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Dell Inspiron 3800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Dell Inspiron 3800. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and screen. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and battery. There are some mixed reviews about the portability.

price, performance, design, screen, keyboard

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 3800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 21 reviews)

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Dell Inspiron 3800


Well-designed budget notebook has a chameleon-like personality and lots of value.

SOHO users and students who don't need a huge hard drive or screen will like the Inspiron 3800, with its attractive case colors, choice of add-in devices, and all-around good performance. Just add a modem, and it's ready to go.

Nov, 2000

Expert review by: Bruce Brown (

Dell Inspiron 3800

Aug, 2000

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Dell Inspiron 3800 C500 GW


Low-cost business notebook comes in green, red, blue, or gray.

With its refreshing good looks, the Inspiron 3800 C500 GW is a fine value for companies that are ready to break out of the boxy black laptop mold.

Apr, 2000

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Dell Inspiron 3800


The Celeron is a low-priced processor designed for value systems, but Intel has done an admirable job of keeping the chip up with the times. The latest example is the new mobile Celeron CPU, which is notable for not only faster clock speeds (450 and...

Sep, 2001

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Dell - Inspiron 3800 G700GT


The Inspiron 3800 is Dell's most affordable power notebook, and as such is aimed at the small business or home buyer who wants a laptop rather than a desktop cluttering up the place. It comes with ...

The Dell machine offers a good keyboard, good battery life and plenty of power and features for an attractive price. The only downside is the construction of the case, which we'd like to see toughened up a bit.

Aug, 2000

Product Specifications

Battery-Biz is a leading manufacturer and distributor of batteries, adapters and chargers and the industry's source for Hi-Capacity(TM) brand power products. Hi-Capacity(TM) products are made using the finest components available and carry a one year warranty against defects in material and workmanship. Hi-Capacity(TM) products are guaranteed to meet or exceed original specifications.


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92


Intel segment tagging:Professional


HD type:Full HD


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No


Dell E-Value Code:CA005M3800MUMWS

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:4


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 i7-4700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37

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 Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI: No
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
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:78932
Processor package size:37.5


Cable lock slot type:Noble
Password protection: Yes


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Power adapter depth:5.63
Power adapter height:0.866
Power adapter width:2.6