Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing the Dell Precision 5540, 7540 and 7540 developer editions


Earlier this month we introduced the entry-point system in Dell’s next generation of Ubuntu-based Precision mobile workstations.

Today we are announcing the rest of the line: the Precision 5540, Precision 7540 and Precision 7740.  If mobile power is what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.  And if AI is your need, the Precision 7540 and 7740 might just be what you’ve been looking for.

 

Dell Precision 5540 mobile workstation, developer edition

A quick overview

Precision 5540 mobile workstation — Starting at 3.9lbs, this svelte but powerful machine features up to Intel® Xeon® E or 9th Gen Intel® Core™ 8-core processors along with 4TB of storage and up to 64GB of memory. And if professional-grade graphics are what you need, the 5540 can support up to an NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (4GB).

Precision 7540 mobile workstation – The 5540’s big brother, the Precision 7540 can accelerate heavy workflows with up to 3200MHz SuperSpeed memory or impressive capacity – up to 128GB of 2666MHz ECC memory.  When it comes to processors it features up to Intel® Xeon® E or 9th Gen Intel® Core™ 8-core processors.

Precision 7740 mobile workstation – This mobile monster has been updated to feature up to the latest Intel® Xeon® E or 9th Gen Intel® Core™ 8-core processors. The 7740 comes with up to 128GB of ECC memory, and a large PCIe SSD storage capacity (up to 8TB).   It also boasts the latest NVIDIA Quadro RTX graphics, up to the RTX5000, deliver real-time ray tracing and graphics-based AI acceleration. Additional options include next-generation AMD Radeon™ Pro.

A closer look at the specs:

 

Dell Precision 5540 mobile workstation, developer edition

Our smallest, thinnest, and lightest 15” mobile workstation

  • Latest Intel® Core™ and Xeon® 8-core processors
  • Up to NVIDIA Quadro® T2000 4GB graphics
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS preloaded
  • Certified for Red Hat 8.0
  • DDR4 memory speeds- up to 64GB 2666MHz
  • Expandable storage options up to 4TB
  • Optional UHD touch w/100% Adobe RGB, now 500nits or OLED display w/100% DCI-P3 color gamut.
  • NEW aluminum color options
  • IR camera option & HD camera moved to top of the bezel
  • Starting at 3.9lbs

 

Dell Precision 7540 mobile workstation, developer edition

Our most powerful 15” mobile workstation

Dell Precision 7540 mobile workstation, developer edition

  • Latest Intel® Core™ and Xeon® 8-core processors (on Xeon and i9)
  • Latest Radeon Pro™ and NVIDIA Quadro® professional graphics
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS preloaded
  • Certified for Red Hat 8.0
  • Memory speeds up to 3200MHz SuperSpeed and large memory capacity up to 128GB
  • Reliable Memory Technology Pro
  • Massive PCIe SSD storage capacity up to 6TB, RAID, FIPS encryption
  • Long battery life option
  • NEW optional HDR400 UHD display
  • NEW optional aluminum LCD cover
  • Ready for AR/VR and AI
  • IR Camera option
  • Starting at 5.6lbs

 

Dell Precision 7740 mobile workstation, developer edition

Our most powerful mobile workstation

  • Latest Intel® Core™ and Xeon® 8-core processors (on Xeon and i9)
  • Radeon Pro™ and NVIDIA Quadro® RTX professional graphics
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS preloaded
  • Certified for Red Hat 8.0
  • Fast memory speeds up to 3200MHz SuperSpeed and large memory capacity up to 128GB
  • Reliable Memory Technology Pro
  • PCIe SSD storage capacity up to 8TB, RAID, FIPS Encryption
  • Long battery life option
  • Up to an UHD IGZO display – 100% Adobe color gamut
  • Ready for VR/AR and AI
  • IR Camera option

 

4th Generation and beyond

What started 5+ years ago as a blog post explaining how to get Ubuntu up and running on the Precision M3800 soon became a line of mobile workstations.   With today’s announcement, project Sputnik’s Ubuntu-based mobile workstation line is now in its 4th generation.

What’s next for project Sputnik?  Stay tuned…

Extra-credit reading

 

 

 

Pau for now…

35 Responses to Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing the Dell Precision 5540, 7540 and 7540 developer editions

  1. […] sobre as opções do Linux para esses laptops Dell Precision podem ser encontrados neste post do blog da Dell, Barton […]

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  2. […] “Today we are announcing the Precision 5540, Precision 7540 and Precision 7740.  If mobile power is what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.  And if AI is your need, the Precision 7540 and 7740 might just be what you’ve been looking for,” said Dell’s Barton George in his latest blog post. […]

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  3. […] “Today we are announcing the Precision 5540, Precision 7540 and Precision 7740.  If mobile power is what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.  And if AI is your need, the Precision 7540 and 7740 might just be what you’ve been looking for,” said Dell’s Barton George in his latest blog post. […]

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  4. […] Dell announces its Precision 5540, Precision 7540 and Precision 7740 developer edition laptops, the next in the line of Dell’s Ubuntu-based Precision mobile workstations. From the announcement: “What started 5+ years ago as a blog post explaining how to get Ubuntu up and running on the Precision M3800 soon became a line of mobile workstations. With today’s announcement, project Sputnik’s Ubuntu-based mobile workstation line is now in its 4th generation. What’s next for project Sputnik? Stay tuned…” See the announcement for specs and further details. […]

