lug their workstation around. It has...

4 March 2014

Slim and sexy is good for travel and keeping up with the Joneses. But sometimes big and chunky is what's really needed to get the job done. And so it is in mobile workstations, where the sheer... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 6 January 2016 by St. Paul
St. Paul would recommend the Dell Precision M6800 (Verified Purchase)

Arrived quickly and in great condition...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell p231534, dell p231534p
Barcodes 05397063779864

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