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DELL Precision M2800
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DELL Precision M2800 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Professional Performance Meets Affordability. Professional Performance, Breakthrough Price:The Dell Precision M2800 is ISV certified and delivers great performance for applications like Autodesk... More
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26 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Precision M2800 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of this age and type. Most of the comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800 that we have assessed, the Precision M2800's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. Similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the DELL Precision M2800 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800 range from 2 to 3.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB. When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the DELL Precision M2800 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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

The Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

DELL is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Precision M2800 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The Precision M2800 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds (3 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL Precision M2800 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Precision M2800 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M2800 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800, the DELL Precision M2800 has a front camera.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Precision M2800 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Precision M2800 has one of the fastest maximum turbo frequencies (3.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this age and type is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Precision M2800 has a very fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. The slowest hard drive speed of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL Precision M2800 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. The DELL Precision M2800 has one of the biggest battery capacities (65 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the Precision M2800 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average display brightness of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Precision M2800 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the DELL Precision M2800 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision M2800. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800 is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. When compared to other laptops that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800, the Precision M2800's speaker power of only 1 Watt is one of the lowest.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Thick

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have heights of between 11mm and 2,400mm. When compared to other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800 that we have checked the height of, the DELL Precision M2800's height of 33.4 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL Precision M2800 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Battery Life

At 10 hours, the Precision M2800 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Precision M2800 has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(27)
2 February 2015

When you get a workstation like this, it's because you want to be able to work wherever you are, with the files and software that you need for the job. For this reason, the Precision M2800 we're... Read more…

19 August 2014

It's not particularly portable, but the Dell Precision M2800 is certainly an impressive mobile workstation. Solidly built and equipped with high-end components, we have just a couple of niggles:...

14 August 2014

The Precision M2800 is big and heavy, but its performance is hard to beat if you need a high-end mobile workstation for graphics, video or 3D design. Battery life is quite respectable for such a...

11 August 2014

Dell has been making an effort to slim down many of its larger 15- and 17-inch laptops recently, but the Precision M2800 is very much a high-end mobile workstation that focuses on performance... Read more…

11 August 2014

After our review of the Dell Precision M2800 , it was obvious that Dell had worked hard these past few years to refine its mobile workstations. When the CRN Test Center looked at the Precision... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 20 January 2016 by South Dakota photog
South Dakota photog would recommend the Dell Precision M2800 (Verified Purchase)

Have no issues with this computer. Chose this one because of the i7 processor and upgraded the ram from 8 to 16 and it runs as fast and smoothly as I can ask for. Able to run multiple programs... Read more…

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