Precision Developer Editions 7530/7730 now online — Welcome the power pair


Not long ago I introduced the next gen of Project Sputnik’s Linux-based Dell Precision Mobile workstations: the 3530, 5530, 7530 and the 7730.  At that time the 3530 was available for purchase.

Today I’m happy to announce that the uber-powerful 7530 and 7730 are now live on dell.com

Note: to get to the Ubuntu option, hit “more” in the Operating System section.

7730 and 7530 with screenfill

These new thinner, lighter, premium-built Precision mobile workstations come preloaded with Ubuntu and have been RHEL certified.  The 7530 and 7730 feature the latest Intel Core and Xeon processors, blazing-fast memory and professional graphics.

Of particular note is the increased core count and memory.  In fact the maximum memory has doubled to 128GB which helps with cloud developer local workloads.  In the case of the 7730, it supports up to 8TB of PCIe NVME storage, the most PCIe storage on the market today.  The 7730 is also the first AI/ML ready mobile workstation available.

A double click on the specs

Although the following information was in the previous blog, I wanted to include it here so that you had all the info in one place.

Dell Precision 7530 Mobile Workstation, developer edition

The world’s most powerful 15″ mobile workstation, redesigned to be thinner, lighter

  • 8thGen Intel® Core™ and Xeon® processors
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX and NVIDIA Quadro® professional graphics
  • 1st 15” Ready for VR mobile workstation with the NVIDIA Quadro P3200 graphics card
  • Largest & fastest memory on the market for mobile workstations up to 128GB of system memory & SuperSpeed memory of 3200MHz
  • Largest PCIe SSD storage capacity available for a 15-inch mobile workstation: up to 6TB
  • Single cable docking and Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS preinstalled
  • RHEL 7.5 certified (details below)
  • Available worldwide

Dell Precision 7730 Mobile Workstation, developer edition

The world’s most powerful 17″ mobile workstation, redesigned to be thinner, lighter 

  • AI developer platform
  • 8thGen Intel® Core™ and Xeon® processors
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX and NVIDIA Quadro® professional graphics
  • Largest & fastest memory on the market for mobile workstations up to 128GB of system memory & SuperSpeed memory of 3200MHz
  • Largest PCIe storage capacity available for a mobile workstation (up to 8TB)
  • Single cable docking and Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS preinstalled
  • RHEL 7.5 certified (details below)
  • Available worldwide

RHEL 7.5 certification and drivers 

As mentioned above, these systems will be certified for RHEL 7.5 and the needed drivers will be included in the distro.  That being said, the AMD and NVIDIA drivers that come with 7.5 are inbox drivers.  We will be posting drivers for both graphic cards that will include professional features not included in the inbox drivers.  Stay tuned!

Next up, the 5530.  Stay tuned!

Extra-credit reading

  • Introducing the Dell Precision 7530 and 7730 with Ubuntu — Ubuntu blog
  • Developer Editions of Precision Workstations Now Available — Direct2DellEMC
  • Dell Unveils New Ubuntu Laptops — OMG!UBUNTU!
  • Precision workstations: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Machine Learning solutions – Dell.com
  • Welcome the new Dell Precision developer editions – Barton’s blog
  • Dell Precision ‘Developer Edition’ mobile workstations run Ubuntu Linux and are RHEL certified – betanews
  • Dell refreshes Precision laptops with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed – ZDnet
  • Dell stuffs Intel Coffee Lake CPUs and Ubuntu into latest Precision workstations – The Inquirer
  • Dell launches new Precision mobile workstation line-up powered by Ubuntu – Softpedia

Pau for now….

26 Responses to Precision Developer Editions 7530/7730 now online — Welcome the power pair

  1. Hi Barton, the 7530 ordering page will not allow me to order the 7530 with the Radeon graphics option & Ubuntu as the OS. The Linux drivers support this card so this seems to be a misconfiguration of the ordering page.

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  2. […] note is the increased core count and memory,” said Project Sputnik leader Barton George on his blog.“In fact, the maximum memory has doubled to 128GB which helps with cloud developer local […]

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  3. Michael O'Malley says:

    Awesome news! I also noticed that two new graphics cards are available for those who need something better than the default Intel Graphics but for which the Quadro P3200 is a bit too much of a price bump… but when I try to select one of these new cards I get this error: “Ubuntu Operating System does not support the WX4150 or WX7100 Graphics Card.”

    If I’m not mistaken Linux does offer some support for AMD GPUs. Is Ubuntu support coming for these cards?

    Thanks!

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  4. […] Siguiendo el anuncio de mayo que nos descubrió la nueva hornada de portátiles profesionales Dell con Ubuntu, se acaba de dar a conocer la disponibilidad de los dos modelos más potentes del paquete, las workstation Precision 7530 y 7730., según informa George Barton. […]

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  5. […] the end of May 2018, Dell’s Project Sputnik leader George Barton announced the availability of four new Dell Precision Mobile Workstations running the open-source and free […]

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  6. Peter Frandsen says:

    Great work but why oh why does it ship with such an old version of the operating system?? I have an older Dell with pre-installed Ubuntu (works great) and one of the few pain points have been upgrading the OS.

