Dell Precision M3800 Owner's Review

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by Bokeh, Oct 22, 2013.

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  1. powerslave12r

    powerslave12r Notebook Evangelist

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    My 2010 E6510 has gone through insane amount of abuse and it still looks and works as new. I have used it for 8+ hours a day (and more on weekends) for three solid years and it is insane to think of it even close to 'falling apart.'

    As someone mentioned earlier, you get what you pay for. Don't buy a $600 Dell/HP/Lenovo and expect it to compare to $1000-2000 macbooks.

    All said and done, Dell's three year warranty is MUCH better than Applecare and included in the cost of the laptop, AND you don't have to go anywhere, they either

    1. Send you the part,
    2. Send you a paid box to send your laptop in for repair,
    3. Come to your place of choosing the next day (in case you have the ndb warranty).

    Latitudes, Precisions are as good as they get. Throw in Outlet store deals and boo-frickin-yeah.
     
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    Aaron44126 Notebook Prophet

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    I always remove the stickers first thing when I get a new laptop... If you are careful (use something besides your fingernails) you should be able to get them off good. Never had issues with sticky stuff remaining on the Dell machines I've owned, which have always just come with the small Windows logo sticker and the Intel CPU sticker like so.

    (Not sure if this one comes with stickers, they aren't in the marketing photos but I'd expect to see stickers on there anyway.)

    Looks like this is the same as the XPS 15, with differences seeming to be certifications, warranty, and maybe a few of the build options.
     
  3. welt

    welt Notebook Guru

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    Bokeh, could you please include in your review screenshots or photos of the Adobe CS programs (maybe Photoshop and if possible InDesign and Illustrator) in the following situations:
    Full resolution DPI set to 100%
    Full resolution DPI set to 150%
    Full resolution DPI set to 200%
    display resolution 1920x1080 DPI set to 100%
    display resolution 1600x900 DPI set to 100%

    That would be great, if you could to that, I`m very curious how working with the QHD+ Display would be..
    Thanks!
     
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    powerslave12r Notebook Evangelist

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    Also the sticker glue that's left behind can be removed by rubbing it with a soft cloth and some soap water.
     
  5. Bokeh

    Bokeh Notebook Deity

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    Will post the service tag of the circa 2007 Precision M90 that is still running as a single stream video encoder. Thought for sure the old 100gb hard drive would be dead by now.

    Only reason I am not posting it now is that it has been running in an office (not mine) for 2 years at 65% cpu load.
     
  6. maveric101

    maveric101 Notebook Geek

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    I'd like to add full resolution, 167% DPI (if that's possible), since that should be equivalent to 1080p.

    That should work fine, but if soap and water ever isn't enough, use Goo Gone. That stuff is amazing.
     
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    pete77 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Unless the M3800 gets an option for a core i7-4960HQ and a Nvidia Quadro K2100, I'm afraid it's not really a competition for the high end MBP, let alone be considered as a mobile workstation. I really hope they ad these options. The M3800 already has a disadvantage in storage s[ace compared to the 1 TB PCIe-based Flash Storage of the MBP and the lack of thunderbolt ports.
     
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    The 750m in the new MacBook Pro Retina is not much faster than the K1100m. They are both based on the GK107 Kepler core. The K1100m is faster in CAD or similar programs.

    Also I think the m3800 can have a 512 GB mSATA SSD + 1 TB regular SSD (sold separately) at the same time.
     
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    The K2100 is more to be on par with the M4800, not necessarily the MBP. However, an option for a faster CPU is vital for it's success.
     
  10. Bokeh

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    The K2100M has more processing cores than the 750M. 576 vs 384. Tell me how the 750M gets around that? Also glad Intel rolled out a new processor with no price onthe ARK page (as in not for sale) on the day the new MBPs launched.
     
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