Dells Precision M3800 notebook is a mobile workstation with an Intel Core i7 quad-core Haswell processor, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M graphics, support for up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of storage.

It’s also a big larger than notebooks I typically pay attention to, but it’s surprisingly compact for a notebook with a 15.6 inch display: the Dell Precision M3800 measures 0.71 inches thick and weighs 4.15 pounds.

Dell first launched this laptop in 2013, but now the company is updating the system with a higher-resolution display, among other things.

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Older models featured 3200 x 1800 pixel IGZO displays, while the new Dell Precision M3800 has a 3840 x 2160 pixel IGZO2 screen.

If that seems like overkill, you can also opt for a lower-resolution 1920 x 1080 pixel display.

Dell has also added a Thunderbolt 2 port to the laptop, offering data transfer speeds up to 20 Gbps, which the company says offers enough bandwidth to edit raw 4K videos while backing up the same file at the same time. The Thunderbolt 2 port can also work as a mini DisplayPort.

Other features include a 10-point capacitive touchscreen display, HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB 2l0 ports, a 91 Whr battery, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a backlit keyboard.

The new Dell Precision M3800 is available for $1649 and up, but the starting price climbs to $2179 if you opt for a model with a 4K display (and that’s listed as a sale price, so it could go up or down over time. ).

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2 replies on “Dell adds a 4K screen to Precision M3800 thin and light mobile workstation”

  1. Mmm tasty. Unfortunately the lack of chassis redesign probably means we won’t get a significantly upgraded Dell XPS 15 this year (I’d love to see one slimmed down like the XPS 13 2015)

  2. On a related note, Ubuntu is reportedly getting better at how it uses screens with lots of pixels.

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