Precision 7530 & Precision 7730 owner's thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by Aaron44126, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. SvenC

    SvenC Notebook Evangelist

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    Did you already receive a new firmware?
     
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    As expected...no...:confused:
     
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    Alright, placed my order finally! Decided to go (almost) all out! Was even able to get 2x32GB ram modules instead of 4x16GB for 64GB of ram! Here's the spec'd out computer coming my way:

    Dell Precision 7730
    Intel Core i9-8950HK, Six Core 2.90GHz, 4.80GHz Turbo, 12MB 45W, w/Intel HD GFX
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit English, French, Spanish
    Nvidia Quadro P5200 w/16GB GDDR5
    64GB DDR4 Memory,2X32GB,2666,Non-ECC,SoDIMM
    256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Class 40 (will replace with 2TB 970 EVO)

    Internal Dual Pointing Backlit Keyboard, US English
    Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 9260 802.11ac MU-MIMO 2x2 + Bluetooth 5.0 vPro
    Palm Rest, with DigitalPersona Full Scan FIPS finger print reader and Smart card
    6-cell 97Wh Lithium Ion battery with ExpressCharge™
    17.3" UltraSharp UHD IGZO 3840x2160 AG NT, No WWAN, Cam/Mic, w/Prem Panel Guar 100% color gamut
    5 Years ProSupport Plus with Next Business Day Onsite Service
    2 Years Extended Battery Service for Years 2 and 3 of System Life

    Will be using for editing/VFX/color and gaming on the side.
    Will give my own benchmarks and thoughts once I receive it. Thanks everyone!
     
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    Due to the Dock/USB problems Dell wants to replace the motherboard of my 7730 - oh my, hope it does not get worse...
     
  5. DerMarkus

    DerMarkus Notebook Enthusiast

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    This must be a joke. They perform try and error troubleshooting. The root cause would be the thunderbird interface. We all know the TB16 dock issues which are equal. So in my point of view it is a dock firmware tb hub driver issue.
     
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    Hello everyone, greetings from Spain :) I am a close future owner of a Precision 7730.
    Currently I have an M6400 precision purchased in 2009. Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 Extreme CPU Q9300 @ 2.53GHz. With nvidia F3700M of 1Gb. It came with Windows Vista. I switched to Windows 7 Ultimate, then Windows 10 until today. Over time I put 2 SSD drives. At the same time that windows 10 has been updated, devices have stopped working .... bluetooh, wifi ... It's time to change.

    Looking for information about RAM at 3200 Mhz in dell Precision 7730 I found this forum. I've been reading all the posts for several days. I have learned a lot from your comments and based on them I have made a first configuration that I would like to be valued by you.
    And I also have some doubt about that and I would like your advice because many of the choices are based on "the bigger the better". Another thing that I would like you to keep in mind when advising me is that I want a team, again, for several years.

    It will be used for Tekla Structures, video editing, 3ds max, Inventor and Fusion. No games.
    I know that, compared to what I have, any chosen option will be better.
    I apologize in advance if I write some nonsense because of ignorance.

    Intel Core i9-8950HK processor (sextuple core, 2.90 GHz, 4.80 GHz Turbo, 12 MB, 45 W with Intel HD GFX)
    NVIDIA Quadro P4200 with 8 GB GDDR5 *
    DDR4 SDRAM without 32GB ECC (2 x 16 GB) at 2666 MHz, 2 DIMMS **
    SSD class 50 M.2 NVMe PCIe of 512GB ***
    Intel WiFi Link 9260 802.11ac (2 x 2) + Bluetooth 4.2 (Intel vPro ™ Technology) ****
    Wireless controller, Intel 9260AC wireless card
    UltraSharp UHD screen (3840x2160) IGZO 17.3 "anti-reflective, NT, without WWAN, camera / microphone, Premium screen guarantee, 100% color gamut Wrist rests with smart card only *****
    Dell Precision Dual-C Thunderbolt TB18DC EUR base station (only for Precision 7530 and 7730) ******

    The doubts:
    * Regarding the video card, for the comments that the P5200 is blocked I have chosen the P4200. My question is if someone knows, for other similar situations, if the blockage is permanent or "tomorrow" a firmware could come out to unlock it.
    ** I have read that at the end of August Dell will offer RAM at 3200MHz. For now I will wait for those 15 days just to see the price. Would it be worthwhile, perhaps, for the future?
    *** Is class 40 or 50 better? Could I add a 2TB 970 EVO later?
    **** They offer Bluetooth 5.0 but cheaper and I find it strange.
    ***** I have had a bad experience with FIPS finger print. They replaced the equipment because it did not work and it never worked correctly. Without fingerprint reader !!!
    ****** I read that there are problems with the connection of the mouse and keyboard but not with the screens connected to the TB. If I connect the mouse and keyboard to the USB ports on the screen, will the problem be fixed?

    I await your comments and I thank you for your help :) and I apologize if the google translator has played me some tricks
     
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    You were able to request 2x32GB RAM from the config page? I didn’t think that stuff was out yet... NICE config
     
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    They are really very, very expensive, though.
     
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    For the SSD, I just went with a 256GB Class 40 and left the OS on it. I added another Samsung 960 PRO (essentially their class 50) for all of my stuff (programs, data). They are ridiculously expensive for SSD. You can certainly add a 2TB EVO.

    Bluetooth 5.0 is more important on a phone than a laptop. Has to do more with extended range and battery life for devices. About the only thing most people connect to Bluetooth on a laptop is keyboard/mouse/headphones. I suppose if you like to wander the house on conf calls (I do), then it would be a good option. I went for Bluetooth 5.0 just because it was newer.

    I also have had problems with the FIPS fingerprint reader. Honestly, the one on the XPS15 is way better and not so huge/depressed. If it doesn’t feel like working I just use my PIN, but that doesn’t work for things like password managers.

    As for plugging everything in via your monitor, you still have to run a usb cable from your monitor to the dock or laptop at some point. HDMI and DisplayPort don’t carry USB data (correct me if I am wrong here).
     
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