Dell Precision 5560 vs. Dell Precision 5550

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell Precision 5560 and Dell Precision 5550 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell Precision 5560 vs. Dell Precision 5550

The 2021 Dell Precision 5560 features the 45W 11th Generation Intel Tiger Lake 6-core Intel Core i5-11500H up to 8-core Intel Xeon W-11955M 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 5560 (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 5560 vs. Dell Precision 5550: Specs Comparison

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Dell Precision 5560

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Dell Precision 5550

Key Features
What's new
  • 11th Gen Intel H-Series Processors - up to 8-core Intel Core i9-11950H with Intel® vPro.
  • Up to NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX A2000 - with 4GB of GDDR6 for handling 2D, 3D CAD, and other design and creative applications.
AvailabilityDell Precision 5560Dell Precision 5550
Released20212020
Release InfoAnnounced on May 11, 2021
Dell Precision 5560 Price
Dell Precision M5530 Laptop, 15.6 inch FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch, Intel Core 8th Gen i7-8850H, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Precision M5530 Laptop, 15.6 inch FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch, Intel Core 8th Gen i7-8850H, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,199.00
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
$146.37
Was: $169.99
Dell Precision T3600 Workstation E5-2670 2.6GHz 8-Core 64GB DDR3 Quadro 5000 480GB SSD Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Precision T3600 Workstation E5-2670 2.6GHz 8-Core 64GB DDR3 Quadro 5000 480GB SSD Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$484.03
Was: $534.24
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 5560Dell Precision 5550
Size15.6 Inches15.6 Inches
Info
  • 15.6” FHD+
    1920x1200145 PPI500 nits60HzAnti-GlareNon-Touch100% sRGB color gamut1650:1WVA4.41W
  • 15.6” UHD+ Touch
    3840x2400290 PPI500 nits60HzAnti-GlareTouch100% Adobe sRGB94% DCI-P31600:1WVA10.4W
  • 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 5560Dell Precision 5550
Size Comparison
Dimensions13.56” x 9.07” x 0.30 - 0.56” (344.4 x 230.3 x 7.7 - 11.64  mm)13.56” x 9.07” x 0.46” (344.4 mm x 230.30 mm x 11.65  mm)
Weight4.06 lb (1.84 kg)4.06 lb (1.84 kg)
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full-size backlit keyboard.
  • 5.90” x 3.54” (150 mm x 90 mm) touchpad with 5 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
  • 1 x USB-C
    Thunderbolt 4.0, USB 4.0, and DisplayPort 2.0.
  • 1 x USB-C
    Thunderbolt 4.0, USB 4.0, DisplayPort 2.0, and Power Delivery.
  • 1 x Lock slot
    Wedge-shaped lock slot.
Right
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 with DisplayPort Alt Mode.
  • 1 x Headset
    3.5mm Headphone jack.
  • 1 x Full-sized SD card reader
All Precision 5560 workstations ship with a dongle that supports HDMI and USB Type-A.
  • 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 5560Dell Precision 5550
Processor
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11500H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.90 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB 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
  • Intel Xeon W-11955M
    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™ i5-11500H
    Intel® UHD 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
  • Intel Xeon W-11955M
    Intel® UHD P630 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 T1200, 4GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX A2000, 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 or ECC
  • 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
Hard Drive Configurations
  • Up to 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD
    Supports up to 64 Gbps.
  • 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 5560Dell Precision 5550
Wi-FiIntel AX201
Up to 2400 MbpsDual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth 5.1
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
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.1
BatteryDell Precision 5560Dell Precision 5550
Size
  • 56 Wh
    3-cell "smart" Lithium-ion, ExpressCharge capable.
  • 86 Wh
    6-cell "smart" Lithium-ion, 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 5560Dell 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 5560Dell Precision 5550
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Infrared camera
    For Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
  • 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 ALC3281-CG audio controler
  • 2 x 2.5W Stereo woofers.
  • 2 x 1.5W Stereo tweeters.
  • 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 5560Dell Precision 5550
Sensors
  • The fingerprint reader in the power button
  • Proximity sensor
    For Express Sign-in feature.
  • IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • The fingerprint reader in the power button (optional)
  • IR Camera (optional)
Security
  • Intel® vPro™ Technology (iAMT 12)
    Optional, requires Intel WiFi® Link WLAN and a vPro compatible processor.
  • Dell Client Command Suite
    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).
  • 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)
Warranty1-Year Basic Onsite ServiceBasic Onsite Service 12 Months, 12 Month(s)
Dell Precision 5560 Price
Dell Precision M5530 Laptop, 15.6 inch FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch, Intel Core 8th Gen i7-8850H, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Precision M5530 Laptop, 15.6 inch FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch, Intel Core 8th Gen i7-8850H, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,199.00
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
$146.37
Was: $169.99
Dell Precision T3600 Workstation E5-2670 2.6GHz 8-Core 64GB DDR3 Quadro 5000 480GB SSD Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Precision T3600 Workstation E5-2670 2.6GHz 8-Core 64GB DDR3 Quadro 5000 480GB SSD Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$484.03
Was: $534.24
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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