Dell Precision M6800
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Precision M6800
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.
The M6800 is impressive, but it's a niche product. Few employees will truly need the versatility and power offered by this machine, especially when it's this bulky and expensive. If you can justify investing in such a powerful notebook, it excels in every important area, which makes it an excellent high-end workstation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% features: 100% workmanship: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
This machine is designed for the most demanding of road warriors, and that’s influenced virtually every department. It’s got more ports, sockets and slots than you’ll find on almost any other machine, and it’s got more power under the hood than most, too – the M6800 will be able to handle work software without breaking a sweat.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 100% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
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 build quality are competent if uninspired. For its given audience, and the price, we'd expect a real IPS display with better performance. The main and graphics processor are well judged for this workhorse, and the complete package forms a safe but highly serviceable choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Versatility, powerful hardware components; comfortable input devices; good screen; good connectivity. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2014
The Dell Precision M6800 is a customizable workstation notebook. It allows the user to configure the specifications to their liking. The Dell Precision M6800 comes with an Intel Core i7-4800MQ processor which is one of the fastest processors you can get today. This coupled with 16 GB of RAM will ensure smooth performance even while running high requirement games and watching HD movies in an alternate tab.
The build of the Dell Precision M6800 is also sturdy. However, because of this, the weight of the laptop is rather high at 3.8 kg. Furthermore, because it was built in expectation for possible upgrades, the size is also bigger at 41 by 27 cm. The device comes with a generous amount of ports. It has 4 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, a VGA port, a Display Port, an internal card reader and an Ethernet port for wired connectivity. For wireless connectivity, the Dell Precision M6800 uses a Dell Wireless 1550 802.11ac module which is pretty average. Bluetooth 4.0 is also supported.
All in all, the Dell Precision M6800 is able to meet the needs of various groups of people. However, size and weight might deter people from buying it as there are no lack of choices for other notebooks and tablets which excel greatly in mobility.
NVIDIA Quadro K3100M:
High-end workstation graphics card based on the GK104 Kepler architecture with 768 shaders and a 256-Bit wide memory bus.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
4800MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.7 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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
74.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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