Precision 7730,5530,7530 (Coffee Lake) pre-release

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by sench, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Check my post a few pages back or the 7730 product page on Dell's site. There is a better heatsink than what is shown in the manual. I suspect the one in the manual is what you get if you buy the system with no dGPU.
     
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    Commissioner Anthony Notebook Consultant

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    Wow, I didn't realize that. Man. What a bummer.
     
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    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Dell Precision 7530 ordered, ETA July 3.
    The TB18DC dock is going to arrive way sooner, by June 18. I'll be able to enjoy it with nothing to plug it into.
     
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    Specs?
     
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    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Intel Core i7-8850H (6-core 2.6 GHz / 4.3 GHz turbo)
    32GB RAM (2x16)
    NVIDIA Quadro P1000
    512GB M.2 NVMe SSD "Class 40"
    4K display + webcam/mic
    6-cell 97Wh battery / FIPS fingerprint reader / backlit keyboard / Intel Wi-Fi

    I'll be adding a 2TB SSD as secondary storage, buying it aftermarket. It will be a Samsung 860 EVO M.2 (more interested in space than speed, already stretching the budget a bit with this buy :p). Also, will probably purchase another 2x16 GB of RAM and upgrade to 64 GB total, later in the year.

    This will be replacing my work PC (currently Precision 7510).
     
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    ygohome Notebook Deity

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    as they say at EEVBlog "Don't turn it on, take it apart!". Just kidding, don't do that, unless you want to :)
     
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    SvenC Notebook Evangelist

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    Just ordered a TB18DC as well. Hope they stick with the positioning of the two Thunderbold connectors that this Dock will last a few Precision models like my E-Dock did.
     
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    olsonnet Notebook Enthusiast

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    Lenovo announced their new P52 today, but no P72 yet. Will be interesting to see pricing compared to their Precision counterparts.
     
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    nords41 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I still can not understand. Can Dell clarify this question? TB18DC uses two tb3 ports. I'm planning to connect external lacie 2big dock thunderbolt 3. Will there be a drop in speed if I connect it via TB18DC and not directly to the connector tb3 in the notebook?

    Ideally, I would like to connect to one tb3 port the lacie 2big dock thunderbolt 3 and to another tb3 any dock station to get more usb
    Does the Dell have such an external station that will take only one tb3 and not two
    Otherwise, just lost the meaning of 2 ports tb3 in 7530
     
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  10. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    The 2 ports are needed because one port cannot carry enough power to fully run the laptop. I am curious architecturally to know how this is all plumbed. Is there one controller with 2 interfaces on the laptop so still 40 Gbps shared between them (and how does this route to the CPU, directly or through the PCH and DMI?), or is it 2x 40 Gbps connectors with 80 Gbps available at and through the dock?

    Either way, you should be able to daisy chain another dock off of the TB18 but that will share bandwidth with other peripherals plugged into the TB18 directly. This could have impacts on latency as well if that is a concern. I would use the TB18 to have a convenient single cable dock for the laptop and run the LaCie and a nice USB Dock off of that. The shared bandwidth shouldn't be much of a concern. as long as you are not trying to run an eGPU through the dock as well.
     
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