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Dell makes laptops for just about everybody (unless you’re a die-hard MacOS fan, that is), from cheap Chromebooks to gaming machines and, of course, high-end mobile workstations like the Precision 3550. Whether you’re specifically on the hunt for Dell laptop deals or you’re just in the market for a good Windows-powered PC from any top brand, Dell has a screaming deal right now on the Precision 3550 that lets you score this beefy laptop for $1,319 and save more than $1,200. Read on to find out what we love about the Dell Precision 3550 and how you can save big.
The Precision line is Dell’s premium stable of business-focused laptops, pairing snappy hardware with rugged build quality. They may not be the slimmest, sleekest laptops around, but if you’re happy to trade that cramped featherweight ultrabook or finicky 2-in-1 for a true work machine, the Precision 3550 fits the bill.
This isn’t to say that the Dell Precision 3550 is too bulky to carry around. Its 15.6-inch 1080p hits the sweet spot in size for working comfortably, and at just over four pounds, it’ll still easily fit in your backpack or shoulder bag when you’re on the go. It’s sturdily built to stand up to the rigors of daily use as well, and it boasts some productivity-enhancing features including mouse buttons both above and below the touchpad along with a pointing stick in the middle of the keyboard — ThinkPad fans will be instantly at home here, and those who are new to this may never want to use a laptop without a pointing stick again.
But where the Dell Precision 3550 really shines is its great all-around performance for work and even play: Under the hood, this mobile workstation packs a beefy 10th-gen Intel Core i7-10510U processor along with a boosted 16GB of RAM — twice that of most laptops. For storage, a 512GB solid-state drive provides plenty of space for your work software and projects (and since it’s an SSD, it’ll load programs and files much faster than traditional HDDs). This laptop also has a discrete Nvidia Quadro P520 discrete graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM, making it a great choice for graphical work such as CAD and video editing.
The Dell Precision 3550 mobile workstation pretty much does everything, and normally, this premium design and do-it-all versatility would cost you a premium with a list price of more than $2,500. However, Dell’s Days of Deals Sale just knocked more than a grand of the price, and you can save another $200 when you use the code DELL200 at checkout. That brings the price of this superb laptop down to a much more attractive $1,319 — a whopping combined savings of $1,222.
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