Precision 7510 Owner's Thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by scrlk, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. LouieAtienza

    LouieAtienza Notebook Consultant

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    Question on the available video card options. I generally prefer NVidia cards and find I have the least compatibility options with their drivers and certain software. I've had some bad experiences a long time ago with ATI/AMD Radeon stuff, mainly OpenGL applications and slowness of driver updates and releases, but admittedly haven't kept up too much with their products until lately. Anyone with experiences on both? I personally ordered the M2000M.

    It would be cool if NVidia makes a 45w-55w version of their upcoming Pascal processor with HBM2 memory in MXM form factor for upgrade in the future...
     
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  2. quantumshadow

    quantumshadow Notebook Consultant

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    Any new owners? Opinions?
     
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    msf12555 Notebook Evangelist

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    Mine is ordered, "in production". Supposed to get here 12/21
     
  4. quantumshadow

    quantumshadow Notebook Consultant

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    Total lack of information. No unboxing/review videos on youtube.

    I wonder whether second drive is pre-wired. I mean if its possible to install hdd/ssd later on.
     
  5. JimHall

    JimHall Newbie

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    You can add a SATA SSD/HDD immediately to the SATA bay. I did that with mine. Or, with an interposer you can add a 2nd PCIe NVMe card.
     
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    I've been happy using win10 too. Congrats on your 7510 by the way. Regarding the NVMe 951 SSD, was that supplied direct from Dell in the systems configuration? Or did you purchase it seperate from the laptop? I'm wanting to see what various brand models of NVMe PCIe M.2 SSDs Dell is using. Thanks.
     
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    Patience. The systems are very new and eventually the reviews/vids we enjoy will begin to appear. I remember when I ordered my mobile workstation (m6500, which I will be replacing :)), it was a first run. Ordered it Dec 2009... finally arrived late February 2010. First runs for a dramatically new systems such as these often take awhile to actually ship, for whatever reason(s). And when they do arrive, if others are like me, we spend the next week(s) getting the OS, software, VMs, databases, etc, all setup for "work"... no time to take videos unboxing it on a bunk-bed.

    Reviews I'm looking forward to seeing are from professionals who really take time to present a review. Bokeh reviews for example are what I consider top notch, those are what I'm excited to see if has time to do it. I'm not interested to see grainy potato cam photos with mostly useless info.
     
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  8. quantumshadow

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    Thanks. And as I understand interposer cable is optional? its not included if you intentionally didn't order second NVMe drive.

    PS. Ive just read 7510 manual. No word about interposer. More over, HDD/SSD chapter was written by smbdy very incompetent.


    ok. [​IMG]
     
  9. LouieAtienza

    LouieAtienza Notebook Consultant

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    Not everyone who buys this system is going to spend time doing an unboxing video. I may when I get mine, not sure. I really need to get all my apps installed up and running after removing what I don't need. For a lot of customers the computer is a secondary cost in relation to the software. All the specs and the manual are online from Dell, and the manual goes through an entire disassembly. As much info as one could hope for.

    As I type this I get a text that my machine has shipped....
     
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  10. Meng Jin

    Meng Jin Notebook Enthusiast

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    A few random notes about my 7510:
    1) Great look and feel. Better than my previous M4800.
    2) Keyboard is better than M4800, IMO.
    3) You need to find a screw somewhere else to install M.2 drive. No screw in the M.2 slot if you didn't order M.2 drive.
    4) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't work well on 7510. No sound and WiFi/Ethernet. I didn't try to make it work.
    5) Ubuntu 15.10 works out of box on 7510 (assuming you enabled auto video card switch in BIOS).
    6) Ubuntu/Mint cannot be installed on M.2 NVMe SSD. An error will be prompt when the installation is almost done saying it cannot install boot loader on /dev/nvme.
    7) If auto video card switch option is enabled in BIOS, after installing Windows 10, there will be a black stripe on the bottom of the screen, which means you can only see half of the task bar. No worry, just install the Intel video card driver. It will then work perfectly.
    8) A little bit quieter than M4800, IMO.
    9) All the USB ports are too tight. It does shorten the lives of the my USB drives. :)
    10) Bitlocker cannot save or read PIN from TPM chip. I cannot enable PIN of Bitlocker at all. TPM chip itself works no problem for other purposes. When I tried to enable and input a PIN, during encryption check process, Bitlocker didn't recognize my PIN during rebooting leading to the failure of the encryption check.
    11) Mouse cursor freezes sometimes in Windows 10. For example, it freezes sometime when I click task bar icons in the notification area. Maybe a driver issue. It doesn't freeze in Ubuntu 15.10.
    12) Bezel is firmly attached to screen. No gap at all.
    13) Be careful when installing/replacing 2.5 inch hard drive. It is very easy to let one of the screw for the bracket fall into the machine.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2015
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