Precision 3530

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More powerful. More affordable.

15-inch customizable high-performing mobile workstation at an entry-level price point. Featuring the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ and Xeon® 6-core processors and NVIDIA Quadro® professional graphics.

Precision 3000 Series Model 3530 Notebook


Operating System

With Windows 10 or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS – for a smooth, versatile PC experience.
Power as big as your ideas

Power as big as your ideas

Experience unrestrained innovation with the new thinner and lighter, premium-built Precision mobile workstations. Built with the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ and Xeon® 6-core processors, blazing-fast memory and professional graphics, the Precision mobile family is engineered with power that rivals your own ingenuity.
Workstation level performance

Workstation level performance

Built to perform: 8th Generation Intel® Core™ and Xeon® 6-core processors extract powerful performance from your most demanding professional applications, so you can achieve even more in less time.

Enhanced memory speeds: Memory speeds of up to 2666MHz up to 32GB boost 3D imaging, rendering, and other memory intensive applications to its maximum potential.

Robust graphics: Master any visualization challenge in no time with next generation NIVIDIA Quadro® professional graphics cards featuring 4GB of memory.

Scale to your needs: Match your applications' storage needs by choosing the best drives for two storage slots. For highest performance, go up to 2TB PCIe drives.

Improve productivity with Dell Precision Optimizer

Tuned performance: Free with your Precision workstation, the Dell Precision Optimizer, with SCCM centralized management, automatically tunes your workstation to run popular ISV applications at the fastest speeds possible, improves system reliability with automated system updates, and provides analytics to address resource bottlenecks.

Premium customized performance: Upgrade to the new Dell Precision Optimizer premium version and watch this program learn the behavior of any user-specified applications, identify optimization opportunities using machine learning, and apply performance improvements.
Small design. Big performance.

Small design. Big performance.

This small mobile workstation packs a powerful punch, with an enhanced new design and three different display options to bring your greatest ideas to life.
Keep your ideas in motion

Keep your ideas in motion

Prolonged productivity: The 68Whr 4-cell battery and optional 6-cell 92Whr battery features a faster charge to get you up and running quickly, so you can stay productive on the job no matter where you need to be.

Fit for your lifestyle: Designed with cable docking, this small and compact workstation can carry large projects wherever the job takes you.

Connect with ease: Support for 4K video to an external monitor at 60 frames per second via HDMI 2.0 allows you to create and edit your work in perfect clarity.


Dell provides innovative data security solutions that meet security challenges and business concerns head-on to protect your most critical and at-risk asset, your data. With Dell Data Security solutions, end users can work where and how they want knowing that their data is protected. Dell Data Guardian protects data wherever it goes while Dell Endpoint Security Suite, powered by Cylance, stops up to 99% of malware.


Part of Dell’s most manageable line of commercial PCs featuring the free Dell Client Command Suite toolkit for flexible and automated BIOS and system configurations. Optional vPro extensions allow for out-of-band systems management.


The Precision mobile workstation has been subjected to MIL-STD 810G testing, ensuring durability and reliability for wherever your job takes you.

We've got your business covered

ProSupport Plus

ProSupport Plus

Get anytime priority access to expert support with predictive analytics (via SupportAssist technology*) and damage protection for drops, spills, surges and more.
Configuration & Deployment Services

Configuration & Deployment Services

Deploy new technology without disrupting productivity – quickly and correctly, the first time. We provide end-to-end solutions that configure, migrate data, install, and integrate new PCs into your network.
Dell Accidental Damage Service

Accidental Damage Service

Enjoy worry-free ownership and minimize downtime with protection from accidental drops, spills, surges and breakages. Coverage picks up where your previous warranty leaves off and is ideal for high-risk environments and mobile workforces.
Ports & Slots

Ports & Slots

1. Headphone Jack | 2. Optional SIM Card Slot | 3. USB 3.1 Gen 1 with PowerShare| 4. VGA Port | 5. Security Lock | 6. RJ45 Port | 7. HDMI 2.0 | 8. USB 3.1 Gen 1 | 9. Power Adapter Port | 10. USB-C with optional Thunderbolt | 11. USB 3.1 Gen 1| 12. Memory Card Reader | 13. Smart Card Reader (Optional)
Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions & Weight

