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

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35 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

This portable PC is one of the most awarded of all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type.

Digitaltrends.com, Techradar, Itpro.co.uk, Techradar.com/au/ and Alphr.com all concluded that concluded that they would endorse this notebook PC and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at two more expert review sites both endorsed this portable PC. This laptop received a "Gold Award" from Hardware.info who wrote it was terrific and the reviewer at Itproportal.com gave it a "Best Buy" award and said it would make a great purchase.

The writer at one additional expert review site thought that this notebook PC was good. Hothardware.com gave this portable PC an "Approved" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on thirty-five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and PC Mag this DELL notebook PC has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100.

Nice Design

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Laptopmag.com wrote “A stylish 15-inch system with a QHD touch screen measuring less than an inch thick” in their DELL Precision M3800 review. Expert review site Pcauthority.com.au gave the DELL Precision M3800 a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “It packs serious power into a stylish chassis that makes it look more like an Ultrabook than a semi-portable powerhouse such as Dell's own Precision M4”. Expert website Itpro.co.uk wrote “The firm hasn't compromised on performance either with its beautiful 15.6in (3,200 x 1,880) squeezing a 2.2GHz Inte” in their review of the DELL Precision M3800.

One person who reviewed the DELL Precision M3800 thought it was a good design. Itpro.co.uk said “A brilliant workstation laptops which balances great design with power”.

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Good Size

Six DELL Precision M3800 reviewers thought the DELL Precision M3800 was thin. Two years ago expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote “As the world's thinnest and lightest workstation”. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “Slim, good-looking ultrabooks have not only secured themselves a place on the wish list of private customers.” . Notebookcheck.net also said “The powerful components of a mobile work station are mixed with the slim chassis of an ultrabook - quite the feat, which, surprising”.

One DELL Precision M3800 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was compact. Two years ago expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned “The Dell Precision M3800 delivers powerful performance in a svelte, elegant chassis” in their review of this laptop.

One customer said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Itproportal.com wrote two years ago “Best of all, when you're not doing heavy 3D work” in their review of the DELL Precision M3800 and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who bought the DELL Precision M3800 thought it was good quality. Techworld.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Light chassis, with superb build quality.”. Last year Alphr.com said “Good audio quality” in their DELL Precision M3800 review.

Robust

A number of DELL Precision M3800 reviewers who purchased this laptop wrote that it was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and said “It's a solid choice for detail-oriented workers”.

Large Storage Capacity

One DELL Precision M3800 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had good storage. Expert website Alphr.com said “It packs a quad-core CPU, Nvidia Quadro graphics and solid-state storage into a slim, stylish chassis that makes it look more like a” in their review of this laptop.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed the DELL Precision M3800 thought it had a good battery life. Expert review site Itpro.co.uk said “It could have better battery life and it is expensive”.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Precision M3800 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the laptops of this spec and age. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Many processor core portable PCs manufactured by DELL have good ratings 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 ratings across its entire range.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M3800, the Precision M3800 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo Y50 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Precision M3800 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M3800 also have a front camera.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo Y50.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that have been available for more than a year. This DELL portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that have been available for more than a year is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Light

At only 1.9 kilograms, the Precision M3800 is fairly light compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800. The average weight of notebook PCs of this age and type is 2.5kg, and the weights range from 980g to 4.2kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Y50 (2.4kg).

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Eight Processor Threads

The DELL Precision M3800 has more processor threads than most of the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M3800. Most of the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this DELL portable PC has eight processor threads.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The DELL Precision M3800 is a four USB Sleep-and-Charge port portable PC.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M3800 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Y50.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Precision M3800 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The slowest hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M3800 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the Precision M3800 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.4MB.

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Very Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The maximum WiFi data rate of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M3800 range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 400 Mbit/s. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 that we have checked, the maximum WiFi data rate of the Precision M3800 of 867 megabits per second is one of the fastest.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M3800 is 280 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m². The Precision M3800 has a fairly bright display brightness (400 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The Precision M3800 has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The speaker power of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Precision M3800 range from 1W to 5W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

The DELL Precision M3800 has one of the bigger operating vibrations (0.66 gravity) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The smallest operating vibration of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800 is 0.5G and the biggest is 0.66G.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Precision M3800 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec 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 commonly found HDMI version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Narrow

The Precision M3800 is quite narrow (only 372 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M3800. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800 the widths range from 260mm to 430mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Narrow Power Adapter Width

With a power adapter width of only 66 millimeters, the Precision M3800 has a quite narrow power adapter width compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision M3800 the power adapter widths range from 10mm to 450mm, and the average power adapter width is 130mm.

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Very Short Power Adapter Height

At only 22 millimeters, the DELL Precision M3800 has a fairly short power adapter height compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800. The power adapter heights of notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M3800 range from 22mm to 330mm.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this age and type.

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9 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 typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age. 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.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo Y50 (SSD).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M3800. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 750GB.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The DELL Precision M3800 has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.92 megapixels) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. The front camera resolutions of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M3800 range from 0.3MP to 2.1MP.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800 is 250GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 830GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Precision M3800 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of laptop.

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Fairly Deep Power Adapter Depth

With a power adapter depth of 143 millimeters, the Precision M3800 has one of the deeper power adapter depths amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average power adapter depth of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 99mm.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

The smallest non-operating vibration of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M3800 is 1G and the biggest is 1.3G. At 1.3 gravity, the Precision M3800 has a quite big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M3800.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Precision M3800 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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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 this many processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Precision M3800 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M3800.

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Average Screen Size

The Precision M3800 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

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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
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
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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 OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
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Keyboard Key
Keyboard Layout
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Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
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Operating System Language
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
Intel RealSense Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
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Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Palm Vein Scanner
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Power Adapter Height
Power Adapter Depth
Power Adapter Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

8 Awards

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell p220538, dell p220538p
Barcodes 04053162816503, 05397063709526, 05397063726370, 05397063729814, 05397063732937, 05397063736294, 05397063739318, 05397063794935, 05901165755079
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