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Dell Precision 5550 15-inch Mobile Workstation Laptop Computer

MSRP 1999 USDNEX score 74%

Product Overview

Dell Precision 5550 is the mobile workstation version of the company's premium laptop, the XPS 15 9500. It offers a Xeon W-10855M CPU option and ECC memory support as well as Turing Quadro GPUs instead of the GeForce graphics found in the consumer XPS 15.
Like the consumer version, the Precision 5550 is a gorgeous device with virtually no bezel around the 15.6-inch display, which is available in FHD+ or 4K. Both come with a pleasing 16:10 aspect ratio.
For a marginally larger footprint, Dell has also debuted the Precision 5750, the first 17-inch mobile workstation from the company that focuses on portability besides performance.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Very fast WLAN transfer rates for a workstation
  • Slim bezels
  • Fast SD card reader
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Below-average CPU performance when gaming
  • High power consumption when gaming

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 74% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Fast Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity
  • Fast SD card reader
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3
  • CPU throttling when gaming
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Specifications

Variants:
4K
FHD+

Connectivity

Ports
3x Thunderbolt 3 + 1x Audio jack + 1x SD card
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
56 or 86 Wh
Camera | Front
IR HD fixed focus camera
Speakers
Stereo woofer 2.5 W x 2 and stereo tweeter 1.5 W x 2

Dimensions

Size | Depth
230.30 mm
Size | Height
11.65 mm
Size | Width
344.4 mm
Weight
1.84 kg

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:10
Display Diagonal
17 inch
FHD+Display Type
NT, Anti-glare
4KDisplay Type
IPS
Gamut
100% sRGB
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
FHD+Resolution
FHD+, 1920 x 1200
4KResolution
4K UHD+

Function

Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 630, NVIDIA Quadro T1000, or Quadro T2000
Keyboard Backlight
White
Operating System
Windows 10 or Ubuntu Linux 18.04
Processor
10th-gen Intel Core i5, i7, i9 H-series or Xeon W-series
Touch Screen
4K panel only

Performance

Memory | Capacity
2x SoDIMM up to 64GB (non-ECC) or 32GB (ECC)
Memory | Type
DDR4 2933MHz non-ECC or DDR4 2666MHz ECC
Storage
M.2 PCIe NVMe up to 1TB, Self encrypting SSD available

Production

Debut
2020-05

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External Reviews

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score 74%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The chassis is identical to the XPS 15 9500 but in a darker matte gray tone instead of silver. The metal bottom panel is slightly more difficult to remove than on last year's Precision 5540. The Intel AX201 comes standard for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. A three-year limited warranty comes standard.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fast Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity
  • Fast SD card reader
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • CPU throttling when gaming
  • No Thunderbolt 3

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Dell Precision 5550 Workstation Review: The XPS 15 For Professionals. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Precision-5550-Workstation-Review-The-XPS-15-For-Professionals.483877.0.html. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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