Dell Precision and Latitude, 3 new laptops on the way. And back to Alder Lake-HX

At the end Dell presented the laptops that had anticipated the new range of Intel Core 12th generation (Alder Lake) HX processors a few days ago: these are two Precision, 7670 and 7770, which is accompanied by a Latitude, 9330, which however seems to be equipped with Alder Lake chips already on the market. It will take a while before we see them in stores (especially the Latitude, which will arrive in June), but we can already anticipate all the key details of the machines, whose common denominator is easily identifiable: the “hybrid work”.

LATITUDE 9330

The main novelty of this convertible laptop is the so-called Collaboration Touchpad. In short, in the upper area of ​​the touchpad there are touch buttons for some features that are widely used during a video call, namely microphone activation / deactivation, webcam activation / deactivation, screen sharing and chat in Zoom meetings. The buttons are activated only when there is an active meeting, so that by default the trackpad is usable in its entirety. In addition, the webcam is dual – one has a traditional RGB sensor and the other is infrared. There is also a background noise cancellation system, which judging by the name is based on artificial intelligence.

For the rest, the Latitude 9330 is a 13 “2-in-1 laptop, the first with this diagonal for the Latitude 9000 range. The display is in 16:10 format and has very small bezels. On the processor side, Dell is limited to talking about the availability of 12th generation Core chips also VPro up to i7. Dell also spends time talking about sustainability, citing:

  • 100% recycled or recyclable packaging
  • 66% recycled plastic in the keyboard
  • 50% recycled materials in the frame that supports the battery
  • 28% recycled plastic from the oceans for the fan

The complete technical specifications speak of:

  • Display: 13.3 “, 16:10 QHD + (2,560 x 1,600 pixels), WVA technology, touch screen, anti-glare and anti-fingerprint, Gorilla Glass 6 DX coating, 500 nit brightness, 100% sRGB color space coverage
  • Processors: 12th Gen Intel Core up to i7, vPro variants
  • RAM: up to 32GB, LPDDR5, 5,200MHz, built-in
  • SSD: Up to 1TB PCIe Gen 4
  • Drums: 50 Wh, three cells, power supplies: 60 (super compact), 65 or 90 W, all USB Type-C
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, optional 4G and 5G
  • Doors:

    • 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4 with Power Delivery and DisplayPort
    • 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
    • 1x combo audio jack
    • 1x fingerprint scanner in the power button (optional)
    • 1x SIM trolley (optional)

Dell Latitude 9330 will be available for purchase in June; prices have not yet been announced.

DELL PRECISION 7770 AND 7670

It is two portable workstations with traditional notebook form factor; the main difference between one and the other is the diagonal of the display – 17 “for the 7770, 16” for the 7670. Here with the processors we go up to the Core i9, of course always 12th generation, and comes explicit mention is made of chips from the HX family. Indeed, to be precise: Dell says there will be chips with a TDP of 55W, but that the detailed specs will come later.

Among the innovations highlighted is a proprietary form factor for DDR5 RAM modules, called CAMM (Compression Attached Memory Module), which allows you to obtain laptops with a thinner body without making sacrifices in terms of performance. Noteworthy is the presence of 3 fourth generation M.2 PCIe slots, for a total storage capacity that reaches 12 TB. As previously mentioned, the options for the video card include the NVIDIA RTX 3080 and the professional A5500. Note the presence of two shells: “Thin” and “Performance”, according to the requirements. Summarizing the specifications at a glance:

Dell Precision 7770

  • Display: 17.3 “, FHD 1080p @ 60Hz or 4K 2160p @ 120Hz WLED, 500 nit brightness, 99% color space coverage DCI-P3
  • Processors: 12th Gen Intel Core up to i9 with 55W TDP (range name should be HX) and vPro
  • RAM: Up to 128GB, DDR5, 4,800MHz (3,600MHz for single 128GB module)
  • SSD: 3 PCIe M.2 slots up to 4TB per slot, Class 40
  • Video cards: NVIDIA RTX A1000, A3000, A4500 or A5500; GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  • Drums: 6 cells, 83 or 93 Wh, power supplies: 180 or 240 W
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G
  • Webcam:

    • 1080p, 30 FPS, RGB
    • 1080p, 30 FPS, IR
  • Ports and slots:

    • 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4 with Power Delivery and DisplayPort
    • 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
    • 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2
    • 1x combo audio jack
    • 1x HDMI 2.0a or 2.1 in case of discrete GPU
    • 1x Ethernet
    • 1x SD card reader
    • 1x smart card reader
    • 1x microSIM trolley
  • Loudspeakers: stereo, 2×4 W

Dell Precision 7670

  • Display:

    • 16 “FHD + 16:10 1200p @ 60Hz, 250 nit brightness, 45% coverage of NTSC color space
    • 16 “FHD + 16:10 1200p @ 60Hz WLED, 500 nit brightness, 99% color space coverage DCI-P3
    • 16 “UHD + 16:10 2400p @ 60Hz OLED, 400 nit brightness, 100% color space coverage DCI-P3
  • Processors: 12th Gen Intel Core up to i9 with 55W TDP (range name should be HX) and vPro
  • RAM: Up to 128GB, DDR5, 4,800MHz (3,600MHz for single 128GB module)
  • SSD: 3 PCIe M.2 slots up to 4TB per slot, Class 40
  • Video cards: NVIDIA RTX A1000, A3000, A4500 or A5500; GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  • Drums: 6 cells, 83 or 93 Wh, power supplies: 180 or 240 W
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G
  • Webcam:

    • 1080p, 30 FPS, RGB
    • 1080p, 30 FPS, IR
  • Ports and slots:

    • 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4 with Power Delivery and DisplayPort
    • 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
    • 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2
    • 1x combo audio jack
    • 1x HDMI 2.0a or 2.1 in case of discrete GPU
    • 1x Ethernet
    • 1x SD card reader
    • 1x smart card reader
    • 1x microSIM trolley
  • Loudspeakers: stereo, 2×4 W

For the two new Precision, availability is expected in the second quarter, therefore by the end of May. Again, there are no pricing details for now. We mention just in passing the presentation of a fourth model: the 25th Anniversary Edition of the already well-known Precision 5470. It has an exclusive blue color and a personalized screen printing. It will only be available in the US.


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