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Dell Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation

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Recently, the Company has purchased 3 units of Dell Precision M3800 for the Architect Department. I’ve had the chance to do the setup and configuration for one of it. Well, should have done two, but something very important came up, and have to assign to my colleague to finish it up.
Well, let’s get started, shall we.
The black box
It came in a nice black box. Different from other models that we’ve purchased such as the Dell Latitude E5440 or the HP ProBook 440 G1 which came with the standard brown colored box. The packaging was nice. Looks expensive. Well, it really was expensive. Close to RM10K per unit. User assigned with this unit must really, really take care of this one. If not, one month’s salary gone, just to pay for the penalty.
Just like unboxing a MacBook

Here are the specs for this mobile power house… which you can also purchase from Amazon 🙂

  • System Type: Notebook
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition – English
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 (4th Gen) 4702HQ / 2.2 GHz| Max Turbo Speed: 3.2 GHz| 
  • Number of Cores: Quad-Core
  • Cache: L3 – 6 MB
  • 64-bit Computing: Yes
  • Chipset: Mobile Intel HM87 Express
  • Features: Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • RAM: 16 GB (2 x 8 GB)
  • Max RAM Supported: 16 GB
  • Technology: DDR3L SDRAM
  • Speed: 1600 MHz / PC3-12800| Form Factor: SO DIMM 204-pin
  • Slots Qty: 2
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB Hybrid Drive (8 GB flash) | Interface: Serial ATA-600
  • Hard Drive (2nd): 256 GB SSD
  • Type: 15.6 – IGZO | LCD Backlight Technology: LED backlight 
  • Touchscreen: Yes (10-point multi-touch)
  • Resolution: 3200 x 1800 (QHD+) | Widescreen: Yes
  • Features: UltraSharp, WideView, Corning Gorilla glass NBT
  • Graphics Processor: NVIDIA Quadro K1100M / Intel HD Graphics 4600 – 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
  • Camera: Integrated webcam| Resolution: 0.92 Megapixel
  • Capture Resolutions: 1280 x 720
  • Camera Features: Ambient light sensor, HD video recording
  • Sound: Stereo speakers , microphone
  • Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio
  • Audio Features: MaxxAudio Pro
  • Type: Touchpad, backlit keyboard
  • Features: Multi-touch touchpad
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 802.11ac
  • Wireless Controller: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 – PCI Express Half Mini Card
  • Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Features: Intel Wireless Display (WiDi)
  • 6-cell lithium polymer | Capacity: 61 Wh | Input: AC 120/230 V (50 – 60 Hz) | Output: 130 Watt, 19.5 V, 6.67 A
  • Slots: 1 x PCI Express Half Mini Card| Interfaces: HDMI| Memory Card Reader: 3 in 1 (SD Card)
  • Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Dell Webcam Central, Microsoft Office 2013 (Trial), Windows 8.1 Pro license
  • Case Material: Aluminum, carbon fiber
  • Security: Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip
  • Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), noise reduction, battery life Indicator, USB PowerShare technology, Intel Anti-Theft Protection (iATP)
  • Included Accessories: USB to Ethernet adapter
  • Compliant Standards: GS, RoHS, WEEE, CEC, CECP, China RoHS
  • Width: 14.6 in (37.1 cm) | Depth: 10 in (25.4 cm) | Height: 0.7 in (1.778 cm) | Weight: 4.1 lbs (1.86 kg) | ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes 
  • Service & Support: 3 years warranty | Service & Support Details: Limited warranty – 3 years – on-site – response time: next business day

We were given 2 options by our vendor which are 1TB 5400RPM SATA hard drive or 512GB SSD hard drive. For our first purchase, we opt for the 512GB SSD.

Super slim touchscreen LCD
I told you…..
Since our users were not ready with Windows 8 yet, so we opt for Windows 7 option.
Even thou it came with Core i7, 16 gigs ram and an SSD drive, don’t expect much on the gaming performance. It’s Nvidia Quadro K1100M graphics card is suitable for Autocad drawings and 3D renderings.
If you’re into gaming graphics, then GeForce from Nvidia is best suited for it. Hmm.. maybe I’ll to review on “Nvidia GeForce vs AMD Radeon” on my next post. Or maybe a review on Alienware system. Hmm.. been dreaming of owning one since I was in college. By the way, do you now that AMD Radeon was known as ATI Radeon before..? 🙂

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