Dell Precision 3561 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2021 Dell Precision 3561 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Dell Precision 3561

Availability

Dell Precision 3561
Released2021
Release DateAnnounced on May 11, 2021
Generations
Dell Precision 3561 Price
Dell Precision 3000 3561 Workstation Laptop (2021) | 15.6" FHD | Core i7 - 256GB SSD - 16GB RAM | 8 Cores @ 4.6 GHz - 11th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Precision 3000 3561 Workstation Laptop (2021) | 15.6" FHD | Core i7 - 256GB SSD - 16GB RAM | 8 Cores @ 4.6 GHz - 11th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$949.97
Dell Precision 3000 3561 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i7 11th Gen i7-11800H Octa-core (8 Core) 2.30 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Titan Gray
Dell Precision 3000 3561 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i7 11th Gen i7-11800H Octa-core (8 Core) 2.30 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Titan Gray
By Dell
$1,380.77
Dell Laptop Charger 130W USB C Type C AC Adapter,Precision 3551 3560 3561 3570 3571 5470 5550 5560 5570 5750 5760 5770 AC Charger
Dell Laptop Charger 130W USB C Type C AC Adapter,Precision 3551 3560 3561 3570 3571 5470 5550 5560 5570 5750 5760 5770 AC Charger
By Dell
$85.55
Dell Precision 3000 3561 Workstation Laptop (2021) | 15.6" HD | Core i5-256GB SSD Hard Drive - 8GB RAM | 6 Cores @ 4.6 GHz - 11th Gen CPU Win 11 Home (Renewed)
Dell Precision 3000 3561 Workstation Laptop (2021) | 15.6" HD | Core i5-256GB SSD Hard Drive - 8GB RAM | 6 Cores @ 4.6 GHz - 11th Gen CPU Win 11 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,116.99
Dell Precision 3000 3561 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i7 11th Gen i7-11850H Octa-core (8 Core) 2.50 GHz - 32 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Titan Gray
Dell Precision 3000 3561 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i7 11th Gen i7-11850H Octa-core (8 Core) 2.50 GHz - 32 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Titan Gray
By Dell
$1,227.77

Exterior

Dell Precision 3561
Dimensions14.09” x 9.19” x 0.89 - 0.95” (357.80 x 233.30 x 22.67 - 24.05  mm)
Weight3.95 lb (1.79 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.

Display

Dell Precision 3561
Size15.6 Inches
Info
  • 15.6" HD
    1366x768 100 PPI 220 nits 60Hz Anti-Glare Non-Touch NTSC 45% color gamut 500:1 TN 4.2W
  • 15.6" FHD
    1920x1080 141 PPI 250 nits 60Hz Anti-Glare Non-Touch NTSC 45% color gamut 700:1 WVA 4.2W
  • 15.6" FHD Touch
    1920x1080 141 PPI 250 nits 60Hz Anti-Glare Touch NTSC 45% color gamut 700:1 WVA 4.2W
  • 15.6" FHD 100% sRGB
    1920x1080 141 PPI 400 nits 60Hz Anti-Glare Non-Touch 100% sRGB color gamut 700:1 WVA 4.6W
  • 15.6” UHD
    3840x2160 283 PPI 400 nits 60Hz Anti-Glare Non-Touch 100% sRGB color gamut 1000:1 WVA 3.5W

Ports

Dell Precision 3561
Ports
Dell Precision 3561 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left
  • 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.

Internal Specs

Dell Precision 3561
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.70 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11500H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.90 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. Intel Xeon W-11855M
    6 cores, 12 threads, 3.20 → 4.90 GHz, 18MB SmartCache, 45W
  4. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.60 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  5. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.80 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  6. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11950H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.60 → 5.00 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Dell Precision 35611
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H1,32083.39%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11500H1,42189.77%
3
Intel Xeon W-11855M1,45992.17%
4
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H1,46692.61%
5
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H1,583100.00%
6
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11950H1,58199.87%
01,583

