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DELL Precision M2800
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DELL Precision M2800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 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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23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that have been available for more than a year is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 840MHz to 1,400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the Precision M2800's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is one of the fastest amongst many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800.

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

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Precision M2800 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 850MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Precision M2800's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the fastest amongst similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M2800.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL 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 in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M2800.

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

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M2800 the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 (2.9GHz).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M2800 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M2800 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Precision M2800 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba Satellite L50-C which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M2800 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. This DELL portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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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 similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Precision M2800 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The Precision M2800 is a four USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Precision M2800 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. Many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Precision M2800 has a L3 processor cache which is better than the L2 processor cache found on most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst processor cache level is L2.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Precision M2800 is a nine battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec only have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Precision M2800 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800. Portable PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memories of between 2GB and 33GB.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The average cache memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 4.1MB, and the cache memories range from 2MB to 8MB. The DELL Precision M2800 has a quite big cache memory (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M2800.

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Quite Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

Across all the portable PCs that were released more than a year ago the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 370 Mbit/s. At 867 megabits per second, the DELL Precision M2800 has a fairly fast maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 97 watt-hours, the Precision M2800 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M2800 have battery capacities of between 22Wh and 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on 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.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M2800 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Precision M2800 have heights of between 8.9mm and 55mm, and the average height is 27mm. The Precision M2800 is one of the thicker portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M2800 (33.4 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M2800

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Precision M2800 over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL Precision M2800 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M2800.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite P50T-B (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Precision M2800 has a fairly average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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 pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M2800.

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Average Weight

The Precision M2800 has a pretty average weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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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
Conflict Free 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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
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 Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
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…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell w4170, dell i74810, dell w4170m, dell i74810m, dell i74810mq, ca003pm280011mumws
Barcodes 04053162875937, 05397063421763, 05397063427888, 05397063434244, 05397063624508, 05397063643233, 05397063643271, 05397063643967, 05397063675210, 05397063707225, 05397063707263, 05397063709502, 05397063720576, 05397063729807, 05397063741663, 05397063774265, 08841161610736
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