Inside Dell Precision 15 3571 – disassembly and upgrade options
Dell has created a workstation that has immense performance potential and very good upgrade options. Have look!
1. Remove the bottom plate
To remove this notebook’s bottom panel, you will need to undo all 9 captive Phillips-head screws. After that, pry the panel with a plastic tool, and lift it away from the chassis.
Our unit was equipped with a 64Wh battery pack. Albeit the smaller of two options, it delivered nearly 13 hours of Web browsing or more than 9 hours of video playback on a single charge. To take it out, unplug the battery connector from the motherboard and undo all three Phillips-head screws.
3. Memory and storage
In terms of memory, you get two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM in total. Storage-wise, there are two M.2 PCIe x4 slots with Gen 4 and RAID supports. Furthermore, you get a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay, but we didn’t find any mounting accessories needed for it.
4. Cooling system
Lastly, there is the cooling. It comprises two heat pipes, shared between the CPU and the GPU, which connect to a medium-sized heat sink. The use of a single fan is a bit questionable, given the high potential of the hardware inside.
Dell Precision 15 3571 in-depth review
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- Wide I/O, which includes a MicroSD card reader
- Two M.2 storage slots, with Gen 4 support + 2x DDR5 SODIMM slots
- Fingerprint reader embedded in the power button + optional IR face recognition
- Wi-Fi 6E, 2x Thunderbolt 4
- No PWM (LG PXGVC-156WFC (LGD0709))
- Comfortable keyboard with a backlight
- Good battery life
- Covers only 53% of sRGB (LG PXGVC-156WFC (LGD0709))
- Impotent cooling solution
- There is still an archaic 768p TN display option