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Dell Precision 5560 15.6" Mobile Workstation (2021)

MSRP 1839 USDNEX score 84%

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Product Overview

Dell Precision 5560 is a premium 15.6-inch mobile workstation based on the XPS 15 9510. A smaller sibling of the Precision 5760, the 5560 is an incremental update of the Precision 5550 from last year and retains all its positives and most of its compromises.
Like the 7560, the Precision 5560 is an ultra-thin laptop that has adopted the more useful 16:10 aspect ratio. With minimal bezels on all sides, the Precision 5560 boasts some of the best displays in this segment: Both a WUXGA (FHD+) unit with 100% sRGB coverage and a WQUXGA (4K+) touch panel with 100% Adobe RGB coverage are available.
Compared to the larger model, the Precision 5560 loses one USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 port (and another is only USB 3.2) and has more limited GPU choices but is identical I/O-wise. Both compact models pale in comparison to the bulkier Precision 7560 and 7760.
For a more affordable mobile workstation, Dell also markets the Precision 3561.
Also worth noting is that the Precision 5560 does not have WWAN option.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • Full AdobeRGB coverage
  • Full-HD resolution
  • NVMe SSD
  • Dual Thunderbolt 4
Cons
  • Below-average battery life

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 84% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent display brightness and color coverage
  • Sleek, slim design
  • Quadro RTX A2000 Max-Q delivers up to 50 percent faster GPU performance
  • Low fan noise
  • Slim bezels
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Below-average battery life
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Specifications

Variants:
4K
WQUXGA
WUXGA

Connectivity

Ports
2x Thunderbolt 4 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 + 1x Audio combo + 1x SD card reader
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2

Construction

Battery | Capacity
56 or 86 Wh
Camera | Front
HD camera
Material
Aluminum exterior shell
Microphone
Dual-array microphones
Speakers
2x 1.5W tweeters + 2x 2.5W woofers

Dimensions

Size | Depth
230.30 mm / 9.07"
Size | Height
18.54 mm / 0.73"
Size | Width
344.40 mm / 13.56"
Weight
1.84 ~ 2.04 kg / 4.06 ~ 4.50 lbs

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:10
Display Diagonal
15.6 inch
WQUXGADisplay Type
IPS, glossy
WUXGADisplay Type
IPS, anti-glare
WQUXGAGamut
100% Adobe RGB
WUXGAGamut
100% sRGB
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Resolution
WUXGA / FHD+ (1920x1200) or WQUXGA / 4K+ (3840x2400)

Function

Graphics
Intel UHD or NVIDIA T1200 4GB or RTX A2000 4GB GDDR6
4KHDR
HDR400
Keyboard Backlight
Yes
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows 11, or Ubuntu Linux 20.04
Processor
11th-gen Intel Core i5-11500H, i7-11800H, i7-11850H, or i9-11950H or Xeon W-11955M Tiger Lake
Touch Screen
WQUXGA / 4K+ display

Performance

Key Travel
1.65 mm
Memory | Capacity
Up to 64GB, 2x SO-DIMMs
Memory | Type
DDR4 3200MHz non-ECC or ECC
Power Supply
90 or 130 W USB-C
Storage
Up to 2TB PCIe 4 x4 NVMe SSD

Production

Availability
2021-06
Debut
2021-05

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External Reviews

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The Precision 5560 can reach the same maximum fan noise that we experienced on the Precision 5550. This lower fan ceiling on the newer model is appreciated and it actually helps the system to be one of the quieter ultrathin mobile workstations in the market. But this comes at the cost of higher core temperatures. Our Stress Test section below will show a CPU temperature difference of 16 C between the two laptops when running Prime95.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Higher CPU and GPU performance compared to the Precision 5550
  • Quadro RTX A2000 Max-Q delivers up to 50 percent faster GPU performance
  • Slim bezels
  • Low fan noise
Cons
  • Below-average battery life

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 89%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Dell Precision 5560 is an outstanding choice for serious Photoshop work. Its display brightness and color coverage were outstanding, rivaling the DreamColor panel of the HP Fury 15. The 5560 doesn't pretend to be the fastest mobile workstation on the market, but it's a thoroughly capable rig.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, slim design
  • Excellent display brightness and color coverage
  • Slim bezels
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Dell Precision 5560 workstation review: The Quadro RTX A2000 boost. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Precision-5560-workstation-review-The-Quadro-RTX-A2000-boost.568606.0.html. 2021-10-08. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
2. ^ Dell Precision 5560 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/dell-precision-5560. 2021-11-12. Retrieved 2021-11-19.

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