1. Height: 24.30mm (0.96") | 2. Width: 376mm (14.80") | 3. Depth: 250.65mm (9.87") | Starting Weight: 2.03kg (4.48lbs)

Essential work accessories for your Precision 3530

Maximize the performance of your Precision 3530 with the ultimate work accessories designed to increase productivity at your desk.
Dell Thunderbolt Dock | TB16

Dell Business Thunderbolt Dock | TB16

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 27 4K Monitor | U2718Q

Dell UltraSharp 27 4K Monitor | U2718Q

With the world’s first 27" 4K monitor with InfinityEdge you get stunning colors and details on a virtually borderless display made for multi-tasking.
Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse | KM717

Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse | KM717

Enhance productivity with an elegant mouse and keyboard designed fit into virtually any workspace. For increased productivity, pair up to two compatible devices with Bluetooth LE.

Essential mobile accessories for your Precision 3530

Enhance the mobility of your Precision 3530 with accessories designed to keep you powered up, protected and connected on the go.
Dell USB-C Mobile Adapter DA300

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.
Timbuk2 - Authority for Dell - 15"

Timbuk2 - Authority for Dell - 15"

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.

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Specialized tools for your Precision 3530

Keep your productivity high with professional tools designed to enhance every interaction with your Precision 3530.
Dell Canvas

Dell Canvas

Bring your ideas to life with the groundbreaking new workspace tool that uses an intuitive touch screen, pen and totem to enable natural digital creation.
3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Wireless

3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Wireless

The patented 6-Degrees-of-Freedom (6DoF) sensor is specifically designed to manipulate digital content or camera positions in the industry-leading CAD applications. Simply push, pull, twist or tilt the 3Dconnexion controller cap to intuitively pan, zoom and rotate your 3D drawing.
X-Rite Colorimeter i1Display Pro

X-Rite Colorimeter i1Display Pro

The i1Display Pro ensures a perfectly calibrated and profiled display while delivering the speed, options and flexibility needed to maintain color accuracy.


  • Intel Core Xeon E-2176M (6 Core Xeon, 12M Cache, 2.70GHz up to 4.40GHz Turbo, 35W)
    Intel® Core™ Processor i7-8850H (6 Core, 9M Cache, 2.60GHz up to 4.3GHz Turbo, 35W), vPro
    Intel® Core™ Processor i7-8750H (6 Core, 9M Cache, 2.20GHz up to 4.1GHz Turbo, 35W)
    Intel® Core™ Processor i5-8400H (4 Core, 8M Cache, 2.50GHz up to 4.1GHz Turbo, 35W), vPro
    Intel® Core™ Processor i5-8300H (4 Core, 8M Cache, 2.30GHz up to 4.0GHz Turbo, 35W)

Operating System (Dell recommends Windows 10 Pro for business.)

  • Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 64 bit
    Ubuntu 16.04 SP1
    Red Hat 7.5

Video Card

  • Integrated Intel® UHD 630 / P630 Graphics
    Nvidia Quadro® P600 w/4GB GDDR5 dedicated memory


  • 15.6” HD TN (1366x768) Anti-Glare LED-backlit (45% color gamut)
    15.6” FHD (1920x1080) Wide View Anti-Glare LED-backlit (72% color gamut) with Premier Color
    15.6” FHD Touch (1920x1080) Wide View LED-backlit (45% color gamut)


  • 2 DIMM slots - up to 32GB 2667MHz non-ECC / ECC memory

Hard Drive

  • 2x slots: 1x PCIe 3.0 x2 and/or 1x 2.5” HDD or M.2 SATA / PCIe 3.0 x4
    2.5” Hard Disk Drive (HDD): 500GB 7200RPM, 1TB 7200RPM, 2TB 5400RPM, 500GB 7200 SED FIPS
    M.2 SATA Solid State Drive (SSD): 256GB, 512GB, 512GB SED
    M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD): 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 512GB SED


  • 1 USB Type C Port (w/ optional Thunderbolt 3)
    3 USB3.1 Gen1 (1x PowerShare Capable)
    1 HDMI 2.0
    1x VGA
    1 Headphone/microphone combo jack
    1 RJ-45 Network Connector
    1 Optional SIM Card slot

Optical Drive

  • External Options Only

Dimensions & Weight

  • Height: Front - 0.96" (24.30mm) x Width: 14.80" (376mm) x Depth: 9.87" (250.65mm)
    Starting weight at: 4.48lbs (2.03Kg)
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