Have you ever thought about having a notebook with 128 GB of RAM, 12th generation Intel Core i9 processor and Nvidia RTX graphics chip ? Dell announced the Precision 7670 and Precision 7770 workstations this week. Both can count on this configuration. The company also revealed the Latitude 9330 , a laptop also focused on performance, but with a 2-in-1 form factor.
Workstations are high performance desktops or notebooks. Because of this, they are usually directed to professional activities, such as 3D modeling and industrial design. That’s why the Precision 7670 and Precision 7770 are so powerful.
Dell Precision 7670: Two Chassis Options
As workstations serve very specific applications, manufacturers are often flexible in configuring these devices. The Precision 7670 illustrates this well. The model can be based on a slim and mobile-friendly chassis, or on a performance-focused chassis. The latter is a little thicker and can count on a more robust cooling system.
The Precision 7670 has a 16-inch screen, which is quite an interesting size for a notebook. The panel can be OLED type and have 4K resolution (3840×2400 pixels), 500 nits of brightness and 100% DCI-P3 coverage. There is also option of WLED screen (LCD) with full HD + resolution (1920×1200 pixels).
Dell Precision 7770: 17 inch screen
Architects, engineers and other professionals may need a larger display. For this group, the Precision 7770 should be a better option: the model has a 17.3-inch screen. The component has two resolution options: 1920×1080 pixels with 60 Hz refresh; 3840×2160 with 120 Hz.
Dell’s upcoming workstation-level notebooks look to pack a punch. The Dell Precision 7670 and Precision 7770 promise a lot of power without sacrificing mobility. Backed by Intel’s 12th Gen Intel Core i9 CPUs and Intel vPro graphics, the laptops should be well-suited to numerous demanding tasks, including video editing.
The display size is the primary difference between the 7670 and 7770 models. The 7670 is the smaller of the two, with a 16:10 ratio 16-inch display. The 7770 is slightly larger, offering a 16:9 17.3-inch display. They both offer a few different display options, including configurations with FHD (or FHD+ in the case of the 7670, thanks to its taller display) and 4K UHD (or 4K UHD+). The 4K display on the 77700 offers a 120Hz refresh rate and 500 nits of max brightness, whereas the 7670’s 4K UHD+ display tops out at 60Hz. But, the 7670 can display 100% of DCI-P3, whereas the 7770’s display shows ‘only’ 99% of the DCI-P3 color space.
The smaller 7670 offers an additional low-end GPU option, while the 7770 features a MicroSIM slot and SD card slot, whereas the 7670 lacks those ports. Other ports include a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports, USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2), two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1), HDMI 2.0a and HDMI 2.1 ports, ethernet and a 3.5mm audio jack. Both notebooks include four speakers and dual-array mics. Both models also include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 and 5G wireless connectivity.
Aside from the NVIDIA RTX A2000 option available on the 7670, the two machines offer the same GPU choices up to an NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti.
Storage options are also identical, with up to 4TB of PCIe 4.0 (Class 40) internal storage. You can fit up to 12TB of storage across three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, but the notebook will ship with a max of 4TB. Regarding memory, there are some impressive options available. Both notebooks offer up to 64GB DDR5-4800MHz or 128GB DDR5-3600MHz RAM options. The DDR5 memory utilizes a new design for Dell called Compression Attached Memory Module (CAMM). It’s technically a proprietary design, which has some people upset, but Dell promises to not keep its new design to itself. The design allows for a thinner chassis design that doesn’t skimp on performance. Traditional RAM options will be available later.
The 7670 is 0.98″ thick while the larger 7770 model is 1.13″ thick. There’s a slight caveat here, as the 0.98″ thin model is a ‘thin’ version. There’s also a performance-oriented version that’s 1.09″ thick. Despite the relatively thin designs, the notebooks are moderately heavy. The ‘thin’ 7670 weighs 2.6kg (5.75 lbs.), whereas the ‘performance’ trim weighs 2.67kg (5.9 lbs). The 7770 weighs just over 3kg (6.65 lbs.).
By opting for the thinner version, you are limited to an RTX A1000 with 4GB of VRAM or an RTX A2000 with 8GB of VRAM. In either case, the thermal design remains the same for all chassis options.
Pricing for the new Dell Precision 7670 and 7770 notebooks has not yet been announced. Dell expects the notebooks to begin shipping by the end of July.