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DELL Precision M3800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB Jul 2015
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Incredible mobility: Create on the go with a remarkably thin and light Workstation, only 0.71" (18 mm) thin with a starting weight of 4.15 lb1 (1.88 kg). On-the-spot performance: Edit video or... More
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Precision M3800 has a fairly big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.7GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M3800 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M3800 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NP905S3G is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Precision M3800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. In addition, this DELL notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M3800 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 most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this age and type.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

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

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Light

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800 have weights of between 980g and 4.2kg. With a weight of only 1.9 kilograms, the Precision M3800 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Precision M3800 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M3800 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other similar spec 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 other laptops 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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago 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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Narrow

The average width of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M3800 is 380mm, and the widths range from 260mm to 430mm. The Precision M3800 is quite narrow (only 372 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M3800.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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2 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have a full-size keyboard, however the Precision M3800 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the Precision M3800.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M3800 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP Zbook 17 (2.4GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Precision M3800 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the MSI PE70 2QE (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Precision M3800 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP Zbook 17 (750GB).

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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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