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Dell Precision Series

Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1Processor: Intel Core i7 3720QM, Intel Core i7 7820HQ, Intel Core i7 8706G, Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
Graphics Adapter: AMD WX Vega M GL, NVIDIA Quadro K2000M, NVIDIA Quadro M620, NVIDIA Quadro P3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 2kg, 2.34kg, 3.42kg, 3.442kg
Price: 2000, 2500, 2700, 3100 euro
Average Score: 78.5% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 89%, features: 78%, display: 78%
mobility: 63%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 82%

 

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, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.442kg
Price: 3100 euro
Links: Dell homepage
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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%
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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, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.34kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Dell homepage
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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 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.
70% Dell Precision 3520 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
Overall, we're happy to give the Dell Precision 3520 a thumbs-up as a robust machine aimed at the lower part of the mobile workstation audience. Some will seek 4K displays, two or more Thunderbolt 3 ports, or faster graphics, but those needing a best-in-class machine can open their wallets for a higher-end solution. However, if your needs are more modest, the 3520 lets you save some money while still getting a true mobile workstation.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell Precision 3520
Source: PC Mag English
Despite its bland looks, the Dell Precision 3520's excellent battery life will appeal to road warriors, and IT managers will like its upgradeability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
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

Dell’s new Precision 17-7720 is not exactly your average battlestation-grade workstation, so what is different from its last iteration, the 7710? Before getting down to the actual meat of this beast, let us talk about battery life. Despite its size and the hardware it packs, the Precision 7720 was actually able to score 9 hours on a single charge, which is impressive for a 17-incher. Because the Precision is designed to be a mean business workstation, it is not surprising that the chassis design sports a much more industrial look. With a weight of 3.5 kg and a thickness of 35mm, this hefty beast feels like carrying a mini anvil around. As a 17-inch system, the Precision 7720 is also loaded with a slew of up-to-date IO, such as 3 USB-3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI out, a mini DisplayPort, and a SmartCard Reader, which will be more than handy. Because the Precision lies between your average business-user and workstation platforms, Dell is also offering the option to increase security with a fingerprint reader or an NFC sensor. And if you configure the notebook with a compatible CPU, it will also provide Intel’s vPro remote management technology. Moving on to the actual hardware, the Precision 7720 is equipped with Intel’s Xeon E3-1535M v6 mobile server processor, 8GB of memory, 256GB of Solid State PCIe storage, and an Nvidia Quadro P3000 graphics processing unit, although Dell will also offer AMD FirePro variants. The installed FHD panel is unfortunately TN based, which means viewing angles might suffer, although the panel scored quite well in sRGB ratings with a score of 126 percent, which seals the deal on it being professional grade. In terms of brightness, with a brightness level of 317 nits, the TN panel is actually brighter than its average counterparts. Next is the user input experience: The keyboard remains quite comfortable to type on with excellent key travel and feedback, although it should be noted that light typists might find the keys a little harder to accentuate with 69 grams of force needed.

As for the touchpad, it is quite accurate and able to accept 3-finger navigation gestures in Windows 10 quite reliably, though one major gripe is that the touchpad could be slightly bigger to take advantage of the space afforded by the notebook’s size. The top and bottom click buttons are quite solid and crisp to the click. Users can also take advantage of the fact that Dell has decided to include the mouse nubbin usually found on business notebooks as opposed to workstation notebooks, removing the need to carry a mouse along. In the audio department, Dell has actually taken the time to fine-tune the speakers so they produce enough volume to fill a conference room. The bass is surprisingly satisfying; usually, notebooks irrespective of class tend to either have lackluster bass or none at all. Of course, if you are inclined to tune the audio even more, Dell offers a software solution called “Waves MaxxAudio Pro”. Being equipped with a Quadro-based GPU does not necessarily mean the Precision 7720 is incapable of gaming, far from it, it is actually able to run most modern titles on high to maximum settings. However, do not be fooled by its VR certification, the base model just barely scores on the SteamVR test, despite the badge. Because of that, you are better off either choosing the mid-spec variant or go big with all the bells and whistles. The bottom line is: If you are a professional whose work involves high graphic editing or modeling, the Precision 17 is a very good choice.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.42kg
Price: 2700 euro
Links: Dell homepage
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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%

 

Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1

Specifications

Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1Notebook: Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Processor: Intel Core i7 8706G
Graphics Adapter: AMD WX Vega M GL 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 2000 euro
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83% Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 (i7-8706G, Radeon WX Vega M GL, 4K UHD) Workstation Review | Notebookcheck
As if Kaby Lake-G wasn't niche enough already, Dell has gone the extra mile by offering a workstation convertible equipped with the rare Intel-AMD CPU. The end result is one of the most powerful 15-inch convertible workstations available even if it sacrifices some common connectivity features along the way.
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Source: PC Mag English
Dell's Precision 5530 2-in-1 takes the company's XPS 15 2-in-1 convertible and turns it into a mobile workstation with solid performance and a spiffy 4K touch screen, though like all 15.6-inch hybrids it's too heavy for tablet use.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2018

 

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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).AMD WX Vega M GL: Integrated professional graphics card in the slower Kaby Lake-G SoCs. Offers 20 CUs = 1280 shaders at 931 - 1011 MHz, 4 GB HBM2 graphics memory (on the same package as the GPU and CPU). The TDP is specified at 65 Watt. Technically identical to the Radeon RX Vega M GL but with support for professional drivers.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).8706G: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 3.1 - 4.1 GHz. Integrates 4GB fast HBM2 graphics memory that may also be used as a CPU cache and including the high TDP of 65 Watts may lead to a higher CPU performance compared to the similar Core i7-7920HQ. Similar to the Core i7-8705G, but with support for vPro (the only Kaby Lake-G CPU with vPro support).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 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

3.442 kg:

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


78.5%: 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.

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