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Dell Precision M6800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Dell Precision M6800. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and sound. The durability and keyboard also get good feedback. The design and battery get mixed reviews, and the price and portability get critical views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Precision M6800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.ca review summary for Dell Precision M6800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Dell Precision M6800 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. There are some critical comments about the price.

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This summary is based on the products: Dell Precision M6800 Mobile Workstation [Dell PN: M6800]Dell Precision M6800 Mobile Workstation [Dell PN: M6800]

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Precision M6800 Notebook

 

Upgradeable Work Machine. This large 17-inch Dell workstation is well-equipped and offers plenty of space for further customization. But is it enough to compete with the smaller Dell Precision M4800? Find out in our in-depth review. ...

Case; Upgrade options; Assortment of port and positioning; Keyboard; System performance; CAD performance; Noise emissions and battery life during low load

Weight; Customization options for private users; Price; Fluctuating CPU clock in test model

From this year, we have only tested the Dell Precision M4800. The new Lenovo ThinkPad-, HP ZBook-, Toshiba Tecra- and Fujitsu Celsius workstations are going to hit our test benches soon. Perhaps the buyer might find a good deal amongst the...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (techradar.com)

Dell Precision M6800 review

 

This monster laptop impresses with its power and versatility

Excellent performance levels ; Versatile, sensible and sturdy design ; Great keyboard

Poor battery life ; Bulky, heavy chassis ; No SSD

The M6800 is impressive, but it's a niche product. If you can justify investing in such a powerful notebook, it excels in every important area, which makes it an excellent high-end workstation.

Aug, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

Dell Precision M6800

 

A Core i7 processor and Nvidia Quadro graphics make this a monster workstation laptop

Great power in demanding applications ; Fantastic keyboard ; High-quality 1080p screen ; Rock-solid magnesium alloy chassis ; Huge port selection

Middling battery life ; Heavy, thick design ; Disappointing speakers

The speakers have huge volume, which immediately puts them ahead of those of most laptops, but they lack quality. The bass makes up for a lack of subtlety, but the overarching deep tones don’t work work well with the muddy, flat mid-range and the...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Precision M6800 Mobile Workstation review

 

The Dell Precision M6800 is the latest version of Dell's 17-inch professional workstation laptop, replacing the outgoing M6700, with Dell's marketing copywriter announcing it as ‘the world's most powerful 17” Workstation'.

The Dell Precision M3800 Professional Workstation can serve well as a desktop replacement for professionals who'd like the flexibility of being able to lug their workstation around. It has old-fashioned but perhaps classic laptop styling. Materials and...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Dell Precision M6800 Mobile Workstation

 

The Dell Precision M3800 Professional Workstation can serve well as a desktop replacement for professionals who'd like the flexibility of being able to lug their workstation around. It has old-fashioned but perhaps classic laptop styling. Materials and...

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio / MaxxAudio Pro / Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery Capacity:97
Battery capacity (Watt hours):97
Battery life (max):10
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1
Number of battery cells:9

Camera

Front Camera:No / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:BFR/PVC free 10, CECP, CEC; EU - RoHS, WEEE;\nGermany - GS Mark; South Korea - RoHS, Eco-label; Japan - RoHS, Energy Law, Green PC / BFR/PVC free 10, CECP, CEC; WEEE; Germany - GS Mark; Eco-label; Energy Law, Green PC / BFR/PVC, CECP, CEC, WEEE, GS Mark, Eco-label, Energy Law, Green PC / BFR/PVC-Free, CECP, CEC, WEEE, GS Mark / BFR/PVC; EPEAT; CECP, CEC; WEEE; GS; EL / CECP, CEC, GS, BFR/PVC / CECP, CEC, WEEE, GS Mark / FIPS, BFR/PVC free, CECP, CEC, WEEE, GS Mark, Green PC / FIPS, BFR/PVC free, CECP,CEC, WEEE, GS Mark, Green PC / WEEE, CECP, CEC, EU
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Brown / Black, Graphite / Black, Grey / Brown / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Magnesium / Aluminium, Magnesium, Plastic
Market positioning:Business / High performance
Product type:Mobile workstation

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220 / 300 / 330
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 90 - 264
AC adapter output current:12.3
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:240
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

CUDA:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048 / 4 / 4096 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD FirePro M5100 / AMD FirePro M6100 / NVIDIA Quadro K2200M / NVIDIA Quadro K3100M / NVIDIA Quadro K4100M / NVIDIA Quadro K5100M / NVIDIA Quadro NVS 3100M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 2
Maximum Resolution:2560 x 1600 / 3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1250 / 1300 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Belgian / English / German / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish / US International
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Dual Mode Pad / DualPoint / Touchpad / Touchpad + Accupoint
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1800
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Built-in Wi-Fi switch: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):450 / 867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598 - 420000 / -598.4 - 420000 / 0 - 420000
Non-operating shock:160 / 163
Non-operating vibration:1.3 / 1.30
Operating altitude:-598 - 120000 / -598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating shock:140
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / DVD, CD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio / MaxxAudio Pro / Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Dell E-Value Code:CA004PM680011MUMWS / CA007PM680011MUMWS / CA020PM680011MUMWS / CA023PM680011MUMWS / CA026NFM6800MUMWS / CA027NFM6800MUMWS / CA028NFM6800MUMWS / CA029NFM6800MUMWS
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 90 - 264
AC adapter output current:12.3
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:240
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM87 / Intel QM87
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87 / Intel QM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-4200M / i5-4210M / i5-4310M / i7-4600M / i7-4610M / i7-4700MQ / i7-4710MQ / i7-4800MQ / i7-4810MQ / i7-4900MQ / i7-4910MQ / i7-4930MX / i7-4940MX
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9 / 4
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4200M / i5-4210M / i5-4310M / i7-4600M / i7-4610M / i7-4700MQ / i7-4710MQ / i7-4800MQ / i7-4810MQ / i7-4900MQ / i7-4910MQ / i7-4930MX / i7-4940MX
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4900 Mobile Extreme Edition series / Intel Core i7-4900 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA946 / Socket G3
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 47 / 57
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 / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
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 Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75117 / 75128 / 75131 / 75133 / 76348 / 76349 / 78931 / 78937 / 78939 / 78940 / 80345 / 80373 / 81012
Processor code:SR15H / SR15K / SR15L / SR15M / SR1H7 / SR1HA / SR1L4 / SR1PQ
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 x 4.7
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, Supervisor, User / Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Dell Webcam Central / Dell Webcam Central software / FIPS, BFR/PVC free, CECP,CEC, WEEE, GS Mark, Green PC / Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013 / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 / Microsoft Office Professional 2013
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Language:English / Multilingual / POL / Portuguese / Spanish
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee Security Center / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, MUI / Office / Office, McAfee Security Center

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MiniMMC, MMC, MMC+, SD, SDIO, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, SD, SDIO, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD / MicroSD (TransFlash), MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC / MMC, MiniMMC, MMC+, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD, SDIO, SDXC / MMC, MMC+, Memory Stick (MS), MiniMMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MMC+, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC / MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC, SDIO, MMC, MMC+, xD, Memory Stick (MS)
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard drive 2 capacity:750
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 250 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III / SATA, Serial ATA II / SATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA III / SATA, Serial ATA II / SATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 500 / 512 / 8
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1008 / 1256 / 1500 / 2000 / 250 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 750 / 756

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 11
Height:1.59
Height (front):1.39 / 1.43 / 1.44 / 1.55 / 2
Height (rear):1.59 / 1.71 / 2
Weight:7.87 / 9
Width:16.4 / 17