Notebookcheck

Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display

Specifications

Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display (Precision M3800 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro K1100M - 2048 MB, Core: 706 MHz, Memory: 700 MHz, Forceware 331.65 Win 8 64, Nvidia Optimus mit Intel HD Graphics 4600
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB PC3-12800 Micron, 2 slots occupied
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3200x1800 pixel, up to 10 fingers, Sharp SHP13F8, LQ156Z1, Dell P/N:6RGW0, IPS LED , glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
Storage
Liteonit LMT-256M6M, 256 GB 
, Seagate ST500LM000-1EJ162 500 GB
Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combined Line In/Out, Card Reader: 3-in-1 Cardreader, SD, SDHC, SDXC, Sensors: Brightness sensor, Battery charge indicator
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 7260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 372 x 254 ( = 0.79 x 14.65 x 10 in)
Battery
61 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 11.1V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1280x720
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USB Ethernet adapter
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds), Power Supply: 430 g ( = 15.17 oz / 0.95 pounds)
Price
2150 Euro

 

Average Score: 77.36% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 91%, features: 81%, display: 92% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display

84% Review Dell Precision M3800 Workstation | Notebookcheck
Workstation to go. Dell's Precision M3800 is an ultrabook-shaped mobile workstation, combining powerful components with a slim chassis. Our in-depth review will show whether this device is capable of delivering in all crucial fields, and not just in terms of looks.
80% Dell Precision M3800
Source: Digital Trends English
The Dell Precision M3800 is one of the stronger 15-inch Windows systems we’ve recently reviewed. It manages to better balance its pros and cons than the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Edition and Asus Zenbook NX500, both of which are significantly superior in certain areas, but also significantly behind in others. Mediocrity may seem dull, but in a computer it can be desirable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell Precision M3800
Source: PC Mag English
On the whole, the Dell Precision M3800 is a good mobile workstation with a very nice, high-resolution screen. But the HP ZBook 14 remains our Editors' Choice for mobile workstations, due to its IT-friendly features, like easy access to internal components, and better portability for about $500 less.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell Precision M3800 review Can powerful and portable successfully mix? Dell thinks it has a working combination
Source: Techradar English
These problems prevent us from declaring the Dell Precision M3800 the last word in mobile workstations. They very much affect the overall experience of using it, and even if you don't regularly use software that refuses to play nicely with high-DPI displays, you'll still encounter the issue now and then. In all other respects though, the Dell Precision M3800 is brilliant. The only thin mobile workstation that rivals its performance, with a discrete graphics card, is the HP ZBook 14 although it's not as thin and only has a dual-core processor, not a quad-core.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
67% Dell Precision M3800 review
Source: PC Pro English
Dell has done well to pack usable amounts of workstation power into such an attractive lightweight package and, while we’re still not sure about the benefits of high-DPI displays, the quality on offer is superb. Our biggest worry, however, concerns future-proofing: the slim chassis compromises on easy upgradability, and the lack of Thunderbolt limits external expansion. If you can live with those compromises, you’re unlikely to be disappointed; the Precision M3800 is as stylish and speedy as Windows mobile workstations come. However, there’s definitely room for improvement.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
80% Dell Precision M3800
Source: It Pro English
Dell's Precision M3800 aims make workstation laptops desirable by doing away with bulky, ugly chassis in favour of thin and light designs. A brilliant workstation laptops which balances great design with power. However, it could have better battery life and it is expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Precision M3800 laptop review Can powerful and portable successfully mix? Dell thinks it has a working combination
Source: Techradar English
The Dell Precision M3800 is a great laptop with superb desktop-like processor performance, a powerful GPU and a truly gorgeous thin-and-light design that we think has a real edge over the majority of laptops on the market today. Although there are more powerful laptops with faster graphics cards, these are much bigger and heavier, necessary due to the cooling and energy requirements of hefty GPUs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Dell Precision M3800 review: incredible performance from a thin and light laptop, with superb build quality
Source: PC Advisor English
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 software. There are also a few niggling issues such as slow 802.11ac wireless performance. We'd recommend trying it out first with older desktop software before making your mind up whether this is the mobile workstation for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Dell Precision M3800 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Dell’s stunning screen makes a fantastic first impression thanks to Retina-beating pixel density that’s able to match Apple’s finest, and the Precision M3800 continues its excellence elsewhere with superb design and build quality. The processor and graphics chip are powerful, but the ISV-certified Quadro chip and the rest of this machine’s specification comes with a couple of caveats. The Macbook’s integrated GPU, and cheaper consumer machines, have more raw graphics horsepower – and the middling battery life can’t match the MacBook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% emissions: 60%
70% Dell Precision M3800
Source: Laptop Mag English
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 3200 x 1800 display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

80% Review: Dell Precision M3800
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Precision M3800 – работник высокой квалификации
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: High-resolution display QHD +; high performance; good build quality. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/13/2014

Comment

NVIDIA Quadro K1100M:

Workstation graphics card based on the GK107 Kepler architecture with 384 shaders and a 128-Bit wide memory bus.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4702HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.2 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.


77.36%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Dell Precision M3800-4524
Quadro K1100M, Core i7 4712HQ
HP Omen Pro-M2T39AA
Quadro K1100M, Core i7 4720HQ
Dell Precision M3800-9325
Quadro K1100M, Core i7 4712MQ

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Dell Precision 3510
FirePro W5130M, Core i5 6300HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Dell Precision 7510
Quadro M2000M, Xeon E3-1535M v5, 15.6", 2.9 kg
Dell Precision 7710
FirePro W7170M, Xeon E3-1535M v5, 17.3", 3.58 kg
Dell Precision 5510
Quadro M1000M, Xeon E3-1505M v5, 15.6", 2.02 kg
Dell Precision M2800
FirePro W4170M, Core i7 4810MQ, 15.6", 2.92 kg
Dell Precision M6800
Quadro K3100M, Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 3.83 kg
Dell Precision M4800
Quadro K2100M, Core i7 4900MQ, 15.6", 3.18 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Dell Inspiron 15-7560, Core i7
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 7500U, 15.6", 2 kg
Dell Vostro 15-3559-8713
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-5578
Radeon R5 M335, Core i5 6200U, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Dell Vostro 5468-N008VN5468EMEA02
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7100U, 14.0", 1.6 kg
Dell Vostro 5468-N010VN5468EMEA01
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 7500U, 14.0", 1.6 kg
Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720-4544
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3.3 kg
Dell Inspiron 13z (5378) Touch
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.228 kg
Dell Vostro 15 3559
Radeon R5 M315, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.24 kg
Dell Latitude 11-3150-4500
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Dell Inspiron 13-5368-1104
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Dell XPS 13 9360 QHD+ i5
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.313 kg
Dell Inspiron 13-5368-1111
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Dell Latitude 13 3000-N001L337913US
HD Graphics 510, Pentium 4405U, 13.3", 1.75 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1
Radeon R5 M335, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Dell Inspiron 17-7778-1142
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 6500U, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-7569
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5252
Radeon R5 M335, Core i7 6500U, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Dell XPS 15 9550-1370
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
Current Prices
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Dell > Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
Stefan Hinum, 2014-02- 4 (Update: 2014-02- 4)