The Dell Precision 3540 and 3541 Mobile Workstations – Making Workstation-Class Performance Accessible for All Budgets

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From bringing cool car designs and the dragons in HBO’s Game of Thrones to life, to helping power research into the early detection of ocular diseases, Dell Precision workstations continue to help customers push the boundaries of creativity and science.

Our powerhouse devices (for example: Dell Precision 7000 tower and rack workstations) are in high demand, especially for those exploring intensive workloads like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). However, as technology and the need for increased performance evolves, we’ve also seen a steady increase in the number of up-and-coming creators and innovators interested in entry-level, workstation-class devices.

The purpose of technology is to help bring our ideas to life, not hold us back. Students and professionals require access to tools with the reliability and performance needed to breeze through heavy Excel workbook crunching, 2D CAD, or simple 3D CAD design. These users need technology capable of keeping up with their skillset, without breaking the bank.

Historically, budget limitations have meant there’s been nowhere to turn to but off-the-shelf PCs, machines ill-equipped to deliver the necessary performance and reliability needed for graphics or power-intensive workloads. Therefore, we are excited to announce new, budget-friendly solutions with the latest Dell Precision 3540 and 3541 mobile workstations.

Ideal for those looking for workstation-class performance in a small footprint, the Dell Precision 3540 mobile workstation is our most affordable mobile workstation and comes with the essentials including the latest 4-core Intel® Core™ 8th generation processors, up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, AMD Radeon™ Pro graphics with 2GB of dedicated memory, and 2TB of storage.

The new Dell Precision 3541 mobile workstation will offer additional power, with 9th generation 8-core Intel® Core™ and 6-core Intel® Xeon® processor options. It’ll be available with next generation NVIDIA Quadro® professional graphics with 4GB of dedicated memory. Boasting extreme battery life – quite possibly the longest battery life in its class – the system supports on-the-go productivity. As with the Precision 3540, the Precision 3541 comes with Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity and optional features to enhance security such as fingerprint and smartcard readers, an IR camera and our first-ever camera shutter.

The streamlined design doesn’t sacrifice space for performance and the narrow-edge 15.6” display provides ample viewing space for CAD applications and heavy spreadsheet use. It won’t weigh users down as they move between classes and meetings either: at 10 percent smaller and lighter than the previous generation, the Dell Precision 3540 weighs in at 4.04 pounds and the Dell Precision 3541 starts 4.34 pounds.

As standard with Dell Precision workstations, both devices are Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certified, having undergone rigorous testing with professional applications like Autodesk® Inventor® and Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS® to ensure that customers get the best experience possible. Dell Precision Optimizer software also automatically tailors the system’s settings to get the best software performance out of the workstation. That means no time spent tampering with settings – the workstation does it all, so users can get to work on a finely tuned machine as soon as possible.

These two new systems further broaden our Dell Precision workstation portfolio and we are thrilled to be able to support emerging talent across the manufacturing, design, healthcare, and financial industries. The Dell Precision 3540 is available on Dell.com from today, starting at $799, while the Precision 3541 will be available late May. We’re looking forward to hearing about all the amazing projects they will help to deliver!

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