Dell Precision 3561 vs. Dell Precision 3551

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell Precision 3561 and Dell Precision 3551 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell Precision 3561 vs. Dell Precision 3551

The 2021 Dell Precision 3561 features the 45W 11th Generation Intel Tiger Lake 6-core Intel Core i5-11400H up to 8-core Intel Core i9-11950H with the boost speed up to 5.00 GHz. While the 2020 Dell Precision 3551 features the 45W 10th Generation Intel Comet Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-10300H up to 6-core Intel Xeon W-10855M with the boost speed up to 5.10 GHz.

If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 15.6″ Dell Precision 3561 (2021) and the 15.6″ Dell Precision 3551 (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Dell Precision 3561 vs. Dell Precision 3551: Specs Comparison

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Dell Precision 3561

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Dell Precision 3551

Key Features
What's new
  • Redesigned inside and out - the 3561 has been completely redesigned, from the use of reclaimed carbon fiber and bio-plastics on the outside to the significant performance features on the inside.
  • The new Pro keyboard and larger touchpad - provide a better typing experience and a larger touchpad with multi-touch gesture support for a great user experience.
  • New UHD Display - The new UHD display comes with 100% sRGB, a 400nit display with ComfortView Plus (hardware low blue light), and Dell exclusive PremierColor.
  • 11th Gen Intel H-Series Processors - up to 8-core Intel Core i9-11950H with Intel® vPro.
  • Up to NVIDIA® Quadro® T1200 - with 4GB of GDDR6 for handling 2D, 3D CAD, and other design and creative applications.
AvailabilityDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 3551
Released20212020
Release InfoAnnounced on May 11, 2021
PricingStarting at $939
Dell Precision 3561 Price
Dell USB 3.0 Ultra HD/4K Triple Display Docking Station (D3100), Black
Dell USB 3.0 Ultra HD/4K Triple Display Docking Station (D3100), Black
By Dell
$146.24
Was: $169.99
DELL P Series 27-Inch Screen Led-Lit Monitor (P2719H), Black
DELL P Series 27-Inch Screen Led-Lit Monitor (P2719H), Black
By Dell
$271.43
Was: $299.99
Dell Precision 5530 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" FHD IGZO4 - 2.9GHz Intel Core i9-8950H Six-Core - 512GB SSD - 16GB - Nv Quadro P2000 (4GB) - Win10 pro
Dell Precision 5530 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" FHD IGZO4 - 2.9GHz Intel Core i9-8950H Six-Core - 512GB SSD - 16GB - Nv Quadro P2000 (4GB) - Win10 pro
By Dell
$1,998.99
Dell Precision 3551 Price
Dell Precision 3551 Laptop 15.6 - Intel Core i5 10th Gen - i5-10300H - Quad Core 4.5Ghz - 256GB SSD - 8GB RAM - Nvidia Quadro P620 2GB - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Precision 3551 Laptop 15.6 - Intel Core i5 10th Gen - i5-10300H - Quad Core 4.5Ghz - 256GB SSD - 8GB RAM - Nvidia Quadro P620 2GB - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$720.00
Dell Precision 3551 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10750H 2.6GHz
Dell Precision 3551 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10750H 2.6GHz
By Dell
$3,499.00
Dell Precision 3000 3551 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i5 (10th Gen) i5-10400H Quad-core (4 Core) 2.60 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Windows 10 Pro - NVIDIA Quadr
Dell Precision 3000 3551 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i5 (10th Gen) i5-10400H Quad-core (4 Core) 2.60 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Windows 10 Pro - NVIDIA Quadr
By Dell
$2,299.00
DisplayDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 3551
Size15.6 Inches15.6 Inches
Info
  • 15.6" HD
    1366x768100 PPI220 nits60HzAnti-GlareNon-TouchNTSC 45% color gamut500:1TN4.2W
  • 15.6" FHD
    1920x1080141 PPI250 nits60HzAnti-GlareNon-TouchNTSC 45% color gamut700:1WVA4.2W
  • 15.6" FHD Touch
    1920x1080141 PPI250 nits60HzAnti-GlareTouchNTSC 45% color gamut700:1WVA4.2W
  • 15.6" FHD 100% sRGB
    1920x1080141 PPI400 nits60HzAnti-GlareNon-Touch100% sRGB color gamut700:1WVA4.6W
  • 15.6” UHD
    3840x2160283 PPI400 nits60HzAnti-GlareNon-Touch100% sRGB color gamut1000:1WVA3.5W
  • 15.6" HD Non-Touch
    1366x768100 PPI220 nitsAnti-GlareNon-Touch45% color gamut
  • 15.6" FHD Non-Touch
    1920x1080141 PPI220 nitsAnti-Glare Non-Touch45% color gamutWVA
  • 15.6" FHD Non-Touch
    1920x1080141 PPI300 nitsAnti-Glare Non-Touch100% sRGBWVA
  • 15.6" FHD Touch
    1920x1080141 PPI220 nitsAnti-Glare w/Embedded Touch45% color gamutWVA
ExteriorDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 3551
Size Comparison
Dimensions14.09” x 9.19” x 0.89 - 0.95” (357.80 x 233.30 x 22.67 - 24.05  mm)14.13” x 9.30” x 0.88 - 0.98” (359.1 mm x 236.2 mm x 22.48 - 24.92 mm)
Weight3.95 lb (1.79 kg)4.16 lbs (1.89 kg)
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Single Pointing English US Keyboard and 10 Key Numpad.
  • Optional backlit key.
  • 4.53 x 2.64 (115 mm x 67 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • Full-size backlit keyboard.
  • 4.00 x 2.45 (101.7 mm x 55.2 mm) touchpad with 5 multi-touch gesture support.
PortsLeft
  • 2 x USB-C
    Thunderbolt 4, USB 4, DisplayPort 2.0, and Power Delivery.
  • 1 x Smart card reader
    Optional.
Right
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1.
