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Dell Precision 3520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Dell Precision 3520. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the size and battery are on the whole positive. The performance and durability are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the screen and keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Precision 3520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Precision 3520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Dell Precision 3520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price, but many are negative about the usability and durability.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

Dell Precision 3520 (i7-7820HQ, M620M) Workstation Review

 

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.

good complement of physical ports ; pretty good Full HD IPS display ; chassis designed for every-day use ; good input devices ; run times are decent even with the small battery ; good performance

CPU tops out at 35 watts TDP ; stress test performance not consistent ; fan runs frequently and is too loud ; coil whine

The Precision 3520 definitely has its plus points. First, there's the display, which is vivid and bright and pleasing to work with. The battery life is also pretty good for a workstation and should be outstanding with the larger 92 Wh battery option....

May, 2017

Expert review by: Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Dell Precision 3520

 

Despite bland looks, the Dell Precision 3520's top-notch battery life will appeal to road warriors, and IT managers will like its upgradeability.

User-accessible components. Optional touch screen. Excellent battery life. ISV certified.

Single USB-C port. Stodgy design. No 4K display option.

The Dell Precision 3520 successfully combines portability, performance, and upgradeability, which will please IT departments and end users alike. Its lengthy battery life means it's also an excellent choice for road warriors who are constantly away...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew E. Freedman (laptopmag.com)

Dell Precision 3520

 

You can't work at your desk all the time. The Dell Precision 3520 ($999 to start, $2,249 as tested) uses discrete graphics in a workstation that's small enough that you could carry it around if you wanted. The Nvidia Quadro GPU and Intel Core i7 CPU...

Strong performance; Very long battery life

Dim screen; Awkward keyboard

The Dell Precision 3520 offers strong performance and long-lasting battery life, but suffers from a dim screen and a flexy keyboard.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: bobk3848 (tigerdirect.com)

good deal

 

Had to replace some bad memory in a dell unit. Price was best. Quick delivery. Works ok.

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3246
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:68
Battery capacity (Watt hours):68
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Product type:Mobile workstation

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:IPS / TN
Pixel Pitch:0.00705 x 0.00705
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter output current:6.7
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
CUDA cores:512
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA Quadro M620
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 420000
Operating altitude:0 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter output current:6.7
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-7300HQ / i5-7440HQ / i7-7700HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.8
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-7300HQ / i5-7440HQ / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:97185 / 97456 / 97459
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Password protection:Y

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.88
Height:0.957
Weight:4.87
Width:14.8