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DELL Precision M3800
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DELL Precision M3800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB Jun 2015
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23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Many processor core portable PCs built by DELL have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

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

Most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M3800 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Precision M3800 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M3800 is 8.4GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Precision M3800 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M3800.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2 (32GB).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M3800 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Precision M3800 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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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 laptops of this type and age. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M3800 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Precision M3800 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

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Light

The Precision M3800 is one of the lighter laptops that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 (only 1.9 kilograms) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M3800 have weights of between 580g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Precision M3800 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Precision M3800 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The Precision M3800 is a four USB Sleep-and-Charge port laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M3800 only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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L3 Processor Cache

The DELL Precision M3800 has a L3 processor cache which is better than the L2 processor cache found on most notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

This laptop's processor cache level (L3) is actually the best processor cache level amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

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Very Bright Display Brightness

Laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Precision M3800 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The display brightness of the Precision M3800 of 400 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest amongst many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800.

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Very Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The average maximum WiFi data rate of laptops that are a similar age to the Precision M3800 is 370 Mbit/s, and the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M3800 that we have checked, the DELL Precision M3800's maximum WiFi data rate of 867 megabits per second is one of the fastest.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Precision M3800 has one of the higher speaker power amongst notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.5W.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision M3800 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL Precision M3800 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Narrow

With a width of only 372 millimeters, the Precision M3800 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Precision M3800. Many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 have widths of between 260mm and 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 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 commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and spec is 32GB and the biggest is 2.2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M3800 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M3800.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of a similar type and age to the Precision M3800 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Precision M3800 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Deep Power Adapter Depth

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M3800 the power adapter depths range from 28mm to 150mm, and the average power adapter depth is 99mm. When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Precision M3800 that we have checked, the Precision M3800's power adapter depth of 143 millimeters is one of the deepest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M3800

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Precision M3800 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the Precision M3800 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP ZBook 15 G2 (2.5GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Precision M3800 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this notebook PC and we think the Samsung ATIV Book 8 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the HP ZBook 17 G2 (17.3").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
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
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
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Speaker Power
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 Data Rate (max)
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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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
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
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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i74712, dell i74712h, dell i74712hq
Barcodes 05397063726387, 05397063732920, 05397063794942
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