Dell Precision 5510 Owner's Review

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  1. Bokeh

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    This review will be uploaded over the next few days and then updated as questions come up in discussion. All changes will be noted in the change log at the bottom of the review. Updates will also be posted in the discussion thread.

    This review is based on a shipped Dell Precision 5510 as well as time spent with a pre-production unit borrowed from a Dell rep. All opinions expressed are my own. All photos are my own. I do not work for Dell, but have used Precision mobile systems extensively since 2006 starting with the M90.

    System Specs -

    CPU Options -

    • Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ (Quad Core 2.30GHz, 3.20GHz Turbo, 6MB 45W, w/Intel HD Graphics 530)
    • Intel® Core™ Xeon E3-1505M v5 (Quad Core 2.80GHz, 3.70GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W, w/Intel HD Graphics P530)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ (Quad Core 2.70GHz, 3.60GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W, w/Intel HD Graphics 530)

    RAM - Up to 32GB at 2133Mhz

    Storage Options -

    PCIe Solid State Drives -
    • 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
    • 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
    • 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
    High Performance SATA Solid State Drives -
    • 512GB 2.5 inch High Performance SATA Solid State Drive
    SATA Solid State Drives -
    • 256GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive
    • Intel 360GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive
    • 512GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive
    SATA Hard Drives -
    • 500GB 2.5 inch SATA 7200 rpm Hard Drive
    • 1TB 2.5 inch 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
    Note - If a user chooses the 56Whr battery, any of the 2.5" drives can be added as a second drive.


    Exterior Design and Ports -


    System Cover -
    [​IMG]


    Right Side (from the front) -
    [​IMG]

    Right Side Ports - L to R - SD Card Reader, USB3.0 Charging Port, Battery Charge Indicator, Kensington Lock
    [​IMG]

    Left Side -
    [​IMG]

    Left Side Ports - L to R - Power Adapter in, USB3.0 Charging Port, Full Sized HDMI, USB C/Thunderbolt, Headphone/Mic
    [​IMG]

    Front of the System - Note the status light in the middle, two mic ports to each side of the status light, and two speakers on the bottom
    [​IMG]

    Detail of Speaker -
    [​IMG]

    Back of the System -
    [​IMG]

    Exhaust Vent Detail -
    [​IMG]

    Power Button Detail -
    [​IMG]

    Bottom of the System (pre-production i7 system) -
    [​IMG]

    Detail of the License Cover Door -
    [​IMG]

    Bottom Cover Removed - (Large Battery Version)
    [​IMG]

    Lots of T4 Screws to Remove. (VERY easy to strip without the right tools) -
    [​IMG]

    Bottom Cover Removed -
    [​IMG]

    Heatsinks, Heatpipes, and RAM -
    [​IMG]

    Fan and Heat Sink Detail - Note how deep the fins are.
    [​IMG]

    84Whr Battery -
    [​IMG]

    Smaller Battery / 2.5" HDD Configuration -

    Bottom Cover Off -
    [​IMG]

    Detail of 2.5" Drive Cage -
    [​IMG]

    2.5" HDD with Shock Bumpers and Converter Cable Attached -
    [​IMG]

    2.5" HDD Converter/Interposer Cable -
    [​IMG]

    56Whr Battery -
    [​IMG]

    Compared To -

    Compared to the Precision M3800 -

    Top view -
    [​IMG]

    Back to Back -
    [​IMG]

    Keyboards - (They are the same width, the 5510 (top) is slightly taller due to the larger Fn keys)
    [​IMG]

    Compared to the M6700 -

    Keyboards - (The keyboards are roughly the same size excluding the numberpad on the M6700)
    [​IMG]

    Back to Back -
    [​IMG]

    Top -
    [​IMG]

    Stacked on M6700 -
    [​IMG]

    Compared to the M4700 -

    Stacked on the M4700 Side View -
    [​IMG]

    Stacked on the M4700 Back View -
    [​IMG]

    Compared to the 15" Retina Macbook Pro -

    Side -

    [​IMG]

    Back -
    [​IMG]

    Front -
    [​IMG]

    Performance -


    PCIe SSD -

    1TB Samsung PM951 from the i7 System -
    [​IMG]

    512GB Samsung PM951 from the Xeon System -
    [​IMG]

    BlackMagic Speedtest - (1621MB/sec read, 1009MB/sec write)
    [​IMG]

    Display Measurements -

    Brightness is 349 nits. Black level is 0.44 at max brightness.

    Gamma is 2.26

    Native white point is 6700K. It is ever so slightly cooler than a completely neutral 6500K. As can be seen in the calibration curves below, the Red and Green are essentially perfect. The Blue has a slight correction at higher intensities.

    Color gamut covers more than 100% of AdobeRGB and 98% of NTSC. NTSC is only lacking a tiny bit of deep blue. The amounts is small enough that it could be hardware variance on the panel or my colorimeter. Since it covers more than NTSC in some sections, I would personally call this 100% NTSC.

    Uniformity is very good.

    Average Delta-E is 0.70 – Best I have measured on a notebook.

    This is an incredibly good screen.


    Delta E -
    [​IMG]

    AdobeRGB Coverage -
    [​IMG]

    NTSC Coverage -
    [​IMG]

    5510 Calibration Curves -
    [​IMG]



    Change Log -
    2015_11_24: Initial upload of images. Second upload of images. Start of Display Section. Start of Specs Section.
     
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    Is this basically the same as the XPS 15? But beefed up? How can I buy one? I'm being pointed to a business dealer.
     
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    How can I get my hands on one of these without going to a business dealer?
     
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    Mike F Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the pics. What make & model is the m.2 drive?
     
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    Depending on the country you are in, you can just order it from the Dell website or call the sales number. Not sure if you can place an order using the Live chat found on their website.

    P.S- you might want to edit your previous post and remove the quoted images. It's just duplicating and cluttering this thread.
     
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    Posted pics. All of the systems that I have seen have Samsung 951 drives.
     
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    Time for an 5510 owners lounge.

    Waiting for mine, wondering if 256Gb m.2 is also Pm951. Those have poor write performance.

    My 2 cents
     
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    Ordered three of them for my team at work; cant wait for them to get in. Great pics!
     
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