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Dell Precision 15 5000 Series (5510 / M5510)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Dell Precision 15 5000 Series (5510 / M5510). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the durability and design. The screen and portability are also appreciated, whereas the energy efficiency and keyboard get less positive comments. Views are divided on the connectivity.

performance, portability, screen, design, durability

battery, price, keyboard, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Precision 15 5000 Series (5510 / M5510) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Dell Precision 5510 Workstation Review

 

XPS 15 for pros. Dell's mobile Precision 5510 workstation, an offshoot of the XPS 15, is to primarily satisfy the needs of the professional users. The main difference is therefore Nvidia's Quadro M1000M that shows its strengths, particularly in...

casing, stability, system performance, CAD performance, connectivity, display, multitouch function, input devices, low-load operating noise, temperature development, interface positioning, configuration options, 36-month warranty

load operating noise, power supply's tight capacity, performance throttling in battery mode, CPU performance throttling under full load, Dell Premier Color, price

Dell has created an extremely appealing office device with the Precision 5510. In addition to eye-catching features that are primarily due to the slim build and high-quality materials, the build quality and casing stability are also highly impress.

Expert review by: John Ratsey (NotebookReview.com)

Dell Precision 5510 Review: A Solid Travel Laptop

 

The Dell Precision 5510 laptop is the business version of the XPS 15 9550 notebook. Read this Dell Precision 5510 review for a rundown of its pros and cons.

Small and lightweight for a 15.6-inch mobile workstation ; Excellent non-glare non-touch display ; Silent operation under light usage and reasonably quiet under load ; Long battery life with the high capacity battery option ; Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C port

Premium pricing ; Awkward to open ; Lacks a full set of navigation keys

Finally, what are my conclusions about the Dell Precision 5510 laptop? My fingers quickly adapted to the keyboard and the 5510 proved to be a better traveling companion compared to the Latitude E5570 thanks to the smaller overall size and weight while...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (zdnet.com)

Dell Precision 15-5510 review: A slimmer, lighter, faster mobile workstation

 

Dell's slimmed-down Precision 15-5510 delivers the power you need for professional-level design work, even if its modest battery life means that it's still essentially an office-bound desktop replacement system.

Xeon CPU and Quadro GPU deliver excellent performance ; Slimmer and lighter than most mobile workstations ; Bright, colourful 4K display ; Thunderbolt 3.0 interface for AV storage devices

Limited battery life ; Requires adapter (included) for Ethernet connectivity ; Watch out for BIOS updates

May, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Dell Precision 15 5000 Series (5510)

 

The Dell Precision 15 5000 Series is an impressive mobile workstation featuring premium build quality, a stellar 4K touch display, and top-notch performance.

Slim, sturdy design built with premium materials. Brilliant 4K touch display with stunning sharpness and colors. USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3. ISV certified. Fast performance.

Sealed chassis. Middling battery life.

Conclusion The Dell Precision 15 5000 Series (5510) is a well-constructed system, boasting a solid build with quality materials like aluminum and carbon fiber, and it features one of the best displays around. Our configuration is pricier than some of...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew E. Freedman (laptopmag.com)

Dell Precision 5510 Review

 

With its XPS 13 and XPS 15 consumer-focused notebooks, Dell found a winning laptop formula: pack powerful components into a beautiful, slim chassis, and use a vibrant Infinity display with almost no bezel. With an optional 3840 x 2160 display, a...

Gorgeous, bright display; Discrete graphics; Attractive body; Blazing-fast SSD

Awkward webcam placement; Modest battery life

Both beauty and the beast, the Dell Precision 5510 combines high-end workstation performance with a gorgeous screen and a sexy chassis.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Andrei Girbea (ultrabookreview.com)

Dell Precision 5510 review – the portable workstation

 

Dell's Precision 5510 is one of the nicest 15-inch laptops I've ever got my hands on, bundling fast hardware and an awesome display in a sleek and compact body. But it doesn't entirely deliver as a workstation, while its high price-tag make it a tough...

looks amazing and it's very well built; the UHD screen is splendid; bundles fast hardware; optimized hardware and drivers for specific applications (CAD, Maya, 3DS Max, etc); highly configurable

the CPU throttles on battery, but also in high-loads while plugged in; the keyboard is shallow and minimalist for a workstation; somewhat limited IO; noisy under load; EXPENSIVE

Expert review by: Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Dell Precision 5510 review

 

An XPS 15 that's had a workstation makeover

Compact dimensions ; Superb 4K display ; Fast CPU and graphics

Shallow keyboard ; Windows 7 not designed for touch ; Poor battery life

Dell has given the XPS 15 a workstation-style makeover, and it's ready to do business. Just make sure you have a spare external battery pack, because you'll need it.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Digit Laptops Nikhil Punjabi (digit.in)

Dell Precision 5510 Review

 

This machine isn't for the average consumer, meant for professional, hardware-intensive tasks like 3D simulation, modelling, raw video editing and animation tasks. It's not an ideal gaming machine, but meant for specific industry tasks. If you can...

4K touchscreen display ; Build and Design ; USB 3.1 Type C Thunderbolt port

Price

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio / MaxxAudio Pro
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery Capacity:56 / 84
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56 / 84
Battery life (max):16
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.4
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Buttons

Input Type:Press buttons

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 0.92
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Brand compatibility:Dell
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Compatible products:M110 / M115HD
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business / Professional
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Mobile workstation / Notebook / Ultrabook
Remote control proper use:Projector

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Built-in display: No
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED backlight:No / Yes
Panel Type:IGZO / IPS
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.67
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
CUDA cores:512
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Hot-swap second graphics adapter:N
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x191D
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel HD Graphics P530 / Intel® HD Graphics 530 / No
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Belgian / Spanish / Swiss / US International
Keyboard Layout:QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 50
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 50
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65 / -40 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65 / -40 - 70

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio / MaxxAudio Pro
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Dell E-Value Code:N026H2P5510BTPDEAT / N027H2P5510BTPDEAT / N028H2P5510BTPDEAT / N029H2P5510BTPDEAT

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.67
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Chipset:Intel CM236
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:E3-1505MV5 / i5-6300HQ / i5-6440HQ / i7-6820HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Xeon / Intel Xeon E3 v5 / Intel® Xeon®
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:E3-1505MV5 / i5-6300HQ / i5-6440HQ / i7-6820HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series / Intel Xeon E3-1500M v5 / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:R0
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88959 / 88962 / 88970 / 89608
Processor code:SR2FN / SR2FP / SR2FS / SR2FU
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, SSD, Supervisor, User / HDD / Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, SSD, Supervisor, User / HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:No / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Language:Multilingual
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 10 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0 / SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1256 / 1512 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 756

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.25 / 9.26 / 9.27
Height:0.437 / 0.452 / 0.453
Height (front):0.453
Height (rear):0.661
Power adapter depth:5.63
Power adapter height:0.866
Power adapter width:2.6
Weight:3.92 / 4.41
Width:14.1