Dell 7530 vs 7520

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  1. timur38

    timur38 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello,

    I have 7520 at work and very happy with it. I'm going to buy one more for home and with the similar configuration the price difference is $250 more for the 7530. I didn't find much information online about difference between them. Is it worth to spend more for new model?

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  2. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    It's an incremental upgrade with 8th gen Intel CPUs instead of 7th gen. This does include the option for 6-core CPUs instead of 4-core, which is new for 8th gen. The GPUs are faster as well. There is an additional Thunderbolt/USB-C port and fewer regular USB ports. There is an additional M.2/NVMe port inside for an additional SSD. A new possible downside is, it's no longer possible to configure both the high-capacity battery and a 2.5" SATA drive, you have to pick one or the other.

    With 7530 replacing it, 7520 will no longer be for sale (except on Dell Outlet) after a few months.

    "Is it worth it" is something only you can decide...
     
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    timur38 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks Aaron,

    I'll pick 7530, I also like that latest Intel CPU is much faster(i5-8300H compare to i5-7300HQ).
     
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    TheQuickFox Newbie

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    The 7530 is more modern and comes with more powerful CPU and GPU options. This is the system I would generally recommend.

    The main reason for choosing the 7520 could be that it allows a Windows 7 Pro downgrade option for the people who require or prefer this OS. But be aware that Windows 7 extended support ends early 2020.
     
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    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Windows 7 is only supported on Intel 6th gen CPUs and below... Most 7520s shipped with 7th gen CPUs anyway.
     
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