IDG Contributor Network: Dell Precision 5520 is a beauty and a beast

When I reviewed the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, I concluded that it was the ‘best’ Linux laptop ever. I just found the big sister of that laptop — the Dell Precision 5520, one of five new Linux-powered systems that Dell recently announced. I have been using the Precision 5520 for over a week now and I have totally fallen in love with it.

And it is not mmerely love at the first sight or just specs deep.

Before I talk about my hands-on experience with this laptop, let’s get the specs out of the way. This unit comes with Intel Core Xeon E3 1505M v6 (Quad Core Xeon 3.00GHz, 4.00GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W, w/Intel HD Graphics 630, Nvidia Quadro M1200 w/4GB GDDR5, 15.6″ UltraSharp UHD IGZO (3840×2160) Touch Wide View LED backlit, 32GB DDR4 RAM, and M.2 PCIe 512GB SSD.

It is the most powerful laptop I have ever used. I have been using a beefy assembled PC as my main computer and keep a 13″ laptop purely for travel. But this one is a 15″ laptop. So where does it fit?

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