The Precision 5750 is Dell’s first 17 “slim and light mobile workstation, with the same design qualities as the XPS 17 9700, the main difference being the Nvidia Quadro graphics processor, and of course, several options. It is a configuration that meets your business needs.
We have used the Precision 5510 and 5520, and design of this year’s Dell Precision laptop series is much more advanced than before, and it also reflects a higher level of crafting when reducing plastic, monolithic aluminum used maximum, and finishing is more advanced.
The Precision 5750 is like an enhanced version of the Precision 5550, the design is the same, without the other 15″ next to it, it will be difficult to know which is the 5750, and which is the 5550 Dell workstation laptop.
The lid is a monolithic aluminum plate, top surface features a smooth and anodized finish with a Dell logo in chrome. This finish has been around since the early 2012 XPS 13, and it also characterizes the XPS line and later the Precision.
However, the Precision 5750’s rear edge is no longer a plastic strip, the entire screen is cut with a single block of aluminum for the cover of the hinge. This nape part is offered with a very good scratching style and it matches the design of both sides of the machine.
Looking at the slots for the cooling system, you can see how good the machining quality of this Precision 5750 series is. The rectangular holes have rounded corners, are evenly divided, and are carefully finished.
This Dell business laptop has a thickness of about 13 mm and a weight of 2.1 kg, depending on the configuration. If you choose a UHD + screen, it will be heavier as the screen will have a glass layer to support the touch feature.
On this new Dell mobile workstation, the company has removed all old-fashioned ports, using only USB-C, retaining the SD card reader and 3.5mm combo headphone jack. The Precision 5750 has four USB-C ports, four of which are split evenly on either side, and both support a Thunderbolt 3, a DisplayPort, and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) data connection. The one accessory that comes with this Dell Precision laptop is the hub that splits USB-C into USB-A and HDMI ports, just enough for the display output and mouse to be used.
Looking at these ports, you can also see an extremely good finish on the Precision 5750, these ports are designed in a diamond-cut style like the port on the phone. The cross-cut border for these ports will make it easier to plug-in devices and cables and avoid scratches around the ports when we do not plug them.
The bottom of the laptop is also designed with monocoque aluminum and is as easy to remove as previous generations. Accessible design, easy hardware replacement, and maintenance of this Dell Precision laptop should low.
On the lower side, we can see that the air intake slot for the 2 radiator fans is carefully cut. The two speakers are located at the bottom of the system’s smooth mesh slot machine.
The screen opens easily with one hand, but the magnet is quite strong, so we usually had to use two hands to separate the screen and the base. The screen opening angle is wide, not completely flat by 180 degrees, but wide enough to enable the mobile workstation to use multiple positions and align in the direction of light.
Thin bezels, Dell is called Infinity Edge, and it started in 2015. With the new Dell Precision laptop generation, Dell has improved the bezels when designing all four thin bezels almost equally for an eye-catching experience. Our version uses an FHD+ screen with an anti-glare matte layer, so the bezel will not sink into a black background like the UHD+ version with glass. However, the Precision 5750 is still the most glamorous 17-inch slim laptop with a thin-bezel design.
There is still enough room in the top bezel to accommodate the camera and IR sensor to support Windows Hello facial recognition. Particularly this lower border, it has been pulled down as close as possible, and in the posture of normal use, it almost disappeared.
Since the 2020 generation, Dell has equipped a 16:10 aspect ratio screen on the new dell workstation laptop, and so the vertical of the screen will be longer than the regular 16:9, you will have more space to view the web page, look at the rows on the Excel spreadsheet or Premier’s timeline. With this ratio, the screen resolution will be 1920 x 1200 (FHD+) or 3840 x 2400 (UHD+).
The initial impression of the display quality of this screen is that it has a fairly high brightness (we don’t think it’s equivalent to the brightness of the 5550), good contrast, and the colors are weighed through the Dell PremierClore software. In general, accurately lined screens are mostly of good quality and good color.
