Dell Precision M7510 WorkStation 15.6 Review

 

Dell Precision M7510 WorkStation 15.6 Review

Powerful yet extremely understated this Dell model represent its name of Precision quite well. Instead of looking to bring you stylish design Dell just packs this machine full of powerful capabilities. From first look this is not going to be an impressive computer, but over time and use it will start to shine as a true representation of its whats on the inside that counts.

With a price tag sitting around $2100 dollars it might be a bit steep for a laptop that looks on the outside just like one that you could find for a thousand dollars less. Still though some superheroes look great in spandex while others don’t feel the need to put on a costume at all. This is a professional laptop with professional power and that is all this laptop is worried about being.

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Specs at a Glance

  • Screen: 15.6″ FHD IPS Display
  • Processor: 6th Generation Intel i7-6820HQ Processor 8MB Cache 3.6 Ghz Overclock
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Graphics: Nvidia Quadro M1000M 2GB GDDR5
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Optical Drive: NA
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
  • Ports and Connectivity: Memory Card Reader, Headphone Jack, 2x USB 3.0, RJ45 Port, USB C-Port, HDMI, Mini Display Port, 802.11A/C
  • Dimensions: 21.6 x 18.6 x 4.9
  • Weight: 6.2 pounds

Pros

  • Pickup Windows Pro backed by a powerful component at every level
  • Processor and Graphics Card bring high level performance to a professional computer

Cons

  • Pricey for a computer that at points seems like its just checking in boxes
  • Stylistically boring for a premium priced laptop

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Design

Here we have a machine that sets out to prove a high price line does not necessarily guarantee a gorgeous design. That might not be something worth proving however as the end result as far as looks go leaves something to be desired.

We have a 15.6 inch full HD IPS screen with antiglare technology so you can maintain clarity even when the elements seek to impede you. The 1920 by 1080 maximum resolution also helps with the overall clarity so the screen looks great. Its just a bit smaller than you might expect given the rest of this laptops specs.

A 17 inch screen would go a nice distance as far as separating this computer from its bland appeal. All black everywhere with a touch of blue for your touch sensitive mini mouse. Even the outside lacks any type of creative design. Good thing the interior packs some punch to distract you from the lack of attraction.

Hardware Configuration

Dell Precision M7510

Processor

When you are not worried about dressing to impress you better have a powerful core that still leaves people interested and that transfers over to laptops as well. Dell caught the memo and provided this model with a 6th generation intel core i7-6820HQ processor. A quad core with a 8 meg cache and the ability to overclock those cores up to 3.6 ghz.

This is a powerhouse of a processor that should give you great speed towards whatever program you are using. The HQ means this processor is tuned for high performance and while a 7th generation Kaby Lake would be nice this is about as close as you will get without investing a lot more.

Graphics

Here is the turning point that makes you wonder a bit of the direction that Dell was moving in with this model. While the design caters towards a professional we have a powerful video card so you can play a variety of games while it looks like you are working hard.

The nVidia Quadro M1000M isn’t the top of the line but still with its inbuilt 2 gigs of GDDR5 RAM this card is capable of running most of the games on the market at a high level.

Another idea here could be graphic designing at a professional level which this card will allow you to do, though it may struggle with high speed motion as the rest of the laptop isn’t necessarily made for that.

RAM

As a laptop made for the professional the one thing you have to have is speed so they outfitted this computer with a ton of it. At this price line finding 16 gigs of RAM is quite common but that does not mead the DDR4 can be underappreciated.

You can buy this laptop with full confidence that you won’t need to upgrade any time soon as long as you aren’t trying to use it to split the atom. Dell has always been great at doing a good job with the easy parts and RAM is the only part of the laptop that people commonly upgrade so they made that a non issue at least for a few years.

Storage

When you get toward the higher end for laptops their is only one way to really screw up the hard drive and that is but not including a SSD. Thankfully Dell did not make that mistake here delivering a 256 gig SSD that gives you the speed and performance boost that makes classic hard drives so retro.

It isn’t all balloons and cotton candy however as once you get to this price point you would like to also have the space to store all of your file. Many laptops include two hard drives for that reason and it is not the case here.

256 gigs just isn’t enough to store all the files people need to store in the modern age so you will probably be looking for a backup hard drive in some sort of form.

Peripherals and Features

Keeping up with the trend of a understated powerful machine we have standard features that also won’t necessarily draw you to this computer. We cover all the basics well though as you have a webcam, 802.11 wireless card, and mini sd card reader.

To back that up we have impressive connectivity with your standard HDMI and RJ-45 along with three USB 3.0’s and one USB 2.0 allowing you to work multiple electronics off of your laptop. So once again nothing ground breaking but we do have everything we’ve learned to expect.

Dell Precision M7510 WorkStation 15.6 Review Conclusion

This is a powerful machine made for the professional. Sometimes the professional want to be able to relax and enjoy some gaming. Maybe the professional works with graphics and wants a focused powerful machine. Anyway I suggest look at main page before making final choice

At the same time however nothing here is too amazing that you won’t be able to find it in a similarly priced machine, and when you get up around $2000 dollars you might be looking for a more specialized rig. That being said this laptop checks all of the boxes especially with its powerful processor so it is not a bad pickup.

The issue is if you look hard enough finding a better package should be easy enough.

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