Dell Precision M6800 or EUROCOM P7 Pro

HammerU

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My sister-in-law needs a new laptop for her work. I haven't the furthest clue when it comes to laptops. She uses the software 20/20 Design. Personally I'd put together a desktop but she travels so that's out of the question.

She has an IT guy that's a friend of her boss, and he suggested the Dell Precision M6800. Though from what I heard he's diehard Dell and just want to make sure he's not being biased. Here's the quote she was given.

Dell Precision M6800 CTO Base
8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3L
Internal English Backlit Dual Pointing Keyboard
AMD FirePro M6100 w/2GB GDDR5
Dell Wireless 7260 Driver
256GB 2.5inch SATA Solid State Drive
Windows 7 Professional English/French 64bit (Includes Windows 8.1 Pro license)
9-cell (97Wh) Lithium Ion battery with ExpressCharge
No Mobile Broadband
Smartcard Reader Base (Non FIPS)
No Energy Star
8X DVD+/-RW Drive Slot Load
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11ac/a/b/g/n 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.0 LE Half Mini Card
6-Foot, 3-Pin Power Cord,Mobile Precision, US
Windows 8.1 DVD OS Recovery(English)
Dell Backup and Recovery Basic
No Camera Software
ProSupport: 7x24 Technical Support, 3 Years
ProSupport: Next Business Day Onsite, 3 Years
Smart Card Reader (Contact Only, No Contactless Smart Card Reader) and No Fingerprint Reader Palmrest
Intel Core i7-4810MQ Processor (Quad Core 2.80GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo, 6MB 47W, w/HD Graphics 4600)
No DDPE Encryption Software
No Additional Hard Drive
Back cover for HD+/FHD panel no WiGig
Integrated Camera, Microphone bezel
No Accessories
PowerDVD Software not included
2nd 2.5 inch 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive
Dell Precision M6800 Regulatory label for Non-Touch Screen
Intel Core i7 Processor Label
17.3 inch UltraSharp FHD(1920x1080) Wide View Anti-Glare LED-backlit with Premium Panel Guarantee
Microsoft Office Trial, MUI, OptiPlex, Precision, Latitude
Dell Power Manager
Dell Data Protection Security Tools Digital Delivery/NB
Adobe Reader 11
Dell Precision Optimizer
Dell Data Protection | Protected Workspace
Client System Update,Dell Precision M6800
Dell Applications for Windows
Waves Maxx Audio
No RAID
No Security Software
240W AC Adapter

I looked around and researched some and I came across the EUROCOM P7 Pro. Everything is base expect I bumped the memory up to 16GB instead of 8. Here's the quote I received.

EUROCOM P7 Pro
17.3-inch (43.9cm); FHD 1920x1080; MATTE (Non-Glare); 300nts; 500:1; LVDS Backlight LED; Chimei Innolux N173HGE-L11
Built-in Fingerprint Reader
Embedded TPM 2.0 Security Chip for Data Encryption
IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound for Maximum Performance
3.6GHz (up to 4.0GHz) Intel Core i7-4790; 4C/8T; 8MB L3; FCLGA1150; 22nm; 84W; HD4600
IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound for Maximum Performance
16GB; 2x 8GB; DDR3L-1600 PC-12800;
204pin; Micron; 1.35V - 2 SODIMMs
Backlit; English; USA/Canada; QWERTY
1TB (1000GB); 7200rpm; SATA3 (6Gb/s)
32MB cache; Hitachi Travelstar 7K1000; 9.5mm
6-in-1 Card Reader; MMC/RSMMC/SD/MiniSD/SDHC/SDXC; UHS-II interface
2-in-1: 802.11a/c WLAN + Bluetooth 4.0; Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (Stone Peak2); M.2 2230
2.0 Megapixels; Webcam; Built-in
HDMI 2.0 Output Port
8-cells Smart Li-lon Battery
230W; 100V-250V; Auto-Switching (Worldwide); Slimline
1 Year Return to Factory Depot with 1 Year of Tech Support

Cost wise the Dell was priced at $2500 and the Eurocom was just under $1900. Maybe someone can tell me why the Dell is higher and if it's really necessary or better yet which is the better of the two? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

velo3100

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Yes, the dell laptop is better for her. The eurocom is more of a gaming laptop rather than a workstation. The gpu is a lot better than all the gpu's of the eurocom. The eurocom would be better if she was a gamer as the gtx 980m would have been better than the amd firepro.
 

velo3100

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What dgpu does the eurocom have as I can't see it in the specs you have given me? The main reason why dell is more expensive is because of the brand. Eurocom is a barebone's laptop that not many people know about. Based on the specs alone, the dell seems to be a better choice due to the amd fire pro gpu which is recommended in one of the software your sister in law uses. But without knowing the gpu of the eurocom I can't really say.
 

HammerU

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My apologies I thought it was in there. The current quote above would have the 4GB GDDR5; NVIDIA GTX 965M (N16E-GS); Maxwell (28nm); MXM 3.0b; 75W. For an additional $500 the 8GB GDDR5; NVIDIA GTX 980M (N16E-GX); 1536 CUDA; GPU/VRAM Clock 1038MHz/2500MHz; Maxwell (28nm); MXM 3.0b; 100W or 4GB GDDR5; NVIDIA Quadro K3100M (N15E-Q1); 768 CUDA; OpenGL; MXM 3.0b; 75W can be added.

So basically you're paying extra for the Dell name and the gpu?
 

velo3100

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Yes, the dell laptop is better for her. The eurocom is more of a gaming laptop rather than a workstation. The gpu is a lot better than all the gpu's of the eurocom. The eurocom would be better if she was a gamer as the gtx 980m would have been better than the amd firepro.
 
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