Dell Precision 5520 - Any Issues Before I buy?

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  1. Rokobo

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    Hi,

    I am offered a Dell Precision 5520 , i7-7820HQ 2.9GHz, 500GB NVMe, 32GB RAM , FHD, M1200 for $800. This is for trading (TOS, CQG, Excel).

    I am also offered HP Zbook Studio G5, i7-8750H, 16GB, 512GB NVMe, 4K DreamColor, P1000 for $1000, but I have experience with UHD on laptops, readability, power, heat, etc.

    For me stability asnd dependability trump anything else. I heard that this particular Precision had some issues in the first year or two.

    Anything I should be looking at or be aware of?

    TIA
     
  2. Ed. Yang

    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    The DELL is kinda too old for the price.
    At least, the CPU in the HP is newer, and comes with GPU, justifies for the price.

    My suggestion?
    Go for something new. With Ryzen U-class CPU if ur work is not so demanding. New system comes with new batteries as well... The ThinkPad L15 and E15 comes to mind.
    If u require something that offers higher performance, get the most basic Legion5 with Ryzen 4600H, and expandable RAMs, bigger fresh batteries if u opt for dual M.2 SSD configuration. Price will be close to that of pre-owned HP Studio.
     
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  3. Rokobo

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    Thank you. My 2012 Precisiom M4700 - i5-3220M does everything without breaking a sweat. It just its age that I am worried about. My tasks are not demanding, actual trading is an easy one for computers. I have serious workstations for heavy data crunching, model testing, etc.
     
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    Hmmm... Portability, High Demanding Workability...
    I still suggest that u go for the Ryzen based Legion5 which comes with not so fancy and "dull" professional desktop replacement aesthetics. This is the same model i had recommended to another buyer looking for a "serious work looking" laptop doing matlab. Again, by opting 2 M.2 SSD installation, u get a fat battery that comes with 80whr capacity. Good for non-deskbound work. Otherwise, u may hv to look for Asus Tuf Gaming A15 which is little costly, not easy to find, that packs with 90whr batt.
     
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    Answering a question myself: seems like a prevailing overheating is a problem to cancel it from being considered.
     
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