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DELL Precision M3800
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DELL Precision M3800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 500GB 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Laptops of this type and age have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the DELL Precision M3800's PCI Express slot version is one of the newest amongst portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800 range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB. When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type that we have assessed the maximum internal memory supported by processor of, the Precision M3800's maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M3800 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Precision M3800 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 200MHz to 850MHz. The Precision M3800 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M3800.

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Good Brand

Many processor core portable PCs manufactured by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched 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 laptops of this age and type also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including the Samsung NP905S3G which has better reviews.

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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 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M3800 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.9 kilograms, the DELL Precision M3800 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this age and spec amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The lightest portable PC of this age and spec is 980g heavy, the heaviest is 4.2kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M3800 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M3800 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Three USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The DELL Precision M3800 is a three USB Sleep-and-Charge port notebook PC.

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Narrow

The average width of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M3800 is 380mm. At only 372 millimeters, the Precision M3800 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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4 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 frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M3800 have a full-size keyboard, however the DELL Precision M3800 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the Precision M3800 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2.2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Precision M3800 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M3800 have one USB 2.0 port.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Precision M3800 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M3800 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Precision M3800.

There are a number of other 2.3GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 15 ($1,079.99).

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 ($1,755.73) (2.4GHz), or the HP Zbook 17 (2.4GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M3800.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Precision M3800 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Asus N751JK (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
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Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Touch Screen
Touch Technology
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
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Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
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Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro 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 Identity Protection Technology Version
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization 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 p220538, dell p220538p
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