Dell has unveiled two new Precision notebooks targeted at users in modern work scenarios. The Dell Precision 7670 & 7770 offer high performance, strong display specs and slim CAMM memory, enabling capacities of up to 128GB.
Dell Precision 7670 & 7770 in detail
With the two new Precision notebooks Dell Precision 7670 & 7770, the manufacturer continues the new product range, after they had already introduced the compact Precision 5470 workstation with 14-inch display last month.
On the other hand, Dell relies on a 16-inch form factor for the Precision 7670, while the 7770 is a bit bigger with 17 inches. Both notebooks are equipped with an Intel Core i9 processor of the 12th generation, which has a TDP of 55 watts. Intel vPro is also supported.
The 16GB NVIDIA RTX A5500 or optionally the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is used as the graphics solution in the top model. In terms of storage, both notebooks can be equipped with up to 16 terabytes of SSD storage via four PCIe Gen 4 slots.
Slim or high-performance?
Prospective buyers have the choice between a thin and a performance chassis for the smaller 7670. They differ in terms of size, weight and the maximum graphics solution that can be equipped.
The thin chassis measures 356.00 mm x 258.34 mm x 24.70 mm (width x depth x height) and weighs 2.60 kg. The only graphics solutions available here are the NVIDIA RTX A1000 (4GB, GDDR6) and the NVIDIA RTX A2000 (8GB, GDDR6).
Meanwhile, the performance model comes in at dimensions of 356.00 mm x 258.34 mm x 27.45 mm and weighs 2.67 kg. Here, an RTX A3000 (12 GB), RTX A4500 (16 GB), RTX A5500 (16 GB) or the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 16 GB GDDR6 is responsible for the graphics. The larger Dell Precision 7770 does not offer this choice. The same graphics solutions are available here. The dimensions are 398 mm x 256.02 mm x 28.50 mm and the weight is 3.01 kg.
Dell uses new CAMM RAM
The working memory is particularly striking, because Dell does not use SO-DIMM modules here – as usual – but the specially developed CAMM (Compression Attached Memory Module) with DDR5 memory.
In direct comparison, the CAMM memory is significantly thinner than SO-DIMM counterparts and thus makes it possible to fit more RAM into a compact notebook case. The CAMM RAM is supposed to be 57 percent thinner. Memory chips are only mounted on one side here. Thus, the Precision notebooks can be equipped with up to 128 GB RAM, while the maximum for SO-DIMM devices is 64 GB.
CAMM modules, however, are significantly wider than their counterparts and harder to get on the market, making potential upgrades difficult. Not to mention the higher price. Six screws hold the working memory on the socket, which is connected by contact pressure.
The CAMM RAM is 4,800 MHz fast in the 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB variants, whereas it is 3,600 MHz in 128 GB. The disadvantage: Since dual-channel operation is not planned, a working memory failure could have serious consequences.
Strong displays in new Precision notebooks
The Dell Precision 7670 & 7770 also give themselves high quality in terms of displays. The 7670 uses a 16-inch display in 16:10 format, which comes with an OLED panel in WQUXGA resolution (3840 x 2,400 pixels) including a touch screen in the top model.
In the Precision 7770, on the other hand, there is a 17.3-inch display in the classic 16:9 format. Here, you have to do without OLED technology and touch operation, but there is an IPS panel with 4K resolution and a frame rate of 120 Hz.
Prices and availability
The two workstations, Dell Precision 7670 and Dell Precision 7770, are scheduled to launch worldwide before the end of the second quarter of 2022. However, the manufacturer has not yet revealed information about the prices.