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Dell Precision 3000 Series

Dell Precision 3540-FDYDKProcessor: Intel Coffee Lake E-2176M, Intel Core i5 6300HQ, Intel Core i5 7440HQ, Intel Core i5 i5-8365U, Intel Core i7 6700HQ, Intel Core i7 i7-8565U
Graphics Adapter: AMD FirePro W5130M, AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100, NVIDIA Quadro M620, NVIDIA Quadro P600
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 0kg, 1.83kg, 2.2kg, 2.333kg, 2.34kg, 2.42kg
Price: 1300, 1350, 1900, 2650 euro
Average Score: 75.56% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)
: - %, performance: 84%, features: 72%, display: 79%
mobility: 76%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 85%

 

Dell Precision 3510

The Dell Precision 3510 is a workstation laptop built for business productivity. With up to an Intel Xeon Processor E3-1505M v5 (Quad Core 2.80 GHz, 3.70 GHz Turbo, 8 MB 45 W) processor, 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM, an integrated Intel HD Graphics P530 and a 1 TB SSD, it clearly features high performance hardware for on-the-go. Its 15.6-inch LED touchscreen (72% color gamut) features Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). The laptop measures at 0.97 x 14.61 x 9.94 inch (24.55 x 377.1 x 252.6 mm) and weighs at 4.75 lbs (2.23 kg). As a business laptop, it includes security features such as Intel Platform Trust Technology, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2, and a chassis lock slot support. The connectivity includes a docking port, an SD 4.0 memory card reader, which supports SD, SDHC and SDXC cards with up to 64 GB, three USB 3.0 ports, a PowerShare capable port, an HDMI 1.4 port, a VGA port, a headphones and microphone combo jack and a RJ-45 LAN port.

Specifications

Dell Precision 3510Notebook: Dell Precision 3510
Processor: Intel Core i5 6300HQ
Graphics Adapter: AMD FirePro W5130M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
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Average Score: 73.33% - average

Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% Dell Precision 15 3510 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Does the Dell Precision 15 3510 beat the Lenovo ThinkPad P50? That depends what your priorities are. Dell is offering much better battery life, and a more generous warranty, but Lenovo has the better display quality, and the better graphics card. The P50 also looks and feels more worthy of its price tag, while the Dell makes a few missteps, like the strange bezel-within-a-bezel display. If you’re in the market for a business-class laptop, the Dell Precision 15 3510 is well worth considering. It’s not cheap, and it’s not pretty, but it’s powerful and offers great battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell Precision 15 3000 (3510) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
Here's the most significant of the 3510's results—more than a full workday of unplugged life, making it a formidable choice for carrying large datasets or diagrams into the field or to the conference room. The battery-guzzling 4K displays of the two Xeon machines leave them at the back of the pack. That said, we don't believe battery life tips the scales for mobile workstations as much as it does for, say, ultrabooks—and one of the Precision 15 3000's other main attractions leaves us puzzled, because workstation buyers as a rule don't care about low purchase price as much as all-out performance, 24/7 uptime, and other responses to the demands of the job.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Dell Precision 3510: Is It Good for Business?
Source: Business News Daily English
The Precision 3510's keyboard could also be better. It offers a generous 2.2 millimeters of key travel — deeper than the 1.5 mm we consider the minimum for a work laptop — but its keys feel a bit too stiff to make marathon typing sessions as comfortable as they could be.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/10/2016
70% Dell Precision 3510
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Precision 3510 is a powerful, capable workstation with a vivid display and a battery that will last through the workday. It's ideal for designers, architects and engineers who can deal with its bulk and heating issues. If you want a better keyboard, consider the Lenovo ThinkPad P50 (starting at $839), but note that it suffers from a lackluster screen despite its 4K resolution.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Dell Precision 3510 – полигон для профессионала
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; high quality FHD display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2016

 

Dell Precision 3510

The Dell Precision 3510 is a workstation laptop built for business productivity. With up to an Intel Xeon Processor E3-1505M v5 (Quad Core 2.80 GHz, 3.70 GHz Turbo, 8 MB 45 W) processor, 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM, an integrated Intel HD Graphics P530 and a 1 TB SSD, it clearly features high performance hardware for on-the-go. Its 15.6-inch LED touchscreen (72% color gamut) features Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). The laptop measures at 0.97 x 14.61 x 9.94 inch (24.55 x 377.1 x 252.6 mm) and weighs at 4.75 lbs (2.23 kg). As a business laptop, it includes security features such as Intel Platform Trust Technology, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2, and a chassis lock slot support. The connectivity includes a docking port, an SD 4.0 memory card reader, which supports SD, SDHC and SDXC cards with up to 64 GB, three USB 3.0 ports, a PowerShare capable port, an HDMI 1.4 port, a VGA port, a headphones and microphone combo jack and a RJ-45 LAN port.

