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Dell Precision M3800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the reliability and sound are generally positive. The screen and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the usability and performance. The build quality and battery get critical views.

design, portability, screen, sound, reliability

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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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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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...


Product Specifications


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


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


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


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


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