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Dell Precision 3540-98XY8

Specifications

Dell Precision 3540-98XY8
Dell Precision 3540-98XY8 (Precision 3000 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-8565U 4 x 1.8 - 4.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2400
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
512 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 512 GB 
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD, 1 SmartCard
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 359 x 236 ( = 0.87 x 14.13 x 9.29 in)
Battery
68 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet with Numpad, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.83 kg ( = 64.55 oz / 4.03 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1350 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Dell Precision 3540-98XY8

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%

Comment

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.

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

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


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.  


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


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


1.83 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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.


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-09- 2 (Update: 2019-09- 2)