Dell has launched a slew of brand-new workstation laptops under the Latitude and Precision names, as well as some desktop towers. They include the Precision 7680 and Precision 7780, which come with the most recent Intel and Nvidia hardware as well as a tonne of enterprise-focused functionality.
The only difference between the Dell Precision 7680 and Precision 7780 is their screen sizes. The Intel Core i9-13950HX, Core i7-13850HX, and Core i5-13600HX Raptor Lake CPUs can be configured for both. There are only a few graphics card options for workstations, including the Nvidia RTX A1000 6GB (Ampere), RTX A2000 (Ada), 12 GB, RTX A3500 (Ada), and 16 GB. One can alternatively continue using the built-in Intel iGPU as an alternative.
For the Dell Precision 7680 and Precision 7780, Dell provides a wide range of memory and storage options. Up to 64 GB of DDR5 memory (SODIMM) with 5,600 MT/s of ECC or non-ECC is available for Core i7 and i9 processors, compared to 4,800 MT/s for Core i5 machines. There are additional SKUs with Dell's own CAMM modules (5,200 MT/s for Core i7/i9, 4,800 MT/s for Core i5). These don't have ECC capabilities, but you can add up to 128 GB of memory. The aforementioned modules, however, run at 3,600 MT/s.
A PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD can provide up to 4 TB of storage on the Dell Precision 7780 and Precision 7680. Those seeking more security can purchase SSDs with self-encryption that can store up to 1 TB of data. Users can also choose RAID0 and RAID1 setups as an alternative for more performance and redundancy. Windows 10 (Pro/Home/Enterprise), Windows 11 (Home/Pro/National Education), Ubuntu 22.04, and RedHat Enterprise Linux are available as options for operating systems.
The screen sizes of the two laptops vary, as was already mentioned. A 16-inch 16:10 IPS panel is available on the Dell Precision 7680 in three different configurations. The first is FHD+ (1,920 x 1,200), which lacks a touchscreen and has a 60 Hz refresh rate, 45% NTSC colour gamut coverage, and 250 nits of maximum brightness. The second monitor has the same resolution and refresh rate as the first, but it has a brightness increase to 500 nits and 100% DCI-P3 colour coverage. The final model has a UHD+ (3,560 x 2400) touch-enabled OLED display with 100% DCI-P3 coverage and 400 nits of brightness.
There are fewer options available with the Dell Precision 7760, which has a 17.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1080) panel and a UHD (3,840 x 2,160) 120 Hz panel. Both are 99% DCI-P3 color-space compatible and have a peak brightness of 500 nits. Unfortunately, a touchscreen cannot be used in either setup. Both SKUs include an abundance of I/O, including two Thunderbolt 4.0 ports, a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port, two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A connections (one with PowerShare), an HDMI 2.0 port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack—all of which were noticeably absent from the previously released XPS series.
Users who are constantly moving about can also insert a 5G-capable SIM card in their Dell Precision 7780 and Precision 7680. There are also Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity choices. The IR sensor that comes with the 1080p webcam is compatible with Windows Hello. There are two 4W speakers on both computers. Users can choose an 83 Wh or 93 Wh battery as their last option. For US$2,829 and US$2,529, respectively, the Dell Precision 7780 and Precision 7680 are currently available for purchase.