Dell Precision Workstations Get Smaller, Faster and Cooler

High-end application users working in mission-critical workflows have historically relied on desktop workstations to provide the power and performance they required. And back when “work” was viewed as a destination, it didn’t matter. However, the workplace is changing. Whether customers are working on ground-breaking healthcare research, designing innovative engineering solutions or editing the next big TV series, they shouldn’t have to sacrifice performance for portability.

Today, we announced the biggest updates to Dell’s mobile workstation line since we first introduced the award-winning Dell Precision M3800 in 2013. Our product and engineering teams continue to redefine the mobile workstation category. With this mobile workstation lineup, we believe we’ve found the perfect combination of power and style. We’re bringing award-winning Dell design and combining it with the latest thermal innovations, professional graphics and powerful CPU technologies into sleek devices to deliver heavy-duty performance wherever your work takes you.

  • Designed for professional creators and engineers in mind, our smallest and thinnest mobile workstations¹ are the Dell Precision 5550 and the brand-new Dell Precision 5750. These 15- and 17-inch workstations feature stunning 4-sided InfinityEdge 16:10 aspect ratio displays and a top bezel Infrared camera for maximum screen real estate and an improved video conferencing experience. Starting at 4lbs and 4.7lbs², with a 92 percent & 94 percent display/body ratio respectively, they perfectly balance power, style and mobility in a lightweight aluminum package. The Dell Precision 5750 also joins the 7000 series in the NVIDIA® RTX Studio program, with the availability of NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 3000 graphics.
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  • Even the world’s most powerful 15” and 17” mobile workstations³, with impressive scalability, the Dell Precision 7550 and 7750, are now around 20 percent smaller and 6 percent lighter than previous generations.4 Now available with new top-firing speakers, ambient sensing and low blue light displays provide a more immersive feel and sound. With the latest Intel® Core™, vPro® and Xeon® processors combined with up to NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 professional graphics, these workhorse devices can handle VR/AR, AI, complex 3D CAD as well as creative editing workloads and data science computing applications with ease.
  • The new Dell Precision 3550 and 3551 mobile workstations offer workstation-class reliability and performance at an accessible price point. They are ideal for users with less intensive graphic needs, like those working on 2D CAD, heavy Excel workbooks or entry-level creative applications.
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The cool factor – intelligent design inside and out

Rigorous tasks and high-performance applications often result in the creation of more heat. Dell engineers have developed thermal design solutions to overcome the challenge of balancing the high performance of CPU/GPU concurrency and higher wattage graphics power despite the reduction in footprint the new mobile workstations. Examples include the adoption of dual opposite outlet fans that dissipate heat quickly, alongside thinner vapor chambers in the place of some heat pipes. Software-based thermal management solutions, high-tech Gore technology insulation layers, plus graphite spreaders and copper materials provide impressive thermal performance. Learn more about Dell’s innovative thermal design here.

New Space-Saving Compact Solutions

Our expansive professional portfolio allows you to customize your workstation for your unique needs, workloads and budget. Dell’s innovative engineering and design isn’t limited to our mobile workstation portfolio. Today, we’re also announcing upcoming additions to our entry-level tower workstation line up, including a brand-new ultra-small form factor (USFF) workstation, the Dell Precision 3240 Compact.

Designed for the tightest workspaces and Edge Computing workloads, this small (2.3L) yet powerful system can push up to seven 4k displays and will be ready for VR, with NVIDIA Quadro RTX™ 3000 professional graphics. Available from Q3 2020, this ultra-small form factor workstation is perfect for use in schools, factories, retail, and trading floor environments, where space is a premium.

We’re also introducing the new Dell Precision 3640 Tower workstation and Dell Precision 3440 small form factor (SFF) workstation, available from July. They are perfect for content creators and engineers working with 3D or complex 2D graphics, as well as power users working with large data sets and complicated analysis that require ISV certification. These scalable and affordable systems offer a range of high-performance options for productivity and accessible ports for connectivity.

Optimized for your unique workloads

 As with all Dell Precision workstations, we collaborate with Independent Software Vendors (ISV) to test and optimize these systems to give you the best user experience possible. Additionally, the new Dell Optimizer for Precision, exclusive to Dell, is now included on these platforms. Dell Optimizer for Precision is the only AI-based optimization software in the industry that automatically tunes your application performance using machine learning.

We’re excited to share our latest innovations with you – Dell Precision customers are doing some of the most ground-breaking, innovative work out there, and we can’t wait to see what you create with these new products!

Featured photo courtesy of Mark Mann Photography

¹ Based on Dell analysis using publicly available data, January 2020. The smallest refers total surface area of the mobile workstations.

² Weights vary depending on configuration and manufacturing variability.

³ When equipped with Intel® Xeon® W-10885M (2.40 GHz to 5.30 GHz), 128GB ECC/nECC RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX5000 (16G) graphics running at 80W. Based on Dell analysis of competitive products using publicly available data, March 2020.

4 Based on Dell internal analysis, January 2020. Smaller refers total surface area of mobile workstations.

Tom Tobul.

About the Author: Tom Tobul

Tom is the Vice President and General Manager for the Performance PCs portfolio of products at Dell Technologies. This portfolio includes the Precision workstations, XPS notebooks and Dell Rugged product lines. Tom is responsible for end to end management as well as ensuring the health of these lines of business including brand and portfolio strategy, business performance (e.g. Revenue, Units and Margin), product planning and product management as well as the brand promise of value. Prior to joining Dell in 2015, Tom held numerous executive positions in the IT industry with a focus on Product Management across hardware, software and service offerings. Tom has traveled extensively and has been on international assignment twice. He spent two years in Paris, France as Commercial Brand Manager for EMEA. In 2006 he lived in Beijing, China for one year while creating a worldwide product management team. Tom holds a B. S. degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and earned his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.