Power within reach
The Precision 3540 is our smaller, lighter and more accessible workstation. Built to empower productivity in CAD and other demanding applications.
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Be mobile. Remain powerful.
Intelligence that matches yoursDell Optimizer for Precision is a built-in AI platform that learns how you work and continuously adapts to your style to create a smarter, more personalized and productive experience.
ExpressResponse: Launch your most used apps faster. We use built-in AI and Intel® Adaptix™ Technology to adjust performance levels where you need them most.
ExpressSign-in: Get to work faster than ever. Our workstation proximity sensor enabled by Intel® Context Sensing Technology detects your presence to instantly wake and log you in via the IR camera and Windows Hello, all without lifting a finger. It locks upon walking away, so your work stays safer.
ExpressCharge: AI improves battery performance by adapting to your typical power consumption and charge patterns. Always on the go? You’ll get an ExpressCharge Boost to gain 35% charge in about 20 minutes. Have more time? ExpressCharge will automatically get you up to 80% in an hour.* And if you can’t charge your system right away, it will subtly adjust settings to preserve resources, such as dimming your screen or turning off Bluetooth when not in use.
Intelligent Audio: Dell Optimizer’s Intelligent Audio will automatically tune your system by adjusting background noise, managing speech volume and refining overall sound experience so you can hear and be heard better wherever you work.
Private, secure, productiveProductivity at your fingertips: The optional Hello fingerprint reader ensures that you and only you can access your work. Simply place your finger on the sensor and just like that, you’re ready to take on the next task.
Precision, meet privacy: A new feature for all Precision workstations, a camera shutter that ensures others can’t see you through the lens. You can now manually close the shutter for privacy or open it when you want to video conference or take photos.
Your work can count on itIndependent Software Vendor (ISV) certification: Precision workstations are tested to ensure the high-performance applications you rely on every day run smoothly. Dell ISV-certifications cover the most popular independent software applications
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Essential work accessories for your Precision 3540
Dell Business Thunderbolt™ Dock | WD19TB
The Dell Business Thunderbolt™ Dock allows you to connect your mobile workstation to a single data and power source for ultimate display performance with speedy data transfers.
Dell UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor | U4919DW
A revolutionary 49-inch dual QHD curved monitor with ultra-wide views, multitasking features and seamless connectivity for an immersive work experience.
Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse | KM717
Enhance productivity with an elegant mouse and keyboard designed to fit into virtually any workspace.
Essential mobile accessories for your Precision 3540
Dell USB-C Mobile Adapter | DA300
Connect your Precision to almost any device with a convenient 6-in-1 compact adapter and collaborate from any location.
Dell Timbuk2 Authority Backpack
Designed specifically for Dell, the Timbuk2-Authority backpack is able to carry and protect everything you need for the workday. The internal organizer provides ample space for laptop accessories and any extra items you need to carry.
Dell Notebook Power Bank Plus – USB C, 65Wh
Offering a high power delivery of up to 65Wh this power bank can charge the widest range of USB-C laptops, as well as mobile devices.
We’ve got your business covered
- Intel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor (4 Core, 6MB Cache, 1.6GHz, 3.9Ghz Turbo, 15W)
Intel® Core™ i5-8365U Processor (4 Core, 6MB Cache, 1.6GHz, 4.1GHz Turbo, 15W, vPro)
Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor (4 Core, 8MB Cache, 1.8GHz, 4.6GHz Turbo, 15W)
Intel® Core™ i7-8665U Processor (4 Core, 8MB Cache, 1.8GHz, 4.8GHz Turbo, 15W, vPro)
Operating System (Dell recommends Windows 10 Pro for business.)
- Windows 10 Home 64
Windows 10 Pro 64
Red Hat 7.5
- Integrated Intel® UHD 620 Graphics
AMD Radeon® Pro WX 2100 Graphics
- 15.6" HD, 1366x768, Anti-Glare Non-Touch, 45% color gamut
15.6" FHD WVA, 1920x1080, Anti-Glare Non-Touch, 45% color gamut
15.6" FHD WVA, 1920x1080, Anti-Glare Non-Touch, 72% color gamut
15.6" FHD WVA, 1920x1080, Anti-Glare w/ Embedded Touch, 45% color gamut
- 2 DIMM slots - up to 32GB 2400MHz memory
- 1x slot: 1x M.2 2280 / 2230 or 1x 2.5” HDD
2.5” Hard Disk Drive (HDD): 500GB 7200RPM, 500GB 7200 SED FIPS, 1TB 7200RPM, 2TB 5400RPM
M.2 SATA Solid State Drive (SSD): 256GB, 512GB
M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD): 128GB, 256GB, 256GB SED, 512GB, 512GB SED, 1TB, 2TB
- 1 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis
1 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years ProSupport with Next Business Day Onsite Service
1 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years ProSupport Plus with Next Business Day Onsite Service
- 1 Power Adapter Port
1 USB-C with optional Thunderbolt™
2 USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 with PowerShare
1 Headphone Jack
1 RJ45 port
Dimensions & Weight
- Height: 20.35mm (0.80") x Width: 359.1mm (14.14") x Depth: 236.2mm (9.30")
Weight: 1.83Kg (4.04lbs)*