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Dell Precision 17 (7720, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Dell Precision 17 (7720, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and keyboard. The sound and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the durability. There are some critical comments about the performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Precision 17 (7720, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (laptopmag.com)

Dell Precision 7720

 

The 17.3-inch Dell Precision 7720 is not your typical battleship-sized workstation. While we expect giants like this to be short on battery life, this machine lasted more than 9 hours on a single charge. It also sports a bright, vibrant display; strong...

Lengthy battery life; Vivid display; Comfortable keyboard

Slow SSD; weak webcam

The Precision 7720 is a giant, long-lasting workstation.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Dell Precision 7720 (Xeon, P5000, 4K) Workstation Review

 

Fully specced. The Dell Precision wants to be the best mobile workstation with a mobile Xeon processor, plenty of RAM, Nvidia's new P5000 GPU, and a high-resolution PremierColor display.

high-quality & sturdy case ; good & very bright 4K display ; excellent performance, also under load ; simple maintenance ; decent port selection ; individual configurations ; low emissions ; battery runtime ; input devices

backlight bleeding at the lower edge ; PWM at low brightness levels ; display should be calibrated for best performance ; SD reader did not work on our test sample ; poor position of the SIM slot ; expensive

Dell's Precision 7720 is a very powerful mobile workstation. The high-quality case is basically unchanged from the previous generation and you now get a Thunderbolt 3 port by default. The predecessor still had problems to utilize its potential in...

Jan, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:MaxxAudio Pro
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):91
Battery life (max):13
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified:N / Y

Design

Colour name:Black
Colour of product:Black / Black, Graphite
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Professional
Product Type:Mobile workstation

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / TN
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

CUDA:Y
CUDA cores:1280 / 1792 / 640
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon Pro WX 4130 / Not available / NVIDIA Quadro M1200 / NVIDIA Quadro P3000 / NVIDIA Quadro P4000
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x193D / 0x591B / 0x591D
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel HD Graphics P630 / Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Belgian / Czech, Slovakian / German / Italian / Swiss
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

ECC:N
Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):64
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 16
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668 / 0 - 10668
Non-operating shock:160 / 163
Non-operating vibration:0.66 / 1.3
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048 / 0 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:140
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 40
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60 / -40 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Dell E-Value Code:N001SP7720BTPDEAT / N005P7720BTPDEAT / N006P7720BTPDEAT

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:N
SmartCard slot:Y
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 4
USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:12.31
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:240

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236 / Intel CM238 / Intel® CM238
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8 / 3.9 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Xeon E3 v5 / Intel® Xeon®
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.00
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:E3-1505MV6 / E3-1545MV5 / i5-7300HQ / i5-7440HQ / I7-6820HQ / i7-7700HQ / i7-7820HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series / Intel Xeon E3-1500M v5
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B0 / N0 / R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:88970 / 93359 / 97185 / 97456 / 97459 / 97463 / 97496
Processor code:SR2FU / SR2QU / SR32K
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Palm vein scanner:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Language:Multilingual
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:McAfee, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, McAfee

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1024 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1256 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:218.4 / 281.2 / 281.4
Height (front):2.85 / 2.87
Height (rear):3.45 / 3.53
Weight:3.4 / 3.42
Width:416.7 / 417