Dell Precision 3520
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Precision 3520
Rough around the edges. With their Precision 3000 workstation-series, Dell promises lots of performance for comparatively little money. Our review update takes a look at the overall concept and checks for potential issues.
Source: Computer Shopper
Overall, we're happy to give the Dell Precision 3520 a thumbs-up as a robust machine aimed at the lower part of the mobile workstation audience. Some will seek 4K displays, two or more Thunderbolt 3 ports, or faster graphics, but those needing a best-in-class machine can open their wallets for a higher-end solution. However, if your needs are more modest, the 3520 lets you save some money while still getting a true mobile workstation.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag
Despite its bland looks, the Dell Precision 3520's excellent battery life will appeal to road warriors, and IT managers will like its upgradeability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Dell Precision 3520 offers strong performance and long-lasting battery life, but suffers from a dim screen and a flexy keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
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73%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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