Dell Celebrates 20 Years Of Precision Workstations With Updated Mobile And Desktop Portfolio

Dell as a company has been around for more than three decades and shows no signs of slowing down. But it was 20 years ago that Dell began selling Precision workstations to professionals. To celebrate two decades of Precision workstations, Dell skipped the cake and streamers, and instead announced a few new and updated additions to its workstation portfolio, including a special anniversary edition of its Precision 5520 mobile workstation.

Dell Precision 5520

The Precision 5520 is the thinnest, lightest, and overall smallest mobile workstation in Dell's stable. For the anniversary model, Dell blinged things out with an exclusive hard anodized aluminum, brushed metallic finish that comes in a brand new Abyss color. It also has a special coating that resists fingerprints so that it continues to look sleek after you have handled it.

Dell decked out the anniversary model with high-end options. Starting at $2,179, it boasts a 15.6-inch 4K display crammed into a 14-inch body, an Intel Core i7-7820HQ processor, 8GB of DDR4-2400 RAM, 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD, and Windows 10 Professional 64-bit. It also has three USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, a memory card reader, a security lock slot, a headphone jack, and HDMI output.

Dell Precision Towers

Dell also added new Precision towers to its lineup. They each sport a newly designed flexible chassis with the latest Intel Xeon processor options inside. For graphics chores, users can configure the newest generation AMD Radeon Pro (based on Vega) or NVIDIA Quadro (based on Pascal) professional graphics card options.

"Looking back at 20 years of Dell Precision workstations, you get a sense of how the capabilities of our workstations, combined with certified and optimized software and the creativity of our awesome customers, have achieved incredible things," said Rahul Tikoo, vice president and general manager for Dell Precision workstations. "As great as those achievements are, this new lineup of Dell Precision workstations enables our customers to be ready for the next big technology revolution that is challenging business models and disrupting industries."

Dell Precision 5720 All-In-One

On top of all this, Dell announced that its Dell Canvas is now available to purchase. The Canvas has 27 inches of 2560x1440 QHD workspace and supports pen and touch input (supporting 2048 levels of touch). The machine runs the Windows 10 Creators Update and is priced from $1,799.