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Dell Vostro 15 7500 Laptop: i7-10750H, 15.6" 1080p, 16GB DDR4, 1TB SSD, GTX 1650 Ti EXPIRED

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Dell Small Business has Dell Vostro 15 7500 Laptop for $1,549 - $450 w/ coupon code LDLT1099 = $1,099. Shipping is free. Thanks Suryasis

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  • Intel Core i7-10750H 2.60GHz 6-Core Processor (10th Generation)
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 Display
  • 16GB 2933MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2x2) + Bluetooth 5.0
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6
    • 2x USB 3.2 Type-A
    • 1x USB 3.2 Type-C with Thunderbolt
    • 1x HDMI
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 6-Cell 97 Whr Battery
  • Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
  • Weight: 3.9 lbs
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SPEC:
  • Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
  • 15.6" 1080P IPS Anti-Glare Display, 100% sRGB
  • i7-10750H 2.6 GHz (6C/12T, 12MB Cache, 5 GHz Turbo)
  • 16GB (8GB Soldered + 8GB DIMM) 2933 MHz DDR4 Ram
  • 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6 Graphics
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 720P HD Webcam with Privacy Shutter
  • McAfee Small Business Security 12-month subscription, Digitally Delivered
  • 2Wx2 Stereo Speakers
  • Fingerprint Reader (at palmrest)
  • Intel WiFi 6 AX201 (2x2) + Bluetooth 5.0
  • PORTS:
    • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (DisplayPort, Power Delivery)
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C /w Thunderbolt 3 (DP, Power Delivery)
    • 1x HDMI 2.0
    • 1x Micro SD 3.0 Card Reader
    • 1x Audio Combo Jack
  • 6 Cell 97 WHr Battery
  • 4.18 lbs
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I own this laptop. It's a great laptop but it has very poor thermals so the CPU hits 100C and throttles before getting even close to its max 5ghz turbo boost. Some thoughts:

- Undervolting the CPU is disabled by the BIOS because of Plundervolt, but if you are a 1337 h4ck3r and know how to dump the BIOS and extract the hidden settings, you can modify EFI variables to toggle off the Overclocking Lock (and CFG Lock) to allow for some modest undervolting (~0.1v on core and cache) that does lower the temperatures a bit, at least with the BIOS that shipped a month ago, unsure if this will continue to be possible so YMMV.

- Despite Dell documentation saying a max RAM config of 24GB is supported, I confirmed you *can* throw a 32GB stick into the non-soldered slot and have 40GB of RAM recognized. This ran my RAM at a slightly lower speed (2666 vs 2933) but at very tight timings so I was still pretty happy.

- This has an extra/empty nVME slot, though with the aforementioned thermal problems, it might not be the best idea to add another heat-producing component.

- The TB3 port only supports DP1.2, so it will not allow you to push 4k@60hz for some of the USB C docks/hubs out there that rely on DP1.4.

I put together a blog post with a few ways to get more battery life and performance out of this laptop, including how to enable undervolting, which you can find here. [brendangreenley.com]
I've been looking for a system that I can work and game on for about a month and this system checks almost all of my boxes. I'm pretty sure I'm pulling the trigger.

Major Plus's for me:

Very light weight for a system with a GTX/RTX card - 4.18lbs
16GB Ram - I don't care that 8GB is soldered, I will likely never need more than that over the next few years
1TB M.2 SSD AND a spare M.2 slot for additional storage - this should hold all my active games at one time
Thunderbolt with power delivery so you don't have to carry around a giant brick
Webcam at the top of the screen - 720p is kinda meh, but Zoom meetings are a thing now more than ever
It should have very good battery life - 6 Cell 97WHr


Minor Plus's:

Intel wifi instead of killer wifi
Backlit keyboard isn't red - why does nearly every laptop with a video card under $1k have a red backlit keyboard??? why?????
You can bring it to a business meeting and not look like a child

I wish it had a 1660Ti to future proof me for a year or two, but realistically I'm stuck in my ways of older games anyway.

You can see the service manual for the system here for those that are interested: https://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/v..._en-us.pdf
Here's the guide I put together for the Vostro 7500 with hopefully enough detail to allow even n00bs to undervolt their CPU and GPU Smilie

https://brendangreenley.com/under...and-speed/

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NOTE:
  • Fingerprint Reader is mentioned as optional in the landing page. However, once you add this to CART and then click on View Full Spec; you will see that "Fingerprint Palmrest,Element Thunderbolt palm-rest, tie with backlit &Non-Backlit KB"
  • Brightness is 300 nits, mentioned in the Feature section, under the "A higher level of performance" tab.
  • This is not a direct Business version of new XPS 15 2020 but a mixture between the 2019 and 2020 model. All the internals have been updated as per 2020 standard but instead of just relying on Type-C ports in 2020 model, this version has retained the ports of the 2020 model.
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hmm looks good, but i cant find reviews on it, is this plastic construction or metal?
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meh it appears to be an inspiron build laptop on steroids, not worth it, might as well jump to the xps.

stupid manufacturers
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hmm looks good, but i cant find reviews on it, is this plastic construction or metal?
Same laptop as Inspiron 7501 in other countries.
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Full metal build.
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For the price this just does not make sense....