Specifications

Dell Precision 3510Notebook: Dell Precision 3510
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: AMD FirePro W5130M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.42kg
Price: 1900 euro
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80.2% Dell Precision 3510 Workstation Review | Notebookcheck
Economy project. The mobile workstation Dell Precision 3510 is an inexpensive entry-level model with many positive characteristics, but the review configuration can still not convince us.

 

Dell Precision 15-3520, Core i5-7440HQ

Specifications

Dell Precision 15-3520, Core i5-7440HQNotebook: Dell Precision 15-3520, Core i5-7440HQ
Processor: Intel Core i5 7440HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro M620 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.34kg
Price: 1300 euro
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Dell Precision 15 3520 review – a pricey professional workstation with a few missteps
Source: Laptop Media English
If you are reading this review, you are probably already considering this laptop as your next mobile workstation and you just need the confirmation. Apparently, you are into this line of work (engineering, 3D modeling, CGI animations, etc.) so you need the special hardware to work with CAD, DCC and CGI applications. Well, we are happy to report that Dell’s Precision 15 3520 is a nice entry-level 15-inch workstation that will get the work done, although entry-level doesn’t mean affordable. Quite the opposite.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2017

 

Dell Precision 3520-N0KF3

The Dell Precision 3520-N0KF3 is a mobile workstation with high performance and an enhanced design. The design of the Precision 3520 is similar to the modern Dell Latitude series and this is understandable. Both lines fall into the business category and it make sense to share the same design.The chassis is all-black, sturdy and simple with very compact dimensions and a surprisingly low weight of about 2.23 kg. The lid is made of a sturdy plastic material with a slightly rubberized surface providing excellent grip, but fingerprints and smudges remain visible. The center of the lid of the Dell logo appears slightly flexible only under moderate to high pressure, but ripples do not appear on the LCD screen when the back of the cover is pressed. The well-designed metal hinges leave no room for swing and rocking. The only complaint to the hinges is that they are too tight and user have no choice but to use both hands for opening the laptop. The laptop offers a standard keyboard layout with slightly concave keys, well-integrated LED backlight, long key stroke, and satisfying snapping resistance. In the middle of the keyboard, users will find the Dell version of the TrackPoint. The touchpad is ideal. The sliding surface is good, the mouse buttons are well positioned with a long stroke and pleasant and soft tangible resistance. The Precision 3520 collects massive power under the hood thanks to the Intel Core i5-7440HQ, a slightly more powerful version of Core i5 -7300HQ, plus all Intel vPro features that are essential for some business users, the Nvidia Quadro M620 processor (2 GB GDDR5), a large battery with a capacity of 68 Wh, 16 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM and support of M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD drives. In practice, this is all users need from a mobile workstation. The Dell Precision 3520's display has a Full HD resolution and an IPS matrix. It is called LG Display 156WF6. Its diagonal is 15.6-inch (39.62 cm) and the resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels. The aspect ratio is 16: 9, the pixel density is 142 inch, the dot pitch is 0.18 mm. The Dell Precision 3520 has comfortable viewing angles too. If a user is planning to use the machine without an external display, the Full HD IPS version is pretty good and suitable for office work, gaming, multimedia, and web browsing. The relative thin edges (25 mm) provide all the necessary ports. On the left, users will find an USB Type-C 3.1 connector supporting Thunderbolt 3, an SD card reader, and a standard USB 3.0 port. On the right, there are a SIM card slot, a 3.5 mm audio jack, another USB 3.0 port and, quite surprisingly, VGA for an external monitor. The rear side provides an RJ-45 for LAN connectivity, HDMI, another USB 3.0 port and the power-in. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Dell Precision 3520-N0KF3Notebook: Dell Precision 3520-N0KF3
Processor: Intel Core i5 7440HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro M620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0kg
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Foreign Reviews

