Dell Precision 15 3571 – Top 5 Pros and Cons
We are always worried when notebooks try to fit every type of processor under the sun, mainly due to having to accommodate the extra heat that more powerful chips will generate. And when you’ve previously had to make a cooling setup for a 28W CPU, all of a sudden you have to make it work for a 45W CPU, which is what is happening with the Precision 15 3571.
It is almost the same notebook as the Precision 15 3570, but features Alder lake H-series hardware, along with more powerful discrete GPUs, which will overall increase the need for cooling.
Today we present you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Dell Precision 15 3571.
Dell Precision 15 3571: Full Specs / In-depth Review
3 reasons to BUY the Dell Precision 15 3571
The I/O offers wide coverage, with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) ports, a SmartCard reader, an Ethernet port, an HDMI 2.0 port, an audio jack, and a MicroSD card reader.
Taking apart the notebook reveals two SODIMM RAM slots that fit DDR5 sticks, along with two M.2 PCIe slots that support Gen 4 drives. The one on the left is covered by a copper plate. There’s also enough space for a 2.5-inch drive, but you’ll have to source the mounting hardware yourself.
Here is our teardown video, which shows how to access both the RAM and storage slots on the notebook.
3. Battery life
With a 64Wh battery pack and a 45W CPU, we didn’t expect the laptop to last as long as it did. The device endured 12 hours and 43 minutes of Web browsing, or 9 hours and 22 minutes of video playback. Now, we conduct the battery tests with the Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits, and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with.
2 reasons NOT to buy the Dell Precision 15 3571
1. Display quality
For a laptop with a price tag that hovers around the $1500 dollar mark, we aren’t happy to see a 768p TN panel as the base configuration. The next display on the list has a FHD IPS panel, and while it has generally good qualities, like comfortable viewing angles, and great brightness uniformity, its color reproduction isn’t on a very good level. It covers about 50% of the sRGB color gamut.
Its accuracy is poor as well, with even our Design and Gaming profile being unable to calibrate it well enough.
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The cooling setup just can’t keep up with the 45W CPUs, as the two heat pipes and one fan aren’t enough.
Max CPU load
|Intel Core i9-12900H (45W TDP)||0:02 – 0:10 sec||0:15 – 0:30 sec||10:00 – 15:00 min|
|Dell Precision 15 3571||2.95 GHz @ 2.37 GHz @ 74°C @ 80W||3.00 GHz @ 2.37 GHz @ 80°C @ 80W||2.37 GHz @ 1.88 GHz @ 71°C @ 52W|
As you can see, the Core i9-12900H quickly drops its clock speeds to laughable digits, but at least the temperatures are low.
|NVIDIA RTX A1000||GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min)||GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min)|
|Dell Precision 15 3571||1390 MHz @ 73°C @ 39W||1391 MHz @ 74°C @ 40W|
This is the first laptop we’ve tested with the RTX A1000, so we can’t really measure it to other devices. However, the GPU is running relatively cool and with a 40W TGP, you can’t really expect the highest clock speeds.
Comfort during combined load
With its one fan, the laptop is pretty quiet. Despite that, the middle of the base and keyboard get pretty warm.