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

Techradar Recommended hothardware.com Approved Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product itproportal.com Best Buy techradar.com/au/ Recommended
4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 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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21 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

Portable PC experts rave about this portable PC and have given it eight awards.

The experts at Digitaltrends.com, Techradar, Itpro.co.uk, Techradar.com/au/ and Alphr.com all endorse this laptop and have given it their "Recommended" award.

In addition, this laptop received a "Gold Award" from Hardware.info and the writer at Itproportal.com wrote that it was good and gave it a "Best Buy" award.

Hothardware.com gave this DELL laptop an "Approved" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and PC Mag the average expert rating of this portable PC is 81%.

Nice Design

Several people said in their reviews that it was good looking. Laptopmag.com mentioned “A stylish 15-inch system with a QHD touch screen measuring less than an inch thick” in their review of the DELL Precision M3800 and rated the DELL Precision M3800 4 stars. Two years ago expert website Pcauthority.com.au gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review “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”. Itpro.co.uk gave it a score of 4 stars and said “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 this laptop.

One DELL Precision M3800 reviewer reckoned that it was a good design. Expert review site Itpro.co.uk mentioned “A brilliant workstation laptops which balances great design with power”.

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Good Size

A number of DELL Precision M3800 owners said in their reviews that it was thin. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said in their review “As the world's thinnest and lightest workstation”. Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of this laptop “Slim, good-looking ultrabooks have not only secured themselves a place on the wish list of private customers.”. Notebookcheck.net also mentioned “The powerful components of a mobile work station are mixed with the slim chassis of an ultrabook - quite the feat, which, surprising”.

One customer who bought the product said that it was compact. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote two years ago “The Dell Precision M3800 delivers powerful performance in a svelte, elegant chassis”. One customer who bought it thought it was heavy and bulky. Itproportal.com said “Best of all, when you're not doing heavy 3D work” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Robust

Some DELL Precision M3800 owners wrote that it was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their DELL Precision M3800 review “It's a solid choice for detail-oriented workers”.

Large Storage Capacity

One DELL Precision M3800 reviewer thought it had good storage. Two years ago Alphr.com mentioned “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” however despite that they only scored the DELL Precision M3800 67 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

One customer considered that it was good quality. Expert review site Techworld.com wrote “Light chassis, with superb build quality.” in their review.

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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed it said that it had a good battery life.

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

DELL has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Precision M3800 is 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 comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800.

The worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Precision M3800, the Precision M3800 has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the HP Pro ($779.99) is also worth considering.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this age and type the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Light

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M3800 the weights range from 580g to 3.8kg. At only 1.9 kilograms, the DELL Precision M3800 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M3800.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the HP Pro ($779.99) (2.1kg).

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M3800 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP Pro ($779.99).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Precision M3800 has a L3 processor cache which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have a L2 processor cache.

This notebook PC's processor cache level (L3) is actually the best processor cache level across all many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst processor cache level is L2.

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Two USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

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

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Narrow

Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago the widths range from 260mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. At only 372 millimeters, the Precision M3800 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age 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 commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop 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 notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Precision M3800 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec do have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the HP Pro ($779.99).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to 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.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB. With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has a fairly small total storage capacity 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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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The Precision M3800 has a fairly small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M3800. Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800 have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of between 8GB and 1TB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over a Year Ago

This DELL notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Precision M3800 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL Precision M3800 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable 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
Conflict Free Processor
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)
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PCI Express Configuration
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
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Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

8 Awards

Techradar Recommended hothardware.com Approved Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product itproportal.com Best Buy techradar.com/au/ Recommended alphr.com Recommended itpro.co.uk Recommended hardware.info Gold Award

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
Barcodes 05397063779987
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