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Dell Precision Series

Dell Precision 17-7720Processor: Intel Core i7 3720QM, Intel Core i7 7820HQ, Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro K2000M, NVIDIA Quadro M620, NVIDIA Quadro P3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.34kg, 3.42kg, 3.442kg
Price: 2500, 2700, 3100 euro
Average Score: 78.86% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 89%, features: 85%, display: 76%
mobility: 59%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 79%

 

Dell Precision M4700

Specifications

Dell Precision M4700Notebook: Dell Precision M4700
Processor: Intel Core i7 3720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro K2000M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.442kg
Price: 3100 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

90% Review Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation | Notebookcheck
Workhorse reloaded. Workhorse reloaded. Dell has updated its 15.6-inch workstation and now provides it with up-to-date hardware. We tested a well equipped variant with an Intel Core i7-3720QM quad-core processor, NVIDIA Quadro K2000M graphics (also compared AMD FirePro M4000), SSD drive and a FHD display costing in excess of 3000 Euros (~$3869).
90% Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation review: powerful mobile workstation
Source: PC Advisor English
It’s big, heavy and expensive, but the Dell Precision M4700 provides workstation levels of performance, along with a rugged design that can cope with a wide range of outdoor environments. This is not for people who simply need a desktop replacement system for office use – it’s a robust workstation for design professionals that will certainly earn its keep.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Dell Precision M4700 review
Source: IT Reviews English
If you feel the need for speed, expandability, and reliability, the Dell Precision M4700 mobile workstation is the system you want to bring out to the working world. It’s a lot easier to tote than a tower workstation, but it has many of the features that you’d want in a desktop. If you feel the need for speed, expandability, and reliability, the Dell Precision M4700 mobile workstation is the system you want to bring out to the working world.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Precision M4700
Source: PC Mag English
The problem with comparing the Dell Precision M4700 to previous units is that there are far fewer mobile workstation laptops than consumer or business laptops out there. Our last true mobile workstation Editors' Choice was the HP Elitebook 8560w$941.16 at Amazon Marketplace, and while it also has ISV certifications and also has a 15.6-inch full HD screen, the HP 8560w used an older Core i7 processor and AMD FirePro graphics. Granted, the 8650w also came in at under $1,600. The Dell Precision M4700 is a higher-level workstation, with many more options, expandability, higher end drive systems, higher end graphics options, and is generally more capable. If you have a need for ISV certified apps, or highest end reliability and performance, then the Dell Precision M4700 is the mobile workstation for you, and as such, earns our nod for Editors' Choice for mobile workstations.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Arbeitswütig – Leistungsstarke Workstation für Profis
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/07/2013
Rating: performance: 90% features: 90% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 50%

 

Dell Precision 3520

Specifications

Dell Precision 3520Notebook: Dell Precision 3520
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro M620 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.34kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

82% Dell Precision 3520 (i7-7820HQ, M620M) Workstation Review | Notebookcheck
Rough around the edges. With their Precision 3000 workstation-series, Dell promises lots of performance for comparatively little money. Our review update takes a look at the overall concept and checks for potential issues.
60% Dell Precision 3520 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Precision 3520 offers strong performance and long-lasting battery life, but suffers from a dim screen and a flexy keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Dell Precision 17-7720

Specifications

Dell Precision 17-7720Notebook: Dell Precision 17-7720
Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro P3000 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.42kg
Price: 2700 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Dell Precision 7720 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Precision 7720's brilliant display is delightful, its lengthy battery life is better than most workstations' and its performance is more than adequate for 3D graphics work. The only major downside we found is that its SSD was far slower than others we tested.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA Quadro K2000M:

Fastest 15-inch workstation graphics card based on the Kepler architecture with a core similar to that of the GeForce GT 650M.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA Quadro M620: Mid-range workstation graphics card based on the 28nm GM107 Maxwell architecture with 512 shaders and a 128-Bit wide memory bus. Similar to the older Quadro M1000M and consumer GeForce GTX 950M (which features more shaders).These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA Quadro P3000: High-end workstation graphics card based on the 16nm GP106 chip (similar to the consumer GTX 1060) from the Pascal architecture.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3720QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1250 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.7820HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake).Intel Xeon:

E3-1535M v6: Professional quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 3.1 - 4.2 GHz. It is the top model of the Kaby Lake H-series in the beginning of 2017 and therefore also the fastest mobile processor. The chip also integrates the professional HD Graphics P630 GPU with certified drivers clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake).
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.34 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

3.442 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


78.86%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

MSI WS63 7RK-280US
Quadro P3000, Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 1.8 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Dell Precision 15-3520, Core i5-7440HQ
Quadro M620, Core i5 7440HQ, 15.6", 2.34 kg
Dell Precision 5520, Core i5-7300HQ
Quadro M1200, Core i5 7300HQ, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Dell Precision 3520
Quadro M620, Core i7 7820HQ, 15.6", 2.34 kg
Dell Precision 15 5510-3MH3G
Quadro M1000M, Core i7 6820HQ, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Dell Precision 5520 UHD
Quadro M1200, Xeon E3-1505M v6, 15.6", 2.078 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-01-10 (Update: 2013-01-10)