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Dell Precision 35611
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H5,59266.18%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11500H6,27074.20%
3
Intel Xeon W-11855M6,93682.08%
4
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H7,90893.59%
5
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H8,20597.10%
6
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11950H8,450100.00%
08,450
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    16 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11500H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  3. Intel Xeon W-11855M
    Intel® UHD P630 Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  4. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  5. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  6. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11950H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
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
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA Quadro T600, 4GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA Quadro T1200, 4GB GDDR6
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

Connectivity

Dell Precision 3561
Wi-Fi
  • Qualcomm QCA61x4A (DW1820)
    Up to 867 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi 5 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Bluetooth 5.0
  • Intel AX201
    Up to 2400 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax Bluetooth 5.1
  • Intel AX210
    Up to 2400 Mbps Triple Band 2.4GHz/5GHz/6GHz WiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.1 Bluetooth 5.2
EthernetIntel 1219-V/Intel 1219-LM Gigabit Ethernet controller
MoreOptional Intel XMM 7360 (DW5820e) Global LTE-Advanced WWAN

Battery

Dell Precision 3561
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.
Power Supply
90W 130W
USB-C power adapter.

Software

Dell Precision 3561
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro Ubuntu 20.04 LTS RedHat 8.2
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trial

Camera & Audio

Dell Precision 3561
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
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers
  • Dual integrated noise-canceling digital array microphones

Misc

Dell Precision 3561
Sensors
  • The fingerprint reader in the power button (optional)
  • Proximity sensor
    For Express Sign-in feature.
  • 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.
WarrantyBasic Onsite Service 12 Months, 12 Month(s)

Key Features

Dell Precision 3561
At Glance
Released in Mid
2021
16:9 4K UHD
15.6”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
3.95 lb
1.79 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-11950H
8C/16T, 2.60 → 5.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,581
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,450
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
3200 MHz DDR4
Dell Precision 3561 Ports
Nvidia Quadro
T1200
4GB GDDR6

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Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Dell Precision 3561.

Supports Windows 11

Dell Precision 3561 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsDell Precision 3561
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-11400H → Intel Core i9-11950H
4GB RAM4GB → 64GB
64GB Drive128GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU6 → 8 cores
Upgradable storage

Dell Precision 3561 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. On top of that, it also has a single SATA slot that users can use to install a 2.5-inch SATA SSD, SSHD, or a hard disk drive to add even more storage. Learn more

Storage SlotsDell Precision 3561
M.2x2
SATA1
Upgradable memory

The Dell Precision 3561 has two RAM slots which you can use to add or replace with a larger one if it isn't already at the maximum size that the system chipset support. Learn more

MemoryDell Precision 3561
Slotsx2
TypeDDR4
Speed3200 MHz
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia Quadro T1200 4GB GDDR6

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-11950H inside Dell Precision 3561 has a 24% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-10885H inside Dell Precision 3551.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Dell Precision 3561 - Intel Core i9-11950H
8,450
Dell Precision 3561 - Intel Core i7-11850H
8,205
Dell Precision 3561 - Intel Core i7-11800H
7,908
Dell Precision 3561 - Intel Xeon W-11855M
6,936
Dell Precision 3551 - Intel Core i7-10875H
6,874
Dell Precision 3551 - Intel Core i9-10885H
6,788
Dell Precision 3561 - Intel Core i5-11500H
6,270
Dell Precision 3561 - Intel Core i5-11400H
5,592
Dell Precision 3551 - Intel Core i7-10750H
5,412
Dell Precision 3551 - Intel Xeon W-10855M
5,372
Dell Precision 3551 - Intel Core i7-10850H
5,341
Dell Precision 3551 - Intel Core i5-10400H
4,252
Dell Precision 3551 - Intel Core i5-10300H
3,747
Supports faster memory

Dell Precision 3561 supports a faster memory speed than the Dell Precision 3551. It supports up to 3200MHz versus 2933MHz of system memory on the Dell Precision 3551.

Memory type and speed
Dell Precision 3561 - DDR4
3,200 MHz
Dell Precision 3551 - DDR4
2,933 MHz
About 6% lighter

Dell Precision 3561 weighed 3.95 pounds, 6% lighter than the 4.16 pounds Dell Precision 3551.

WeightDell Precision 3561Dell Precision 3551
Pound
3.95 lbs.
4.16 lbs.
Kilogram
1.79 kg
1.89 kg