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  5. […] ha tenido el placer de anunciar el lanzamiento de tres nuevos ordenadores. Se trata de los Dell Precision 5540, 7540 y 7740, aunque […]

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  6. […] Dell announces its Precision 5540, Precision 7540 and Precision 7740 developer edition laptops, the next in the line of Dell’s Ubuntu-based Precision mobile workstations. From the announcement: “What started 5+ years ago as a blog post explaining how to get Ubuntu up and running on the Precision M3800 soon became a line of mobile workstations. With today’s announcement, project Sputnik’s Ubuntu-based mobile workstation line is now in its 4th generation. What’s next for project Sputnik? Stay tuned…” See the announcement for specs and further details. […]

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  7. I find more hardware is affected by this issue: https://www.dell.com/community/Latitude/Dell-Latitude-7285-keyboard-issue/td-p/6125388

    Now it’s also Dell 9250/7275 (I tested XPS with BIOS 1.4.1).

    It’s really sad to see that such deal-breaking bugs in firmware doesn’t get fixed, even when this is reported to both of tech. support and on forum.

    As I understand there is really no way to get Dell fix this?

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  8. […] Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing the Dell Precision 5540, 7540 and 7540 developer editions […]

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  9. […] lanzamiento se ha dado a conocer como es habitual en el blog de Barton George, el ingeniero de Dell encargado del Proyecto Sputnik, donde se gestan todos los productos que la […]

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  10. […] ha annunciato tre nuovi Dell Precision Developer Edition, modelli basati su Ubuntu Linux. Sto parlando del Dell […]

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  11. […] lanzamiento se ha dado a conocer como es habitual en el blog de Barton George, el ingeniero de Dell encargado del Proyecto Sputnik, donde se gestan todos los productos que la […]

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  12. […] ha annunciato tre nuovi Dell Precision Developer Edition, modelli basati su Ubuntu Linux. Sto parlando del Dell […]

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  13. Daniele says:

    First of all thanks to keep pushing for more and more linux compatible laptop,
    I would like to know if and which of these new laptop is compatible with running a fully virtualized VM with dGPU passthrough..

    The dGPU appear as “3d controller” or “VGA compatible”?
    The IOMMU group are “sane” or intertwine?
    The dual graphic is MUXed or Muxless?

    Thank you for your reply

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  14. […] ha annunciato tre nuovi Dell Precision Developer Edition, modelli basati su Ubuntu Linux. Sto parlando del Dell […]

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  15. Sanjay Shrestha says:

    Those specs are really good. And adopting Linux is even better! What will be the price point?

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  16. […] Senior Architect Barton George announced: “If mobile power is what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.  And if AI is your need, […]

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  17. […] Senior Architect Barton George introduced: “If mobile power is what you are searching for, you’ve got come to the proper place.  And if AI is your want, […]

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  18. […] has announced three new ‘Developer edition’ laptops running Linux: Precision 5540, Precision 7540 and […]

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  19. […] Senior Architect Barton George introduced: “If mobile power is what you might be in search of, you might have come to the fitting position.  And if AI is your […]

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  20. […] Senior Architect Barton George announced: “If mobile power is what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.  And if AI is your need, […]

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  21. […] Senior Architect Barton George announced: “If mobile power is what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.  And if AI is your […]

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  22. ion says:

    wouldn’t be nice if there would be a powerful ARM based laptop, which will have a lot of RAM and SSD

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  23. […] New Linux laptops from DELL […]

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  24. […] artificielle, les Precision 7540 et 7740 pourraient bien être ce que vous recherchiez », a déclaré Barton George de Dell dans son dernier article de […]

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  25. […] 31:37 = System76 New Gazelle & Dell’s Linux Laptops · [Links: system76.com, bartongeorge] […]

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  26. Romain says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for the detailed article.
    Do you know if the 5540 will have the webcam placed on top of the screen again ?

    Work Laptop is out of warranty and needs replacement.

    I find the thinkpads too bulky to carry around so would prefer to keep a light but powerful 15in Dell to run Linux on.

    I was looking at getting a 5530 ordered but I do a lot of video conferencing so the webcam on the bottom seems like a no-go.

    Thanks !

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  27. Hi Romain, Im happy to say that, like the XPS 13 we have moved the camera to the top — “IR camera option & HD camera moved to top of the bezel”

    Thanks for your support!

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  28. auraham says:

    That’s awesome. I am looking for a new Dell computer fully compatible with Ubuntu. Also, unlike the XPS, the addition of a GPU is great! Thank you for the Sputnik project, Barton.

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  29. Matt Corallo says:

    Looks like you can’t buy the UHD version with Ubuntu (unlike previous editions)? That means I can’t upgrade from my current 5530. Also, any update on getting it with the i9 but no Nvidia discrete?

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  30. Romain says:

    Hello,

    Looking at the online configurator for the 5540 I am a bit confused.

    Could you confirm that the full HD ( UltraSharp IGZO4 FHD (1 920 x 1 080)) screen come with a camera by default and only the IR camera is an option ?

    The presence of the camera is not mentioned in the specs so I’d like to make sure there is indeed one without the need to customize the build with the IR option

    Thanks !

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  31. jackfoobar says:

    They need to replicate your website onto Dell’s main page. Finding Linux laptops for each model is a giant PITA on their site. Where is the Linux only section? We already know everything has Windows on it.

    I really wish dell would stop burying the lead. I’m trying to buy a linux laptop now for my mother, and it sucks that I have to point her at a blog to see which one she likes.

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