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DELL Precision M2800
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DELL Precision M2800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Aug 2014
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
Create From Virtually AnywhereIncredible 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... More
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18 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 of a comparable type and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Precision M2800 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800 also have a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Precision M2800 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this spec and age. This DELL portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M2800.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M2800 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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Light

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of only 1.9 kilograms, the DELL Precision M2800 is one of the lighter many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800 amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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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 typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The DELL Precision M2800 has more USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports than most of the many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800 only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports, however this portable PC has four USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the Precision M2800 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average display brightness of portable PCs of this age and type is 260 cd/m².

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M2800 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Narrow

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M2800 the widths range from 240mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. The DELL Precision M2800 is one of the narrower portable PCs of this spec and age (only 372 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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6 Reasons Against

Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Precision M2800 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the Precision M2800 the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 810GB. The Precision M2800 has one of the smaller hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities (only 500 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Precision M2800 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M2800.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. The DELL Precision M2800 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Precision M2800 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Precision M2800 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision M2800.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL Precision M2800 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
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Processor Threads
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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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
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Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Optional Operating System Supplied
Trial Software
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Power Adapter Height
Power Adapter Depth
Power Adapter Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

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

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers ca005m3800mumws
Barcodes 00884116183822, 05397063423033, 05397063655229, 05397063668199, 05397063668205, 05397063670628, 05397063672035, 05397063684533
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