Power within reach
The Precision 3540 is our smaller, lighter and more accessible workstation. Built to empower productivity in CAD and other demanding applications.
Be mobile. Remain powerful.
Improve productivity with Dell Precision OptimizerTuned performance: Included free with your Precision workstation, the Dell Precision Optimizer delivers faster application optimization. It also automatically tunes your workstation to run popular Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications at the fastest speeds possible, has automated system updates and provides analytics to address resource bottlenecks.
Premium customized performance: Upgrade to the new Dell Precision Optimizer Premium version, the world’s first AI-based performance optimizer software for workstations*. This program learns the behavior of any user-specified applications, identifies optimization opportunities using machine learning and applies performance improvements.
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.
Independent 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.
Ports & Slots
Dimensions & Weight
- 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
- 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 Smart Card Reader (Optional)
1 Memory Card Reader
1 Headphone Jack
1 RJ45 port
1 Security lock
Dimensions & Weight
- Height: 20.35mm (0.80") x Width: 359.1mm (14.14") x Depth: 236.2mm (9.30")
Weight: 1.83Kg (4.04lbs)*
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.