If you want a workstation that is mobile enough to carry around, yet still features a fairly large display, you might want to consider the Dell Precision 7720. This 17-inch laptop can be configured to suit your specific requirements. As with all Dell computers, there are many different components available for you to build this machine with when you place your order online.
You can even have it configured with a 4K panel with 3840 x 2160 pixels. If you don’t need a 4K display, the cheaper options are a 17.3-inch HD+ TN AG screen (1600 x 900) and a 17.3-inch UltraSharp FHD IPS display. An integrated microphone is included regardless of which display you choose.
What about storage? The more room you have for saving all your files, the better. The 7720 can actually be equipped with up to three drives: two M.2 PCie SSD drives and one PCIe / 2.5-inch SATA. If you only need one, you have the option for it to be equipped with a single 500GB PCIe SSD or 500GB – 1TB HDD (5400 RPM). Most users opt for an SSD because it’s faster.
Good performance is expected with the Dell Precision 7720, due its good processor options. It’s possible to select a powerful processor to meet your requirements with this workstation laptop. Your options include a variety of Intel 6th generation and 7th generation processors. Whether you would prefer an Intel Core i5, i7, or Xeon E3 CPU, they are all available as quad-core with a 45-W capability. With a Xeon E3 v6 processor and Turbo Speed technology, you can expect up to 4.20GHz.
With 4 DIMM slots, you can really do some RAM expanding with this Precision machine. When most people think of 64GB of RAM, they think of a gaming desktop or expensive workstation tower, not a 17-inch laptop. You really can get up to 64GB with the 7720. If speed is more of your preference, you can get up to 32GB of DDR4 SuperSpeed memory (2667MHz).
The integrated graphics are Intel HD P580 (630). That’s not enough for most users; a dedicated GPU is definitely worth having. Both Radeon PRO WX and NVIDIA Quadro memory cards are available, and you select whichever one you prefer. With Radeon Pro, you can get up to 8GB of dedicated memory, and with NVIDIA Quadro, you can get anywhere from 4GB to 16GB.
The Dell Precision 7720 also comes with Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2, palm rest with smart card reader and optional fingerprint reader, 6-cell 91-Whr battery, 240 W AC Adapter power supply, headphone jack, USB 3.0 w/ PowerShare, Thunderbolt 3 Type-C port, RJ45 port, and more.