Dell Precision 7520 Specifications
Dell Precision 7520 Specifications
●CPU Intel – Core Xeon E3-1535M v6
●Operating System – Windows 10 Pro
●RAM – 32GB
●RAM Upgradable to 64GB
●Hard Drive Size – 512GB SSD
Dell Precision 7520 DESIGN
The laptop’s dark finish will look right at home in any office, and the carbon-fiber lid is at least a bit more stylish than the stodgy basic black of the Lenovo ThinkPad P51. The bulky chassis also provides ample room for ports, with connections and features built into the front, back and sides of the laptop. On the right you’ll find three USB 3.0 ports (with PowerShare for charging devices using the laptop battery), an SD card slot, an audio jack and a Kensington lock slot. On the left is a fourth USB 3.0 with PowerShare, a full HDMI output, a mini DisplayPort, one Thunderbolt 3 port that uses a USB Type-C connection, and a Smartcard reader. On the back of the chassis are a power connector and a LAN port. On the front of the laptop, built into the keyboard deck, you’ll also find a contactless Smartcard reader and an optional fingerprint sensor for secure log on.
The Dell Precision 7520 combines potent workstation-class Performance with durable construction, a colorful 4K display and surprisingly decent battery life. When you need something that’s designed for seriously demanding work, it’s a great option. Much of the system’s performance falls right in line with other mobile workstations, offering few truly differentiating elements to the laptop beyond the design. The HP ZBook 15 G4 offers similar performance in a lighter, 5.1-pound package, but costs a lot more when similarly configured. Meanwhile, if you value portability and battery life over peak performance, the Dell Precision 5520 dials back the hardware a notch while reducing the weight to 4.4 pounds and stretching the battery life to nearly 12 hours. However, if you want the fastest 15-inch workstation you can get, the Precision 7520 is a strong choice. Razer Blade Stealth prices and specifications. The Dell Precision 7520 borrows a page from the slim and sleek Dell XPS line, with a stout metal chassis and carbon- fiber lid that keeps the weight down while still being tough enough to pass a variety of MIL-STD 810G tests. While not as tough as Dell’s rugged Latitude laptops, which are made to (literally) survive a war zone, the Precision 7520 should still hold up to all sorts of abuse, from extreme temperatures to laptop-killers like dust and even humidity. The hefty Precision 7520 weighs 6.3 pounds, and measures 14.9 x 10.4 x 1.3 inches. That’s heavier than other 15-inch workstations, like the Dell Precision 5520 (14.1 x 9.3 x 0.44 inches, 4.4 pounds), the Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (14.86 x 9.93 x 1.02 inches, 5.82 pounds) or the HP ZBook 15 G4 (15.2 10.4 x 1.0 inches, 5.1 pounds). But is still lighter than most of the 17-inch behemoths that dominate the workstation category, like the HP ZBook 17 G4 (16.5 x 11.0 x 1.3 inches, 7.1 pounds), though it matches the MSI WE72 7RJ (16.5 x 11.3 x 1.2 inches, 6.2 pounds) ounce for ounce.
Dell Precision 7520 DISPLAY AND AUDIO
Dell Precision 7520 comes with an Ultra HD (3840 x2160) display with an IGZO panel that uses an indium, gallium, zinc and oxygen semiconductor material to produceexcellent viewing angles and brilliant colors for all 8 million pixels.
With 365 nits of brightness as measured with our lab equipment, the Dell’s display is significantly brighter than most competitors, like the HP ZBook 15 G4 (304.8 units). It has good color as well, producing 99.9 percent of the sRGB color spectrum. However, it’s not uncommon to see displays exceed the 100 percent mark as they offer color ranges beyond the standard sRGB gamut.
Dell Precision 7520 KEYBOARD AND TOUCHPAD
The laptop’s 3.9 x 2.2-inch touchpad is accompanied by three discrete mouse buttons — right and left buttons and a center button for scrolling up and down. The touchpad is fine to use, but the button layout may take some getting used to if you’re more familiar with two-button designs or clickable touchpads. The Precision 7520 has a full-size backlit keyboard with a 10-key numeric pad, and the 1.7-millimeter (1.5 to 2mm is typical) key travel makes for a very comfortable typing experience. On the 10fastfingers.com typing test I was able to match my 80-word-per-minute average without any trouble. However, the real benefit from the three-button layout lays a little farther up the keyboard. A pointing stick sits just below the home row, and a second trio of mouse buttons sits just below the spacebar for cursor control without taking your hands off the keyboard.
Dell Precision 7520 PERFORMANCE
This device comes with a 3.1GHz Intel Core Xeon E3-1535M v6 processor, 32GB of RAM, Nvidia Quadro M2200 with 4GB of dedicated memory and a 512GB M.2 PCI solid- state drive. That’s a pretty potent set of specifications. Equipped with a 512GB M.2 PCIe solid-state drive, one of the fastest storage options available.
Dell Precision 7520 BATTERY LIFE
The Precision 7520’s large 6-cell, 91Wh battery lasted an impressive 6 hours and 28 minutes on the LAPTOP battery test (continuous surfing over Wi-Fi at 100 nits brightness). That’s nearly 2 hours longer than the HP ZBook 15 G4 (4:33) and more than double the MSI WE72 7RJ (2:57).
Dell Precision 7520 WEBCAM
While we’re used to seeing high-end laptops with disappointing webcams, the Precision 7520 has a pleasantly capable camera.
Dell Precision 7520 SOFTWARE & WARRANTY
Dell offers the Precision 7520 with Windows 10 Pro, though Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux versions are also available.
It comes with games like Bubble Witch Saga 3, Candy Crush Soda Saga and Minecraft, along with Skype, Groove Music and Twitter. Dell includes a few of its own helpful utilities, like Dell Precision Optimizer, which tweaks performance for various workstation uses, and Dell PremierColor display calibration software. As a mobile workstation, the Precision 7520 has a lengthy list of ISV certifications, ensuring error-free compatibility for programs from vendors like Adobe, Autodesk and Solidworks. Dell covers the Precision 7520 with a standard three-year Warranty.