Dell Precision 15 5000 Series Mobile Workstation Review: Pro Power And Style

Dell Precision 15 Software Suite

Dell ships the Precision 15 5510 with Windows 7 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, or Ubuntu Linux. (Our model features Windows 10.) Bloatware is rarely a problem on business systems and Dell has developed a reputation for keeping its installed applications to a tolerable minimum on consumer systems, so we’re not surprised to see that the Precision 15 5510 arrives mostly unburdened. The Desktop is clean when you first power the machine up.

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That said, you can buy certain programs while customizing your laptop on Dell’s website. Adobe Acrobat Standard DC is one option, as is Autodesk Autocad 2016.

Our review model came without security software, which isn’t surprising for a laptop aimed at businesses. Dell added a few of its own programs, including Dell Audio pro, which has some basic audio management tools, SupportAssist and Dell Premier Color.

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dell precision 15 5510 supportassist

Dell Command Power Manager is a worthwhile program that gives you some options for customizing battery usage to suit your work style.

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We also like the Dell Command Update utility, which is an easy way for non-technically inclined users to keep the laptop’s drivers fresh.

The software Dell did include on the machine is unobtrusive and provides some real utility. Premiere Color is especially useful for design professionals who need to dial in their displays to ensure proper accuracy.

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