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DELL Precision M2800 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL Precision M2800 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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

Most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Precision M2800 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. The Precision M2800 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Precision M2800 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M2800. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The DELL Precision M2800 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 portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba A50 (2.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M2800 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Precision M2800 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Precision M2800 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Precision M2800 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T450s (12GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Precision M2800 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec. The processor family of all portable PCs that came out more than a year ago ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Precision M2800 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year, the DELL Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Precision M2800 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year also have a front camera.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the Precision M2800 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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500 Installed SSDs

The Precision M2800 is a 500 installed SSD portable PC.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800 is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. The Precision M2800 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The Precision M2800 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. With a battery capacity of 65 watt-hours, the Precision M2800 has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Precision M2800 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M2800.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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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Only Eight Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Precision M2800 is a eight solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Precision M2800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Precision M2800 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Precision M2800. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800 range from 940g to 3.8kg.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo L540 (2.6kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Thick

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year, the height of the Precision M2800 of 33.4 millimeters is one of the thickest. The heights of portable PCs of this age and type range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Precision M2800 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M2800.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (508GB), the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (512GB), or the HP ZBook 15u G2 (512GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo 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
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Expert Reviews

(28)
2 February 2015

When you get a workstation like this, it's because you want to be able to work wherever you are, with the files and software that you need for the job. For this reason, the Precision M2800 we're... Read more…

19 August 2014

It's not particularly portable, but the Dell Precision M2800 is certainly an impressive mobile workstation. Solidly built and equipped with high-end components, we have just a couple of niggles:...

14 August 2014

The Precision M2800 is big and heavy, but its performance is hard to beat if you need a high-end mobile workstation for graphics, video or 3D design. Battery life is quite respectable for such a...

11 August 2014

Dell has been making an effort to slim down many of its larger 15- and 17-inch laptops recently, but the Precision M2800 is very much a high-end mobile workstation that focuses on performance... Read more…

11 August 2014

After our review of the Dell Precision M2800 , it was obvious that Dell had worked hard these past few years to refine its mobile workstations. When the CRN Test Center looked at the Precision... Read more…

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 20 January 2016 by South Dakota photog
South Dakota photog would recommend the Dell Precision M2800 (Verified Purchase)

Have no issues with this computer. Chose this one because of the i7 processor and upgraded the ram from 8 to 16 and it runs as fast and smoothly as I can ask for. Able to run multiple programs... Read more…

Reviewed 6 November 2011 by Bill Clay

These headphones should NOT be under the DJ section of this site or be associated with DJing/performing in anyway. I bought these headphones because they were under the DJ section and I trusted... Read more…

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Easy To Set Up
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Battery
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 64, dell 64b, dell 4210, dell 64bi, dell 4310, dell 4310m, dell 4210m, dell 64bit, dell p222516, dell p231536, dell p222516p, dell p231536p
Barcodes 05397063655526, 05397063704620, 05397063706105, 05397063741632
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