Dell Precision 3541 Entry-Level Mobile Workstation Review

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Dell Precision 3541 Mobile Workstation Specifications

Here is the test configuration we used to test the Dell Precision 3541:

Dell Precision 3541 Specifications
Dell Precision 3541 Specifications

The Intel Core i7-9750H 6 core/ 12 thread CPU is a newer and relatively high-end offering. Older notebooks only had up to 4 cores and 8 threads. The newer CPUs are a product of rapid innovation in this space.

With 16GB of DDR4 and an NVIDIA Quadro P620 4GB GPU onboard, this system has a lot of memory and GPU power compared to other notebooks with integrated graphics. The SSD we had onboard is a PC601 NVMe SK Hynix 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD. We strongly suggest configuring an NVMe SSD for notebooks in your organization.

Dell Precision 3541 CPUz
Dell Precision 3541 CPUz

The Intel Core i7 9750H with 6 cores and 12 threads, runs with a base speed of 2.6 GHz and can Turbo up to 4.5 GHz.

Dell Precision 3541 GPUz
Dell Precision 3541 GPUz

GPU-Z shows the primary stats of our Nvidia Quadro P620. The P620 GPU clocks in at 1177 MHz. And GDDR5 Memory at 1502 MHz. Pixel Fillrates run at 23.1 GPixels/s, and Texture Fillrate comes in at 60.6 GTexel/s.

Let us move on and start our testing with performance benchmarks.

Dell Precision 3541 Mobile Workstation Performance Related Benchmarks

Over time benchmark versions have changed a great deal and we have added additional benchmarks to our workstation reviews. We have scripted our benchmarks and will add them all here. At this time we only have a few benchmarks that translate to previous reviews, and we will show those, newly updated benchmarks might just show one result at this time, we will add in results for newer reviews as we go.

CrystalDiskMark

CrystalDiskMark is a well-known benchmark to test your local storage.

Dell Precision 3541 CrystalDiskMark
Dell Precision 3541 CrystalDiskMark

The SK.Hynix M.2 80mm 512GB NVMe SSD gives excellent results in sequential reads and writes. Compared to some of the other NVMe and SATA M.2 SSDs we have seen in notebooks, this is a great result for the Precision 3541.

Let us move on and start our testing with CPU and GPU performance-related benchmarks.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Great benchmark !

    Have you noticed some fans noice during your tests and idle ?
    This seems to be a real problem for new Dell laptops.

  2. This is the dumbest laptop review I’ve read.

    * 5 pages of benchmarks: but these are almost pointless, you are benchmarking the specific CPU configuration you have, when Dell sell this machine with a range of different CPU options. Any laptop with the same CPU and same RAM etc is going to have very similar benchmarks.

    * No reference at all to the aspects which differentiate laptops, i.e. screen quality, keyboard layout, touchpad, fan noise / cooling, and overall build quality.

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