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HP and Lenovo have yet to offer a 17-inch workstation as compact as the Dell Precision 5750

HP and Lenovo have yet to offer a 17-inch workstation as compact as the Dell Precision 5750 (Source: Dell)
HP and Lenovo have yet to offer a 17-inch workstation as compact as the Dell Precision 5750 (Source: Dell)
The Precision 5750 is a unique 17-inch laptop that juggles between being an Ultrabook and a full-fledged mobile workstation. It doesn't particularly excel at one or the other, but it still appeals to a small segment of professionals who could benefit from its hybrid approach.
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Most 17.3-inch workstations are large and bulky since they generally aren't chasing after the same narrow-bezel look and sleek designs that most consumer laptops like to boast. This idea has been changing over the past couple of years with the advent of Nvidia Studio, but even these newer ultra-thin workstations like the MSI WS75 or Asus ProArt are still not as portable as most Ultrabooks.

The Precision 5750 follows on the same footsteps as the 15.6-inch Precision 5550 but in a 17-inch form factor to be unlike every other 17-inch workstation out there. It trades away a lot of common auxiliary features like an integrated NumPad, Smart Card reader, mouse buttons, and even ports in favor of a much more portable design. Traditional workstation users who rely on such features may find the Precision 5750 off-putting as a result, but the system fills a niche for users who may need a more travel-friendly 17-inch workstation or are willing to give up some hardware options for the portable design. We'd rather lug around the Precision 5750 over the Precision 7750 even though the latter is the more feature-packed option.

Major competitors like Lenovo and HP do not yet offer competing 17-inch workstations that are as slim or small as the Precision 5750. The ThinkPad P73 and ZBook 17 are significantly bulkier and more traditional than the hybrid Ultrabook/workstation Dell machine.

See our review on the Precision 5750 for more details on its performance and hardware.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-09-10 (Update: 2020-09-10)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.