Dell Precision 3561 vs. Dell Precision 5550

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell Precision 3561 and Dell Precision 5550 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell Precision 3561 vs. Dell Precision 5550

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 5550 features the 45W 10th Generation Intel Comet Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-10400H up to 8-core Intel Core i9-10885H with the boost speed up to 5.30 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 5550 (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Dell Precision 3561 vs. Dell Precision 5550: Specs Comparison

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Dell Precision 3561

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Dell Precision 5550

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 5550
Released20212020
Release InfoAnnounced on May 11, 2021
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 5550 Price
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10850H 2.7GHz
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10850H 2.7GHz
By Dell
$2,246.99
Was: $2,399.99
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10750H 2.6GHz
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10750H 2.6GHz
By Dell
$1,899.99
Was: $2,104.95
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10750H 2.6GHz
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10750H 2.6GHz
By Dell
$1,991.00
DisplayDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 5550
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” FHD+
    1920 x 1200InfinityEdge60 Hzanti-glarelow blue lightnon-touch500 nitssRGB 100% minwide-viewing angle
  • 15.6-inch UHD+ with Touch
    3840 x 2400InfinityEdge60 Hzanti-reflectivelow blue lighttouch500 nits100% AdobeRGBwide-viewing angleGorilla Glass
ExteriorDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 5550
Size Comparison
Dimensions14.09” x 9.19” x 0.89 - 0.95” (357.80 x 233.30 x 22.67 - 24.05  mm)13.56” x 9.07” x 0.46” (344.4 mm x 230.30 mm x 11.65  mm)
Weight3.95 lb (1.79 kg)4.06 lb (1.84 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.
  • 5.90 x 3.54 (150 mm x 90 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.
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 
    Supports Power Delivery, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and DisplayPort 1.4.
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort 1.4.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x SD-card reader
  • 1 x Noble Wedge-shaped lock slot
Internal SpecsDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 5550
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™ i5-10400H
    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
  • Intel Xeon W-10855M
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.80 → 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
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™ i5-10400H
    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
  • Intel Xeon W-10855M
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 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
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA Quadro T600, 4GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA Quadro T1200, 4GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1395 → 1455 MHz, 768 CUDA Cores.
  • NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR6 128-bit, 1575 → 1785 MHz, 1024 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: 2993 MHz
    • 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
    • 2 x M.2 PCIe SSD slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1
    • Up to 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
ConnectivityDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 5550
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
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth 5.1
EthernetIntel 1219-V/Intel 1219-LM Gigabit Ethernet controller
Optional Intel XMM 7360 (DW5820e) Global LTE-Advanced WWAN
BatteryDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 5550
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.
  • 56 Wh - 3-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge capable
  • 86 Wh - 4-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge capable
Power Supply
90W130W
USB-C power adapter.
  • 90 W - USB-C power adapter
  • 130 W - USB-C power adapter
SoftwareDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 5550
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 5550
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.
  • Optional 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
  • Stereo woofer 2.5 W x 2
  • Stereo tweeter 1.5 W x 2
  • 8 W total peak
  • Dual integrated noise-canceling digital array microphones
  • MaxxAudio® Pro by Waves
MiscDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 5550
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.
  • Intel® vPro™ Technology (iAMT 12) (optional, requires Intel WiFi® Link WLAN and a vPro compatible processor)
  • Dell Client Command Suite available (dell.com/command), Factory Installed Dell Client Command | Update, Dell Command | Power Manager
  • Intel® Platform Trust Technology
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0
  • Chassis wedge-shaped security lock
  • Support for Computrace and external SmartCard Reader
  • Touch Fingerprint Reader with Control Vault 3.0 (Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification)
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 5550 Price
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10850H 2.7GHz
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10850H 2.7GHz
By Dell
$2,246.99
Was: $2,399.99
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10750H 2.6GHz
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10750H 2.6GHz
By Dell
$1,899.99
Was: $2,104.95
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10750H 2.6GHz
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10750H 2.6GHz
By Dell
$1,991.00

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