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DELL Precision M3800
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DELL Precision M3800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 16GB Feb 2014
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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 comparable age and spec to it.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and DELL also has good reviews for its many processor core portable PCs.

Quite Big Internal Memory

The DELL Precision M3800 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 range from 2GB to 32GB.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 (32GB) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M3800 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M3800 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL Precision M3800 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Light

At only 1.9 kilograms, the Precision M3800 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Precision M3800 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL Precision M3800 has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M3800. This portable PC is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800 which only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The Precision M3800 has more USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports than most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800. Most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago 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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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M3800 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL Precision M3800 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The Precision M3800 has one of the brightest display brightnesss (400 candellas per square meter) amongst laptops of this age. The display brightnesss of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Precision M3800 range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m².

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M3800 range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. At 91 watt-hours, the Precision M3800 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Precision M3800 the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 52G. The DELL Precision M3800 has one of the bigger operating shocks (110 gravity) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

Many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M3800 have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.6G. With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the DELL Precision M3800 has a fairly big operating vibration compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Narrow

The Precision M3800 is one of the narrower portable PCs of this age and type (only 372 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The widths of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800 range from 240mm 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 frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.92 megapixels, the Precision M3800 has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M3800 is 14MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M3800 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Precision M3800 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

At 160 gravity, the Precision M3800 has a quite big non-operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Precision M3800. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Precision M3800 the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 110G.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Precision M3800 the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.3G. With a non-operating vibration of 1.3 gravity, the Precision M3800 has a fairly big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Precision M3800 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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 laptops of this age and type.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the MSI GS70 (17").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Precision M3800.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the MSI GT60 (750GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
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
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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
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
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
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
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 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
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
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 (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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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Barcodes 00884116138297, 05397063420728, 05397063431915, 05397063624140, 05397063625567, 08841161382978
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