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  7. […] Precision Developer Editions 7530/7730 now online — Welcome the power pair […]

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  8. Michael Neuffer says:

    Is the (FIPS) fingerprint reader supported this time?
    The missing Linux support for the fingerprint reader in my M4800 was a major disappointment.

    And when will you start supporting Ubuntu 18.04?

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    • Hi Michael, unfortunately the fingerprint reader is not supported at this time. We’re working with our OS partners to develop comprehensive requirements for Linux fingerprint reader functionality so that we can work with our fingerprint reader vendors on a proper, validated fingerprint reader solution.

      thx

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  9. Nicolas says:

    On the dell customization page, don’t see options for 128MB RAM nor for SuperSpeed memory. When will these options become available?.

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  10. Nicolas says:

    The 7530 and 7730 product pages claim that these machines can drive an external monitor at 8K via a single DP 1.4 cable.
    Specifically, which graphics cards are required to do this with the 7530 and the 7730?

    What about two external 8K monitors (ie. dual Dell UP318K).
    I presume that there could be two options:
    a) Drive 1 monitor via the DP1.4 connection and the 2nd monitor via an eGFX Breakaway Box 550 & a suitable graphics card
    b) Drive both monitors via an eGFX Breakaway Box 550 & a suitable graphics card

    What are the suitable graphics cards for (a) and (b)?

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    • Hey Nicolas, here’s what i heard back:

      8K monitors are supported by all GFX cards.

      8K@30Hz is support with a single DP cable from the mDP port.
      8K@60Hz requires a 2 x DP cables, one from mDP port and one from Thunderbolt 3 port with Thunderbolt 3 to DP dongle.

      You should not be connected an eGPU box and another device to the Thunderbolt port at the same time. You really should reserve all that bandwidth for the eGPU box.

      You can drive monitors via the eGPU box if you wish.

      HTH

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      • Nicolas says:

        Thanks!

        Good to know that an 8K monitor is supported with a single DP cable connected to the mDP port (8K@30Hz).

        What about adding a 2nd monitor via the Thunderbolt3 => DP dongle? How much can the internal graphics card handle? 4K? 5K? 8K?

        Since there are 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, how about a third monitor?
        4K, 5K, 8K?

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  11. […] For performance and speed, we have to get bound in PC and paid OS unless if you didn’t hear of project Sputnik. Project Sputnik was started to bring mobile savvy Linux based workstation for us from the […]

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  12. tzfrs says:

    Hi,

    any estimations on when we can expect the 5530 to receive a dev edition? I’m waiting for weeks now and really want to purchase it.

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    • It will be coming out soon. I really appreciate your interest and apologize for the wait

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      • tzfrs says:

        Hey,

        thanks for your reply. Yeah, but soon is a vague release date. Does this mean you cannot tell? I mean, I’m not waiting for an exact date, rather if it’s in the next days, weeks, months or christmas?

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  13. Chirs says:

    Hi, Looking at the Dell Precision 7530 but strangely Ubuntu is “Not” compatible with AMD Radeon graphics. Any update on this?

    I have a Lenovo P50 with Nvidia Graphics and most of the time the proprietary drivers work but there are really annoying glitches in the desktop. I want to support AMD with their open source graphics drivers. I would say AMD are the most supported (apart from Intel) on Linux; definitely not Nvidia.

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    • Jason D Clinton says:

      I bought the 7530 with the WX 4150 despite this warning (left a small Windows partition on it) and everything works as expected on kernel 4.17. You can even set DRI_PRIME=1 and use the dedicated GPU for an app while the integrated continues running the desktop. I decided to keep the Windows partition because I found some Dell firmware updates that are only installable from Windows.

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      • Chirs says:

        That is good to know 🙂 but I would like to not have to purchase Windows as I already have Windows Server licences that I could put on the machine if needed. Will ask them on chat and see what they say!

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  14. Robert Burcham says:

    Hi Barton. As many have pointed out over the past 2 months we cannot place an order for an ubuntu configuration with either of the Radeon options:

    “Ubuntu Operating System does not support the WX4150 or WX7100 Graphics Card.”

    This of course is not correct, as linux has had support for this hardware for a couple years. This should be a simple tweak to the config dependency matrix, no?

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  15. John Pitwick says:

    Hey Barton,
    we are still not able to place orders for any of these hardware combinations

    7530 + Ubuntu + WX4150
    7730 + Ubuntu + WX4150
    7730 + Ubuntu + WX7100

    Is there any plan to resolve this or do we have to wait for the 7×40 series?

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