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 with PowerShare.
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x RJ-45
    Flip-Down Network port.
  • 1 x Headset
    3.5mm Headphone jack.
  • 1 x MicroSD card reader
  • 1 x Lock slot
    Noble Wedge-shaped lock slot.
  • 1 x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt™ 3 
    Supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 and DisplayPort 1.4.
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 with PowerShare
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b Port
  • 1 x RJ-45 port
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x MicroSD-card reader
  • 1 x SIM card slot (optional)
  • 1 x Smart card reader (optional)
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock slot
  • 1 x DC-in
Internal SpecsDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 3551
Processor
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.70 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11500H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.90 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • Intel Xeon W-11855M
    6 cores, 12 threads, 3.20 → 4.90 GHz, 18MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.60 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.80 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11950H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.60 → 5.00 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.50 → 4.50 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10400H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 4.60 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 5.00 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10850H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.70 → 5.10 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 5.10 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10885H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.40 → 5.30 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  • Intel Xeon W-10855M
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.80 → 5.10 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    16 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11500H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  • Intel Xeon W-11855M
    Intel® UHD P630 Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11950H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10850H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10885H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
  • Intel Xeon W-10855M
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA Quadro T600, 4GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA Quadro T1200, 4GB GDDR6
NVIDIA Quadro P620 (Optional)
Pascal Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1177 → 1442 MHz, 512 CUDA Cores.
MemoryMemory Slots
  • 2 x DDR4 SODIMM slots
Memory Configurations
  • Speed: 3200 MHz
  • Memory Type: Non-ECC 
    Supports ECC on Intel Xeon Processors.
  • Minimum Memory: 4GB
  • Maximum Memory: 64B
  • Memory Slots
    • 2 x DDR4 SODIMM slots
  • Memory Configurations
    • Speed: 2933MHz
    • Memory Type: ECC or Non-ECC
    • Minimum Memory: 8GB
    • Maximum Memory: 64GB
StorageHard Drive Slots
  • 2 x M.2 2230/2280 PCIe SSD slots
  • 1 x 2.5” hard drive
Hard Drive Configurations
  • Up to 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD
  • Up to 1TB 2.5-inch 7200 rpm SATA hard-disk drive
  • Hard Drive Slots
    • 1 x M.2 PCIe SSD slot
    • 1 x 2.5 inches hard drive slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
    • Up to 2TB SATA Hard Drive
ConnectivityDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 3551
Wi-Fi
  • Qualcomm QCA61x4A (DW1820)
    Up to 867 MbpsDual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi 5 802.11a/b/g/n/acBluetooth 5.0
  • Intel AX201
    Up to 2400 MbpsDual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth 5.1
  • Intel AX210
    Up to 2400 MbpsTriple Band 2.4GHz/5GHz/6GHzWiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth 5.2
  • Intel AX201
    Up to 2400 MbpsDual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi 802.11 a/b/gWiFi-4 (802.11n)WiFi-5 (802.11ac)WiFi-6 (802.11ax)Bluetooth 5.1
  • Qualcomm QCA61x4A (DW1820)
    Up to 867 MbpsDual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi 802.11 a/b/gWiFi-4 (802.11n)WiFi-5 (802.11ac)Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.2
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.1
EthernetIntel 1219-V/Intel 1219-LM Gigabit Ethernet controllerIntel 1219-V/Intel 1219-LM Gigabit Ethernet controller
Optional Intel XMM 7360 (DW5820e) Global LTE-Advanced WWAN
BatteryDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 3551
Size
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell Polymer, ExpressCharge capable.
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell Polymer, Long Cycle Life and ExpressCharge capable.
  • 97 Wh
    6-cell Polymer, ExpressCharge capable.
  • 51 Wh - 3-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge capable
  • 68 Wh - 4-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge capable
  • 68 Wh - 4-cell lithium-ion, Long Cycle Life
  • 97 Wh - 6-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge capable
Battery LifeUp to 20 hours of battery life
With optional 6-cell 97 Wh battery.
Power Supply
90W130W
