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DELL Precision M6800 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx Extreme 3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 3GHz 16GB 512GB Apr 2014
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25 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 comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar 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 of this spec and age is 1,200MHz. When compared to other laptops of this age and spec, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Precision M6800 of 1,350 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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

The Precision M6800 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Precision M6800 is 1GB and the biggest is 8GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Precision M6800 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Many processor core portable PCs built by DELL have good ratings on average compared to other brands. 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.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of this age and type is 1GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Precision M6800's processor clock speed of 3 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the Precision M6800 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The screen sizes of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 10" to 18".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Precision M6800 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M6800.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Precision M6800 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision M6800 is 8.4GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Precision M6800 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This DELL notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most laptops of this type and age have an AMD E processor family. Across all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Precision M6800 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel High End Desktop Processors.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Precision M6800 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Precision M6800 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as 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 actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this type and age.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL Precision M6800 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Precision M6800.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Precision M6800 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M6800.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision M6800 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision M6800 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL Precision M6800 has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision M6800. This DELL notebook PC is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC compared to most of the notebook PCs of this type and age which only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Precision M6800 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the DELL Precision M6800 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other laptops of this age and spec, the Precision M6800's maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision M6800 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 2MB to 8MB. The Precision M6800 has one of the biggest processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the Precision M6800 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M6800. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M6800 is 1GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Precision M6800 has one of the bigger battery capacities (97 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M6800 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Precision M6800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Precision M6800 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most laptops of this spec and age.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision M6800.

Amongst similar types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Heavy

When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years, the DELL Precision M6800's weight of 3.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision M6800 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

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Thick

The height of the Precision M6800 of 40.4 millimeters is one of the thickest amongst laptops of this age and spec. The heights of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 8.6mm to 180mm, and the average height is 29mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision M6800

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Precision M6800 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Precision M6800.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
ESATA/USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
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® 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 TSX-NI
Intel TSX-NI Version
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 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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

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5 August 2014

The M6800 is clearly built for business, from its hard-wearing chassis and versatile exterior to the superb keyboard and powerful professional components. It's a powerhouse, but it's thick and...

5 August 2014

The M6800 is impressive, but it's a niche product. Few employees will truly need the versatility and power offered by this machine, especially when it's this bulky and expensive. If you can...

3 July 2014

The Precision M6800 has got it where it counts, including excellent performance, build quality and a top-notch screen. Yes, it's heavy and the battery life is nothing special, but it's a serious...

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12 March 2014

The Dell Precision M3800 Professional Workstation can serve well as a desktop replacement for professionals who'd like the flexibility of being able to lug their workstation around. It has...

4 March 2014

Slim and sexy is good for travel and keeping up with the Joneses. But sometimes big and chunky is what's really needed to get the job done. And so it is in mobile workstations, where the sheer... Read more…

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Reviewed 6 January 2016 by St. Paul
St. Paul would recommend the Dell Precision M6800 (Verified Purchase)

Arrived quickly and in great condition...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i74800, dell i74800q, dell i74800qm
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