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

PCMark 7 and PCMark 8

We followed the component-specific tests with additional benchmarks that test a system’s overall capabilities with everyday tasks. We ran both PCMark 7, for which we have a large comparison pool, and the newer PCMark 8.  

Futuremark PCMark 7
Simulated Application Performance

When it comes to testing PCs, Futuremark is one of the better-known names in the industry. PCMark 7 runs the system through a series of typical home and office tasks, including media playback, video processing, and some light gaming. The benchmark also tests the computer’s storage devices.

dell precision 15 5510 pcm7

The Precision 15 5510 brought its workstation muscle to bear on PCMark 7, putting up a top score among systems we’ve recently tested. The Xeon E3-1505M and fast storage are a big driver of the laptop’s impressive performance here.

Futuremark PCMark 8
Simulated Application Performance

We selected three tests from PCMark 8. The Home test is just as it sounds: a collection of everyday tasks, including web browsing and chatting. The Work test is more demanding and has business-oriented tests, while the Storage test gives you a close-up look at what your SSD or hard drive can do.

dell precision 15 5510 pcm8

Although the Precision 15 5510 didn’t take top honors in PCMark 8’s Storage test, it brought home noteworthy scores in both the Home Accelerated and Work Accelerated tests.

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