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CES 2021 | Dell updates the Precision 3560 with Tiger Lake-U processors but ditches some business features

The Precision 3560 will be available from January 12 in the US. (Image source: Dell)
The Precision 3560 will be available from January 12 in the US. (Image source: Dell)
The Precision 3560 is new for 2021, and with Intel's Tiger Lake-U platform. The 15-inch mobile workstation features a new design from last year's model with a larger trackpad and a new keyboard. However, the dedicated mouse buttons have gone, and the pointing stick appears to have been omitted too.
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Dell has announced a refresh of the Precision 3550, the 15-inch mobile workstation that the company released last May. The upgrade, called the Precision 3560, has received a redesign and now features Tiger Lake-U series processors instead of the Comet Lake-U ones that Dell included with the Precision 3550.

According to Dell, it has designed the Precision 3560 with 'reclaimed carbon fiber and bio-plastics', although it does not go into detail about these materials. The Precision 3560 also has a new Pro2 keyboard and a larger trackpad than the one found in the Precision 3550. This larger trackpad comes at the cost of dedicated mouse buttons. Both sets are absent from Precision 3560, which is a step back from the functionality of the Precision 3550. Additionally, it seems that the pointing-stick from last year's model is missing. Dell maintains that the machine will be available with standard and backlit single pointing inputs, but we cannot see one in the official product renders.

The Precision 3560 will be available from January 12 in the US, but the company is yet to reveal when it plans to bring the mobile workstation to other markets. Dell adds that the machine will start at US$1,189 too, albeit it is unclear what components it will include for the money.

(Image source: Dell)
(Image source: Dell)

The specification sheet states that Dell will offer the Precision 3560 with four processors from the Core i5-1135G7 to the Core i7-1185G7. All are quad-core processors, but it seems that the Core i5-1135G7 will be stuck with single-channel RAM. The Precision 3560 will also be available with an NVIDIA Quadro T500 dedicated GPU and up to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM. There will be a host of display options to choose from too, along with a plethora of storage configurations.

You can view the full specification sheet below. It is worth noting that the Precision 3560 starts at 1.59 kg, meaning that this is not a fixed weight. Presumably, this will increase if you configure the machine with higher-end components.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-01- 5 (Update: 2021-01- 5)