Over the past few years Dell has been blurring the lines between mobile workstations and high-performance consumer laptops by stuffing some professional-level hardware into a Dell Precision professional laptop that looks an awful lot like an XPS 15 consumer model.
And this year is no different: along with the new Dell XPS 15, Dell is launching at Computex this year, the company is introducing a new Dell Precision 5540 mobile workstation version.
It’ll be available in early July for $1,339 and up.
On the outside, this laptop may look like an XPS 15. But under the hood the Precision 5540 is available with more processor options, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, and a choice of operating systems including Windows 10 Home or Pro, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, or Red Hat 7.5.
The notebook measures 14.1″ x 9.3″ x 0.7″ and has a starting weight of about 3.9 pounds for a model with a non-touch display, a solid state drive, and a 56 Wh battery, but it’s also available with hard drives, a 97 Wh battery, and a touchscreen — all of which will increase the weight a bit.
Each model has a Thunderbolt 3 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a headphone jack, an SD card reader, and optional support for a fingerprint reader in the power button.
Here’s a run-down of some of the options:
- Intel Core i9-9980HK – 8 Core, 16MB Cache, 2.40GHz up to 5.00GHz Turbo, 45W
- Intel Core i9-9880H – 8 Core, 16MB Cache, 2.30GHz up to 4.80GHz Turbo, 45W, vPro
- Intel Xeon E-2276M – 6 Core Xeon, 12M Cache, 2.80GHz up to 4.70GHz Turbo, 45W, vPro
- Intel Core – i7-9850H – 6 Core, 12M Cache, 2.60GHz up to 4.6GHz Turbo, 45W, vPro
- Intel Core i7-9750H – 6 Core, 12M Cache, 2.60GHz up to 4.5GHz Turbo, 45W
- Intel Core i5-9400H – 4 Core, 8M Cache, 2.50GHz up to 4.3GHz Turbo, 45W, vPro
- Intel UHD Graphics P630 (on Xeon Onlly)
- Intel UHD Graphics 630
- NVIDIA Quadro T1000 w/4GB GDDR5
- NVIDIA Quadro T2000 w/4GB GDDR5
- 15.6”, FHD, 1920 x 1280, Anti-Glare IPS, Non-touch, 100% sRGB color gamut
- 15.6”, UHD, 3840 x 2160, IGZO, Touch, 100% Adobe color gamut
- 15.6”, UHD, 3840 x 2160, Anti-Glare OLED, Non-touch, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut
- 8 GB, 1×8 GB, DDR4, 2666 MHz, Non-ECC SDRAM
- 16 GB, 2×8 GB, DDR4, 2666 MHz, Non-ECC SDRAM
- 32 GB, 2×16 GB, DDR4, 2666 MHz, Non-ECC SDRAM
- 64 GB, 2×32 GB, DDR4, 2666 MHz, Non-ECC SDRAM
- 2.5 in, 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA HDD FIPS
- 2.5 in, 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA HDD
- 2.5 in, 1 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA HDD
- 2.5 in, 2 TB, 5400 RPM, SATA HDD
- M.2 2280, 256 GB, PCIe, Class 40 SSD
- M.2 2280, 512 GB, PCIe, Class 40 SSD
- M.2 2280, 1 TB, PCIe, Class 40 SSD
- M.2 2280, 2 TB, PCIe, Class 40 SSD
- M.2 2280, 512 GB, PCIe, Class 40 SSD Opel SED
- M.2 2280, 1 TB, PCIe, Class 40 SSD Opel SED
- M.2 2280, 512 GB, PCIe, Class 50 SSD
- M.2 2280, 1 TB, PCIe, Class 50 SSD