The Precision M3800 is Dell’s take on the ‘Ultrabook’ portable workstation notebook. It’s made from a mixture of materials, and has an undersized battery in order to stay fashionably trim. In its favour, the quad-core processor and midrange pro-certified graphics chipset provide useful performance, and without too much histrionics from the cooling fans. This year’s model now has a UHD 4K display although this still serves to exaggerate problems in some Windows programs, while the overly reflective touchscreen facility results in a heavier panel with poorer viewing that drains the battery faster.
Dell Precision Mobile Workstation M3800 - 15.6" - Core i7 4702HQ - 16 GB RAM - 512 SSDGB - with Premium Panel Guarantee Specifications.
HP EliteBook 820 G1 units are fitted with powerful processors, with users having the option of choosing between an Intel Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 processors. The chip is backed by an Intel HD Graphics 4400 processor for graphics.
A RAM of 4GB is provided on the standard model, with 8GB memory available on the model with Intel Core i7 processor. In all, the HP EliteBook 820 G1 can take up to 16GB of RAM. Obviously because of business users’ preference for Windows 7, the laptop comes pre-installed with that operating system, but users who prefer Windows 8 can buy models with Windows 8 Pro.
OS: Windows 8 64, Windows 8 Pro 64, Windows 7 Pro (32 or 64), Linux, FreeDOS
Processor: Intel Core i7, Core i5, or Core i3 Processors