USB-C power adapter.
  • 90 W power adapter
  • 130 W USB-C power adapter
SoftwareDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 3551
OS
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 ProUbuntu 20.04 LTSRedHat 8.2
Upgradable to Windows 11
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 ProUbuntu 18.04 LTSRedHat 8.2
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Camera & AudioDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 3551
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Optional Infrared camera
    For Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
  • Optional Proximity sensor 
    For Express Sign-in
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Optinal Infrared camera
    For Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers
  • Dual integrated noise-canceling digital array microphones
  • Dual integrated high-quality speakers
  • 2W Stereo Speakers
  • Dual integrated noise-canceling digital array microphones
  • MaxxAudio® Pro by Waves
MiscDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 3551
Sensors
  • The fingerprint reader in the power button (optional)
  • Proximity sensor
    For Express Sign-in feature.
  • IR Camera (optional)
  • Ambient light sensor
  • The fingerprint reader in the power button (optional)
  • IR Camera (optional)
Security
Hardware Security
  • SafeBIOS - protects from threats that attack below-the-OS. Includes Dell Off-host BIOS Verification, BIOS Resilience, BIOS Recovery, and additional BIOS Controls.
  • SafeID - secures end-user credentials with a dedicated security chip. Additional features include the following: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.07, self-encrypting storage drives (Opal, FIPS), Smart card keyboard (FIPS).
  • Physical Security Options - Chassis lock slot support, Chassis Intrusion Switch, Lockable Cable Covers, Supply chain tamper alerts (Check regional availability)
Software Security
  • SafeGuard and Response - powered by VMware Carbon Black and Secureworks provides modern security to prevent, detect, and remediate advanced malware and cyber attacks. A suite of technologies include the following: Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Threat Detection and Response (TDR), Managed Endpoint Detection and Response, Incident Management Retainer, Emergency Incident Response
  • SafeData - protects information on devices and in the cloud.
Hardware Security
  • SafeBIOS - protects from threats that attack below-the-OS. Includes Dell Off-host BIOS Verification, BIOS Resilience, BIOS Recovery, and additional BIOS Controls.
  • SafeID - secures end-user credentials with a dedicated security chip. Additional features include the following: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.07, self-encrypting storage drives (Opal, FIPS), Smart card keyboard (FIPS).
  • Physical Security Options - Chassis lock slot support, Chassis Intrusion Switch, Lockable Cable Covers, Supply chain tamper alerts (Check regional availability)
Software Security
  • SafeGuard and Response - powered by VMware Carbon Black and Secureworks provides modern security to prevent, detect, and remediate advanced malware and cyber attacks. A suite of technologies include the following: Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Threat Detection and Response (TDR), Managed Endpoint Detection and Response, Incident Management Retainer, Emergency Incident Response
  • SafeData - protects information on devices and in the cloud.
WarrantyBasic Onsite Service 12 Months, 12 Month(s)Basic Onsite Service 12 Months, 12 Month(s)
Dell Precision 3561 Price
Dell USB 3.0 Ultra HD/4K Triple Display Docking Station (D3100), Black
Dell USB 3.0 Ultra HD/4K Triple Display Docking Station (D3100), Black
By Dell
$146.24
Was: $169.99
DELL P Series 27-Inch Screen Led-Lit Monitor (P2719H), Black
DELL P Series 27-Inch Screen Led-Lit Monitor (P2719H), Black
By Dell
$271.43
Was: $299.99
Dell Precision 5530 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" FHD IGZO4 - 2.9GHz Intel Core i9-8950H Six-Core - 512GB SSD - 16GB - Nv Quadro P2000 (4GB) - Win10 pro
Dell Precision 5530 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" FHD IGZO4 - 2.9GHz Intel Core i9-8950H Six-Core - 512GB SSD - 16GB - Nv Quadro P2000 (4GB) - Win10 pro
By Dell
$1,998.99
Dell Precision 3551 Price
Dell Precision 3551 Laptop 15.6 - Intel Core i5 10th Gen - i5-10300H - Quad Core 4.5Ghz - 256GB SSD - 8GB RAM - Nvidia Quadro P620 2GB - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Precision 3551 Laptop 15.6 - Intel Core i5 10th Gen - i5-10300H - Quad Core 4.5Ghz - 256GB SSD - 8GB RAM - Nvidia Quadro P620 2GB - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$720.00
Dell Precision 3551 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10750H 2.6GHz
Dell Precision 3551 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10750H 2.6GHz
By Dell
$3,499.00
Dell Precision 3000 3551 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i5 (10th Gen) i5-10400H Quad-core (4 Core) 2.60 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Windows 10 Pro - NVIDIA Quadr
Dell Precision 3000 3551 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i5 (10th Gen) i5-10400H Quad-core (4 Core) 2.60 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Windows 10 Pro - NVIDIA Quadr
By Dell
$2,299.00

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