CES 2021: Dell presents its Precision 3560

Dell presented a lot of new products at this year’s CES. Of course, notebooks are also part of the computer expert’s upcoming product lineup. Among other things, the company presented the successor of the Dell Precision 3550. The Dell Precision 3560 is a notebook that can hardly be distinguished from its predecessor at first glance. But according to Dell, appearances are deceptive here. The company speaks of a completely new development. This is supposed to affect the interior as well as the exterior of the mobile computer. Starting with the use of ecological materials up to better performance, Dell wants to convince with its new edition.

Better performance

An average Intel Comet Lake was working in the Precision 3550. Dell has now greatly improved this. The processor in the Precision 3560 is Intel Tiger Lake. And this has it all. An upgrade with an Intel Core i7 processor and integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 is possible. Buyers also have a free choice in terms of working memory. Anything between 4 GB and 64 GB RAM is possible. Furthermore, the notebook can be equipped with two M.2 SSDs. Dell also optionally offers an Nvidia Quattro T500 with 2 GB VRAM. So, the buyer can put together his individual notebook here.

Configuration is also possible for the display

But not only the inner workings around the processor, graphics unit and working memory can be determined in the Precision 3560. The buyer also has room for maneuver when it comes to the display. However, those who opt for the cheapest option should not expect miracles. Dell installs a TN panel as standard. It has a size of 15.6 inches and a resolution of just 1,366 x 768 pixels.

The brightness and color space coverage are also anything but up-to-date. The standard version only has 220 nits and an sRGB color space coverage of a weak 45 percent. However, those who dig a bit deeper into their pockets can secure a high-performance display. The Precision 3560 in the most expensive features not only offers 4K, but also a 100% coverage of the sRGB color space. The brightness then shines with 400 nits on top of that.

New case

As for the case, Dell says it has made a fundamental overhaul. For example, the company has removed the four buttons that were still found on the trackpad of the predecessor. Instead, the new model comes with a much larger trackpad. On top of that, Dell wants to have greatly improved the keyboard. Dell has also done something good in terms of environmental friendliness in its new model. Thus, the manufacturer now partly relies on bio-plastics and combines them with carbon.

There’s also nothing to complain about in terms of ports. The portable notebook comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports. Beyond that, there are two USB-A ports on the device. HDMI 2.0, microSD, fingerprint sensor (optional) and Ethernet round off the connectivity package. Thanks to its slim dimensions, the notebook is ideal for the daily commute to university or work. It weighs just under 1.6 kg and measures about 24 mm thick.

Prices and availability

On January 12, the time has come. That’s when the new edition of the Precision is supposed to hit the market in the US. Dell is asking for an MSRP of $1,189 (base model) at market launch. We do not yet know when and at what price the Dell Precision 3560 will be launched in Germany.

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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