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DELL Precision M2800

DELL Precision M2800 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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The Dell Precision M2800 is ISV certified and delivers great performance for applications like Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Cloud, Dassault Systemes Solidworks, and more. It... More
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22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 2.1, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M2800 that we have assessed the PCI Express slot version of, the Precision M2800's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 18GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M2800 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Precision M2800 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M2800. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M2800 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Precision M2800 of 1,250 megahertz is one of the fastest. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The DELL Precision M2800 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (400 megahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 5,866 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops compared to other brands.

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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 medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of laptop.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 is 2.2GHz. When compared to other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800's processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the MSI GP62 2QD (2.9GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M2800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M2800 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Precision M2800 has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. This DELL portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs of this type and age is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago, the Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Precision M2800 range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M2800.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M2800 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Precision M2800 which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M2800 is 47Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. With a battery capacity of 65 watt-hours, the Precision M2800 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M2800 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M2800 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The average weight of laptops of this age and spec is 2kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Precision M2800 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M2800.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Thick

With a height of 33.4 millimeters, the Precision M2800 is fairly thick compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800. The average height of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800 is 24mm, and the heights range from 11mm to 74mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over a Year Ago

This DELL portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL Precision M2800 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Z70-80 ($599.00) (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Specification

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Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

(27)
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

(1)
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…

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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 05397063779680
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