Dell’s new entry-level workstation, the Precision 3480, is a solid addition to the Precision generation lineup. Featuring a 14-inch screen with 400 cd/m² bright super low-power displays, this workstation is equipped with an Intel Raptor Lake processor, up to an i9-13900H, and a wide port layout.
The Dell Precision 3480 is a compact and lightweight variant of its predecessors, with a maximum weight of 1.31 kg. It also boasts a powerful processor with a maximum of a GeForce RTX A500 and a 54 Wh battery. The workstation uses U and P series processors, ranging from a Core i5-1335U to a 14-core i7-1370P. It can support up to 64 GB DDR5-4800 RAM and up to 2 TB SSD memory in the M.2-2230 format.
The connections on the Dell Precision 3480 are abundant, with two Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0, two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, RJ-45, a microSD card reader, an audio port, and an optional smart card reader. WWAN models also come with a nanoSIM slot. Charging is possible via USB-C with 65 W (iGPU models) or 100 W/130 W for Nvidia models. Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 are also available on all Dell laptops, with the option of Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS in addition to Windows 11.
Price and availability
The Dell Precision 3480 is available now in the US through Bhphotovideo.com and Newegg.com online stores. Prices start at $1,629.95.
Dell Precision 3480 specifications
- Operating System: Windows 11 Pro
- Processor: 13th Gen Intel Core i5-1335U to Core i7-1370P
- Graphics: Intel Iris Xe / Nvidia RTX A500 4GB GDDR6
- Memory: 8GB DDR4 3200 MHz, Up to 64GB DDR5 4800 MHz
- Storage: 1 x 256 GB M.2 NVMe 2280 PCIe, Up to 2TB M.2 NVMe 2230
- Display: 14-inch IPS, FHD 1920 x 1080, 16:9, 60Hz, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 45% NTSC (non-touch)/ 14-inch IPS, FHD 1920 x 1080, 16:9, 60Hz, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 72% NTSC (touch) / 14-inch IPS, FHD 1920 x 1080, 16:9, 60Hz, 400 cd/m2 brightness, 100% sRGB, Low Blue Light, Super Low Power (non-touch)
- Ports: 2 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1, 2 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery), 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output,
- Built-In Speakers: Yes
- Built-In Microphones: Yes
- Communications: 1 x RJ45 (Gigabit), Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax), MU-MIMO 2 x 2, Bluetooth
- Webcam: 1080p
- Battery: 3-Cell: 54 Wh, 65 W with USB-C
- Keyboard & Mouse: 79-Key Notebook Keyboard with Backlight / TouchPad
- Security: Dedicated Hardware TPM Security Chip, Fingerprint Reader, Webcam Blocker
- Dimensions: 321.35 x 212 x 19.06 mm
- Weight: 3.06 lb / 1.39 kg
Dell has also recently launched the Inspiron 16 5630 laptop, which offers a powerful and versatile computing experience. This laptop features a 16-inch 16:10 FHD+ Display, a Core i5-1335U or Core i7-1360P processor, 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 1TB SSD. With a price tag of $1,300, this laptop is an excellent option for those in need of a reliable and high-performing device.