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Dell Precision M2800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Dell Precision M2800. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the keyboard and screen are on the whole positive. The durability and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the touchpad and size, while there are some mixed opinions about the design.

portability, performance, durability, screen, keyboard

size, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Precision M2800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: sandra vogel (zdnet.com)

Dell Precision M2800 Workstation review: A solid performer

 

The Dell Precision M2800 is an impressive mobile workstation. Solidly built and equipped with high-end components, we have just a couple of niggles: the touchpad is too small, and the top-of-the-range model's 128GB SSD should be at least 256GB.

Well specified and fast ; Solid build quality ; Great keyboard ; Good sound output

Bulky and expensive ; Touchpad is too small ; Only 128GB of SSD storage

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: the touchpad is too small for our liking, and the...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell Precision M2800

 

The Dell Precision M2800 is a bulky mobile workstation with a Core i7 processor and AMD FirePro graphics. It's good enough for the supervisor or manager who needs part-time portability and for vetting his team's architecture and graphics projects.

Portable workstation with ISV certification. Powerful processor and graphics card. Removable battery

Square pixels visible (screen-door effect) on display. No backlit keyboard. No touch capability. Small-capacity solid-state drive (SSD). Servicing requires a screwdriver. USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports are the same color

The Dell Precision M2800 ($1,629, as tested) is a mobile workstation best suited to middle managers and supervisors. It comes with a powerful quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and AMD FirePro workstation-class graphics for ISV-certified apps like...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Andronico (laptopmag.com)

Dell Precision M2800 Review

 

The Dell Precision M2800 is an affordable Windows 7 workstation with a durable chassis, sharp full HD display and zippy Core i7 performance.

Fast performance; Crisp full HD display; Comfy soft-touch deck and keyboard; Durable exterior and solid security software

Heavy, bulky design; Small touchpad; Display color accuracy below average

The Dell Precision M2800 is an affordable Windows 7 workstation with a durable chassis, sharp full HD display and zippy Core i7 performance.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: (crn.com)

Review: Dell Precision M2800 Workstation Is Smaller, Faster

 

Dell's Precision M2800 is durable, light and oh so fast.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Precision M2800 laptop review

 

Dell quotes a weight of 2.5 kg for the 15.6-inch M2800, but that's for an entry-level model with an Intel Core i5 processor and 6-cell battery. We reviewed one of the top-of-the-range models that is equipped with a more powerful Core i7 and 9-cell...

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 powerful laptop, and along with Dell's three-year on-site...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.co.nz)

Dell Precision M2800 mobile workstation

 

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 reviewing here comes kitted with a Core i7-4810MQ CPU, ...

Fast performance ; Plenty of ports ; Good keyboard

Touchpad needs to be better ; Overall design is uninspiring

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (techworld.com)

Dell Precision M2800 review

 

The Dell Precision M2800 is a big and heavy laptop that performs as a high-end mobile workstation for graphics, video or 3D design. Here's our Dell Precision M2800 review and Dell Precision M2800 benchmarks.

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 powerful laptop, and along with Dell's three-year on-site...

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Processor ARK ID:78937
Processor package size:37.5

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000