Dell Precision 5000 5470
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Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Precision 5000 5470
Just because you're small doesn't mean you can't be as powerful as the big guns. The Precision 5470 utilizes the same Core i9 CPU currently shipping on hulking gaming laptops and other workstations over twice its size, but how does it actually perform?
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/16/2023
Source: Laptop Mag
There’s a new productivity powerhouse in town, and it’s much more mobile than the average workstation. The Dell Precision 5470 doesn’t exactly reinvent the wheel, of course, but it represents the gradual evolution of business-centric workstation laptops. It’s a premium machine for sure — especially if you splurge for a Core i7 or Core i9 configuration — but a fairly futureproof one at that thanks to Intel’s ever-evolving vPro tech. Climbing over $3,000, the Dell Precision 5470’s price tag is nothing to sneeze at. The Nvidia RTX A1000 graphics inside may not be as powerful as the Nvidia RTX 30-series GPUs inside the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 and MSI Creator Z16 laptops (both cost between $2,500 and $3,000), but keep in mind that the Precision targets business-oriented power users – not gamers nor professionals who need a laptop that pushes performance envelope for graphic-intensive tasks. On top of that, if you purchase the ROG Strix Scar 17 and MSI Creator Z16 laptops, you’ll take quite a hit when it comes to battery life. Meanwhile, the Dell Precision 5470 delivers a decent discrete GPU and a relatively long battery runtime. Pound for pixelated pound, the Dell Precision 5470 may be the most portable, powerful workstation you’ll find on the market, and it’s the ultimate tool for on-the-go creatives, workaholics, and multimedia junkies alike.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Laptop Under Budget
The Dell Precision 14 5470 is a compact workstation that competes against the likes of the Lenovo ThinkPad P15 and the HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8. The Precision 14 5470 is easily among the most premium-looking workstation laptops and is as powerful as the rest of the competition. The computer also has Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certification, which ensures that the laptop can handle the majority of software you’ll use as a professional with ease. On top of that, Dell is also offering free panel replacement during a limited warranty period as a part of the Dell Premium Panel Guarantee. Overall, the Dell Precision 14 5470 is an impressive package that seems to pack everything one expects from modern mobile workstations. We think it’ll be a great companion for a modern workforce.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 90% display: 96% mobility: 86% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 90%
Although the Dell Precision 5570 isn't designed for gaming, it can run games relatively well, as long as you get a configuration with an NVIDIA discreet GPU. However, unlike the more mainstream NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, these professional GPUs don't always have the best game drivers, so the performance can vary a lot from one game to another. Also, you can only get a 60Hz 1080p or 4k display with a slow response time and no VRR support, which means motion will look blurry, and you'll likely experience screen tearing if you don't use vertical sync.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/16/2022
Rating: performance: 73% mobility: 78%
Source: Digital Trends
If I had over $3,000 to spend on a laptop and needed workstation-like performance, I’d do some extra weightlifting and select a larger and heavier workstation like Dell’s Precision 5570 or even a mainstream powerhouse like the MSI Creator X16P. Sure, it would be more to lug around, but its performance would more than make up for it. And while app selection would be more limited with the Apple MacBook Pro 14, it would be another solid alternative if it ran the apps I needed. As it is, the Precision 5470 is simply too expensive to justify its limited performance. Simply put, if the Precision 5470 can handle your workflow, then you likely don’t need a workstation-level laptop. You can pick from among several 14-inch laptops and get as much portability and maybe even better performance at a much lower price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
The slimline, lightweight design of the Precision 5470 is attractive, and will appeal to professional users who need a powerful laptop that's portable enough to carry on long trips or when working outdoors. However, the Precision 5470 perhaps puts too much emphasis on portability, leaving room for improvement elsewhere. Battery life is relatively modest, even when using integrated graphics, and the FHD+ display and 720p webcam are both disappointing compared to what's offered by many of its rivals in this price range.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2022
Source: PC Mag
The Dell Precision 5470 is a mobile workstation that's far more portable than most alternatives. Between its slim 14-inch design and top-quality MIL-STD 810H build, it's one of the best options around for taking professional-grade performance on the road or to the job site. There are tradeoffs for its portability, and users of the most demanding, graphics-intensive applications will need to carry something heavier. But the Dell's exceptional battery life underscores its desirability as the most portable workstation we've seen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Techprincess IT IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; elegant design; comfortable keyboard; high performance. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2022
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU: Mid-range professional laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA107 chip with 2,048 CUDA cores. Similar to the consumer GeForce GTX 3050 with certified drivers. Available in different performance variants ranging from 35 - 95 W TGP (max. power consumption).
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i9-12900H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.8 to 5 GHz and supports vPro.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.
In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.
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83.92%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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