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Dell Precision M3800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and sound. The screen and portability also get good views. Views are divided on the performance. Many are less positive about the build quality and battery.

design, portability, screen, sound, usability

battery, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Precision M3800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 25 reviews)

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Dell Precision M3800

 

Constructed with premium materials and a quad-HD display, the Dell Precision M3800 is a high-end mobile workstation for the on-the-go graphics artist, architect, or engineer. It's a solid choice for detail-oriented workers.

Thin. Made of premium materials. 3,200-by-1,800-resolution, 10-point touch screen

No internal expansion access, removable battery, or optical drive. UI elements are tiny on the huge screen. Identically colored USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports

The Dell Precision M3800 ($2,873, as tested) is a high-end mobile workstation that brings forward-looking technology to the table. You'll find a 512GB solid-state drive (SSD), fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia Quadro graphics, and a...

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Dell Precision M3800

 

As the world's thinnest and lightest workstation, the Dell Precision M3800 delivers powerful performance in a svelte, elegant chassis.

Sleek elegant design; Powerful graphics and performance; Beautiful QHD display; Above-average battery life

Missing some ports; Not as durable as other workstations

The Dell Precision M3800 laptop is an exercise in elegant productivity. The company has created the world's thinnest, slimmest workstation. For $2,499, power users get a notebook with a powerful Core i7 processor, an Nvidia Quadro GPU and a mesmerizing...

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Dell Precision M3800 review

 

Can powerful and portable successfully mix? Dell thinks it has a working combination

Superb CPU performance ; Superb graphics performance ; Thin-and-light design ; High-DPI QHD+ display ; SSD, 802.11ac wireless networking

Software sometimes doesn't work well on high-DPI screens ; Poor battery life ; No ethernet port or optical drive

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Dell Precision M3800

 

The best reason not to buy a MacBook Pro

Stunning screen resolution and quality ; Superb slim and light design ; High-end performance ; ISV-certified GPU

Middling battery life ; MacBook slightly faster ; A little noisy and warm under heavy load

The stunning screen is accompanied by decent speakers. They’re loud enough to fill a room with sound, and balance is good: the high-end is snappy and lively without being overwhelming, and the mid-range is meaty enough to make audio sound suitably...

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Dell Precision M3800 review

 

There are several versions of the M3800 available – the entry-level model takes a 1920 x 1080-pixel screen, but the stand-out feature of the Dell M3800 only comes with the dearer version we received, with a QHD+ resolution display. This has a whopping...

We have mixed feelings about the Dell M3800. It squeezes incredible performance into a thin and light chassis, with superb build quality. But its poor battery life is unacceptable, and there's no easy fix for the DPI issues in some Windows desktop...

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Dell's Precision M3800 reviewed: a powerful mobile workstation

 

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 a semi-portable powerhouse such as Dell's own Precision...

Dell has managed to pack workstation power into an attractive lightweight package, but our biggest worry concerns future-proofing: the slim chassis rules out easy upgradability, and the lack of Thunderbolt limits external expansion. If you can live...

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Review: Dell Precision M3800

 

Powerful components and a high-DPI display join forces in an unusually svelte mobile workstation.

Dell has managed to pack workstation power into an attractive lightweight package, but our biggest worry concerns future-proofing: the slim chassis rules out easy upgradability, and the lack of Thunderbolt limits external expansion. If you can live...

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Dell Precision M3800

 

Workstation laptops aren't meant to be sexy or attractive, but the new Dell Precision M3800 turns convention on its head. It packs a quad-core CPU, Nvidia Quadro graphics and solid-state storage into a slim, stylish chassis that makes it look more like...

Loads of power and a high-DPI display packed into a slim, attractive chassis - there's room for improvement, though

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USB issues

 

This is my work laptop. First day out of the box the USB drivers just shut off. No reason as I did not even load any programs.Had to reload the BIOS to get them back.Also it seems to lock up during shutdown as if there is another program it's trying to...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:5-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:Full HD / QHD+

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):QUADRO K1100M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM87
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-4702HQ
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