NEED a 1660Ti........................................NO
Need Ryzen..................................................NO
Need 1TB HD..............................................YES
Need 16BG of RAM (NOT soldered)..........NO


and need to pay $1,000 or less.

Where does this shine...
1. BIG battery (but wasted on intel CPU)
2. Nice build
Well, apart from G14, none of the Premium Laptops, whether it is XPS 15 and 17 or the Razer Blade or the newly launched HP Envy 15, coming with Ryzen Processors and no information about whether they are even coming in near future. So, you can hope it will come and wait.
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Overall this is a good laptop the only downside is one RAM was soldered...
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This is a good config and price for someone who wants an XPS 15 type machine with full port array. One downside for me is the 97whr battery prevents adding a 2.5 drive.

Does anyone know if 1440p 120hz external display can be supported with this thunderbolt or HDMI interface? Thanks.
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This is a good config and price for someone who wants an XPS 15 type machine with full port array. One downside for me is the 97whr battery prevents adding a 2.5 drive.

Does anyone know if 1440p 120hz external display can be supported with this thunderbolt or HDMI interface? Thanks.
Given ssd price is cheaper these days, you can opt for a more capacity instead of having an array of storage. As for the 2.5 hdd, it's too big and take a lot of space. If I must, I'll choose bigger battery size, then second m2 slot, and last is the 2.5
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I own this laptop. It's a great laptop but it has very poor thermals so the CPU hits 100C and throttles before getting even close to its max 5ghz turbo boost. Some thoughts:

- Undervolting the CPU is disabled by the BIOS because of Plundervolt, but if you are a 1337 h4ck3r and know how to dump the BIOS and extract the hidden settings, you can modify EFI variables to toggle off the Overclocking Lock (and CFG Lock) to allow for some modest undervolting (~0.1v on core and cache) that does lower the temperatures a bit, at least with the BIOS that shipped a month ago, unsure if this will continue to be possible so YMMV.

- Despite Dell documentation saying a max RAM config of 24GB is supported, I confirmed you *can* throw a 32GB stick into the non-soldered slot and have 40GB of RAM recognized. This ran my RAM at a slightly lower speed (2666 vs 2933) but at very tight timings so I was still pretty happy.

- This has an extra/empty nVME slot, though with the aforementioned thermal problems, it might not be the best idea to add another heat-producing component.

- The TB3 port only supports DP1.2, so it will not allow you to push 4k@60hz for some of the USB C docks/hubs out there that rely on DP1.4.

I put together a blog post with a few ways to get more battery life and performance out of this laptop, including how to enable undervolting, which you can find here. [brendangreenley.com]
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Well, apart from G14, none of the Premium Laptops, whether it is XPS 15 and 17 or the Razer Blade or the newly launched HP Envy 15, coming with Ryzen Processors and no information about whether they are even coming in near future. So, you can hope it will come and wait.
You have the Lenovo Legion, HP Omen, Eluktronic RP-15. And none of these are considered "Premium" builds, including the G14.

But to me, I would rather get a high end medium build with decent hardware then premium build with (IMHO) shitty hardware.

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I've been looking for a system that I can work and game on for about a month and this system checks almost all of my boxes. I'm pretty sure I'm pulling the trigger.

Major Plus's for me:
  • Very light weight for a system with a GTX/RTX card - 4.18lbs
  • 16GB Ram - I don't care that 8GB is soldered, I will likely never need more than that over the next few years
  • 1TB M.2 SSD AND a spare M.2 slot for additional storage - this should hold all my active games at one time
  • Thunderbolt with power delivery so you don't have to carry around a giant brick
  • Webcam at the top of the screen - 720p is kinda meh, but Zoom meetings are a thing now more than ever
  • It should have very good battery life - 6 Cell 97WHr

Minor Plus's:
  • Intel wifi instead of killer wifi
  • Backlit keyboard isn't red - why does nearly every laptop with a video card under $1k have a red backlit keyboard??? why?????
  • You can bring it to a business meeting and not look like a child
I wish it had a 1660Ti to future proof me for a year or two, but realistically I'm stuck in my ways of older games anyway.

You can see the service manual for the system here for those that are interested: https://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/v..._en-us.pdf





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