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Precision 3260 Compact

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Starting at $989.00 $989.00

As low as $30/mo.^ with Dell Business Credit | Apply Now

Small without sacrifice

A powerful, yet affordable workstation in an ultra-small form factor.

Operating System

Available with Windows 11, Windows 10 or Ubuntu.
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At 2.3L, it’s the smallest Dell workstation

You won’t believe your eyes
Whether you’re working on website design or CAD, the latest AMD Radeon™ Pro and NVIDIA® professional graphics ensure a smooth and elevated visual experience every time.

Slowing down isn’t an option
Featuring 12th Gen Intel Core™ processors up to i9, NVIDIA RTX A3000 and 64GB RAM (4800MHz) DDR5 memory. Also, get up to 9TBs of RAID capable storage.

*Image shows from left to right: Precision 3660, Precision 3460 Compact and Precision 3260 Compact.

View 3260 Spec Sheet
Reliable Memory Technology Pro
Reliable Memory Technology Pro: Works with ECC memory to detect bad memory, correct errors, map out bad memory sectors and report.
Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certification
Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certification*: Precision workstations are tested to ensure the high-performance applications you rely on every day run smoothly.

Dell Optimizer for Precision*

Our built-in AI platform learns how you work and adapts to create a smarter, more personalized experience.

*Not all Dell Optimizer for Precision features are
available on every Precision workstation.
Intelligent Audio
Intelligent Audio enhances your audio quality and reduces background noises, so you can hear and be heard, creating a better conference experience for all.
With Intel® Adaptix™ Technology, prioritize your most important apps, so they open faster and perform better.
The workstation proximity sensor enabled by Intel® Context Sensing Technology detects your presence to instantly wake and log you in via the IR camera (with EMZA technology) and Windows Hello. It locks upon walking away, so your work stays safe.
AI adapts to your charge patterns to improve battery performance. ExpressCharge Boost delivers 35% charge in 20 minutes, or up to 80% in one hour.*
New ExpressConnect automatically joins the strongest access point in the office and directs bandwidth to critical applications, wherever you work.
Analyze your system and generate reports on workload, system performance and system diagnostics for insights that help you create a personalized performance for the way you work.
Redefine reality
Create fully-immersive VR content with the latest AMD Radeon™ Pro and NVIDIA® professional graphics.
Create smart
Develop AI on-the-go with factory-installed Ubuntu Linux, fast storage options, a large memory footprint, and Intel® CPUS.
The speed of AI
Cognitive technologies are the fastest growing area in modern computing. Applications that previously required human intelligence are now augmented by powerful machine learning algorithms, shortening the time between ideas and results.
Windows 11
Windows 11 Pro - designed for hybrid work.The most productive and secure version of Windows yet—but simple for IT.
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1. Power
2. Audio out
3. Audio line in/out
4. USB 3.2 Type A with PowerShare (10Gbps)
5. USB 3.2 Type C (20Gbps)
6. Lock slot
7. RJ-45
8. USB 3.2 Gen 1 with Smart Power-On
9. (2) USB 3.2 Gen 1
10. USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A (10 Gbps)
11. (3) DP 1.4 Ports
12. Power connector
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Dimensions & Weight

1. Height: 7.48 in. (190 mm)
2. Width: 2.83 in. (71.8 mm)
3. Depth: 7.01 in. (178 mm)
Starting Weight: 3.02 lbs. (1.37 kg)*

Fit for every project

Don’t let the size fool you, whether you work in engineering, design, finance, graphic arts, higher education or state and local government, it’s ready to deliver.
SMB Engineering & Design
Graphic Arts
Higher Education
Edge Computing

See your work in 8K

Or connect to seven 4K displays for unrivaled visuals.
See your work in 8K

Essential office accessories for your Precision 3260 Compact

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Dell UltraSharp 24 Monitor | U2422H
Take your work to new heights with this 23.8-inch FHD monitor featuring wide color coverage, always-on, built-in ComfortView Plus, fast connectivity and transfer speeds.
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Dell Compact All-in-One Stand | CFS22
Create a clutter-free desk and securely house your Dell monitors with the compact all-in-one stand optimized for your comfort.
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3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Wireless | 700066
3Dconnexion’s patented 6-Degrees-of-Freedom (6DoF) sensor is specifically designed to manipulate digital content or camera positions in industry-leading CAD applications. Simple push, pull, twist or tilt the 3Dconnexion controller cap to intuitively pan, zoom and rotate your 3D drawing.
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Dell UltraSharp Webcam | WB7022
Elevate your video conferencing experience with the world’s best image quality 4K webcam* that optimizes your visuals with a large 4K Sony STARVIS™ CMOS sensor and AI Auto-Framing.
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Dell Pro Wireless Headset | WL5022
Work from anywhere with this Bluetooth Teams certified headset that lets you switch seamlessly to your PC or smartphone and enjoy crystal clear audio on the go.
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Dell Pro Wireless Keyboard and Mouse | KM5221W
Enhance your everyday productivity with a quiet, full-size keyboard and mouse combo that offers programmable shortcuts and 36 months battery life.
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Ocean plastics
The new Precision 3260 Compact is made with recovered plastic from oceans and waterways. Our unique blend allows us to use as much recycled content as we can without compromising the strength and durability of our products while ensuring that those materials can be recycled again.

EPEAT registered

Precision workstations are EPEAT registered* across the portfolio. The majority are EPEAT Gold, meaning they meet the highest standards in sustainability criteria.

Responsible packaging
Today 87% of Dell’s packaging is made from recycled or renewable materials. By 2030, it will be 100%. Learn more about our moonshot goals and other initiatives in our Progress Made Real Report.

Green future
Help us in our mission to make our products with at least 50% recycled or renewable content. Send your e-waste (any brand) to us for recycling or reuse in support of a circular economy. Learn more at
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