Keyboard and touchpad
The keyboard and touchpad of the Dell Precision 5750 are very airy, in this new Precision mobile workstation line, we find that Dell has greatly improved the keyboard as well as the touchpad. The keyboard has a larger funnel, deep travel, and a better sense of pressing from the generations we used to use the 5510/5520. The layout has been remodeled neatly, there is no Numpad, so you should keep this in mind when purchasing, not ideal for use with number input functions.
The power key is also integrated into the keyboard, and there is a fingerprint sensor on the power key. This design makes the interior of the machine clean and balanced.
The touchpad is now better supported with Windows 10 with lower latency, gesture manipulation, and higher accuracy. So with a high-quality, large touchpad, we will reduce dependence on external icons.
The Dell Precision 5750 laptop can be sold with different Intel 10th generation processors: i5-10400H, i7-10750H, i7-10850H, i7-10875H, i9-10885H, Xeon W-10855M, Xeon W-10885M. Of these, the first two do not support vPro, and ECC memory will only work with Xeon processors.
In terms of graphics, all models will have an integrated UHD Graphics 630 video processor, plus a Quadro T2000 or Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q video card is possible. Switching between video processors, Optimus will be active in all assemblies with a discrete video card. The factory sets the RAM up to 64 GB (but not more than 32 GB when it comes to memory with ECC support).
All scores below are based on the Dell Ultra Performance Profile and represent the highest performance achievable on this notebook.
The Xeon W-10885M is used in our test version, but some laptops offer higher performance than today’s Xenon-powered Latitudes. The prolonged load, which we have in the Cinebench R15 in multi-threaded mode and endless repetition, causes a gradual drop of 9% in processor performance, the cooling system is still not right here.
The cheapest Precision 5750 build comes with a quad-core Core i5-10400H. In comparison, the Xeon W-10885M provides 90% more multi-threaded performance.
Our Dell Precision 5750 uses a Toshiba / Kioxia XG6 series drive, not the Micron 2200S that was inside the XPS 17. Razor Blade Studio laptops almost always come with a Samsung SSD, but in the case of Precision laptops, knowing what the drive will be approx. Dell loves working with multiple vendors at the same time. One way or another, Toshiba drives faster during the test, which is equivalent to the Samsung PM981.
The graphics power of the Quadro graphics card is similar to that of the Mobile GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. However, the 1660 Ti does not have hardware-accelerated ray tracing, but here it is. The Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q is faster than the full-fledged mobile Quadro RTX 3000, which is curious. Buyers opting for the Precision 5750 with the Quadro T2000 will get 40% less 3D performance than the RTX 3000 Max-Q, but we don’t know for sure whether it will be the full T2000 or Max-Q.
Talking about heat, Precision 5750 is symmetrically heated. The heating is concentrated in the central part of the keyboard, where the device looks up to 46 degrees under long loads, and also in the area of the back edge of the laptop.
Opening hours were pleasant. For this, we can also thank good battery capacity and Optimus function. On a balanced power profile, with 150 nits of brightness, we got about 11 hours of office work time via Wi-Fi. It takes about 2 hours to recharge the battery.
The Precision 7750 can do more than the Precision 5750. But not everyone needs additional features, and almost everyone will appreciate the increased mobility, and for these people, the 5750 may be a better choice. There are fewer skills here, but the body is made thinner and lighter. When placing an order, it does not hurt to add a monitor or docking station with a Thunderbolt 3 interface to the cart. Without them, you will hardly be able to use your laptop to its fullest.
During testing, we noticed a lot of disadvantages. For starters, the processor here heats up more than desired. Even with active use of the laptop, battery charging is slow. You can also find fault with the lack of any way to close the camera, which is slightly out of trend.
The Dell Precision 5750 is a bit lame in terms of hardware performance and seems to have been deliberate – the developers have only focused on compactness.
But if you are looking for a large 17-inch screen and travel-friendly mobile workstation? At starting price of $3,199 on Amazon.com and Bhphotovideo.com websites, should be included in the list of options.