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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. Reviewers really like the keyboard and screen. The durability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the design. There are some critical reviews about the touchpad and size.

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 87/100 = 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 (techadvisor.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

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:97
Battery capacity (Watt hours):97
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:9

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Mobile workstation

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:130

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD FirePro M4170
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:DualPoint
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:130

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Chipset:Intel QM87
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-4810MQ
Processor boost frequency:3.8
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i7-4810MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA946
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:78937
Processor code:SR15K
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Storage media:Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.88
Height:1.31
Width:14.9