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DELL Precision M3800
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DELL Precision M3800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB Jun 2015
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21 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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

The Precision M3800 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Good Brand

We checked 5,866 user and expert reviews for DELL portable PCs and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its many processor core portable PCs.

Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Precision M3800 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 15 ($1,079.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800, the DELL Precision M3800 has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M3800 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung NP905S3G.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M3800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this spec and age is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Precision M3800 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

Other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at include the NP905S3G, or the NP905S3G both from Samsung or the HP Pro ($759.95) which has better reviews.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.9 kilograms, the DELL Precision M3800 is one of the lighter many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M3800 amongst notebook PCs of this age. The weights of notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 980g to 4.2kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.9kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the DELL Precision M3800 which has better reviews.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M3800 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Pro ($759.95).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports, however the Precision M3800 has four USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the Precision M3800 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M3800. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m².

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Quite Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M3800 the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 400 Mbit/s. The DELL Precision M3800 has a quite fast maximum WiFi data rate (867 megabits per second) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision M3800 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Narrow

The narrowest many processor core notebook PC that was launched around the same time as the Precision M3800 is 260mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. With a width of only 372 millimeters, the Precision M3800 is one of the narrower many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Precision M3800 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M3800. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 32GB to 2.2TB.

If this DELL portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire ES1-411 (500GB).

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The DELL Precision M3800 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Deep Power Adapter Depth

When compared to other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Precision M3800's power adapter depth of 143 millimeters is one of the deepest. Portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M3800 have power adapter depths of between 28mm and 150mm, and the average power adapter depth is 99mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Precision M3800 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M3800.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.3GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Precision M3800 which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP Zbook 17 (2.4GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Precision M3800 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M3800.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think the DELL Precision M4800 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this many processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GP70 (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Mini DisplayPort
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Intel Rapid Start Technology
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Expert Reviews

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14 September 2015

What is the Dell Precision M3800 (2015)? When we reviewed the original Precision M3800 at the start of 2014, we concluded that it was one of the MacBook Pro's only valid rivals ? but that was 18... Read more…

15 July 2015

From low-cost Chromebooks to high-end hybrids, and the explosion of diverse, different-shaped Windows devices, there's a dizzying amount of choice out there for anyone looking to replace their... Read more…

20 May 2015

There's little room for error when building a mobile workstation, and for the most part, Dell got the important parts right, starting with the display. The Precision M3800 brings a 4K resolution...

Hothardware.com

14 April 2015

The Dell Precision M3800 is one of the stronger 15-inch Windows systems we've recently reviewed. It manages to better balance its pros and cons than the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Edition and Asus...

Digitaltrends.com

16 March 2015

Dell has offered a Linux (Ubuntu) option on some laptops (and servers) for a few years now. Considering my general love for all things Linux, combined with my (often) overpowering desire to play... Read more…

18 October 2014

If you are managing a group of graphic artists, or you are a video editor the M3800 will serve you well. Also if your video editing or photo editing software are running on Windows, this one is...

21 July 2014

Good for processor and graphics-intensive tasks, but its touchpad and issues with display scaling spoils it...

11 July 2014

The Dell Precision M3800 isn't quite an all-singing workstation in a portable package, but it does provide good certified modelling and capable rendering on the move. Best of all, when you're not...

Itproportal.com

12 June 2014

Workstation laptops aren't meant to be sexy, but the Dell Precision M3800 turns convention on its head. It packs serious power into a stylish chassis that makes it look more like an Ultrabook than... Read more…

Workstation laptops aren't meant to be sexy, but the Dell Precision M3800 turns convention on its head. It packs serious power into a stylish chassis that makes it look more like an Ultrabook than... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i74712, dell i74712h, dell i74712hq
Barcodes 05397063726387, 05397063732920, 05397063794942
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