Ревю на Dell Precision 15 3520 – професионална работна станция с малко недостатъци
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; compact size; excellent ergonomy; nice display; long battery life. Negative: Overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/12/2017

 

Dell Precision 3530

Specifications

Dell Precision 3530Notebook: Dell Precision 3530
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake E-2176M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro P600 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.333kg
Price: 2650 euro
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

84.3% Dell Precision 3530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P600) Workstation Review | Notebookcheck
Can't take the heat. The Precision 3530 is the latest entry-level workstation from Dell. Powered by an Nvidia Quadro P600 and a new Xeon CPU from Intel, the Precision 3530 is a capable machine. Heat management and fan noise leave quite a bit to be desired, however.
80% Dell Precision 3530 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Precision 3530 is an armored powerhouse with a great keyboard, loud speakers and long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Precision 3530 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Precision 3530 is an armored powerhouse with a great keyboard, loud speakers and long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Dell Precision 3540-98XY8

Specifications

Dell Precision 3540-98XY8Notebook: Dell Precision 3540-98XY8
Processor: Intel Core i7 i7-8565U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.83kg
Price: 1350 euro
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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Dell Precision 3540 review – one word – balance
Source: Laptop Media English
Furthermore, Precision 3540 has one of the best keyboards found on laptops, we ever tested. All-in-all there are almost no drawbacks to this thing, apart from the pricing. Plus the fact that Dell is offering a “mobile workstation” with 4GB of RAM as a standard on their Web site. If you want to check alternatives to this device, see the Lenovo ThinkPad P53s and the HP ZBook 15u G6.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2019
60% Dell Precision 3540
Source: PC Mag English
Dell's Precision 3540 is a 15.6-inch mobile workstation with an exceptionally low starting price, giving you access to ISV applications but not a surplus of speed to power through them.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Dell Precision 3540-FDYDK

Specifications

Dell Precision 3540-FDYDKNotebook: Dell Precision 3540-FDYDK
Processor: Intel Core i5 i5-8365U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.83kg
Price: 1300 euro
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Review – Dell Precision 3540
Source: NLT English
In terms of the overall user experience and the I/O ports, it’s actually quite solid. That extra Thunderbolt 3 port at the left side is a huge plus. For the hardware, I really recommend getting a configuration with a better CPU. This Intel Core i5-8365U processor is just not sufficient for rendering work. Maybe Dell should explore AMD’s Ryzen processors as an alternative? They offer better base clocks with similar boost clock speeds. Looking at the market now, AMD-powered laptops are much lower in price, yet still with 4 cores and 8 threads.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2019

 

Comment

Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

AMD FirePro W5130M: Mid-range workstation graphics card with 512 shader cores, 128-bit GDDR5 memory and driver support for professional applications.

NVIDIA Quadro M620: Mid-range workstation graphics card based on the 28nm GM107 Maxwell architecture with 512 shaders and a 128-Bit wide memory bus. Similar to the older Quadro M1000M and consumer GeForce GTX 950M (which features more shaders).

NVIDIA Quadro P600: Pascal based entry level workstation graphics card with certified drivers for stability and performance in professional applications. Most likely based on the GeForce MX150.

AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100: Entry level workstation graphics card based on the Polaris 12 chip like the consumer counterpart Radeon RX 540X. Uses 512 shaders (8 compute units) and a 128 Bit GDDR5 memory system.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

6300HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

7440HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.8 - 3.8 GHz without Hyper Threading (which is supported by the faster i7 CPUs). The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1000 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake).

i5-8365U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process) with vPro support. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 4.1 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

i7-8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.

Intel Coffee Lake:

E-2176M: On Coffee Lake architecture based professional processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.7 - 4.4 GHz (4.1 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Compared to the similar consumer Core i7-8850H, the mobile Xeon offers support for ECC main memory, is slightly higher clocked and offers more L3 cache.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0 kg:

2.42 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


75.56%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Dell Precision 3540-98XY8
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-08-15 (Update: 2016-08-15)